| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The second installment of the 2021 Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge Series brought Mixed Doubles pairings to The Hamptons for an event at Sportime Quogue on Saturday. The day featured competitive tennis with a fun and social atmosphere as players enjoyed themselves on the pool deck in between...Read more
Ari Cotoulas (left) and Sebastian Sec (right) earned Silver and Gold Balls, respectively, at the 2021 Clay Court Championships.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The top junior players in the United States competed in the USTA Clay Court Championships last week at various different venues across the country. Players from the USTA Eastern Section posted excellent results and earned Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls for their efforts. Below is a list of results...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I'm giving Paul Annacone credit for this. I've heard him state numerous times that a player should "hit the ball aggressively to a big target". This is a much underused strategy and one that can be extremely effective. Many players have shots with a lot of power and/or depth, and that itself is...Read more
Reigning U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka is on the entry list for the 2021 U.S. Open.
  | By Press Release
The USTA today announced that 15 Grand Slam singles champions will headline the women’s singles field for the 2021 US Open Tennis Championships, and 20-time Grand Slam singles champions Novak Djokovic (SRB), Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Roger Federer (SUI) will headline the men’s singles field for the...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Last year, as the global pandemic continued to wreak havoc on our normal everyday lives, organizations were forced to rethink how they planned their events, including ones that had been well-established. For the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) and its annual Pro-Am tennis tournament , this meant...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
I once had the chance to watch Martina Hingis, who was the top-ranked player in the world at the time, practice up close while coaching several players at the 1997 U.S. Open. Superficially, Hingis was solid, but not great. She was fast, but not the fastest. She struck the ball well, but half the...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
Are your best shots failing you in a match? It may be time to change tactics. Strategy and tactics go hand in hand when winning a tennis match. Strategy is an overall plan to achieve your goal, while tactics are the actions that implement the strategy. When your best efforts to win a match fail, it...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
This seems like a minor detail, but it’s very important and can make or break your next shot. Many players do not assume the correct ready position when they are waiting to hit the ball. The racquet should be directly in front of you with the racquet head above the height of your hands. If you have...Read more
  | By Press Release
The United States Tennis Association today announced that award-winning songwriter, actor, director and life-long New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda has lent his highly-recognizable voice to the 2021 US Open marketing campaign. Titled “The Greatest Return,” the multi-dimensional marketing campaign...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Ed Krass’ One-On-One Doubles arrived on Long Island for a tournament at the Hither Hills Racquet Club in Amagansett, where top competitors, including those with ATP rankings and points, Division I college players and top-ranked juniors, squared off in this unique format. “I thought we had a very...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will be holding a College Week beginning on the 19 th , featuring an array of helpful webinars as well as hosting the USTA Eastern College Showcase Tournament on Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21 at East Brunswick Racquet Club. Below is the full schedule of webinars next week...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
It can be very frustrating for parents when their kid’s technique is poor or the player is struggling to make and retain important technical changes. More often than not, the failure is due to either the fault of the coach, player, or parent—or a combination of the three. Over the last 20 years...Read more
  | By Press Release
With the 2021 World TeamTennis season just four months away, fans can now officially mark their calendars. World TeamTennis announced its schedule for the 2021 season, with matches starting Nov. 13 and the championship match taking place Nov. 28. Special pre-sale access for single session tickets...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Have you ever looked at a perfectly groomed court and wondered how it stays so pristine? Often the answer is buried beneath your feet. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, clay court tennis underwent a revolution with the introduction of sub-surface irrigation. The self-regulating systems used a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Djokovic Beats Berrettini, Wins 20 th Grand Slam Title Novak Djokovic drew even with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam titles all-time as the Serb defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini to win the Wimbledon title and earn his 20 th career major trophy. “I consider myself [the] best...Read more