| By Steve Annacone
There are many different variables affecting your serve. However, the toss is the most important part of the serve. If the toss is consistent and dependable, your serve is likely to be the same. Timing and rhythm both play a big role in your ability to toss the ball well and to make contact at the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis fans received encouraging news over the weekend as it was reported that US Open officials have begun putting together a plan to hold the event on time and in New York City, with an announcement coming sometime in mid-to-late June. Stacey Allaster, the USTA’s chief executive officer for pro...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
This article is the third part of Rob Polishook's series, Mastering the Mind: Mindfulness at 125 MPH. Click Here to read Part One ... Click Here to read Part Two Yesterday my client, Susan, said to me, “I’m a stress ball. I want to learn how to meditate, I know it will help me relax. But I’ve tried...Read more
  | By Press Release
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has received full accreditation under the USTA’s accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals. The goal of the program is to elevate...Read more
Ohio State freshman and Northport native Cannon Kingsley was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year, the final accolade on what was an outstanding first season competing for the Buckeyes.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Ohio State freshman and Northport native Cannon Kingsley was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year, the final accolade on what was an outstanding first season competing for the Buckeyes. Kingsley, the first Ohio State player to earn rookie of the year honors, received the award during a special...Read more
Long Island native Noah Rubin has made an impact off of the court during his time on the pro tour.
  | By Brian Coleman
During this unprecedented global pandemic with mandated quarantines and social distancing guidelines, professional athletes are just like the rest of us: at home. For ATP World Tour professional Noah Rubin, that means being back on Long Island where he lives in his Rockville Centre apartment. “As...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
For the better part of the last decade, Windridge Tennis & Sports Camp founder and owner Ted Hoehn has been in search of a successor. In 1968, Hoehn and Alden Bryan founded the Windridge Tennis Camp in Jeffersonville, Vt. After six years, such a long waiting list had developed that a second...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the first time in two months, tennis is once again a part of the lives of many Long Islanders, as Governor Cuomo permitted outdoor tennis to return on May 15 in the first step of many that need to be taken before the tennis community can return to a sense of normalcy. “Not being able to play...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Tennis is a game that requires players to have good ethics. Outside of the very highest levels of the sport, players are required to call their opponent's shots in or out, as well as keep up with the score. Players are required to give the opponent the benefit of the doubt if they are not sure...Read more
World TeamTennis announced it has committed to play the entirety of its 45th season at The Greenbrier “America’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  | By Press Release
World TeamTennis announced it has committed to play the entirety of its 45th season at The Greenbrier “America’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. This will be the first major professional tennis league to resume operations since the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. All told, the 2020...Read more
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic announced a series of two-day events beginning next month that will be played in four different countries in the Balkans.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic announced a series of two-day events beginning next month that will be played in four different countries in the Balkans. The first event will begin in Djokovic’s hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, before moving to Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. “I am...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With states across the country beginning to slowly reopen their economies, outdoor tennis returned to New York this past weekend. But it remains to be seen when indoor tennis and other activities will be permitted. Because of that, tennis industry leaders on Long Island and in New York City have...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
I'm sad that “The Last Dance”, the documentary on ESPN about Michael Jordan, has concluded. It is a fascinating study of a champion, and what I take away is that so much of MJ's greatness was the direct result of his self-belief. Jordan loved to win, stayed in the moment and had no fear of losing...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Businesses in many areas of the country are reopening and people are reluctant to return if they feel unsafe, which brings me again to this year’s US Open. The first time I waited outside Arthur Ashe Stadium before they opened the turnstiles for a night match, I had an epiphany about what my 10 th...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Test time for school students is coming soon so here's a practice question: In a time of a global pandemic, the tennis industry feels the most pressing need for teaching professionals is the ability to pay: a) Groceries b) Medical Care c) Mortgage or Rent d) USPTA/PTR professional dues Give up? If...Read more