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.

August 21, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that 2015 USTA Boys 18s National Champion Frances Tiafoe and 2013 U.S. Open Girls Singles Finalist Tornado Alicia Black have been awarded wild card entries into the U.S. Open Junior Championships, which will be played Sept. 6-13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

August 10, 2015
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine, we spoke of the value of a good pre-match routine and mentioned how important physical and mental preparation was to the tennis player.

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.

July 20, 2015
By Ricky Becker

Much of my coaching staff at Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich, N.Y. are former Long Island tennis stars who were recruited by numerous colleges. Sarah Landsman (University of Arizona), Oliver Loutsenko (Skidmore) and Sunaina Vohra (Johns Hopkins) are good players, good coaches and have some interesting insights on college tennis and being recruited. All three recently took a moment to give their opinions on the college recruiting process.

July 17, 2015
By Steven Kaplan

It may not be the heat or humidity that marks the start of summer tennis in the local area. For me, the French Open brings the unofficial start of summer and the beginning of several months of outdoor tennis, while the U.S. Open ushers in the fall.

July 13, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Seventeen-year old Reilly Opelka of Palm Coast, Fla. won the Wimbledon boys singles title on Sunday, defeating number 12 Elias Ymer of Sweden, 7-6(5), 6-4, at the All England Club in London, the latest accomplishment in a summer of superlatives for U.S. junior boys.

July 2, 2015
By Lonnie Mitchel

I looked at one of the women’s tennis players on my college squad recently as she just broke several school records for wins by a woman, a record that had been held for 16 years. I thought to myself, “How does this happen?”

June 24, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Just days before the start of Wimbledon, world number three Simona Halep has announced that she and coach Victor Ionita have split.

June 23, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Young Australian star Nick Kyrgios has split with coach Todd Larkham, as announced on his Web site Tuesday.

June 22, 2015
By Jacopo Tezza

All sports have a common factor: Results. I have been coaching for several years now, and I have often dealt with parents who were extremely results-oriented instead of development-oriented. The lack of results in their children caused a lot of drama in the family and pressure on both the player and the coach. So when is winning secondary in the sport of tennis?

June 17, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the three men and three women named to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, July 10-26. World number 63 Lauren Davis, world number 111 Louisa Chirico, and world number 112 Sachia Vickery were named to the women’s tennis team. The men’s tennis team will be comprised of Dennis Novikov, Jean-Yves Aubone and Gonzales Austin.

June 15, 2015
By Ricky Becker

In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine, I tackled both sides of some issues in holding a junior tournament. I have been around tournaments for 30-plus years, as a player/coach, and bring my kids to tournaments, I think I’m a pretty good judge of what is acceptable and what is not.

June 11, 2015
By Steven Kaplan

Ivy League tennis is hot, and only getting hotter as the League's level of play and recruits continue to rise to new heights. As one men's Ivy League coach explained, "We no longer recruit four star players. Personally, I'm looking for the player who might otherwise choose Stanford or Duke."

June 10, 2015
By Brian Coleman

At the USTA Eastern Long Island Region Awards Dinner, long-time tennis coach and teacher Howie Arons received one of the highest honors given out in the New York tennis community: The Vitas Gerulaitis “For the Love of Tennis” Award.

June 8, 2015
By Rob Polishook

In Part  One of the “More Than an Athlete” series, we highlighted how, when an athlete brings his or her “whole self” (mental and skillset) to the performance, they are better able to play their game and be the best they can be. In Part Two, we highlighted how, when a player understands that results don’t define them, they can play from a more relaxed, aware, and grounded place. 

June 6, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Eighteen-year old Tommy Paul of Lumberton, N.J., won the French Open boys’ singles title Saturday morning in Paris, capping a successful week for American juniors at Roland Garros.

May 29, 2015
By Emilie Katz

Sam Querrey recently starred in an episode of “Millionaire Matchmaker.” The show on Bravo is hosted by Patti Stanger, a fix-‘em up queen. 

May 27, 2015
By Jacob Mishkin

On May 26, the Commack Boys Varsity Tennis team took their talents to the courts in an attempt to bring awareness and raise money for Nassau/Suffolk Services for Autism (NSSA). The Annual Autism Awareness Event, “Play With the Teachers Doubles Tournament” was an event where Commack High School teachers and students teamed up to raise money for autism research, while playing the sport of tennis.

May 20, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its national award winners for Division I Men's and Women's Tennis, among them, Rockville Centre, N.Y.’s Noah Rubin, a freshman at Wake Forest University and member of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA), who was named ITA 2015 Rookie Player of the Year. 

May 19, 2015
By Brian Coleman

As a freshman last spring, Plainview JFK’s Yuval Solomon reached the Nassau County final before falling to Port Washington’s Ben Rosen.

April 23, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that reigning ITF World Junior Champion CiCi Bellis leads the 12 top juniors nominated to represent the U.S. in the qualifying rounds of Junior Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and World Junior Tennis (14-and-under), the world’s premier junior team competitions. The events will be played April 30-May 2 at the USTA Training Center–Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.  

April 7, 2015
By Lonnie Mitchel

So you are in a competitive match and the score is 4-4 in the third set with your ranking is on the line. Your parents, maybe a college coach, a friend or other adversaries are watching. Now is the time when the rubber hits the road. It does not matter if you win or lose, what matters is how you are going to complete the match. 

April 3, 2015
By Brian Coleman

There is no doubt that technological developments are always at the center of change, and that is no more evident than in coaching and teaching.