| By Ricky Becker
In the March/April 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine , I discussed my formula on junior tennis success. In short, it goes like this … Click Here to read Part I of Ricky Becker's article Ten percent of junior players walk onto the tennis court for the first time with clear-cut talent; 80...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sometimes, as a tennis player, you exist on an island. Alone, solo, under the lights of your local club or drenched in the sun, there you are … between the lines, either gaining the accolades of glory hitting the winning shot or facing the weight of defeat. There are no teammates to pass to, no...Read more
  | By Stefen Rosner
As has become a yearly tradition, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) hosted tryouts for both its Long Island and Randall’s Island facilities in late June, as tennis players from the ages of six through 16 headed to the courts in search of a scholarship into the JMTA. Mr. McEnroe himself was...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the summer, people from across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons, to enjoy the sun, while sitting by the pool or ocean, and taking part in an array of outdoor activities. Each town in the Hamptons has its own unique feel, with a variety of activities available from simply going...Read more
Noah Rubin competes at the New York Open earlier this year.
  | By Scoop Malinowski
Status: No. 176 in ATP World Tour Rankings DOB: February 21, 1996 In: Long Island, NY HT: 5-9 Wt: 155 First Tennis Memory: My parents hung a ball from a string off our ceiling and I was actually in a diaper. And maybe I just have a memory because I see the picture so often. I don't know if I...Read more
Airam Castellano and Caio Zampieri  celebrate after clinching the Men's Pro title at the 2019 Long Island Tennis Challenge.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the sixth consecutive year, Long Island Tennis Magazine brought together tennis players of all ages and levels together for a day of competitive tennis, fun, friends and food as it hosted the annual Long Island Tennis Challenge at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, N.Y. The...Read more
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire is entering its second year of a multi-year partnership with Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus, an Anthem, Inc. company, that will help spread the game of tennis to children of all socioeconomic backgrounds and skill levels. To promote exercise and encourage healthy...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The second annual Big Apple International Cup brought some of the best junior players in the world to the United States Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. as teams from Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Spain and the United States competed against one another. “The Big...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Port Washington boys varsity tennis team conducted its annual Play with the Teachers tournament on Tuesday to raise money for autism awareness. Each player from the team paired up with a teacher or administrator from the school district to compete in a friendly doubles tournament. The team’s...Read more
Ashleigh Barty won her first career major title after a dominant two-week run at the French Open.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A wild and entertaining fortnight in Paris came to a close this past weekend as the tennis world put the 2019 French Open into the books . The two singles champions could not be more juxtaposed, as Rafael Nadal won at Roland Garros for a remarkable 12 th time, while Australia’s Ashleigh Barty took...Read more
Photo credit: USTA/Garrett Ellwood
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The King of Clay continued his mastery on Friday, as Rafael Nadal improved his record at the French Open to 92-2 after a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Roger Federer. Nadal’s worked through light rain and gusts of wind of up to 39 miles per hour, to dispatch of the world number three in two hours and 25...Read more
Photo credit: Getty Images/David Tran
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
I see this all too often in my travels as a collegiate head coach at the State University of New York at Oneonta—many players being trained by academy pros being advised not to play high school tennis. As I also go through the many letters, notes and communication I receive from potential student/...Read more
Photo credit: Getty Images/Bubbers13
  | By Steven Kaplan
Participation in high school tennis is not thriving on Long Island. That's too bad because school tennis is not just an extracurricular activity, it's an essential part of a well-rounded tennis experience for 98 percent of all young players. It develops teamwork, school spirit and socialization...Read more
American teenager Amanda Anisimova continued her stunning run at the French Open as she took out defending champion and third-seed Simona Halep 6-2, 6-4 to secure spot in Paris’ final four on Thursday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American teenager Amanda Anisimova continued her stunning run at the French Open as she took out defending champion and third-seed Simona Halep 6-2, 6-4 to secure spot in Paris’ final four on Thursday. The New Jersey-born Anisimova sealed the victory with a backhand winner up the line, and...Read more
Novak Djokovic moved within two wins of completing the Novak Slam for the second time in his career after reaching the French Open semifinals on Thursday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem both notched straight-sets victories in their respective quarterfinal matches at the French Open on Thursday, setting up a semifinal clash between the top-ranked and fourth-ranked players in the world. Djokovic, owner of the last three Grand Slams on the ATP Tour,...Read more