| By Todd Widom
I find it quite amusing when I attend junior tennis tournaments and see the teenagers huddled around either socializing or trying to snap a photo for social media. Then, suddenly their name is called and they need to rush to the court to play a match. They may win or lose, but if they do not...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2018 New York Tennis Expo, which will be held at NYCB LIVE home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 10, will feature two different Speaker Sessions, and we have assembled a great slate of speakers for each respective panel. Each seminar will be headlined by current...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
SPORTIME and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) announced on Thursday that it will be hosting the third annual College Recruiting Combine on June 23-24 at SPORTIME Randall’s Island. The Combine, a big success in each of the past two summers, will again give select rising high school sophomores...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Japan’s Kei Nishikori captured the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas this past weekend, downing American Mackenzie McDonald 6-1, 6-4 in the final on Saturday. Nishikori, who is still working his way back from injuries, lost in the first-round of an ATP Challenger event two weeks ago. He responded...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Located on New Providence in The Bahamas, Albany Tennis Academy is set on the 25-acre campus of Windsor High School, adjacent to the renowned, luxury resort community of Albany. The unique day and boarding school combines an academic curriculum based on the Cambridge system with unprecedented...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
2018 Australian Open boys’ singles champion, Sebastian Korda (pictured below), has been awarded a wildcard into the New York Open’s main draw, which will run from February 10-18 at NYCB LIVE home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Korda_Pic.jpg The 17-year-old Korda is the fifth American to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2018 Australian Open came to a close this weekend with two edge-of-your-seat men’s and women’s singles finals as each went the distance, with one player claiming his 20 th Grand Slam title, and another winning her first. On Saturday, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki captured the first major title...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Maloney Qualifies for New York Open The New York Open is giving local players the chance to compete with the professionals with prequalifying tournaments happening throughout Long Island and New York-metropolitan area. Patrick Maloney, who grew up training with Keith Kambourian at Bethpage Park...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the USTA Long Island Region recognizes the achievements of individuals, facilities and organizations who have made a positive impact on our community, both on and off the court. Nominations for the 2018 awards are now open, and the region encourages nominations . Awardees should be USTA...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Josh Ripple is the Tournament Director of the New York Open and was integral in moving the tournament from Memphis to New York. Long Island Tennis Magazine sat down with Josh to talk about the tournament making its move to Long Island and what the future holds for the newest ATP World Tour event...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer advanced to the seventh Australian Open final of his career on Friday, but didn’t do so in the fashion he would have liked. The defending champion and 19-time Grand Slam winner held a 6-1, 5-2 lead against 21-year-old South Korean Hyeon Chung, before the tournament’s breakout star was...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Both Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki both advanced to the third major final of their careers on Thursday, but each did so in different fashions with contrasting semifinal matchups that saw Wozniacki through easy, while Halep battled through an epic match with former champion Angelique Kerber...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Marin Cilic advanced to the third Grand Slam championship match of his career on Thursday, using precision and focus to defeat Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-2 in the Australian Open semifinals. “I think overall, consistently, I’m playing better,” said Cilic. “I think I am performing...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Angelique Kerber looked like the player that was once ranked No. 1 in the world on Tuesday as the 21 st seeded German dismantled 17 th seed American Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 to advance into the Australian Open semifinals. “It’s always tough against Madison but I tried to just go out and play my game...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych for the 20 th time on Wednesday, doing so in straight sets 7-6(1), 6-3, 6-4 to clinch his spot in the Australian Open semifinals. The defending champion got off to a bit of a slow start in this one as Berdych raced out to a 3-0 lead in the opening set. He would...Read more