| By Brian Coleman
Tennis is the sport for a lifetime. That creed gets right to the heart of what is so great about our sport, and goes to show that there is no cookie-cutter approach to picking up the game. Kaitlyn Fleckner is a perfect example of this notion as the West Islip senior’s tennis timeline differs from...Read more
Hewlett's Stephan Gershfeld gets ready to hit a backhand during the Nassau County Singles Championship.
  | By Brian Coleman
Tennis is often a battle of attrition. In order to win, you have to fight through adversity and often times tough conditions to come through victorious. That was the case on a brutally hot Sunday afternoon at Eisenhower Park where the top singles and doubles players competed in the final rounds of...Read more
Novak Djokovic came back from two sets down to reach the French Open quarterfinals on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It was an exciting day of tennis in Paris at the 2021 French Open as top-seed Novak Djokovic was nearly upset by Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti. But Djokovic overcame the young Italian and advanced with a 6-7(7), 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0 (ret.) victory. “After I lost the second set and went out to change and...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I’m sure we have all experienced having a great practice session only to find ourselves in a match struggling with the very same shots we hit well in practice. Even though you have executed these shots successfully in practice, it is a whole different world when you are trying to win a match. Your...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
The forehand has become the premier dominant shot in modern tennis, especially in the men’s game. Toni Nadal, the legendary Spanish coach, even goes so far as to describe the forehand as “the most important shot in the game.” Most coaches and players would probably disagree with Uncle Toni, and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Men’s Singles (2) Daniil Medvedev d. Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 (6) Alexander Zverev d. Laslo Dere 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 Federico Delbonis d. (27) Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 Kei Nishikori d. Henri Laaksonen 7-5 (ret.) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina d. Casper Ruud 7-6(3), 2-6, 7-6(6), 0-6, 7-5 (12) Pablo...Read more
Magda Linette had top-seed Ash Barty on the ropes before Barty was forced to retire. Linette is now into the French Open third round.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Results from Day Five at the 2021 French Open Men’s Singles (8) Roger Federer d. Marin Cilic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 Mikael Ymer d. (14) Gael Monfils 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 (1) Novak Djokovic d. Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 (9) Matteo Berrettini d. Federico Coria 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 (18) Jannik Sinner d...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Great Neck North became the first team to advance to the Nassau County semifinals after posting a 4-3 victory over Friends Academy on Wednesday. Damien Chafe fought back from a set down to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 at first singles to clinch the win for the Blazers. Up next is a matchup against the winner...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The playoffs in Nassau County got underway on Tuesday afternoon, with two play-in matches plus a few opening round contests. Lynbrook, Herricks Win Play-In Games Herricks defeated Valley Stream North 6-1 to move into an opening round matchup against the Roslyn Bulldogs . Varun Thopcherneni came...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Thinking on the court should be simple and concise. Play every single point the best that you can. You cannot win every game point, or every critical point; you have to keep giving yourself chances. If you had one chance, you need another. If you had a couple, you need three, etc. You need to think...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the summer, people from across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons, to enjoy the sun, while sitting by the pool or ocean, and taking part in an array of outdoor activities. One of those activities, and perhaps its most popular, is tennis. It may be the favorite activity for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Real estate in the Hamptons is some of the most sought after property in the world, and many of them are perfect for the tennis lover. With gorgeous landscapes, modern design and private tennis courts, among other amenities, these properties are truly one-of-a-kind. With the help of Parsa Samii of...Read more
Coco Gauff won her opening round match at the French Open on Tuesday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Results from Day Three at the 2021 French Open: Men’s Singles (3) Rafael Nadal d. Alex Popyrin 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(3) (14) Gael Monfils d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-4, 6-4 (9) Matteo Berrettini d. Taro Daniel 6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Ricardas Berankis d. (29) Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 Jan-...Read more
Eddie Liao won at first singles to help guide Commack to the win over Hills West on Thursday afternoon.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Below are scores from high school tennis action on Long Island on Thursday. To submit a team score to be included in the daily high school recap, please share the Coaches Submission Form with your coach. Click Here to access the form Commack 6, Hills West 1 Saharsh Peddireddy notched a 7-6 (5), 7-5...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This article first appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to access the full digital issue. The second Grand Slam of 2021 gets underway this weekend in the City of Love as the best players in the world arrive in Paris for the French Open. The weather should...Read more