| By Steve Annacone
Serving is all about the toss, timing and rhythm. Hitting a first serve more than 100 miles per hour and then hitting a second serve 20-30 miles per hour slower makes it very difficult to time the motion and point of contact. In addition, the variation in the speed often affects the toss because...Read more
Naomi Osaka is back into the U.S. Open final after defeating American Jennifer Brady on Thursday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Thursday night at the U.S. Open played host to two thrilling women’s semifinal matches, as Naomi Osaka took on American Jennifer Brady before Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka played for the 24 th time in their careers. Osaka overcame a very-game Brady, who had been dominant throughout the...Read more
Dominic Thiem powered into the first U.S. Open semifinals of his career on Wednesday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Both Victoria Azarenka and Dominic Thiem made quick work of their opponents in their respective quarterfinal matches inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals. Azarenka was up first and dismantled the 16 th seed Elise Mertens 6-1, 6-0 in one hour and 13 minutes,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady will meet for a spot in the U.S. Open finals on Thursday after both players won their respective quarterfinal matches on Tuesday. Brady was the first through as she continued her torrid fortnight in New York City by defeating 23 rd seed Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-2. “I...Read more
Maxine Oresky and Amy Tacher (left) won the Pine Hollow Country Club Women's Doubles Championships by beating Robyn Finn and Randi Fagen.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the eighth year in a row, Maxine Oresky and Amy Tacher are the winners of the Pine Hollow Country Club Women’s Doubles Championships. The duo defeated Robyn Finn and Randi Fagen 6-3, 7-5 to capture the title and continue their reign. “I think it’s because we’re very positive with each other on...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Watching the ball is the most important point of focus when trying to hit a tennis ball well. It is a necessity if you are striving for that consistently solid hit. Your line of vision is something that is rarely mentioned, but equally as important. If you can focus on the area to your right or...Read more
Each year, the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP), a 501(c)(3) founded by tennis legend John McEnroe, hosts a pro-am event in the Hamptons to raise money in support of the charity’s mission.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP), a 501(c)(3) founded by tennis legend John McEnroe, hosts a pro-am event in the Hamptons to raise money in support of the charity’s mission of providing free community and school programs and scholarships to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy to under-...Read more
2018 U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka bulldozed her way into the third-round of this year’s tournament on Wednesday night, defeating Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-1, 6-2.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
2018 U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka bulldozed her way into the third-round of this year’s tournament on Wednesday night , defeating Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-1, 6-2. It was a showdown of two big hitters, and Osaka played the cleaner match with 14 winners to only 11 unforced errors, advancing in one...Read more
Mark Gellard, coach of top WTA pro Magda Linette, watches from the stands as Linette wins her opening round match the 2020 U.S. Open.
  | By Mark Gellard
This year has not been good. From bushfires in Australia to earthquakes in Croatia, floods in Indonesia to a global pandemic, and now numerous instances of police brutality, it is safe to say things have not gone how we had hoped. However, despite all of these catastrophes, many places across the...Read more
The modern pro game is typified by shorter rallies and explosive, aggressive tennis. Huge serves and dominating returns are the norm.
  | By Chris Lewit
The modern pro game is typified by shorter rallies and explosive, aggressive tennis. Huge serves and dominating returns are the norm. Rally length data promoted by analysts like Craig O’Shannessy have supported the concept of aggressive first-strike tennis at the top of the game. However, while the...Read more
In a five-set battle that required three tiebreaks and nearly four hours, American Steve Johnson ousted compatriot John Isner 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(3) to advance to the U.S. Open second round.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a five-set battle that required three tiebreaks and nearly four hours, American Steve Johnson ousted compatriot John Isner 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(3) to advance to the U.S. Open second round . Johnson withstood 52 aces from Isner, saved nine break points and played a dominant final set...Read more
  | By Aki Wolfson
I have taught tennis to people of all ages, from five-to-85-years-old, maybe even older, and one of my specialties is teaching wheelchair tennis. I am also Tournament Director for the annual Jana Hunsaker Wheelchair Tennis Tournament held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for 20...Read more
Bob and Mike Bryan decided to retire prior to this year's U.S. Open. They have to go down as one of, if not the best, doubles teams of all time.
  | By Steve Annacone
Bob and Mike Bryan decided to retire prior to this year's U.S. Open. They have to go down as one of, if not the best, doubles teams of all time. Watching them play helped me teach my students how to cover the ball hit down the middle in doubles. It always seemed like there were no dividing lines on...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Western & Southern Open resumed at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens with Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka winning their respective semifinal matches on Friday afternoon. Osaka knocked off 14 th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-2, 7-6(5), saving 18 break points in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The draws for the Men's Singles and Women's Singles draws were revealed on Thursday. See the full draws below: Men's Singles Men's 1.jpg MS 2.jpg Women's Singles WS 1.jpg WS 2.jpgRead more