| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The top-seeds in both the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles draws kicked off their 2021 U.S. Open campaigns on Tuesday, and while both were tested, both came through to advance and secure their spots in the second round. Up first was Australian Ash Barty, and she carried momentum from her...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 31st Annual USTA Long Island Awards Dinner is set for Wednesday, September 22 at Chateau Briand Caterers in Westbury. From the USTA website: USTA Eastern's Long Island Region is thrilled to announce the return of its Awards Dinner this September. The 31st celebration of Long Island’s tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the most-talked about match of the U.S. Open’s Day One, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas outlasted former number one Andy Murray 2-6, 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round. “It is not easy,” Tsitsipas said in his on-court interview. “I had to make lots of sacrifices to come back. I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the first night match inside Arthur Ashe Stadium this fortnight, defending champion Naomi Osaka pushed past Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova 6-4, 6-1 to book her spot in the second round. “It felt kind of surreal to walk onto the court and to hear an actual audience this time,” said Osaka. “To...Read more
Sloane Stephens during a practice session over the weekend. Stephens defeated fellow American Madison Keys on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a rematch of the 2017 U.S. Open final, American Sloane Stephens once again got the better of her compatriot, downing Madison Keys 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(7) in the U.S. Open opening round on Monday. The two battled for more than two hours, and dialed up some vintage tennis late in the third set. After...Read more
  | By Bill Simons
In life we often take for granted the simplest things–like sight. It is a vastly underrated aspect of tennis. Ash Barty says that basically the key to every point is, "see ball, hit ball." Dr. Paul Hamori has written a revealing, groundbreaking book: The Art and Science of Ball Watching–learning to...Read more
  | By Farhad Roshanaie
There are different methods to estimate the intensity in sport such as using heart rate, VO2, blood lactate concentration, and Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE). Breathing techniques have an effect on the Nervous System, and the heart rate and is a good method to measure the athlete's optimal...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Six-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams announced on Wednesday that she is withdrawing from this year’s event due to a torn hamstring. “After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Open to allow my body to heal...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Over the years, I have seen many examples of players over analyzing what they need to do against a specific player. They "scout" the player, figure out the opponent's strengths and weaknesses, and then come up with a game plan. My philosophy for most players is to focus on what you want to do based...Read more
  | By Press Release
The USTA today announced that the US Open will offer $57.5 million in total player compensation in 2021, slightly surpassing the record payout set in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The USTA again worked collaboratively with the players and WTA and ATP management to design the prize money...Read more
  | By Press Release
The USTA today announced that key numbers for tennis industry categories have shown a significant increase in the first six months of 2021 vs. 2020, continuing a trend of positive growth for grassroots tennis in the U.S. This news follows the results of a report from earlier this year detailing the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
He spent 40 years perfecting the art and science of pre-trial commercial litigation tactics and strategy – and sharing his expertise through teaching at law schools and legal institutes, lecturing to attorneys, training attorneys at the Inns of Court Foundation, writing numerous articles in legal...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In front of a sea of empty blue seats that filled Arthur Ashe Stadium, Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem lifted the Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles, U.S. Open trophies last September. It was an eerily strange backdrop for Grand Slam finals, especially the U.S. Open, where fan engagement and rowdy...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Friday, August 27, the newest members of the Eastern Hall of Fame will be inducted in a ceremony held at the River Club of New York in Manhattan, which will be emceed by legendary broadcaster Mary Carillo. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF), which helps...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
When your opponent hits the ball to you at a high speed, your reactions need to be fast. You turn your shoulders, get your feet to the ball, and swing. If a ball is hit to you at a slower speed, the tendency is to get ready slower and also to have less of a sense of urgency to move your feet. It is...Read more