Feature Articles

October 31, 2014

The Glen Cove Girls Varsity Tennis team took a unique journey to their Conference III Title. After a regular season record of 9-3, Glen Cove earned a first round home playoff match vs. Plainedge, they were able to defend their home court advantage and defeat Plainedge 5-2.

October 31, 2014

Tomas Berdych became the sixth player to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday, defeating Kevin Anderson 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4 to move into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. It is the fifth consecutive year that Berdych has made it to end of the year finals, and is the eighth semifinal he has reached this year.

October 30, 2014

Tomas Berdych defeated the 12th-seeded Feliciano Lopez at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Thursday, moving him into the quarterfinals. The Czech’s win also puts him one victory away from qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth consecutive  year, which he will accomplish if he can move into the semifinals this week.

October 30, 2014

William Floyd High School Girls Tennis pulled off a huge upset to beat the three time defending Suffolk County Champions Half Hollow Hills East 4-3 in the Suffolk County Championship Match.

October 30, 2014

Andy Murray secured a spot in the ATP World Tour Finals in November, defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Masters on Thursday.

October 30, 2014

Stan Wawrinka’s struggles continued on Thursday as the Australian Open champion was ousted in Paris in the third-round of the BNP Paribas Masters by 14th seeded South African Kevin Anderson.

October 29, 2014

Roger Federer is still on his climb to catch Novak Djokovic for that number one world ranking, but almost destroyed those chances as he took on home favorite Jeremy Chardy in Paris.

October 29, 2014

It had been a long time coming, but the Friends Academy Quakers Girls Tennis team finally got a win over the Great Neck South Rebels when it mattered the most. 

October 29, 2014

Andy Murray defeated Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4 in the second-round of the BNP Paribas Masters on Wednesday, moving him within one win of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Featured Blogs

Steven Kaplan's picture
October 30, 2014

Tennis participation numbers are down all over, and the Long Island/New York metro area is no exception. This could be a temporary cycle or an alarming trend and I hope it's the former.

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October 21, 2014

It seems that tennis, like football and basketball, is making news off the court because of insensitive and ignorant jerks.

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October 7, 2014

One of the greatest coaches in tennis history, Vic Braden, has died at the age of 85. Vic was a pioneer in the tennis instructional field. 

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September 8, 2014

Patrick McEnroe resigned a week before The New York Times reported he was to be fired by the USTA as director of player development. 

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August 29, 2014

Evert, Austin, Capriati, Davenport, Williams, Williams, Bellis? Not quite yet, but 15-year-old CC Bellis, TR Blue Chip and rising sophomore, Class of 2017  has the best chance to ascend to become the next great American since Serena. 

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August 4, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki is going to run the 2014 New York City Marathon for the "Team for Kids" charity.

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July 15, 2014

The FIFA World Cup, Tour de France, Lebron, Melo ... forget about it! The biggest local sports news for Long Island tennis fans is Noah Rubin. He's the 2014 Wimbledon Boy's Champion, which is a truly remarkable achievement, but not his biggest accomplishment of the week.

 

 

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 30, 2014

The Group stages of this year's World Cup have drawn 62.3 million U.S. viewers to Univision Deportes, while Wimbledon ratings on ESPN are about 1/10 of that number. I love Wimbledon, it's a magical place and a great event, but let's face it, Wimbledon’s image is stuffy and the announcing is as hip as an old man with a pony tail and an earring.

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June 26, 2014

John McEnroe wants to get rid of umpires in professional tennis. "It would be 30 percent more interesting," McEnroe claimed in a pre-Wimbledon press conference.

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 17, 2014

Mark Twain once wrote, "There are liars, damn liars and statistics."

Blogs

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By Miguel Cervantes III
March 11, 2014

What do you do when you’re stuck in a situation without any obvious way out of it? That’s the situation I found myself in recently during the last snow storm. 

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By Michele Lehat
December 26, 2013

Former world number one John McEnroe made his widely anticipated appearance on Dec. 18 at Sportime Roslyn, and as one of the junior players in the program, I was very eager to meet him. 

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By Daniel Kresh
October 8, 2012
In the first three months of 2013 the ATP challenger tour will be testing out a new rule, the elimination of the service let. Though there are no immediate plans to implement this rule in a broader scope there is no question that this is the first attempt at doing just that. Would this potential change be a positive thing for the sport? I think so.
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By Bill Longua
September 6, 2012
In doubles, points end fairly quickly due to the fast nature of the game itself-singles can be a very different story. Let’s go over a few ways to end some points more quickly and get you off the court sooner.
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By Bill Longua
August 24, 2012
A player once asked, what are the important shots to practice to improve doubles play? Let’s go over them. The importance here is that I am talking shots, not strokes.

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Radio personality Mike Greenberg of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" realizes a lifelong dream of playing at the National Tennis Center with idol and 18-time Grand Slam Champion Chris Evert.

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Events

Wed, 11/05/2014 - Sun, 11/09/2014

The USTA/ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships are set for Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 5-9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Sun, 11/09/2014

The 2014 National One-On-One Doubles Championships is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2014 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.