September 28, 2015
By Kathy Miller

Another USTA season is coming to an end. Some playoff matches have concluded and others are still being scheduled at the time this article went to print. I am going to save the list of winners for the next issue so it will be complete.

September 22, 2015
By Emilie Katz

Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer spent some of his summer in Malawi, spending $13.5 million to open 81 schools in the poverty-stricken nation. 

September 14, 2015
By Ricky Becker

What makes tennis a unique sport? You can play it for a lifetime, it tests you technically, physically and mentally. There is also no clock telling you it is physically impossible to make a comeback. There is no coaching during non-team play either. All of these aspects are unique to tennis, but there are a couple of other sports that this applies to as well.

August 31, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the USTA, has announced that Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin and Emmy Award-winning journalist and Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric will co-host the 15th annual Opening Night Gala on Monday, Aug. 31, at the 2015 U.S. Open.

August 28, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On the heels of the final Grand Slam of 2015, the U.S. Open descends upon New York to bring the pageantry and electricity that only the backdrop of NYC can bring.

August 26, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the names of 12 vocalists, all ages 14 and under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs prior to the night sessions of the 2015 U.S. Open, as well as on Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The lineup for this year’s U.S. Open features talent from throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, as well as from Michigan, Florida and Georgia.

August 21, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the entertainment lineup for the 2015 U.S. Open, and in addition to the previously announced Josh Groban, who will headline this year’s Opening Night Ceremonies, noted performers Vanessa Williams, Ciara and Aloe Blacc have now been added to perform the National Anthem or other patriotic songs on Opening Night and Finals Weekend.

August 19, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced a series of physical improvements, fan and player upgrades, and new sponsor activations that will be unveiled at the 2015 U.S. Open. The main draw of the tournament begins Monday, Aug. 31 and concludes Sunday, Sept. 13, with qualifying starting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

August 6, 2015
By Juliana Hughes

For tennis fans in America, the best way to catch the sport is by attending the U.S. Open. You get the opportunity to see your favorite tennis stars, build lasting memories and possibly even get their autograph! 

July 21, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that for the 2015 summer tennis season, ESPN will broadcast over 1,800 hours of live tennis action across it’s platforms as the exclusive live domestic television and digital media partner for the U.S. Open and Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series. The year 2015 marks the first year of an 11-year agreement between the USTA and ESPN, which will see the U.S. Open carried on ESPN through 2025.

July 17, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Former world number one and two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo headlines the class of 2015 set for induction this weekend at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. 

July 9, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban will perform at the Opening Night Ceremony for the 2015 U.S. Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

June 17, 2015
By Trevor Mitchel

As part of Long Island Tennis Magazine’s 2015 Summer Series, kids and parents gathered at Engineers Country Club in Roslyn, N.Y. on June 14 for the 2nd Annual Long Tennis Magazine KidsFest.

May 29, 2015
By Emilie Katz

Sam Querrey recently starred in an episode of “Millionaire Matchmaker.” The show on Bravo is hosted by Patti Stanger, a fix-‘em up queen. 

May 22, 2015
By Andrew Eichenholz

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the best tennis players in the world at the moment. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. The two won the Australian Open and show no signs of slowing down any time soon. Djokovic is not only physically close to the top level he can bring to the court, but mentally, there is nobody who can come close to touching him. 

May 21, 2015
By Brian Coleman

In 1983, Yannick Noah beat defending champion Mats Wilander 6-2, 7-5, 7-6(7-3) to win the French Open title, becoming the first Frenchman to win the title since Marcel Bernard in 1946. Since Noah’s title in ’83, a new streak has begun.

May 19, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

A closer look at the area’s top tennis equipment and apparel providers, including Grand Slam Tennis, Solow Sports, Tennis East, Tennis Junction/Sportset, and Topspin Tennis & Fitness.

May 15, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Commack Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity tennis teams held their annual free tennis clinic for the Commack community. The teams were able to get around 30 young tennis players to come out and learn from the high school teams. It was a fun time for all, and a great way for the Commack tennis program to give back to the community. 

April 14, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Long Island Tennis Magazine will continue it's local grassroots push by running a series of events and tournaments during the summer of 2015. 

April 2, 2015
By Rob Polishook

In my last article, we discussed the secret to sustained peak performance, a principal called “More Than an Athlete: Person First. Athlete Second.” We also clarified that More Than an Athlete doesn’t require working harder, pushing or even pulling, it does require that the athlete, coach or parent shift their perspective so they can see the performer through a wider lens which includes the whole person, not just the athlete.

March 30, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Congratulations to Team Navy who won the championship of the Future Leagues at Point Set Indoor Racquet Club in Oceanside, N.Y. Organized by Point Set Coach Claudio Eulau, the League is put together three times per season for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. 

February 10, 2015
By Ricky Becker

New York City has everything. This includes some premier national collegiate tennis programs. While colleges and universities in warm weather regions often win the national championships, New York City has many schools which fare quite well on the national ranking list. 

December 9, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The WTA announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to a media rights contract with PERFORM that will be worth more than $525 million over 10 seasons starting in 2017. The deal plans to produce all singles matches on the women’s tour each year, around 2,000 or so matches a season.

December 8, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez defeated American Andy Roddick 6-4, 2-6, 10-4 at the Statoil Masters final on Sunday at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In Gonzalez’s first outing on the ATP Champions Tour he outlasted the hard-hitting Roddick in a third-set tiebreaker to capture the title.