| By Steve Annacone
Tennis is a game of timing and rhythm. Shots can be hit fast, slow, flat, with more spin, and with all kinds of other variables. My advice is to keep your shots similar. This means, hit your shots with similar speed, spin, and trajectory. Hitting your first and second serve similarly will give you...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys & Girls Long Island Rankings (as of 11/2/20) Boys Long Island Boys 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 Sebastian Bielen East Norwich 2 Drew Hassenbein Roslyn 3 Jack Kennedy Huntington 4 Sean Grosman Glen Head 5 Zavier Augustin Malverne 6 Saje Vijay Menon Mineola 7 Evan Lee Syosset 8 Benjamin Wiese...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Moving forward in singles has become more difficult. In addition, many players are not sure how to move in and what to do once they are in a volleying position. The first step is to try to hit your approach shot deep and towards the side of the court you are already on-usually this is down the line...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
During the 2020 French Open, we witnessed unseeded Iga Swiatek from Poland, ranked 54th in the world, seemingly come out of nowhere to defeat last year’s finalist, 15th seed, Marketa Vondrousova in the first round. Then in the fourth round, she defeated the top seed Simona Halep. Finally, she...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
While there are no high school sports this fall, that doesn’t mean high school players aren’t eager to still compete. And this fall, many of them came out to do just that while also supporting a great cause. Bethpage Park Tennis Center hosted the Long Island Tennis Cup, a boys and girls doubles...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
How does anyone attempt, successfully, to pay homage to one of the most influential people in their life? Two books and five podcast seasons simply wouldn’t do to express the impact. It would be a Sisyphean endeavor to attempt to write a summation of an individual whose life could be characterized...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
For many New Yorkers, moving down to Florida is almost a rite of passage. It’s an appealing concept, especially in 2020 with some jobs no longer tying them down to one area, the notion of great weather year-round, no state income tax and the prospect of joining a country club community is hard to...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Polish teenager Iga Swiatek shocked the world earlier this fall with a truly dominating fortnight in Paris, France. Swiatek became the first player from Poland ever to win a Grand Slam and did so in grand fashion in the City of Love. “Even though you’re really young and you’re an underdog, you can...Read more
  | By Robbie Werdiger
The King of Clay reigns supreme, and he added more precious silver to his coveted royal collection. Under a closed roof in the newly remodeled Philippe Chatrier Stadium, Rafael Nadal handed Novak Djokovic a humiliating 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 defeat in the 2020 French Open Final. The second-ranked player in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Long Island Region Council is heartbroken over the loss of longtime volunteer Daniel Burgess. One of the biggest champions of growing tennis on Long Island, Daniel served as Long Island Regional President for six years and was an active member of the Long Island Council for many years. Daniel...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I have discussed this several times in different ways when presenting my tips. Hitting the ball and actually playing a point are two very different things. Hitting the ball well helps you play the point better. However, just randomly hitting the ball against a good player will not be very effective...Read more
  | By Lawrence Kleger
John McEnroe is a multiple time Grand Slam Champion and a tennis icon. His tennis mantra is, “Don’t Beat Yourself!” To most casual observers, he was an overly aggressive player who just “went for it” all the time. And it was his talent that allowed him to “get away with it”. But that could not be...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
For the last half-century, Port Washington Tennis Academy (PWTA) has stood as one of the pillars of the Long Island tennis community. In that time, the beautiful facility on the north shore of the Island has produced some of the game’s top players, a list that includes John and Patrick McEnroe,...Read more
  | By Press Release
“Forward" has always been a part of inPhorm’s DNA. At the debut party for inPhorm in 2008, a giant poster of the word “ECO-FORWARD” was front and center. Eco-Forward was the brand’s initial message — its designing and manufacturing approach that represented the Founder and Creative Director Saad...Read more
From left to right: Runner-Up, Max Schnur; Bonnie Briar's Asi Phillips; Tournament Champion Gary Kushnirovich.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont hosted the New York One-On-One Doubles Shootout this past Saturday, the latest installment of the One-On-One Doubles Shootout event series. This event was a bit different than the previous ones, as there was a mandatory Serve & Volley rule and players...Read more