Two of the best game improvement tools you should use on a regular basis are the backboard and the ball machine. Most world-class pros have used both of these resources in their careers and both are tremendous tools for your conditioning, footwork, consis
  | By Mike Puc
Two of the best game improvement tools you should use on a regular basis are the backboard and the ball machine. Most world-class pros have used both of these resources in their careers and both are tremendous tools for your conditioning, footwork, consistency and form. Unfortunately, both of these...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Many problems in a tennis match occur because of indecision. A player is faced with many choices when they are about to reply to a shot that’s hit to them. Direction, speed, depth and spin are just some of the decisions that need to be made in a very short period of time. My advice is to use your...Read more
Rafael Nadal delivered the clinching win on Sunday as Spain defeated Canada to win the 2019 Davis Cup title.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Recent US Open champion Rafael Nadal delivered a masterful performance this weekend, winning all of his matches, five singles and three doubles, to lead Spain past Canada for the Davis Cup title in the tournament’s new format in Madrid. Nadal sealed the win for his country with a 6-3, 7-6(7) win...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These instructors share their thoughts on a variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging...Read more
John McEnroe speaks to the crowd during the annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project Pro-Am earlier this summer.
  | By Brian Coleman
Earlier this summer, SPORTIME Amagansett hosted the fifth annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) Pro-Am. The tournament brings together 128 players, including many former professional tennis players, for a day of fun and competitive tennis, with the goal of raising money for the JMTP. “It’s just a...Read more
To become a better tennis player you need to know which of the four game styles you fall into. This will help you better understand what parts of your game will win you points and which parts you need to work on.
  | By Geoffrey Jagdfeld
To become a better tennis player you need to know which of the four game styles you fall into. This will help you better understand what parts of your game will win you points and which parts you need to work on. Once you know what your trying to do on the court you can then analyze your opponent’s...Read more
Phil Barres stands on court at Glen Head Racquet & Fitness.
  | By Brian Coleman
About a year ago, Phil Barres, Adam Mandell and Cory Parr met in a diner to discuss the potential of buying a tennis club business together. Barres, whose family owns a real estate business, owned the property that Glen Head Racquet & Fitness stood on, and was approached by then owner Robert...Read more
Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the ATP Finals crown on Sunday, claiming the biggest title of his young career with a 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) comeback win over Dominic Thiem at The O2 in London.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the ATP Finals crown on Sunday , claiming the biggest title of his young career with a 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) comeback win over Dominic Thiem at The O2 in London. “It’s been a rollercoaster,” Tsitsipas said. “Holding this trophy right now feels amazing…This tournament has...Read more
Former semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe has been awarded a wildcard into the 2020 Australian Open after winning the USTA Wild Card Challenge
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe has been awarded a wildcard into the 2020 Australian Open after winning the USTA Wild Card Challenge . Vandeweghe, who reached the final four in Melbourne in 2017, knocked off three seeded players en route to the finals of the Oracle Challenger Series in Houston...Read more
Whether we want to admit it or not, sports has slowly emerged as our favorite religion of choice.
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Perhaps its blasphemy to say that sports is the predominant 21st Century religion, but it just may be true. Whether you attend church services, a synagogue or a mosque each week, you may have noticed that the pews are relatively empty and that weekly church going seems to be passé. If you have kids...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
To excel in sports, considerable attention is paid to factors such as coaching, nutrition and fitness, but there is one area that often gets overlooked: VISION. Studies have shown that elite athletes have superior vision: they see better, wide peripherals, better depth perception, and better eye/...Read more
Bob and Mike Bryan announced on Wednesday that 2020 will be their final year on tour, and the 2020 US Open will be their last tournament.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The most successful doubles team in tennis history will compete in their final season on tour in 2020, as Bob and Mike Bryan announced their impending retirement on Tennis Channel on Wednesday evening. “We wanted to see if we wanted to keep going and we’ve decided that 2020, at the [US] Open, we’re...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
“I’ve never won a USTA Sportsmanship Pin,” says Sheila. Frank places his arm around her shoulder and says, “You will. But until you do, you could have one of mine. I have three.” She laughs. Frank was at it again, teasing a fellow teammate. Is Sheila doing anything wrong? She gives the benefit of...Read more
Each year, the Commack girls’ tennis team hosts a fundraiser to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the Commack girls’ tennis team hosts a fundraiser to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund. The team did so once again this year, as each player paired up with a teacher to compete in the Tennis with the Teachers doubles tournament at Commack High School. Click Here for more...Read more
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors compete in match play in front of college coaches at the annual USTA Eastern College Showcase Day.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday, coaches, parents and players from gathered at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y. for the USTA Eastern College Showcase, the 33 rd year of the one-of-a-kind event. “College Showcase Day was huge this year! We had increased attendance from both players and coaches over 2018,” said...Read more