| By Steven Kaplan
Most major sports have been the subject of great movies. For example, baseball has “The Natural,” boxing has “Rocky” and “Raging Bull,” basketball has “Hoosiers,” and running has “Chariots of Fire.” Even the low budget film, “Slap Shot” is a hilarious take on hockey to name a few. With “Battle of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Long Island and the New York Open are giving adult league players the opportunity to play where the pros play at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum when professional tennis returns to Long Island in February. Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles 8.0 combined level (two 4.0,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sportime Kings Park hosted the latest installment of the Sportime World Tour series this past Saturday, as kids came together for a Beijing-themed event. The first World Tour event in almost eight months paid homage to the China Open and saw players taking part in different drills and games as they...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis legend and New York Open honorary ambassador John McEnroe, 2017 US Open women’s tennis champion Sloane Stephens, Canada’s No. 1 WTA player Eugenie Bouchard, and 2007 U.S. Davis Cup champion James Blake will take the court at the inaugural New York Open ATP World Tour event at NYCB LIVE, home...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov capped off the best season of his career by capturing the biggest trophy of his career on Sunday, knocking off Belgium’s David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. “This makes me even more locked in, more excited about my work, and...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
During tryouts for a high school basketball team, the coach tactfully pulled a young student aside and said, “Perhaps you should try tennis.” The young man hung his head in despair, but picked up a tennis racket and turned the rejection into a winning high school and college tennis career. Greg...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The fantastic run to end the 2017 season for Jack Sock continued on Thursday as the American downed Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to advance into the semifinals of the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London. “He got me early on when we played. I’ve been able to get some wins against him,”...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
Hurry! Turn! Move your feet! Watch the ball! Hit up! These are catch phrases that so many instructors use that are really meaningless without explanation. Yet they are yelled across the court everywhere as though repeating them over and over will do the trick. Then, we have an overload of online...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Every serious athlete is familiar with the gym and all its equipment. There are treadmills, stair masters, elliptical machines, medicine balls, punching bags, dumbbells, barbells, kettle bells, balance machines, TRX rooms and much more. You work out every day, you get stronger, and naturally, you...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Yes! Yes, you can play too well in a lesson. Think about the best that you have ever played. This was the time that everything seemed easy. The time you felt like you had all the time in the world to hit your shots. The time you almost wanted your opponent to play even better because you wanted to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Jack Sock became the first American to win a match at the ATP Finals since 2007 on Tuesday, downing Croat Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(4) in his second match in round-robin play at the O2 Arena in London, England. Sock lost his opening match to Roger Federer but improved to 1-1 in the early stages of...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The year 2017 proved to be a very good year for the Long Island USTA Adult League teams. We had five teams win at the Sectional Championships advance to the National Championships! Job well done! The winning teams who advanced to Nationals include: Adult_Pic_01_CROP.jpg The 18 & Over 3.5 Women’...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States captured its 18 th Fed Cup title this past weekend, going into Minsk to beat Belarus 3-2 thanks to a clutch doubles victory from Shelby Rogers and Coco Vandeweghe in the weekend’s final match. “I’m just really thrilled for all four players, “USA captain Kathy Rinaldi said...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern hosted its 31 st Annual College Showcase Day at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y., which drew more than 70 of the top high school tennis players in the Northeast to come to connect with 50 college tennis coaches from Division I, II and III collegiate programs. The Showcase...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
It was Tuesday night, the 19th of September in 1973, exactly 44 years ago when I sat in front of the TV and watched Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a tennis match called the “Battle of the Sexes.” Fast-forward to 2017, and Billie Jean is walking the red carpet in New York City with actress...Read more