Neeraj Punel won his match at second singles to help lead Hicksville past New Hyde Park.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After a week off, the high school tennis season on Long Island returned on Monday. In Conference I action, Roslyn defeated Cold Spring Harbor 6-1 to improve to 2-0 on the season. Cold Spring Harbor would win the first singles match as Matthew Cashin beat Zach Khazzam 6-3, 6-0. Roslyn, however,...Read more
  | By Wyn Mintz
I have been playing in the USTA tennis leagues since I was 18, but it took me 33 years to finally reach my first national tournament: the Men’s 55s 9.0 which took place in Tuscan, Arizona in 2009. A few years later, in 2015, I made it to my second National Tournament: the men’s 55s 9.0 in Surprise...Read more
Ryan Harrison helped lead the United States to a victory over Belgium the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals this past weekend, downing Belgium 4-0 in a quarterfinal showdown in Nashville, Tennessee. “It’s a big goal of ours to represent the country well and to put together a good Davis Cup performance,” said Ryan Harrison. “We’re excited to have the...Read more
  | By Peter Mendelsohn
Many of you have dealt with the awkwardness of hearing someone else’s lovemaking session. Perhaps you had an overzealous roommate or the walls in your apartment were too thin. Maybe you put your headphones on, turned up the music, and hoped the noises would end soon. Or maybe you just decided to go...Read more
With public schools off last week for spring break, Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick gave local kids an opportunity to play tennis during their week off.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With public schools off last week for spring break, Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick gave local kids an opportunity to play tennis during their week off. Over 300 children ages four and up attended throughout the week, with Carefree donating all proceeds to Bellmore-Merrick Community Cupboard...Read more
The Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina saw some great tennis from the top of the women’s game, and that included two doubles victories on the final Sunday by Alla Kudryavtseva and Katarina Srebotnik as they claimed the tournament’s doubles title
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina saw some great tennis from the top of the women’s game, and that included two doubles victories on the final Sunday by Alla Kudryavtseva and Katarina Srebotnik as they claimed the tournament’s doubles title. After rain halted play on Saturday,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first installment of the 2018 Long Island Tennis Challenge will take place on Saturday, June 9 at The Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack, N.Y. Sign up below: Fill out my online form . //-->...Read more
Often overlooked, shoulder pain is among the most common overuse tennis injuries. The shoulder joint has the biggest capacity for movement, and therefore, is the easiest to damage.
  | By Andrea Retolaza
Often overlooked, shoulder pain is among the most common overuse tennis injuries. The shoulder joint has the biggest capacity for movement, and therefore, is the easiest to damage. Located at the back of the shoulder, the rotator cuff muscles are a group of four muscles and tendons that come...Read more
The NYIT men’s tennis team checked in at No. 1 in the latest NCAA East Region rankings.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The NYIT men’s tennis team checked in at No. 1 in the latest NCAA East Region Division II rankings. At 6-0 overall and 1-0 in East Coast Conference (ECC), the Bears are ranked 37 th nationally. NYIT will hit the road for three matches this weekend against ECC opponents Robert Wesleyan, Daemen and...Read more
John Isner won his first career ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami this weekend.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It was a banner weekend for the Americans down in Miami as John Isner won the men’s singles title, Sloane Stephens won the women’s singles title and the Bryan Brothers captured the men’s doubles title. Isner entered the Miami Open with just two wins under his belt for the whole 2018 season, but...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
We all know that Wimbledon requires the players to wear white and that the audience sips champagne, eats strawberries and cream, and rubs shoulders with royalty. But we also know that tennis gave us Jimmy Connors, Ilie Nastase and John “You Cannot Be Serious” McEnroe. Tennis, perhaps more than any...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
Over the past six years, I have lived a charmed life, taking over the Division III tennis program at Oneonta State in both the men’s and women’s programs, along with coaching several national teams. I get to be around college students who are energetic, entertaining and part of a program supported...Read more
USTA Eastern and USTA Long Island continue with its initiative  of getting tennis into the local schools, with the latest example being at Rocky Point High School in Rocky Point, N.Y.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern and USTA Long Island continue with its initiative of getting tennis into the local schools, with the latest example being at Rocky Point High School in Rocky Point, N.Y. Tito Perez conducted the training last week for coaches and teachers, including Rocky Point Athletic Director...Read more
Sloane Stephens powered her way into the Miami Open final on Thursday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Sloane Stephens reached the Miami Open finals with a thrilling three-set victory over Victoria Azarenka on Thursday. Playing just miles from where she grew up, Stephens has put together her best performance since her U.S. Open title last year. She fought back from 3-6, 0-2 down to Azarenka...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
The main objectives of playing the net in doubles is to be helpful to your partner, be a threat to the opponent and to finish points. But it can also turn into something else: YOU being a target. Getting hit at the net or being attacked by the opponent can be dangerous and a real problem. Sometimes...Read more