| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the New Year now here, it’s time for a fresh season of tennis. The 2019 seasons on both the ATP and WTA tours commenced this week, with tournaments taking place in Shenzhen, China, Auckland, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia. In Brisbane on Wednesday, Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich pulled...Read more
  | By Griffin Samuels
At some point in everyone’s lives, one is told a particular “fact” that goes unquestioned. We have all fallen victim to being told something that is not necessarily the truth. In the year 2018, one bit of fiction continues to rear its ugly head in the fitness and athletic community. That...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams defeated younger sister, Serena, in a exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, coming back from a set down to win 4-6, 6-3, 10-8. “This is our first match back, so what we wanted was to give it our all,” said Venus. The match was the headliner on Thursday during the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Both the ATP and WTA Tours announced that it will be implementing a 25-second shot at its top events beginning this coming season. There will be a visible clock at the WTA Premier events and the ATP Masters events in 2019, with stricter time limits before the start of play and during the warm ups...Read more
Ryan Harrison will take part in the 2019 New York Tennis Expo before he once again competes in the New York Open in February.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
United Sports Publications (USP), publisher of Long Island Tennis Magazine and New York Tennis Magazine, and GF Sports, owner and operator of the ATP Tour's New York Open , are committed to bringing a one-of-a-kind event to NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with the 2019 New...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Australian Open will now feature tiebreaks in the final sets of matches, tournament organizers have announced . It’s a move that mirrors that of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open earlier this year, where final sets tied at 6-6 will go into a first-to-10 point tiebreak with a two-point advantage. “We...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Have you ever wanted to play on the same courts as professional tennis players? Do you want to experience playing on the beach in the middle of winter? What about meet and get an autograph from a professional player? The 2019 New York Tennis Expo will have all of that and more, and is completely...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the end of each year, the International Tennis Federation unveils its World Champions, and this year it named Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep the 2018 World Champions. Both players enjoyed excellent 2019 seasons, as Djokovic won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, while Halep captured the first...Read more
  | By Press Release
Larry Ellison, the co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of software giant Oracle , has been named “Person of the Year” for 2018 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2019 issue. Ellison led off the magazine’s 18th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The men’s and women’s tennis programs at USC and South Carolina will travel to Australia to play in exhibition and regular-season matches during the 2019 Australian Open, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and Tennis Australia announced on Tuesday. Programs from the two schools will play...Read more
  | By Press Release
Tournament week begins on February 9, with the 2019 New York Tennis Expo followed by Opening Night, featuring International Tennis Hall of Fame members and former world No. 1-ranked players, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier, and the Taste of New York Open starring celebrity chef David Burke. In less...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has announced the winners of the annual year-end tournament and player awards, as voted for by the players themselves. In addition, members of the WTA Coach Program voted for the first ever WTA Coach of the Year. The WTA Tournament of the Year Award winners have...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sports Made Easy continued its tournament series as it hosted the Sports Made Easy November Challenger this past weekend on Long Island. Like all Sports Made Easy tournaments, the idea was to combine the fun of playing the sport but in a competitive way, being flexible in the scheduling of events...Read more
  | By Zeki Tukel
In the last article I wrote in Long Island Tennis Magazine ( September/October 2018 issue ) on making a long-term development plan, the success of the plan was based on the accumulation of each individual session of practice and match play. In this article, I will focus on the efficiency and...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
Third set tie-break. Pete was serving at 11-11. Arturo, his partner at the net, turned and gave him the nod, “We can do this.” Pete hit a power serve and the ball hit inside and deep. The opponent extended his racket, lunged and managed a sloppy return off the rim. “Whap!” the sound from the mis-...Read more