| By Steve Annacone
Most players prefer either their forehand or backhand. Human nature is to try to stay away from the shot that is your opponent's strength. However, sometimes playing the ball to their strength allows you a bigger area to attack their weaker side. Many players with a very good forehand or backhand...Read more
Daniil Medvedev hoisted the biggest title of his career this weekend as the Russian defeated Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 to win the Nitto ATP Finals.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Daniil Medvedev hoisted the biggest title of his career this weekend as the Russian defeated Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 to win the Nitto ATP Finals. Medvedev came out victorious in two hours and 43 minutes, the longest best-of-three match in Nitto ATP Finals history, after downing Rafael Nadal...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
We lost the second set. It wasn’t merely a loss, but the slaughter of two players at 0-6—after winning the first set, 6-2. Pat, my partner, and I looked at each other in bewilderment. What happened? We have a problem and must fix it before the start of the third set tiebreak. We admitted we had...Read more
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches.
  | By Brian Coleman
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These coaches share their thoughts on a wide variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging...Read more
Austria’s Dominic Thiem defeated Spain’s Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 7-6(4) at the Nitto ATP Finals in the O2 Arena in London.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In what was arguably the best match of 2020, Austria’s Dominic Thiem defeated Spain’s Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 7-6(4) at the Nitto ATP Finals in the O2 Arena in London. “I think it was a great match from the first to the last point,” said Thiem. “I was pretty lucky to get that first set. I was 2/5 down...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
The best tennis players are very focused on serving and returning serve. If a player can develop a good serve and/or a good return of serve, they can control more of the points and take advantage of the opponent's weaker shots. It is a great mentality to think that after serving or returning , you...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
“Squeeze the middle!” “Nobody gets beat with a cross court passing shot in doubles!” “If you aren’t beaten down-the-line in your alley at least once a set, you aren’t doing a good job covering your alley. You are doing a bad job of not covering the middle!” These are coaching nuggets I’ve been...Read more
Novak Djokovic kicked off his campaign with a resounding 6-3, 6-2 win over Schwartzman, marking the 12th straight time that he has won his opening round-robin match at the end-of-year championships.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Nitto ATP finals continued on Monday as the world’s top ranked player Novak Djokovic took on Argentine Diego Schwartzman. Djokovic kicked off his campaign with a resounding 6-3, 6-2 win over Schwartzman, marking the 12 th straight time that he has won his opening round-robin match at the end-of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The challenges faced by the tennis industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced tennis clubs and facilities to adapt and reconfigure the way in which they operate on a daily basis. With cases surging as we enter winter, measures to safeguard the health and safety of staff members,...Read more
Marco and Linda Ziets-Segura with their coach Adam Lee at Glen Head Racquet & Fitness.
  | By Brian Coleman
One of the best parts of tennis is it’s a sport that can be enjoyed together as a family, and for Linda and Marco Ziets-Segura that is exactly the case. The twin siblings began playing tennis together when they were five years-old, and now, as high school freshmen, have become two of the top junior...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
For five decades, Point Set Racquet Club in Oceanside has stood as a top tennis destination on Long Island’s South Shore, and in 2021 the facility will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The club opened in April 1971 and has been serving generations of families ever since. “I think the key to our...Read more
Members of the 65 & Over Mixed Doubles League in their custom USTA shirts
  | By Kathy Miller
The Tri-Level league which is three courts of doubles, one court at the 4.5 level, one at the 4.0 level and another at 3.5 is underway for both the women and the men. We also have a ladies Tri-Level league running at the 4.0, 3.5, 3.0 levels. Sectionals for the Long Island winning teams are being...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Life has a unique way of bringing us back to where we are supposed to be, and no matter where you travel to; oftentimes you can end up returning home. That certainly applies to Ken Feuer, the Director of Player Development at SPORTIME Syosset, the Long Island Annex of the John McEnroe Tennis...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
Many people don’t realize that tennis is a brutal game of psychological warfare. Far from the country club, genteel reputation of the sport, real competitive tennis is full of legal and illegal psychological manipulation and outright cheating. Why is this so? Three main reasons: The tennis rules...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Tennis is a game of timing and rhythm. Shots can be hit fast, slow, flat, with more spin, and with all kinds of other variables. My advice is to keep your shots similar. This means, hit your shots with similar speed, spin, and trajectory. Hitting your first and second serve similarly will give you...Read more