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
The USTA today announced that Michael Dowse, President of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association.
  | By Press Release
The USTA today announced that Michael Dowse, President of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association. The announcement was made by Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, who led the search...Read more
Westhampton Beach, defending Long Island champions, are the top-seed in the Suffolk County tournament.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The high school regular season’s have come to a close, and the team playoffs get underway on Thursday afternoon with a couple of the first round matchups, while the Suffolk County opening round begins next Tuesday. The top four seeds in Nassau are Port Washington, Great Neck North, Syosset and...Read more
Port Washington wrapped up its undefeated regular season on Tuesday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the Nassau County Individual Championships on tap for this weekend, the regular season came to a close on Tuesday afternoon. The Syosset Braves, who will enter the playoffs as the third seed, celebrated Senior Day as it took on Conference I champions Port Washington. The Vikings wrapped up its...Read more
Many players get so wrapped up with fooling their opponent and proceed to change their ideas on almost every shot and point.
  | By Steve Annacone
I think it is extremely important to stay with what is working in tennis. Many players get so wrapped up with fooling their opponent and proceed to change their ideas on almost every shot and point. All that is necessary to keep your opponent off balance is to do the unexpected once in a while. For...Read more
A month after she captivated the sports world with her run at the US Open, American teenager Coco Gauff has claimed her first WTA singles title.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A month after she captivated the sports world with her run at the US Open , American teenager Coco Gauff has claimed her first WTA singles title. The 15-year-old Delray Beach, Fla. native captured the Upper Austria Ladies Linz title, holding on to beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 on Sunday. “I’m...Read more
Port Washington won Nassau County's Conference I for the third straight season with a win on Thursday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the third straight year, Port Washington is the champion of Nassau County’s Conference I. The Vikings concluded its regular season at 12-0 thanks to a 6-1 win over Manhasset on Thursday afternoon. The team’s doubles duos led the way, notching wins at first, second, third and fourth doubles...Read more