February 22, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Recently, Long Island Tennis Magazine had the pleasure in taking part in a teleconference with Kim Clijsters who called in her from her native Belgium. Kim discussed many topics including the upcoming BNP Paribas Showdown at MSG and her 1st matchup against Serena Williams since their infamous U.S. Open Semifinal match.
February 22, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams, the Billie Jean King Cup’s defending champion, has withdrawn from the upcoming BNP Paribas Showdown, scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2010 at Madison Square Garden. Williams, who qualified for the Showdown based on her 2009 victories at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, has withdrawn due to a leg injury sustained during her recent run to the Australian Open Championships. This injury has also forced Williams out of WTA events in Paris and Dubai.
February 16, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Long Island tennis community is blessed to have some of the best indoor facilities and best coaches in the world right here in our backyard. Recently, Long Island Tennis Magazine spoke with some of these top coaches to get insight into their coaching/training strategies, what they look for in a great player, views on important local tennis topics, and a background in how they got into coaching. Even the best coach can always learn an extra tip or two, and the following article will provide all players and coaches with a chance to learn from the best.
January 1, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Long Island tennis community came out and reinforced just how large and strong a community it really is. The 1st Long Island Tennis Expo was a huge success (planned and organized by the staff of Long Island Tennis Magazine), as the event drew 1,200-plus tennis enthusiasts from all across the Long Island and Metro areas.

January 1, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

A look ahead to the 2010 ATP men's tennis tour.

January 1, 2010
By Steven Kaplan

While tennis coaches work from a similar body of knowledge, they tend to differ in how they prioritize and apply teaching methods, and philosophy. If a coach’s values compliment and reinforce a player’s values and the outlook of the player’s parents, then the relationship is probably a good fit. This month, I will address a narrow, but vital, coaching topic—learning. I have tried to simplify this complex area, by offering here, the headlines of my 20 favorite concepts on learning.

January 1, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Guide to Long Island's top indoor tennis club.

November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Looking for ideas for your friends and family for holiday gifts? Check out this tennis lover's gift guide.

November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the U.S. Open brings us incredible entertainment, excitement and non-stop storylines right here in our own backyard. The 2009 U.S. Open was no different and it did not disappoint. As expected, the competitors came through and delivered two weeks worth of high intensity drama, upsets, Cinderella stories, hard-fought comebacks, introduced us to new stars in the making, and in the end, two new champions were crowned.
November 1, 2009
By Parsa Samii

As long as there has been sport, there has been coaching. Coaching is an occupation that requires several specific qualities that continue to evolve as a sport, and in this particular case, tennis, continue to change year after year. A great coach must be passionate, direct, knowledgeable, sincere, disciplined, motivational, and most importantly, trustworthy.

November 1, 2009
By Alan Fleishman
November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Directory anyone looking to take a nice tennis vacation in the US or abroad.

November 1, 2009
By Steven Kaplan
September 14, 2009
By Rob Glickman

Rob Glickman presents his Top 10 tips to improving your on-court game …

September 11, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This year, Roger Federer has joined some exclusive clubs. After winning the French Open back in May, Federer became only the sixth player to win all four Grand Slam Championships. Then in July, he defeated Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon Finals to win his record 15th Grand Slam title. The win catapulted him ahead of previous record holder Pete Sampras who had 14 Grand Slam titles under his belt. So, does this make Roger Federer the best ever?
September 1, 2009
By USTA Eastern Long Island Region
September 1, 2009
By Steven Kaplan

The biggest fear of many tournament players that I have encountered is of “choking” or performing poorly due to the emotional and mental strain of a match. Indisputably, there is a strong psychological component to breaking down and choking, and while so-called mental weakness is a contributing factor to this problem, I would like to address the often overlooked non-psychological solutions to choking.

September 1, 2009
By Dana Blasucci

I’m not well-known throughout the Long Island tennis world. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that I’m hardly known at all. Some tennis players who frequent Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick know me by name, but most know me simply as “the girl behind the desk.”

July 11, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The following products represent just a few of the hottest new trends and accessories to hit the court this spring and summer.

July 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 128th U.S. Open Tennis Championship will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Tennis fans from all over the world will be packing the luxurious Arthur Ashe Stadium and surrounding courts to see the greatest players in the world compete for the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year.
July 1, 2009
By Danny Burgess

The 19th Annual USTA Long Island Region Awards Dinner, held May 6 at the Crest Hollow Country Club was the culmination of six months of planning, numerous brainstorming meetings, endless hours of phone calls, messages, e-mails (lots of them, over 50 a day and on some days, more)

July 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the past, the U.S. Open has been dominated by Americans. Legends of the game, including Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors on the men’s side, and Chris Evert and Tracy Austin on the women’s side, have all left Flushing Meadows victorious on more than one occasion.