| By Vincent Carvelli
An estimated 17.9 million people play tennis in the United States, according to the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), making it one of the most popular sports in the country. Unlike many sports that have set duration times, tennis matches can go several hours. The sport demands much from its...Read more
The USTA announced the field for the 2019 US Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its 12th year, will be held Sept. 5-8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
  | By Press Release
The USTA announced the field for the 2019 US Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its 12th year, will be held Sept. 5-8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The 2019 US Open Wheelchair Competition will feature a men’s, women’s and quad division and will...Read more
The USTA announced that US Open Fan Week, a week-long tennis and entertainment festival, will kick-off the 2019 US Open and run from Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25, on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
  | By Press Release
The USTA announced that US Open Fan Week, a week-long tennis and entertainment festival, will kick-off the 2019 US Open and run from Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25, on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Anchored by the US Open Qualifying Tournament, the...Read more
With everything to play for in the final set of men’s doubles, the Empire’s Neal Skupski and Ulises Blanch kept their composure and outplayed the Breakers’ Steve Johnson and Luke Bambridge, winning the set 5-3 and stealing the match 20-19
  | By Press Release
Proving that every point really does count in World TeamTennis, the New York Empire presented by Citi won a thrilling match Wednesday night from Breakers Stadium at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach, Calif. Trailing the Orange County Breakers 16-15 entering the final set, the Empire’s Neal...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
What's the most difficult thing to do in tennis? I'd have to say it's the ability to balance efficient learning with optimal performance. The best players present a growth mindset to maximize learning and improvement and shut down that mindset to perform. Learning is premeditated, performing is...Read more
Ulises Blanch lost hard-fought matches at both Men's Doubles and Men's Singles, both by the score of 5-4, in the Empire's loss to the Las Vegas Rollers on Tuesday night.
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi dropped a competitive match to the Vegas Rollers Tuesday night, 24-20, at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Four out of five sets were decided by a tiebreak, with the Rollers able to win three of them to secure the victory. The loss snaps the Empire's three-match...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
A few weeks ago, I remember seeing a sign outside of a fitness studio. The words and message struck me … It read like this: “You recharge your phone once a day, how often do you recharge yourself ?” I thought this was a great message and applies so well to sports. As a mental training coach, in my...Read more
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi weathered the Orlando Storm and won its third match in a row, beating the Storm 23-18 at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx to improve to 4-3 on the season. Leading 2-0 before nearly an hour rain delay, the Empire’s Maria Jose Martinez...Read more
It is hard to understand why a player so often fails to live up to potential.
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
I was playing golf recently with a friend who also happens to be an avid tennis player. As we walked down the seventh fairway and approached our drives, he asked me a seemingly simple question: “Tom, how do you teach tennis players to finish off their opponent and go on to win?” Indeed that does...Read more
Naomi Osaka hoists the trophy after winning the 2018 US Open. last September.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Thursday that the 2019 US Open will feature the largest purse in the sport’s history as it will surpass $57 million in prize money. In addition to the increased prize money , the USTA will also be making a $1,000,000 payment to support the...Read more
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi fell to 1-3 on the season, dropping a hard-fought match to the visiting Orange County Breakers on Thursday night at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. The Breakers picked up their first win of the season, 22-15. The Empire got off to a...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Earlier this year, USTA Eastern announced its 2018 League Captains of the Year for each region in its Section. “Captaining a league team takes dedication,” said USTA Eastern Leagues Senior Manager Lauren Bull. “Captains spend a lot of their own time ironing out logistics so that all players can...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Unfortunately, over the last few years, the Long Island High School Team Champions are the schools who have most of its strongest players participate and not necessarily which high school has the best players. After speaking with some high school coaches, I realized that the athletic director sets...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Adelphi University named Frank Russo the new head coach of its men’s and women’s tennis teams, with the move taking effect beginning on July 17. “I’m excited to come on and be the head coach of both the men’s and women’s teams here at Adelphi, and lead both programs in the competitive Northeast-10...Read more
Kirsten Flipkens notched a key win at women's singles to help lead the Empire past the Rollers on Tuesday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Empire presented by Citi claimed its first win of the young World TeamTennis season with a 24-16 victory over the Vegas Rollers tonight at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. Empire Head Coach Luke Jensen reworked his recipe starting tonight’s match with the mixed...Read more