For tennis fans too young to remember the glory days of the 1970s and the early 1980s, High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and the Untold Story of Tennis' Fiercest Rivalry is a thoroughly researched guide to an era when the game was on the front pages of the world's sports consciousness in a way it hasn't been since those days.
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region has announced the launch of a quarterly digital newsletter created to improve and expand communication among all of the region’s members and member organizations, and to celebrate members’ achievements both on and off the court.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova will compete on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars, which airs for 10 weeks beginning Monday, March 19, on ABC. The network announced the 12 contestants on Feb. 28. Martina will dance with Tony Dovolani, a Kosovan-American professional ballroom dancer.
Rafa, an autobiography of former number one player Rafael Nadal, was published last summer, but considering that its subject has just scored another career triumph, playing on Spain's winning Davis Cup team late last year, this is a good time to revisit Nadal's story.
Americans typically gain three to five pounds or more during the winter holiday season. From the feasts of Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas, right through to the last drop of champagne at New Year's, healthy, sensible eating habits are forgotten.
As someone who has attended tennis tournaments for years, I have rarely seen much out there that is new or interesting in the way of souvenirs and accessories for fans of the sport. Sure, there are tennis ball keychains, jumbo tennis balls and t-shirts, but what about something more subtle yet just as engaging for the true tennis enthusiast?
Author Mark "Scoop" Malinowski has written a book about former ATP world number one-ranked Marcelo Rios. The following is a brief interview he did with Chilean major daily newspaper La Cuarta's Eduardo Rojas along with some excerpts from his new book.
So there you are all ready to watch the 2011 U.S. Open when your wife reminds you that you were supposed to visit Aunt Millie. You say to yourself, “No problem … I'll catch the re-broadcast on the Tennis Channel tonight.” You get back from a visit with Aunt Millie, grab a cold one, relax and tune into your favorite cable channel for some great early round action of the U.S. Open and what’s on your screen?
I think many of us in the tennis world, understandably, take the Williams Sisters and their accomplishments for granted. But just because they have been mainstays on the women’s tour for more than 10 years, it is instructive to take another look because Venus and Serena are quite a story.
While watching Wimbledon at the beginning of the summer, the announcers would talk about the bad state of American tennis. During the French Open a few weeks earlier, I heard the same comments several times during the course of the tournament.
The USTA has announced a further expansion of its environmental initiatives at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open, which annually hosts more than 700,000 fans during the two weeks of the event.
On Aug. 23, hundreds of fans were lined up outside Bar Basque in New York City just to catch a glimpse of defending U.S. Open champ, Rafael Nadal. Nadal was on hand to promote his new campaign with Bacardi Limited, Champions Drink Responsibly ...
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From the very beginning of the game, tennis has been a sport where fashion has played a pivotal role. From the days of lawn tennis, to the Roaring 20s and on into the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s … tennis style has chronicled the growing need for on the court comfort coupled with proper performance.
United Sports Publications Ltd. (USP), the team behind Long Island Tennis Magazine, has announced the launch of a new publication, New York Tennis Magazine, the official publication of the USTA/Eastern-Metro Region.
I wouldn’t go as far as calling myself a true “gamer,” but when it comes to sports video games, I am highly experienced, yet I have rarely played tennis games in the past few years, especially on next-generation consoles (Microsoft’s XBOX 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo’s Wii).
When a young actor, who happened to be a perfect Roger Federer look-alike, wanted to learn to play tennis in order to complete the similarities to his counterpart, he needed only two things. One was a master teacher who, in a short period of time could give him those skills couched in classic form and secondly a quiet place to train.
In the novel The Tennis Handsome, Barry Hannah launches his main character, French Edward, the tennis handsome of the title, onto the tennis circuit. French has a powerful game and his exploits on the tour include matches with tennis greats like Rod Laver and Arthur Ashe, but he has one small problem, he’s brain dead.
One of my very astute tennis buddies once said about me that I love everything about being in tennis tournaments except for playing the matches. Maybe ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES is finally getting me over that last hurdle ...
Long Island Tennis Magazine takes a special look at Tennis Apparel stores, highlighting Grand Slam Tennis in Commack, N.Y.; MD Tennis in Westhampton Beach, N.Y.; Solow Sports in Huntington, N.Y.; and Topspin Tennis & Fitness in Syosset, N.Y.