| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Teenager Whitney Osuigwe clinched her spot in the 2019 Australian Open main draw, winning the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Australian Open Wild Card Challenge, the USTA announced on Monday. The challenge lasted for four weeks and included a number of different USTA Pro Circuit...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
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  | By Michael Smookler
It’s at that moment you realize your opponent looks strange. The ball isn’t bouncing the right way. You say, “Oh, they’re a lefty.” Speaking from the lefty’s point of view, the most important tactic is to get off to a quick start. The lack of awareness from your opponent is an advantage you should...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Germany’s Alexander Zverev won the biggest title of his career on Sunday, becoming the youngest player ever to win the Nitto ATP Finals as he defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in Sunday’s championship. “This is the biggest title of my career so far,” said Zverev. “This trophy means a lot...Read more
  | By Bo Zaputovic
The game of tennis is always changing and evolving, and in order to keep up with the latest trends, we must adapt. Tennis, as a sport, has seen many evolutions over the last few decades. In addition to constant technological advancements in equipment, one trend that has swept the sport over the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Wednesday, high school athletes across the country signed their official letters of intent to the colleges and universities they would attend next year. At Christopher Morley Tennis in Roslyn, two of the program’s top players, Cannon Kingsley and Neel Rajesh, made their college commitments in...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
Advanced play is simply doing the basics well. Every player wants crisp volleys, powerful groundstrokes and a killer serve, but we often leave the basics in the dust when pursuing bigger and better things. Balance is the key to movement transition, directional change, speed, power and efficiency in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska is retiring from professional tennis, the 29-year-old from Poland announced on Wednesday. “Today, after 13 years of playing tennis competitively, I have decided to end my career,” Radwanska said in a statement she posted to social media. “This was not an easy...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Over the last couple of years, USTA Eastern has been making a strong push to bring tennis into local schools, an important initiative that will usher in a new crop of young players. At the heart of this initiative is Neil Thakur, the organization’s Tennis Service Representative for the Long Island...Read more
  | By Press Release
USTA Eastern, in partnership with the New York Open, will host the first-ever New York Open College Wild Card Invitational on November 16-18 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. The best college tennis players from across the region will go head-to-head...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
Team tennis is a huge piece of the success of a tennis program offering a competitive platform for completion and camaraderie. At Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., there are 25 teams in nine leagues, including Pickleball. While the selection of the roster for the team is best left to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The American duo of Mike Bryan & Jack Sock have been named the ATPWorldTour.com Fans Favorites, presented by Moët & Chandon in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards. Bryan previously won this award with his twin brother Bob Bryan from 2005-2017. “It feels great to win the Fans’ Favorite,” said...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the 32 nd consecutive year, high school tennis players and college coaches came together for the USTA Eastern College Showcase Day which was held this past Sunday at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco. The event has become a fall staple for USTA Eastern and a key one for bridging the gap between...Read more
  | By John Evert
The two-handed backhand is one of the most reliable and powerful shots you can learn. Master it in these six easy-to-follow steps! 1. A great two-handed backhand starts with the perfect set-up. First, the grip. The most commonly used grips are the Continental Grip for your dominant hand and an...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
While I don't follow social media often, even a quick check reveals the vast forum of exaggerated ego and business-directed self-promotion. Some tennis coaches participate in this and other methods of hype and it’s so bad that I sometimes feel like I live in a "Look at Me" world of hyperbole that...Read more