| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced major organizational changes on Monday , including the elimination of 100 jobs as part of a “transformational plan” to restructure the governing body of tennis in the United States. “We have an opportunity to reimagine the structure of the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the last few days, we have heard from two of the top players in the world, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who have expressed pessimism on the prospects of playing the US Open later this summer. Last week, Nadal said: “If you ask me today, today I will say, ‘No’. In a couple of months? I don’t...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
As we get better at the game of tennis, it is natural to start thinking about more complicated ideas on the court. Often, strategy and anticipating your opponent's next shot take over your thought process. Both of these things can be very important to your success in a match. However, your ability...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In response to the tension filling our country at the moment, USTA Eastern reached out to its members on Friday to let them know that it will be taking several steps to examine its support for diversity in the section. These measures include: Developing methods to capture data on diversity...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In this time of extraordinary challenge, the dreams of many young players to one day play professional tennis have been put on pause. It's concerning to venture outside to play tennis and in some areas perhaps ( and I say this with sadness) irresponsible. With no live tennis, even watching is an...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 Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Silent Partner Tennis, a division of Deuce Industries Ltd., was founded in 1989 by Dr. John Bassili. A recreational tennis player and psychology professor, Dr. John had a dream. He sought a reliable tennis partner. One that would play on his schedule and help improve his game. Meanwhile, John's son...Read more
  | By Salomon Levy
A great coach once told me, “It’s not what you teach; it’s what your student learns”. Ever since then, whenever I am coaching, I have tried my best to deliver my instructions clear and to the point. I know it’s my job to make sure my student gets it right. One of the things that motivate me the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is considering a plan to host both the Western & Southern Open and US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, with the former leading into the latter, according to a report by Christopher Clarey in the New York Times . The Western...Read more
  | By Michael Forte
Douglas Henderson’s 2010 book, Endeavor to Persevere: A Memoir on Jimmy Connors, Arthur Ashe, Tennis and Life , chronicles his life growing up in the Bronx in the late- 1960’s, discovering his love for tennis and being involved with some of the greatest players of all-time, including body guarding...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
There are many different variables affecting your serve. However, the toss is the most important part of the serve. If the toss is consistent and dependable, your serve is likely to be the same. Timing and rhythm both play a big role in your ability to toss the ball well and to make contact at the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis fans received encouraging news over the weekend as it was reported that US Open officials have begun putting together a plan to hold the event on time and in New York City, with an announcement coming sometime in mid-to-late June. Stacey Allaster, the USTA’s chief executive officer for pro...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
This article is the third part of Rob Polishook's series, Mastering the Mind: Mindfulness at 125 MPH. Click Here to read Part One ... Click Here to read Part Two Yesterday my client, Susan, said to me, “I’m a stress ball. I want to learn how to meditate, I know it will help me relax. But I’ve tried...Read more
  | By Press Release
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has received full accreditation under the USTA’s accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals. The goal of the program is to elevate...Read more
Ohio State freshman and Northport native Cannon Kingsley was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year, the final accolade on what was an outstanding first season competing for the Buckeyes.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Ohio State freshman and Northport native Cannon Kingsley was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year, the final accolade on what was an outstanding first season competing for the Buckeyes. Kingsley, the first Ohio State player to earn rookie of the year honors, received the award during a special...Read more