| By Ricky Becker
Before my year-long hiatus from contributing to Long Island Tennis Magazine , I published the following formula on junior tennis success. It goes like this … Ten percent of junior players walk onto the tennis court for the first time with clear-cut talent. If they really push themselves to the max...Read more
Nick Bollettieri speaks to players during the 2019 New York Tennis Expo.
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
It’s always fun to sit on the dais with some of the great thinkers in the world of tennis. I was recently invited to participate in a panel discussion at this year’s New York Tennis Expo at NYCB LIVE . The panel consisted of Steve Johnson, the California-born powerhouse currently ranked 34th in the...Read more
  | By Press Release
Helping young athletes attend the colleges of their choice, on full tennis scholarships whenever possible, is a primary goal of SPORTIME and of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA). Today, the Academy announced the dates for the fourth annual John McEnroe Tennis Academy College Recruiting Combine...Read more
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  | By Kathy Miller
Organizing the upcoming Men’s and Women’s USTA League Tennis season is now underway! The USTA League consists of the 18 & Over League (players must turn 18 in the 2019 calendar year), the 40 & Over League (players must turn 40 in the 2019 calendar year) 55 & Over and 65 & Over...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
It’s important that players understand the importance, function and movements of the split-step. When you finally “get it,” tennis becomes a very different game. Split-steps link together movements and create a brief pause allowing players to make decisions, react efficiently, see where the ball is...Read more
PGA Tour Superstore in Westbury, N.Y. is a reputable golf retail destination, but if you walk the store floor, engage with its staff and ask around, this national retail chain is quickly making a name for itself in tennis and with the tennis community
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
PGA Tour Superstore in Westbury, N.Y. is a reputable golf retail destination, but if you walk the store floor, engage with its staff and ask around, this national retail chain is quickly making a name for itself in tennis and with the tennis community. Located at 1254 Corporate Drive in Westbury,...Read more
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  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In 2019, the Roland Garros tournament’s prize fund has risen by eight percent over last year, to reach a total of $48,420,320.32. The President of the French Tennis Federation Bernard Giudicelli and French Open Director Guy Forget wanted to continue narrowing the gap between the amounts awarded to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For more than a half-century, Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps in Vermont have been attracting young athletes from more than 30 U.S. states and 20 countries around the world. There has been one constant in the camp's illustrious history: Ted Hoehn. In 1968, Hoehn and Alden Bryan founded the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bethpage Park Tennis Center Summer Tennis Camp 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 Farmingdale, NY (516) 777-1358 BethpageParkTennis.com Bethpage_Park_Logo.jpg To be your best, you need the best program, facilities and players Bethpage Park Tennis Center’s Summer Tennis Camp is designed for...Read more
At the 2019 USTA Eastern Conference, the Section honored longtime tennis coach and USTA Long Island Executive Board Vice President Sunny Fishkind with its 2018 Woman of the Year Award.
  | By Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the March/April 2019 edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here for the full digital edition. At the 2019 USTA Eastern Conference, the Section honored longtime tennis coach and USTA Long Island Executive Board Vice President Sunny Fishkind with its 2018 Woman of...Read more
The John McEnoe Tennis Academy (JMTA) has begun hosting Sports Vision Workshops at its facility, bringing in Dr. Anne Hanna OD, FCOVD.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In order to be a top tennis player in today’s day and age, it’s imperative that you have a well-rounded training regimen that goes beyond simply practicing on the court. With that in mind, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) has begun hosting Sports Vision Workshops at its facilities, bringing...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There were two new champions of the BNP Paribas Open crowned in the desert of Indian Wells, Calif. on Sunday, as Canada’s Bianca Andreescu and Dominic Thiem captured the respective men’s and women’s singles titles. Up first was Andreescu, the teenager from Mississauga, Canada, who defeated...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There is perhaps no player on the WTA Tour playing better tennis so far in 2019 than Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic, and that continued on Thursday as she hung on to defeat fifth-seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the BNP Paribas Open semifinals in Indian Wells, Calif. “I’m very confident...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer continued his bid for a sixth BNP Paribas Open title by rolling past 23 rd seeded Brit Kyle Edmund 6-1, 6-4 to reach the Indian Wells quarterfinals on Wednesday. “He didn’t have the best start, so that cost him the first set,” said Federer. “Second set, it was definitely better. I...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Most of us saw Novak Djokovic’s dominating win over Rafael Nadal in the finals of the 2019 Australian Open . Usually, coaches, parents, fans and even the athletes themselves write off this kind of big win as: “He just played great.” But this explanation is often too simplistic. In sports and in...Read more