August 7, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Focused on improving visibility during sports and outdoor activities, Maui Jim, the fastest growing manufacturer of premium polarized sunglasses, will be outfitting officials and line judges in high-performance sunglasses for the Western & Southern Open, many of whom may choose to wear the on the courts from Aug. 9-17. This is Maui Jim’s first appearance at the Open as a guest of Sunglass Hut.

July 28, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Today's ZEM Collection of Wind, Water, Sand and Land shoes have a unique history. In the beginning, a group of beach volleyball athletes asked us to solve a problem.

June 27, 2014
By Emilie Katz

Tennis-loving actor Will Ferrell is set to play Bobby Riggs in a new movie called “Match Maker.” The film will be an adaptation of a 2013 story by Don Van Natta Jr. about the 1973 Battle of the Sexes.

June 20, 2014
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, Topspin Tennis & Fitness, and Tennis Junction/Sportset.

June 12, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Lawrence Yacht & Country Club, located at 101 Causeway in Lawrence, N.Y., is 30 miles from New York City on the picturesque South Shore of Long Island, and offers members tennis, golf and marina facilities.

June 11, 2014
By Miguel Cervantes III

Anything that has been around for years probably has a pretty good story behind it. Well, Port Washington Tennis Academy (PWTA) has been around since 1966, and boy did I learn a thing or two recently about it.

May 27, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

If you are a tennis player on Long Island, you have probably heard of The Hamlet Golf and Country Club, located at 1 Clubhouse Drive in Commack, N.Y. A rich history and current exciting tennis programming make it one of the most popular destinations for tennis enthusiasts looking for great amenities in a private country club setting.

April 15, 2014
By Scoop Malinowski

Now available at, Facing Federer by Scoop Malinowski features more than 50 ATP players as they describe the actual experience of playing tennis against Roger Federer.

March 21, 2014
By Emilie Katz

Maria Sharapova went to Russia to showcase the city of Sochi for NBC, the home of the recently wrapped 2014 Winter Olympics.

February 18, 2014
By Emilie Katz

Vania King had an unforgettable few days at a recent UFC event in Las Vegas. It all started on a Friday as she watched the weigh-ins, did a backstage tour and took a few photos in the Octagon and the following day, the American two-time Grand Slam doubles champion watched the fights, even sitting Octagon-side for the action with Dana White, president of the UFC.

January 10, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Tennis outside in the winter? Well not “tennis,” but platform tennis or another term for the sport you may have heard “paddle.” The game has been around for 80 years; however, many tennis players on Long Island have never tried it.

December 20, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Legendary tennis star and equal rights pioneer Billie Jean King takes center stage as the subject of the new play "She is King," conceived and created by Laryssa Husiak and directed by Katherine Brook, will have its New York premiere with performances Jan. 10-26 at the Incubator Arts Project (inside St. Mark's Church at 131 East 10 Street in Manhattan) as part of Other Forces 2014, Incubator Arts' annual festival of work from some of independent theater's most innovative artists.

December 12, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

We take a look at some of the hottest tennis travel destinations, including: Casa de Campo, Costa del Tennis, IMG Academy, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Tennis Fantasies with John Newcombe and The Legends, Tennis Mom/Sailing Dad and Travels With Soha: Grand Slam Tennis Vacations.

December 11, 2013
By USTA Eastern

USTA Eastern will honor more than 35 juniors, adults and organizations on Jan. 25, 2014, as the Section holds its Annual Awards Celebration at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y. 

December 3, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Every day, tennis courts and racquetball courts, boxing rings and hundreds of fitness classes at athletic clubs around the city sit empty due to last-minute cancellations. Meanwhile, athletes looking to play a tennis match or take a yoga class after a long day at work discover that they cannot find what they are looking for because they waited until the last minute to book their game.

November 25, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Get some great gift ideas for the 2013 holiday season from some of the sport’s top providers, including BOLT, Lorow, Pocket Radar, ServeMaster, SmashGal, Pojie—A StringAdvantage Performance Product, Tennis Balance Board, Tennis Elbow Grease, Tennis Inside the Zone and The Ace Bag. 

November 13, 2013
By Jessica Stiles

I have a question: What percentage of tennis do you think is mental? I always thought it was a minimum of 50 percent and a maximum of 99 percent, depending on whom you play, the tournament and match score.

November 5, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

In the summer of 2008, United Sports Publications (USP) was formed and the idea of Long Island Tennis Magazine was set into motion. Spearheaded by Publisher David Sickmen, a vision of the best tennis coverage this area had ever seen began to take shape.

October 29, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

ESPN Films’ Peabody award-winning 30 for 30 film series continues tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 29) with "This is What They Want" at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. 

September 10, 2013
By Robert Ottone
One of the more fascinating aspects of Billie Jean King’s career and life is that not only did she fight for equality on the court, but also off.
August 29, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A tennis collector at the 2012 U.S. Open paid $2,000 for a tennis ball? Well, it was not just any tennis ball. It was THE tennis ball. It was match point of the 2012 Men’s Singles Finals. It was the last ball struck on the last point won by Andy Murray in his dramatic five-set triumph over Novak Djokovic.
August 26, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the names of 13 talented vocalists, all ages 12-and-under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs prior to the night sessions of the 2013 U.S. Open, as well as on Arthur Ashe Kids Day.
July 24, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the past 17 years, fans of all ages have been entertained by some of biggest names in music and tennis, and with chart-topping singer Ariana Grande and rising star Austin Mahone leading the way in 2013, the 18th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day Presented by Hess promises to be no different.
July 19, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Local medical providers Island Orthopedic Medicine and Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group have the staff to keep you going even when faced with those nagging on-court injuries, and the knowledge and professional expertise to provide when further medical attention is required.