| By Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to see the complete digital edition As Emma Raducanu fired an ace, her third of the match, past Leylah Fernandez inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on, she dropped her racket and put her hands over her...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Tennis Conference returns to an in-person event in 2022, and is set for January 28-29, 2022, at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel in Mahwah, N.J. In the days leading up to the in-person event, there will also be four virtual webinars held featuring special guests. Below is the full...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the second time in his career, Germany’s Alexander Zverev has won the Nitto ATP Finals as he defeated Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 in the championship match on Sunday in Turin, Italy. “It was great,” said Zverev. “I won the [Nitto ATP] Finals, in the final against someone I had lost five...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
If you are a competitive tennis player, you want to win. The problem is, so does your opponent. In fact, everyone wants to win. The best way to give yourself a great shot at winning is to focus on what you need to do on the way to the desired outcome. This is the definition of focusing on the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Garbine Muguruza captured her third and biggest title of the year as she won the end-of-the-year WTA Finals with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit in Guadalajara, Mexico on Wednesday night. In doing so, Muguruza becomes the first Spanish woman to ever win the event. “Right now I feel...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic became the second player to secure a place in the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, Italy as he defeated Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday to officially win the event’s Green Group. Djokovic joins Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who won the Red Group via two victories in his first two round-...Read more
  | By Press Release
One-On-One Doubles Tournaments, the crosscourt serve and volley Singles game including the doubles alley, have joined the Universal Tennis platform for tournament events that count for players' (unverified) UTR rating. One-On-One Doubles tournaments require players to serve and volley on both...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
A widely circulating news story and USTA post reveals that a teacher once told U.S. Open Women's Singles finalist Leylah Fernandez to quit tennis and focus on school because she would never make it. Fernandez used this teacher’s skepticism as rocket- fueled inspiration to drive herself to succeed...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The championship match of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico is set after the semifinal action on Tuesday, and it will see Spain’s Garbine Muguruza face off against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit for the title on Wednesday. Muguruza defeated her countrywoman Paula Badosa 6-3, 6-3 in the first...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Since the game of tennis has gotten faster and faster, it often feels like you are hitting from an off balanced position. Whenever there is time, try to synchronize your last step with the ball contacting your strings. This means getting your foot to hit the ground as close as possible to the ball...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Matteo Berrettini is out of the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy after the Italian suffered an oblique injury during his opening round-robin match against Alexander Zverev on Monday. “My finals end here, I am destroyed, I never thought I would have to give up the most important tennis event ever held in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev kicked off his ATP Finals title defense with a victory in his opening round-robin match on Sunday in Turin, Italy. Medvedev fought back from a set down to defeat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. “I had zero break points to save, so in a way I was never under...Read more
7.0 Sportime Kings Park team captained by Tim Consiglio & Dalmain Fenton
  | By Kathy Miller
Another summer of Men’s and Women’s USTA League Tennis is in the books! Long Island did very well with quite a few teams qualifying for the National Championships! Below are the teams from Long Island that advanced to the Sectional Championships. Teams in bold won their Sectional event and advanced...Read more
Garbine Muguruza won on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza secured her spot in the semifinals at the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sunday as she defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-4, 6-4. Kontaveit had won her previous 12 matches heading into her final round-robin match against Muguruza, and she had already booked her...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Just like a dancer needs music, or an actor needs an audience, an athlete needs a rival in order to grow and develop. There are many well- known rivalries in sports. We have the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees, which pitted Ted Williams against Joe DiMaggio and climaxed in the 2003 ALCS...Read more