Articles

April 7, 2010
Most matches are not lost at match point. The complexity of the game is such that, in a tennis tournament, for example, a Grand Slam where the draw is of 128 players, there is only one winner and 127 losers. Those losers lost their matches for different reasons. Let us find out why by defining...
April 6, 2010
Anyone who has played tennis for a little while comes to realization that the difference between a good player and a great player is often his or her serve. A strong first serve can make up for a lot of mistakes and can win you a lot of games. Of course, having a strong first serve isn’t that easy.
April 5, 2010
Who doesn't remember that one teacher who had a real positive affect on our lives. It could have been a kindergarten teacher, a high school history teacher, a college professor or, yes, even a tennis coach.
April 5, 2010
Last year was a tough year to publish a tennis biography if your name wasn’t Andre Agassi. But Caroline Seebohm’s account of another baseliner who also had the best return of serve of his era should not be overlooked.
April 5, 2010
Andy Roddick capped his best American hard court swing since 2006 when he won his second Sony Ericsson Open title. Roddick defeated Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4, ending the Czech’s run through the tournament in which he defeated a trio of top 10 seeds, including Roger Federer, Fernando Verdasco and Robin...
April 2, 2010
Andy Roddick rallied from a set down and upset Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open The turning point for Roddick was late in the second set and then he continued his fine play and parlayed it into a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over the two-time Sony Ericsson Open finalist Nadal, who...
April 2, 2010
Kim Clijsters looked headed for an easy victory against fellow Belgian Justine Henin in the Sony Ericsson Open semi-finals Thursday night at the Sony Ericsson Open. Clijsters won nine of the first 11 games to lead 6-2, 3-0 with a break point to go up 4-0. That is where things turned.
April 1, 2010
Longines, the official timekeeper and partner of the French Open, has announced the brand’s 2010 U.S. and global tennis program aimed at supporting and developing tennis’ superstars of tomorrow. The brand will host U.S. and International tournaments, offering junior athletes a once-in-a-lifetime...
April 1, 2010
Living in Florida allows the dedicated tennis player (or fanatic—depending on who is doing the defining) to play outdoors all year round. Actually, I live right across the way from the Evert Academy. When we bought our home, the agent said we might hear the sound of tennis balls late at night,...
April 1, 2010
The USTA and USTA Player Development announced that it has started programming at its new USTA Training Center-East, located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Applications to participate in the program are still being accepted.
April 1, 2010
Senior Cory Parr of Jericho, N.Y. was a top-ranked junior player who grew up in Jericho, N.Y. and went on to an All-American collegiate career for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University. He was the third-highest winning men’s singles player in Wake Forest history.
March 31, 2010
Tomas Berdych pulled off the upset of the Sony Ericsson Open tournament, knocking off world number one-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6). Berdych's win ended a streak of eight consecutive losses against Federer.
March 31, 2010
Andy Roddick recovered from a terrible start to move Into the quarter-finals at the Sony Ericsson Open Tuesday with a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory over German Benjamin Becker. Roddick said that his fight back in the sixth game of the first set was the turning point of the match.
March 30, 2010

Featuring: 4 Star Camps at Stony Brook University, 12th Annual Camp A.C.E. (Achieving through Coaching and Education), the 22nd Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp, Bethpage Park Tennis Center Summer Tennis Camp, Carefree Racquet Club, The Early Hit Training Center, Future Stars Tennis Camps,...

March 30, 2010
The Associated Press reports that once retired in 2002/then returned in 2006/then banned from 2007-2009/now horse jumping and ballroom dancing former tennis champ Martina Hingis will be playing a full schedule—14 matches—of World TeamTennis this season.
March 29, 2010
Kevin O’Rourke (pictured here, right) has been presented with the USTA Eastern Long Island Regional Volunteer of the Year Award by Bill Mecca (pictured here, left) of the USTA Eastern Section.
March 29, 2010
Here are some tried and true tips I have been using as part of my teaching for 35-plus years …
March 29, 2010
Beach Tennis USA (BTUSA), the organization responsible for launching the pro sport of beach tennis in North America, has announced that it has adopted the use of the paddle, currently used in international competition, as the official equipment for regulation tournament play.
March 29, 2010
Two stars from two different sports came together in Miami over the weekend for a showdown in both of their respective sports. Tennis great and Grand Slam champion Andy Roddick took on NBA world champion Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.
March 29, 2010
The +L1 Sportime KP Eastern Designated Closed Chmps L5 FIC took place March 19-21 and March 26-28 at Sportime Kings Park in Kings Park, N.Y. Here are the results of the Girls' 14 Singles (Final Rounds).
March 29, 2010
The +L1 Point Set Eastern Designated Closed Chmps L5 FIC took place March 19-21 and March 26-28 at Point Set Indoor Racquet Club in Oceanside, N.Y. Here are the results of the Boys' 18 Singles Main (Final Rounds).
March 29, 2010
The L1 RWTTC Eastern Designated Closed Championship L5 FIC took place March 19-21 and March 26-28 at the Robbie Wagner Tournament Training Center at Glen Cove. Here are the results of the Girls' 12 Singles Main (Final Rounds).
March 26, 2010
The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced the 2009 winners of the Annual Player Awards during a special ceremony Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Seven players were honored for their remarkable on and off court achievements during the 2009 season.
March 25, 2010
I had a match point on my serve at the Tennis and Rockin’ Blues One-On-One Doubles tournament at the National Tennis Center (NTC) way past midnight. Upstairs, the band was playing a Jimi Hendrix song. Players and guests were enjoying a buffet dinner.