| By Steve Annacone
The serve is the most important shot in tennis. It is often the least practiced shot and the hardest to learn. This sometimes makes a tennis professional or coach hesitant to teach the shot to a young player. However, I believe it should be one of the first things these young players learn. Try...Read more
Brian Gao won at second singles to help lead Syosset to the Long Island Championship.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Coming into this season, there were some questions surrounding the Syosset Braves. With just three returning seniors in the starting lineup, and eight new starters to integrate into the lineup, the Braves had its work cut out for them. And the Braves put in that work, and it resulted in a dominant...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Local junior tennis players came out to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s Long Island annex at Sportime Syosset to participate in the Academy’s Scholarship Tryouts. The goal of the Tryout is to award full or partial scholarships to SPORTIME and JMTA programs at SPORTIME Syosset, starting in the...Read more
Wantagh native Kristen Cassidy closed out a decorated four-year career at Moravian College this spring.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former MacArthur High School standout Kristen Cassidy wrapped up her collegiate tennis career, concluding her four-year stint at Moravian College with a selection to the All-Landmark Conference first-team , and helping to guide her team to the NCAA Division III Championships. Cassidy lost her...Read more
Eddie Liao won at first singles as Commack captured the Suffolk County title on Thursday.
  | By Brian Coleman
After not having a season last spring, the Commack boys’ tennis team came out motivated more than ever in 2021. That motivation helped guide the Cougars to an undefeated regular season, which it capped off with a county championship after defeating Ward Melville 6-1 on Thursday afternoon at...Read more
  | By Press Release
The United States Tennis Association today announced that fans will be welcomed back to the US Open for the 2021 tournament, and that tickets to the event will be put on sale to the general public on Thursday, July 15, beginning at 12 pm ET. Additionally, longtime US Open partner American Express...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Commack and Hills East will meet for a spot in the Suffolk County championship, after both teams won their respective semifinal matches on Tuesday. The top-seeded Commack Cougars took out Bayport Blue-Point 7-0 as Joe Romito & Ryan Burke led the way with a 6-2, 6-0 victory at fourth doubles...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
More than 100 players hit the courts at Sportime Quogue on Saturday to compete in the first installment of the 2021 Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge event series. The players were spread throughout eight divisions of play across the beautiful 20 outdoor courts in the Hamptons, enjoying...Read more
  | By Press Release
The crosscourt serve-and-volley Singles game including the alley, known as One-On-One Doubles, will rock the Hamptons in July with some of the top serve-and-volley players from the east coast entering. The $1500 Hamptons One-On-One Doubles Shootout is slated to be held at Doug DeGroot’s Hither...Read more
Commack's Eddie Liao celebrates winning a big point during the Suffolk County Singles Championship.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Commack’s Eddie Liao put a bow on his dominant freshman season on Saturday, winning the Suffolk County singles title by way of a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Harborfields junior Chris Qi at Smithtown East High School. “It feels amazing,” said Liao. “I’ve always wanted to win this tournament, and so to...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
When I was growing up, we were always taught to keep the ball deep. The idea was to push your opponent back and give them very few opportunities to move forward. These days, there are a lot of players who start the point standing relatively deep in the court. This pretty much negates the "hit the...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
In the latest installment of the Syosset-Roslyn rivalry, the two notoriously dominant programs met in the Nassau County Championship at Eisenhower Park on Thursday afternoon. After seven intense flights of tennis, it was the Braves of Syosset who claimed the county championship by edging the...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
All parents want what is best for their child, and some believe that being an active part of their child's development during tennis lessons is the best path to ensure success. In contrast, other parents choose to sit at arm’s length and trust the process by being passive during lessons. Undeniably...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
This is the ninth installment of Dr. Tom Ferraro’s “The Tennis Guru” series. To read the first parts, Click Here . The trio awoke the next morning, cleaned up camp and continued on their trek up the mountain to meet The Tennis Guru. Yin felt strong and happy. He had met a wise mentor in Virgil who...Read more
Syosset's Jeremy Levine won at third singles on Monday to help lead the Braves to the county championship.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
One half of the Nassau County team finals was established on Monday afternoon, as the Syosset Braves booked their spot in the title match by way of a 5-2 victory over Great Neck North. The Braves captured all three singles flights thanks to wins from Ansh Chadha, Brian Gao & Jeremy Levine , and...Read more