September 24, 2015
By Rob Polishook

Can you remember a time you played effortless tennis? The ball looked as big as a grapefruit, your mind was free of distracting thoughts, your body relaxed, and you seemingly floated from shot to shot.

August 31, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Japan's Kei Nishikori, a finalist in the 2014 U.S. Open, was ousted in Flushing Meadows on Monday, falling to Benoit Paire, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4. Nishikori, the number four seed at the Open, became the first Asian male to reach the finals of a Grand Slam last year at the U.S. Open, before being defeated by Marin Cilic. 

March 26, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Andy Roddick defeated Mark Philippoussis 6-4 at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California on Wednesday night, capturing his third career title on the PowerShares Series champions’ tennis circuit.

March 25, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

In the opening event of the 2015 PowerShares Series circuit, Australian Mark Philippoussis beat American Andre Agassi 7-6(4) in last night’s final from the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah.

March 24, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The 2015 PowerShares Series champions tennis circuit gets underway on Tuesday night, as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Mark Philippoussis and James Blake will partake in the first-ever pro tennis event where line calls are made solely by the Hawk-Eye system.

February 18, 2015
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

This marks the final installment in a series which explored the unique character and hidden secrets of the top seven players in modern tennis. We talked about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and Serena Williams. But today, I will explore the person who President Bill Clinton described as “The most important female in sports history.” 

February 12, 2015
By Carl Barnett

Why is it that most coaches have only one or two number one players in a career, yet Pat Etcheberry, Trainer Emeritus, has had more than 15 players. Granted a coach spends a much greater amount of time with a player than a trainer. The partnership between coach and trainer, however, as we have seen time and time again takes a player to a level they have struggled to attain.

February 4, 2015
By Luke Jensen

It's a new year and time to pick up the pace. Have you taken inventory of where your game is now and where it has to go to reach your full potential?

November 19, 2014
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

This is the fifth column I’ve written on the “Hidden Secrets of the Greats.” We have found that Roger Federer owes much to his Swiss heritage with its sense of precision and attention to detail. 

October 23, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Tennis legend Roger Federer will return to Madison Square Garden to face Grigor Dimitrov and headline the Annual BNP Paribas Showdown on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Federer, currently ranked second in the world, will make his third appearance in the BNP Paribas Showdown after facing Pete Sampras in 2008 and Andy Roddick in 2012.

September 17, 2014
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

This marks the fifth installment in the series “Secrets of the Tennis Greats.” I have sought to uncover the one distinctive and overriding character trait that determined the greatness of the top players in the world. Yes, all of the tennis greats have much in common, including natural talent and the ability to work hard, but they were all very different as well. 

September 8, 2014
By Luke Jensen

I believe Roger Federer will go down as so much more than a great tennis player. He was a transitional player in many aspects. Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi handed him the torch to improve upon the state of the game. Up to that point, the pro Tour was dominated by Americans. Federer and his generation changed all that.

August 8, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that Tony Trabert, a two-time U.S. National Championships singles winner and long-time voice of the U.S. Open on CBS Sports, has been named the 2014 inductee into the US Open Court of Champions, a U.S. Open and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center attraction honoring the greatest singles champions in the history of the U.S. Championships/U.S. Open.

July 16, 2014
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

Pete Sampras is considered by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time. He owns 14 Grand Slam titles and was ranked as the ATP Number One Player of the Year six consecutive times. He won the U.S. Open at the age of 19 and earned $43,280,000 over the course of his career in prize money. The list goes on and on.

March 19, 2014
By Luke Jensen

When a top-ranked player on the Pro Tour decides to change racquets, it becomes a big story. This change can be very tricky for the athlete. You get used to a feel of a frame and confident in the frame that helps you win. Most of the time, a change made by a top pro is due to a big pay day from a new sponsorship or endorsement company.

March 13, 2014
By Steven Kaplan

Most serious young tournament tennis players from the local area aspire to transition from the junior ranks to college tennis. A college education is not the best path for every young person or every young tennis player, however, and some of the greatest tennis players of all time opted to skip college and had impressive careers.

March 4, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Former world number one and six-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport  has been elected to receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis—enshrinement in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

February 28, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The 7th Annual BNP Paribas Showdown is set for Monday, March 3 at Madison Square Garden. The event will provide an unbelievable night of tennis when some of the biggest names in the game take to the court in the World’s Most Famous Arena. 

January 31, 2014
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

This year, we will be focusing on the traits of the top seven greatest tennis players of the modern era: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, Serena Williams and Billie Jean King. After discussing the single most important trait they possess, I will show you how you can learn this trait. I will rely on insights given to me by some of the most gifted coaches in the nation.

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.

September 23, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic has been ranked number one atop the ATP Men's Singles Rankings for 100 weeks, becoming the ninth player to reach the milestone, joining Andre Agassi (101 weeks), Rafael Nadal (102), Bjorn Borg (109), John McEnroe (170), Jimmy Connors (268), Ivan Lendl (270), Pete Sampras (286) and Roger Federer (302).
August 28, 2013
By Steven Kaplan
The New York Metropolitan area has a storied history of great tennis players and today's current crop of rising junior stars continues that tradition of excellence.
August 19, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 7th Annual BNP Paribas Showdown set for Monday, March 3, 2014 will provide an unbelievable night of tennis when some of the biggest names in the game take to the court at Madison Square Garden.
August 13, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2013 Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray and 2012 Olympic Gold Medal winner comes into the upcoming U.S. Open Championships with a purpose ... defending the title he won from Novak Djokovic last September. Will history repeat itself in Flushing Meadows?