Commack's Eddie Liao won the Suffolk County singles title a year ago.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In just a short while, the cold weather will subside and the snow on the ground will all melt away, ushering in the spring here on Long Island. With that comes a return to the outdoor tennis courts, and a new season of boys’ high school tennis. This year should be even more exciting than previous...Read more
Chris Lewit gives his thoughts on the 2021 hit movie "King Richard".
  | By Chris Lewit
I finally had a chance to watch “King Richard”, one of the best tennis films I have seen— perhaps ever—and I would like to share my thoughts as both a high-performance coach and parent. Richard Williams was wonderfully portrayed by Will Smith who delivered a powerful performance. The acting—by all...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Effective coaches use words strategically so that their message has the greatest positive impact and throughout my career, I have looked to find a better cue or phrase to coach with clarity. Sometimes the improvements that I have found are subtle yet they can be meaningful. I've developed a better...Read more
Top-ranked Ash Barty announced her retirement from professional tennis.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a stunning announcement on Tuesday evening, recent Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty revealed that she is retiring from professional tennis. Barty sat down for an interview with longtime friend and fellow professional tennis player Casey Dellacqua which she posted to her Instagram account...Read more
Elina Svitolina is one of the Ukrainian players who will arrive in the United States for the BJK Cup next week.
  | By Press Release
The USTA and the U.S. Billie Jean King Cup Team will welcome Team Ukraine to Asheville, N.C., and the Harrah’s Cherokee Center - Asheville for a Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifying tie April 15-16, 2022. The USTA will donate 10 percent of the ticket revenue from the event to the Ukraine...Read more
  | By Press Release
Helping young athletes attend the colleges of their choice, on full tennis scholarships when possible, is a foundational goal of SPORTIME and of JMTA. With dozens of JMTA students currently competing at top colleges across the country, today the Academy announced the Sixth Annual, 2022, John...Read more
Recent Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz won the Easter Bowl in 2015.
  | By Press Release
The FILA Easter Bowl returns to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the 54 th edition of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious junior tennis tournaments. Nearly every singles American men’s and women’s Grand Slam champion has competed in the FILA Easter Bowl, a true pipeline to the...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
There are usually a couple of days each year that you go out to play a tennis match and everything works well—your movement is great, your shots feel solid and your strategy is working to perfection. When you play a match on any other day, it is important to learn how to compete so that you give...Read more
Iga Swiatek won the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Sunday, and moves up to No. 2 in the world rankings.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The BNP Paribas Open came to a close on Sunday after an exciting two weeks of tennis out in the California desert, as Poland’s Iga Swiatek captured the women’s singles title, which was followed by American Taylor Fritz winning the men’s singles event and winning the biggest title of his career...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Beginning with this spring’s French Open, all four major tournaments will use a 10-point tiebreak when the final set score reaches 6-6. The Grand Slam Board, which consists of members from all four tournaments, consulted with the ITF’s rules committee to adopt the new rule. “The Grand Slam Board’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine has put together a Camp Guide showcasing some of the top camps for tennis players. The following camps are great choices for parents who want their children to have a healthy and enriching summer experience while learning the sport of a lifetime. Please contact each camp...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
One of the most difficult things you will encounter on the tennis court is the interference that your mind inadvertently causes when the match gets close. The best players in the world seem to be able to overcome this by reminding themselves of the successes they have had, and letting habit and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hofstra Men and Women Fall to Delaware in CAA Season Openers Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams for Hofstra University dropped their Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) season openers this weekend, as the Blue Hens of Delaware notched victories in both matches. The men fell 6-1 , as Josh...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The year is 1978. Laverne & Shirley is the most popular show on television, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John dazzled the big screen in Grease, and in the fall, the Yankees’ Bucky Dent will break the hearts of Red Sox fans with his infamous homerun. That same year, Australia’s Chris O’Neil...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
There are many different opinions concerning strategy in a tennis match. Obviously, every match is different, every opponent is different, and every day that you play tennis is different. Keeping a simple idea as your "go to" strategy is what works best for most players. There are many different...Read more