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.

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 Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

World number one-ranked junior Taylor Fritz of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. captured the U.S. Open Boys Singles title on Sunday, defeating fellow countryman and number five seed Tommy Paul, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

September 12, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Two American boys will battle it out for a junior Grand Slam singles title for the second time this year at a major, and once again it’s Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul left standing.

September 11, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Men’s Singles Finals of the 2015 U.S. Open were set Friday, as the top two seeds advanced to Sunday’s final in Flushing Meadows. After a six-year hiatus, the second-seeded Roger Federer returns for a shot at his sixth title in Flushing, as he will face the top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

September 8, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Two Swiss stars stand one win away from a semifinal showdown, but first they must defeat a pair of players on Wednesday, Day 10 of the 2015 U.S. Open, who are coming off Top 10 wins.

September 7, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The last four quarter-finalists of the U.S. Open on the men’s side of the draw will be determined Monday, Day Eight of the U.S. Open, as seven seeded players are in action alongside American comeback king Donald Young. 

September 4, 2015
By Luke Jensen

Hey tennis stars … the summer of 2015 is flying by, and I am still trying to figure out who is leading the points race in the U.S. Open Series! Ahhh, the U.S. Open: The big, bad boy on the Grand Slam block.

September 3, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The second round of the Men’s and Women’s singles draws at the 2015 U.S. Open will wrap up today with a number of intriguing matchups highlighting Thursday’s card at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.

September 2, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Americans Madison Keys and Madison Brengle both moved into round three of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, as the 19th-seeded Keys defeated the 100th-ranked Tereza Smitkova, 6-1, 6-2 and Brengle got past fellow American Anna Tatishvili, 6-3, 6-2.

September 1, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The second day of the U.S. Open gets underway today, as the second half off the first-round matchups conclude on both the men’s and women’s sides.

August 31, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Seeded third in the Women’s Singles draw, Russian Maria Sharapova has announced her withdrawal from the 2015 U.S. Open. Citing a right leg injury, Sharapova has been out of action since June when she lost to Serena Williams in the semifinals of Wimbledon.

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 27, 2015
By Brian Coleman

Not since 1988 has a woman’s player won all four Grand Slams in a calendar year. That year, Steffi Graf dominated the rest of the women’s field, as the 18-year-old won her second career Grand Slam at the Australian Open, and proceeded to rattle off titles at the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open.

August 25, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that world number one Novak Djokovic and five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer have been named the top two seeds, respectively, in men’s singles at the 2015 U.S. Open, headlining five U.S. Open and six Grand Slam champions to earn Top-10 seeds. 

August 18, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that 2015 NCAA Singles Champion Jamie Loeb, rising 19-year-old Louisa Chirico, 2012 U.S. Open Girls Champion Samantha Crawford, two-time NCAA singles champion Nicole Gibbs, 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion Sofia Kenin, former world number 30 Bethanie Mattek-Sands and 2013 USTA Girls 18s National Champion Sachia Vickery have been awarded women’s singles main draw wild card entries into the 2015 U.S. Open, as well as Oceane Dodin of France.

August 17, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Four-time Champion Caroline Wozniacki, Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza and French Open finalist Lucie Safarova have all been awarded wild cards into the Connecticut Open, presented by United Technologies, it was announced by Tournament Director Anne Worcester. The WTA event, which is part of the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, will be held Aug. 21-29 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

August 7, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Australian standout Nick Kyrgios has been added to the roster of stars competing at the Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project Benefit Night, set for Wednesday, Aug. 26 at SPORTIME Stadium on Randall's Island. The 20-year-old Kyrgios will battle 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the featured singles match of the evening.

August 5, 2015
By Brian Coleman

In a battle of two American rising stars, Christina McHale defeated seventh-seeded Coco Vandeweghe 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in a first-round contest at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

August 3, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

World number one junior Taylor Fritz, Wimbledon Boys Champion Reilly Opelka, French Open Boys Champion Tommy Paul and reigning ITF World Junior Champion CiCi Bellis headline the Americans entered into the boys and girls singles fields at the 2015 U.S. Open Junior Championships, which will be played Sept. 6-13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

July 28, 2015
By Lonnie Mitchel

As I pondered what to write about as the publication deadline for submission rapidly approached, the light bulb went off in my head. Politics, religion and civil rights really do not belong as subject material in Long Island Tennis Magazine or does it? After all, Long Island is a melting pot of people of varying backgrounds this magazine caters to is the audience. What can I write about that concerns our audience?

July 24, 2015
By Emilie Katz

Former tennis player Li Na and her husband Dennis had their first child, Alisa, in June. Li Na retired from tennis last year due to recurring knee injuries, following a stellar career that saw her become the first Asian Grand Slam champion.

July 22, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that world number one Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon finalist Roger Federer, and defending champion Marin Cilic lead the men’s singles field for the 2015 U.S. Open. 

July 22, 2015
By Brian Coleman

From an early age, Noah Rubin had a strong connection to the sport of tennis. The Long Island native had a racquet in his hands before he could walk, and was hitting balls while still in diapers. Hailing from a family of tennis players, he was born with the sport in his blood.