| By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Every coach and every parent wants to know one thing. What are the characteristics of a champion? Whether it’s in tennis or in any other field or endeavor, what are the inner traits of the true winner? I sought out a tennis coach who has worked with some of the best and brightest kids in the nation...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will provide exclusive coverage of the U.S. Davis Cup team's quarterfinal competition against Serbia in Boise, Idaho, this weekend, with live and same-day, "Instant Encore" replays Friday through Sunday. Highlighting the competition, top-ranked American Sam Querrey will face six-time...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it is offering two audition options for the seventh annual U.S. Open casting call, starting with a DVD submission process. A second exclusive opportunity for children who are residents of the borough of Queens, N.Y., will be held at the Queens Theater in Flushing Meadows...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
I have an idea for what could be the most boring video game of all time … imagine a large blob that doesn't move, cannot fire back and you get unlimited opportunities to shoot it. Unfortunately, young players tell me that this game is not in the same league as Mortal Kombat because it presents no...Read more
  | By Eric Rebhuhn
1. Location, location, location As with everything, the location of the university where you want to play college tennis is important. Playing college tennis in the south is a lot different than playing in the north where the entire winter you are playing indoor tennis. Other aspects of location...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one and top-seeded Serena Williams was back in fine form before a supportive crowd defeating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-3 in Charleston, S.C. at the 2013 Family Circle Cup. Earlier, 2009 winner Sabine Lisicki defeated Anna Tatishvili 6-0, 6-0 in just 41 minutes before 2007 champion...Read more
  | By Tina Greenbaum
It’s important to understand that one’s mental attitude affects not only their tennis performance, but every aspect of their lives. The challenge in both tennis and life is to have the skills and strategies to turn a losing situation into a winning one—which may or may not actually mean winning the...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The Mixed-Doubles League continues match play with League playoffs beginning in May. The winning Long Island teams will advance to the Section Championship in Schenectady, N.Y. the weekend of May 31-June 2. Teams are registering for the men’s and women’s 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two-time Family Circle Cup winner and defending champion Serena Williams begins opening round play today in Charleston, S.C. at the 2013 Family Circle Cup. She will face Camila Giorgi of Italy to start off her Charleston campaign, just a few days shy of capturing her record sixth title in Miami at...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams fought back from a set down to capture her sixth 2013 Sony Open title in Miami, after her 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Maria Sharapova. With the win, Serena joined an elite group of players who have won a single WTA event at least six times, a group including Chris Evert, Steffi Graf and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Second seeded Andy Murray became the first ATP World Tour player to save a match point in the Sony Open Tennis finals in Miami, defeating third-seeded David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(1) for his Sony Open trophy. With the win, Murray will move past Roger Federer into the number two spot in the ATP Men's...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Some of the world’s top junior tennis players–including five boys ranked within the International Tennis Federation’s Top 50–will converge on Carson, Calif. as the ninth annual USTA International Spring Championships will take place at the Home Depot Center. Long Island's Noah Rubin, 17, is...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
It has happened to us all … one moment you are concentrating on playing the point—everything feels smooth, relaxed and in control. Seemingly, the next moment, you find yourself in another place, feeling tense and each step you take feels like a challenge. Add to that a stunned concern with how the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams has advanced to the finals of the 2013 Sony Open in Miami after a dominating 6-0, 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska. With the win, Serena broke Steffi Graf's record for most match wins in the history of the Sony Open. With the win, the top-seeded Serena will face the three seed,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number three Andy Murray moved on to the Sony Open Tennis semifinals in Miami after a 6-4, 6-3 win over Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-3. For a place in the finals, Murray will meet the number eighth seed, Richard Gasquet, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over the number four seed Tomas Berdych in the semis. Murray...Read more