| By Brian Coleman
In the latest installment of the Syosset-Roslyn rivalry, the two notoriously dominant programs met in the Nassau County Championship at Eisenhower Park on Thursday afternoon. After seven intense flights of tennis, it was the Braves of Syosset who claimed the county championship by edging the...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
All parents want what is best for their child, and some believe that being an active part of their child's development during tennis lessons is the best path to ensure success. In contrast, other parents choose to sit at arm’s length and trust the process by being passive during lessons. Undeniably...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
This is the ninth installment of Dr. Tom Ferraro’s “The Tennis Guru” series. To read the first parts, Click Here . The trio awoke the next morning, cleaned up camp and continued on their trek up the mountain to meet The Tennis Guru. Yin felt strong and happy. He had met a wise mentor in Virgil who...Read more
Syosset's Jeremy Levine won at third singles on Monday to help lead the Braves to the county championship.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
One half of the Nassau County team finals was established on Monday afternoon, as the Syosset Braves booked their spot in the title match by way of a 5-2 victory over Great Neck North. The Braves captured all three singles flights thanks to wins from Ansh Chadha, Brian Gao & Jeremy Levine , and...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Tennis is the sport for a lifetime. That creed gets right to the heart of what is so great about our sport, and goes to show that there is no cookie-cutter approach to picking up the game. Kaitlyn Fleckner is a perfect example of this notion as the West Islip senior’s tennis timeline differs from...Read more
Hewlett's Stephan Gershfeld gets ready to hit a backhand during the Nassau County Singles Championship.
  | By Brian Coleman
Tennis is often a battle of attrition. In order to win, you have to fight through adversity and often times tough conditions to come through victorious. That was the case on a brutally hot Sunday afternoon at Eisenhower Park where the top singles and doubles players competed in the final rounds of...Read more
Novak Djokovic came back from two sets down to reach the French Open quarterfinals on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It was an exciting day of tennis in Paris at the 2021 French Open as top-seed Novak Djokovic was nearly upset by Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti. But Djokovic overcame the young Italian and advanced with a 6-7(7), 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0 (ret.) victory. “After I lost the second set and went out to change and...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I’m sure we have all experienced having a great practice session only to find ourselves in a match struggling with the very same shots we hit well in practice. Even though you have executed these shots successfully in practice, it is a whole different world when you are trying to win a match. Your...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
The forehand has become the premier dominant shot in modern tennis, especially in the men’s game. Toni Nadal, the legendary Spanish coach, even goes so far as to describe the forehand as “the most important shot in the game.” Most coaches and players would probably disagree with Uncle Toni, and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Men’s Singles (2) Daniil Medvedev d. Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 (6) Alexander Zverev d. Laslo Dere 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 Federico Delbonis d. (27) Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 Kei Nishikori d. Henri Laaksonen 7-5 (ret.) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina d. Casper Ruud 7-6(3), 2-6, 7-6(6), 0-6, 7-5 (12) Pablo...Read more
Magda Linette had top-seed Ash Barty on the ropes before Barty was forced to retire. Linette is now into the French Open third round.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Results from Day Five at the 2021 French Open Men’s Singles (8) Roger Federer d. Marin Cilic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 Mikael Ymer d. (14) Gael Monfils 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 (1) Novak Djokovic d. Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 (9) Matteo Berrettini d. Federico Coria 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 (18) Jannik Sinner d...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Great Neck North became the first team to advance to the Nassau County semifinals after posting a 4-3 victory over Friends Academy on Wednesday. Damien Chafe fought back from a set down to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 at first singles to clinch the win for the Blazers. Up next is a matchup against the winner...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The playoffs in Nassau County got underway on Tuesday afternoon, with two play-in matches plus a few opening round contests. Lynbrook, Herricks Win Play-In Games Herricks defeated Valley Stream North 6-1 to move into an opening round matchup against the Roslyn Bulldogs . Varun Thopcherneni came...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Thinking on the court should be simple and concise. Play every single point the best that you can. You cannot win every game point, or every critical point; you have to keep giving yourself chances. If you had one chance, you need another. If you had a couple, you need three, etc. You need to think...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the summer, people from across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons, to enjoy the sun, while sitting by the pool or ocean, and taking part in an array of outdoor activities. One of those activities, and perhaps its most popular, is tennis. It may be the favorite activity for...Read more