| By Tonny van de Pieterman
When I was growing up and trying to become a world-class tennis player, I suffered from tremendous performance anxiety. I experienced severe nervousness before and during matches, and I battled with strong bouts of anger. I even went through periods of complete carelessness, tanking, never wanting...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island tennis players have great choices when it comes to where to play tennis. Below is a list of Long Island Tennis Magazine’s top clubs and programs with descriptions of what each has to offer. Bethpage Park Tennis Center 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 Farmingdale, NY 11735...Read more
Nominations for the 2019 USTA Long Island Awards Dinner are now open.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the USTA Long Island region honors the achievements of individuals, facilities and organizations who have gone above and beyond, both on and off the court, to impact tennis in our area. Some will be honored because of their on-court play and rankings, while the Prestigious and Excellence...Read more
Borna Gojo, left, defeated Quinnton Vega, right, in the New York Open Pre-Qualifying Tournament at SPORTIME Randall's Island.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Borna Gojo secured one of the four spots in the New York Open Wild Card Playoff this past weekend as he defeated Brooklyn’s Quinnton Vega 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Pre-Qualifying Tournament at SPORTIME Randall’s Island. Gojo, a White Plains native who plays for Wake Forest, was the draw’s top seed and...Read more
Frances Tiafoe powered his way to a straight-sets win in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first major of the 2019 season kicked off on Sunday night on the east coast of the United States as the Australian Open got underway from Melbourne, Australia. It was a good start to the tournament for many young Americans both on the men’s and women’s side. Highlighting the action was the tall...Read more
Sloane Stephens notched her first win at the Australian Open since 2014 by beating fellow American Taylor Townsend on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Sloane Stephens won her first match in Melbourne since 2014 as she defeated fellow American Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-2 in the Australian Open first round on Monday. “I thought I played well, solid. It’s not ever easy playing someone from your own country, so I was happy to be through,” said...Read more
Come down to NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 9 to learn from and meet legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri at the 2019 New York Tennis Expo.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2019 New York Tennis Expo is committed to bringing the very best tennis experience to the thousands and thousands of attendees, and so we are excited to announce that legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri will be joining us at NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a shocking and emotional press conference on Friday, Andy Murray announced that he plans to retire after Wimbledon this year at the latest. “I spoke to my team and I told them I can’t keep doing this and that I need to have an end point, because I was just playing with no idea when the pain was...Read more
Mardy Fish, who has played for the New York Empire in World TeamTennis play the last two seasons, was named the new captain of the United States Davis Cup team.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On a media conference call on Wednesday, USTA leadership officially announced Mardy Fish as the new United States Davis Cup captain. “To be the next Davis Cup captain, I’m incredibly humbled,” said Fish. “I can’t even express how excited I am, how excited I am that the players have the supported...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Spanish police announced on Thursday the break-up of an alleged match-fixing ring, and the arrest of 15 people on Wednesday. In all, 83 people were implicated in the match-fixing ring, 28 of whom are professional players in the ITF Futures and Challenger ranks. “Fifteen people have been arrested,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Many of the country’s current, former and future college players will gather at Sportime Randall’s Island this weekend for a chance to earn a berth into the New York Open qualifying tournament, which runs from Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13. The facility will play host to a loaded 64-...Read more
On Wednesday, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com announced that No. 5 ATP Tour ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has committed to playing and making his 2019 season debut in Delray Beach.
  | By Press Release
On Wednesday, the Delray Beach Open announced that No. 5 ATP Tour ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has committed to playing and making his 2019 season debut in Delray Beach. Making his fifth appearance and starting his season for the third consecutive year in Delray Beach this year, del...Read more
  | By Press Release
In just a few short weeks, New York and Long Island will once again be transformed into the hub of the tennis universe, as the New York Open returns to the area, bringing with it a full field of top-notch players. Whether it’s the top-ranked players headlining the field of 28 players in the singles...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It has been quite the week in Auckland, New Zealand for Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu. The 18-year old took out former No. 1 and top-seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round, and followed that up with a 6-7(1), 6-1, 6-3 win over another former No. 1 in Venus Williams to reach the semifinals...Read more
Brad Shafran and Justin Laible took home the "A" Division title at the Susan Alvy Memorial Tournament.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Every year during the winter break, Carefree Racquet Club hosts the Susan Alvy Memorial Men’s Doubles tournament, and did so once again in 2018. Held in honor of Susan Alvy, the former manager of Rockville Racquet who served on the USTA Long Island League Committee and was one of Long Island’s best...Read more