Feature Articles

August 21, 2014

On the heels of perhaps one of the most exciting Grand Slam tournaments in years at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open comes at a perfect time to answer lingering questions, pull the curtains open on unknown stars, and provide excitement that only tennis in New York City could provide.

August 22, 2014

Top-ranked American and the number one seed in the Winston-Salem open John Isner was forced to withdraw from his quarterfinal match with Lukas Rosol just hours before the match because of a sprained ankle.

August 21, 2014

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard continued her disappointing summer as she lost to Australian Sam Stosur in their second-round match Wednesday.

August 21, 2014

Top-seeded John Isner faced no trouble in his third-round bout with Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin.

August 21, 2014

Canada’s Milos Raonic clinched the 2014 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series Men’s Bonus Challenge title today with John Isner’s withdrawal from the Winston-Salem Open in Winston-Salem, N.C., due to a left ankle injury. 

August 21, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki has been in the news a lot lately, and for both herself and the tennis community, it has been for all the wrong reasons. With the summer hard court season well under way, the former world number one has a chance to right her woes, and gather momentum for a major run at this year’s U.S. Open.

August 20, 2014

The USTA has announced that world number one and two-time defending U.S. Open champion Serena Williams has been named the top seed in the women’s singles draw at the 2014 U.S. Open. The 2014 U.S. Open will be played Aug. 25-Sept. 8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

August 20, 2014

Defending champion and world number two Simona Halep was defeated by Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Connecticut Open on Tuesday in her first match since losing to Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals in Cincinnati. 

August 20, 2014

Two-time champion John Isner rolled past American Bradley Klahn in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open on Tuesday, defeating the 117th ranked Klahn 7-6(2), 6-2 to advance into the third round. 

Featured Blogs

Steven Kaplan's picture
August 4, 2014

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

Steven Kaplan's picture
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.

Steven Kaplan's picture
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."

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 3, 2014

It's about 3,600 miles from Roland Garros to Flushing Meadows and on June 1, 2014, these two places were a little closer because they shared the distinction as being the center of the tennis universe. That's a bold statement, but I'll stand by it.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 27, 2014

A rain delay in Paris prompted Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli to entertain the crowd by getting down and dirty on the red dirt at Roland Garros. When Monfils' tennis days are over, I'm sure "Dancing With the Stars" will be calling.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 22, 2014

Do you even know what "gluten" is? I'm not totally sure myself, but I think it's some kind of protein. I've heard that if I eat too much of it, I could spontaneously combust, and like Novak Djokovic and Marty Fish, cutting it out of my diet will help me play better tennis … or not. It's big business for sure.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 20, 2014

The New York Tennis Expo will be hosting the Unified Games at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on June 1. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 5, 2014

There has to be something wrong with you mentally if you choke, right? Wrong!

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. 

Michelle Lehat's picture
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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - Tue, 08/26/2014

The USTA 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference is set for Friday-Tuesday, Aug.22-26 at the Grand Hyatt New York, in conjunction with the U.S. Open. The four-day conference brings together the leading tennis teaching professionals and coaches in the industry to share best practices, and will include a series of interactive on-court sessions and presentations. 

Sat, 08/23/2014

The 19th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day, presented by Hess, kicks off the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. on Saturday, Aug. 23rd with fun for the entire family.