| By Steve Annacone
I have emphasized how important the serve and return of serve are in a tennis match. Most players have something other than these shots that they like to use to get the opponent in trouble, or to win the point. For some it is hitting their big forehand. Other players have a great backhand down the...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
I follow a straightforward philosophy about the nature of expertise; if you can't explain something meticulously, you don't understand it and further if you can't explain it simply, you are no expert. This fundamental truth is particularly troubling in tennis because much sincere debate has been...Read more
Rachel Arbitman and Nyla Gershfeld are the 2019 NYSPHSAA Girls Doubles Champions.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A year ago, Rachel Arbitman powered her way to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) singles title. This year, the Hewlett sophomore moved to the doubles court with teammate Nyla Gershfeld, and the two parlayed their Nassau County championship from a couple of weeks...Read more
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty concluded a fantastic 2019 campaign by capturing the title at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China over the weekend, beating defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 in the championship match.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty concluded a fantastic 2019 campaign by capturing the title at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China over the weekend, beating defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 in the championship match. Competing in the year-end event for the first time, Barty becomes the first...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The annual USTA Eastern College Showcase Day returns next Sunday as the 33 rd installment of the event will be held on November 10 at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Click Here to read a recap of the 2018 event. The College Showcase Day provides high school sophomores, juniors and seniors...Read more
Julia Stabile won at fourth singles to clinch Westhampton Beach's second straight Suffolk County title.
  | By Brian Coleman
With one match remaining in the Suffolk County Championship, the crowd gathered outside the fence of the fourth singles court at Shoreham-Wading River High School. As top-seed Westhampton Beach and third-seed Islip split the first six matches on the day, the county champion would come down to this...Read more
Elina Svitolina became the first player to qualify for the WTA Finals semifinals as she notched a 7-5, 6-3 win over fifth-seed Simona Halep on Wednesday in Shenzhen, China.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Elina Svitolina became the first player to qualify for the WTA Finals semifinals as she notched a 7-5, 6-3 win over fifth-seed Simona Halep on Wednesday in Shenzhen, China. Svitolina, the eighth-seed and defending champion , entered her match on Wednesday having lost the prior two matches to Halep...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
In many instances, our mind tells us to hit the shot faster to win the point in a tennis match. This can be very effective if you have a particular shot that is a weapon. However, there are many different ways to win the point once you get the opponent in trouble. Taking some speed off the shot by...Read more
Port Washington captured the 2019 Nassau County title by beating Great Neck North 7-0.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the last few years, no tennis team on Long Island has been more dominant than the girls from Port Washington. The Vikings proved that once again on Friday afternoon, winning the Nassau County championship with a 7-0 win over Great Neck North at Eisenhower Park. “Even though the score was 7-0,...Read more
The top two seeds in Nassau County have both advanced to the championship match, as Port Washington and Great Neck North will square off in Friday’s final after winning their respective semifinal matches on Wednesday afternoon.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The top two seeds in Nassau County have both advanced to the championship match, as Port Washington and Great Neck North will square off in Friday’s final after winning their respective semifinal matches on Wednesday afternoon. The top-seeded Vikings defeated Hewlett 6-1, exacting a bit of revenge...Read more
The Suffolk County playoffs began on a rainy afternoon on Tuesday as only three matches were able to be played throughout the section’s opening round slate.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Suffolk County playoffs began on a rainy afternoon on Monday, as only three matches were able to be played throughout the section’s opening round slate. Mt. Sinai edged Hills West 4-3, as Alyssa Flanders and Gita Ramakrishnan won 6-2, 6-3 at second doubles in the match’s decisive flight. The 17...Read more
Cold Spring Harbor’s Merri Kelly Hannity won her second career Nassau County singles title.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Back in 2016, Merri Kelly Hannity won the Nassau County singles title in her freshman year at Cold Spring Harbor. And now a senior, she has repeated that feat, defeating Thea Rabman of Port Washington 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 in this year’s county final. “It feels really good, and it’s really exciting to be...Read more
Gabriele Brancatelli won his match at second singles to help lead Port Washington to the Long Island title.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The sophomore slump doesn’t apply to Rose Hayes. A year after winning the Suffolk County singles title in her freshman year at Westhampton Beach, Hayes defended her title and won a second consecutive county championship with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Commack’s Kady Tannenbaum. “I served really well,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The playoff season on Long Island began on Thursday afternoon, with the first-round matchups in Nassau County being played. Third-seed Syosset defeated Mepham 7-0, as Caroline Lee hung on to win 6-3, 1-6, 10-7 at first singles. The defending county champions move into a quarterfinal matchup against...Read more
For the third straight year, the New York Tennis Expo arrives on Long Island, with this year’s event set for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis fans rejoice! For the third straight year, the New York Tennis Expo arrives on Long Island, with this year’s event set for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Held in conjunction with the New York Open, the 2020 New York Tennis Expo will give...Read more