| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Ulises Blanch, the number three-ranked junior in the world, and 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion and U.S. Open Girls Finalist Sofia Kenin lead a deep field of American boys and girls currently set to compete at the French Open Junior Championships in Paris. Qualifying begins today, with the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that eight top junior girls qualified for the 2016 Team USA National Junior Team, a training program designed to give a collection of America’s best young players, born in either 2000 or 2001, opportunities to train together during the summer and travel to play against top...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Young hopefuls from across Long Island will be out in force at SPORTIME Syosset, the Long Island home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, on Thursday, June 9, to try out for a full scholarship to attend JMTA at SPORTIME Syosset for the 2016-17 season. The evening begins with registration at 5 p.m...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the BNP Paribas Open taking place this week out in California, the Sportime World Tour continued its trek through the world’s tournaments, with an Indian Wells-themed event at Sportime Syosset. The stop was the first on the World Tour in 2016 and it did not disappoint. There were tennis courts...Read more
  | By Scoop Malinowski
Paula Badosa Gibert won the French Open girls title earlier this summer, and is currently ranked 229th in the world. Born in New York City, Badosa Gibert resides in Valencia, Spain, and recently sat down with tennis journalist Mark “Scoop” Malinowski to talk about everything from her tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending champion and US Open girls’ finalist Sofia Kenin (17, Pembroke Pines, Fla.) headlines a talented Girls’ 18s field at next week’s Metropolia Orange Bowl at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. that includes 2015 Grand Slam junior champions Dalma Galfi (US Open; Hungary),...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl will be working with its player development program over the course of about 50 days over the next year. “I enjoy working with younger players. You can form them and help them the most,” Lendl told The Associated Press. “It’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With much of the professional tennis world's attention turned toward Asia, Taylor Fritz, Jennifer Brady and Michael Mmoh swept the singles titles available on home soil this past weekend, continuing young Americans' ascent of the pro ranks. Fritz (17, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), the world's top-...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the 2015 U.S. Open Girls Singles final, American Sofia Kenin fell to second-seeded Dalma Galfi of Hungary, 7-5, 6-4. Kenin began her fortnight earlier than Galfi, as her win in Kalamazoo, Mich. earned her a main draw wildcard, where she lost to Mariana Duque-Mariño in straight sets. In juniors,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one-ranked junior Taylor Fritz of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. captured the U.S. Open Boys Singles title on Sunday, defeating fellow countryman and number five seed Tommy Paul, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Fritz joins Paul, who beat Fritz in the...Read more