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  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Below are the results from Tuesday’s matches on Long Island: Harborfields 5, Hills West 2 Harborfields won all four doubles flights and got a 6-2, 6-4 win from Zoe Sbarra-Vaughn at second singles to secure the win. Carle Place 6, Clarke 1 Lyra Lu & Natalie Fury won 6-4, 6-2 at third doubles to...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I have written about this before, and I am sure you have heard the term "play within yourself". But what exactly does this mean? Basically, playing within yourself is using what you recognize as your strengths to give you a better chance of hitting the shot well, using the right strategy, and...Read more
Hewlett's Nyla Gershfeld won at second singles as Hewlett defeated Port Washington on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island High School Tennis Results from Monday, March 15: Hewlett 4, Port Washington 3 The third doubles team of Rachel Halpert and Rachel Kouderer won 7-5, 6-3 over Phoebe Levitsky & Grace Ain to clinch Hewlett’s win. Great Neck South 6, Garden City 1 Samantha Zeltzer of Great Neck South...Read more
Defending Long Island champions Port Washington started off its 2021 season with a victory.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Below are results from Friday’s matches on Long Island: South Side 5, Bellmore JFK 2 Lauren Zola and Meghan Sherlock both won in straight sets at first and second singles, respectively, for South Side. North Shore 5, Great Neck South 2 Erica Jud came back to win 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 at third singles to...Read more
Hewlett senior Rachel Arbitman will play her final high school tennis season this spring before heading to Harvard.
  | By Brian Coleman
This fall, Rachel Arbitman will begin the next stage of her tennis career as she heads to Cambridge, Mass. to join Harvard University after a stellar junior career. “Since joining us at JMTA, Rachel quickly emerged as a leader both on and off the court,” said Greg Lumpkin, JMTA Long Island’s...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
“Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.” When you open up the official website of Stefanos Tsitsipas, that is the motto that greets you right away, and it has become the embodiment of the 22-year-old Greek star. He has done just that, creating his own opportunities, as he is already the greatest...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 JMTA. With dozens of JMTA students currently competing at top colleges across the country, today the Academy announced the Fifth Annual, 2021, John McEnroe...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Everything keeps happening faster on the tennis court. A player often feels that there just isn't enough time to do what they want to do. The speed that you hit your shot can make the opponent feel this. Also, hitting the ball away from them can have the same effect. Another idea is to hit the ball...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
The single most crucial factor for a good hit in tennis is contact. If you start with a goal of exactly where you would like to hit the ball in relation to your body, you may focus on efforts to get into this position. While the preparation and finish for different players will vary, the contact is...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
“Necesito el ritmo,”—“I need (the) rhythm”—is a common phrase heard on the tennis court in Spain, both from players and coaches. Rhythm, cadence, timing, and control are essential aspects of the Spanish style of training. What is rhythm and why is it important in Spain? How do you achieve good...Read more
  | By Jason Joseph
Beginning this year, tennis teaching certification and coach education will move into the largest change seen in the United States in over 10 years. The United States Tennis Association (USTA), the national governing body for the sport of tennis in America, has taken the reigns in creating a...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I have students ask me all the time, "What am I doing wrong"? Although there can be some benefit to figuring out why you missed a shot in tennis, it is much more helpful to emphasize what you are trying to do. Reminding yourself to start the “getting ready” process by turning your shoulders, or...Read more
Coach Luke Jensen and the New York Empire celebrate after winning the 2020 King Trophy.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This story first appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition. The 2020 World TeamTennis season was a model for success after hosting a month-long bubble at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia last summer. Featuring nine...Read more
  | By Press Release
Coach Ed Krass’ 33rd Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp will kick off its summer in the Northeast after losing a full season to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Exposure to college coaches is needed perhaps more than ever,” Coach Ed Krass said. “The bans and restrictions implemented due to the coronavirus...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
It has become more and more difficult to serve and volley successfully at all levels in a tennis match. This can still be an effective strategy but the server has to be very good at placing the serve and mixing it up. As an alternative, a great way to get into the net in the modern tennis game is...Read more