| By Heidi Cifelli
Heidi Cifelli is currently a nurse at Stony Brook Hospital, and has competed in USTA Leagues for more than 20 years. This is her story of working in Labor & Delivery during a global pandemic I have been a nurse for the past 33 years, and currently work at Stony Brook University Hospital. For...Read more
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  | By Steven Kaplan
In his letter to Newsday , USTA Eastern Long Island Regional Director Jonathan Klee explained how the high cost of running an indoor tennis club in an area with some of the country’s highest property values, tax assessments and energy costs, has the potential to threaten the "financial viability"...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A report in the New York Times indicated that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has begun exploring alternative locatioins to host the 2020 US Open later this summer. The US Open , which accounts for more than 80 percent of the organizations revenue, is set to begin in late August, but...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
Parents often ask me, “What makes Spanish tennis so great?”, or, “What do they do differently in Spain?” Many folks have never been there and are curious how such a small country became a world superpower in tennis. They also want to know how my academy and summer camp are influenced by the Spanish...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Baseball may be coming back soon and Governor Cuomo announced on Monday that outdoor tennis courts will re-open this Friday, May 15. Details on indoor tennis facilities are still a little unclear but nevertheless, it's positive and welcome news. We still need to proceed with extreme caution because...Read more
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that some low-risk business and recreational activities, including tennis, will be allowed to return throughout the state of New York beginning this Friday, May 15.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that some low-risk business and recreational activities, including tennis, will be allowed to return throughout the state of New York beginning this Friday, May 15. During his daily briefing held in Rochester, Cuomo said: “We start a new chapter today in many ways...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As we approach nearly two months of quarantine and social distancing measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, people are itching to be able to get out of their homes and return to some sort of normalcy. With that, a petition was created this past weekend to open up public tennis courts...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Modern tennis often seems to be an exchange of shots hit from behind the baseline, usually ending with one person hitting a winner or an error. However, the best players tend to use their position on the court to help force an error from their opponent or to hit a winner. It is much easier to hit a...Read more
Syosset's Peter Bukary will look back at his time playing for Syosset with a great deal of fondness.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The article was written by Tyler Cohen, Kimberly Liao and Brian Coleman The Coronavirus pandemic has been a health crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen in more than a century. There’s hardly been a region in the world left unaffected with millions of confirmed cases worldwide, and the rapid...Read more
The team from SPORTIME and John McEnroe Tennis Academy has put together an array of programs, webinars and interviews to keep its students, red ball players through yellow ball players, engaged during this crisis.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis coaches, instructors and teaching professionals around the country have had to adjust their methods during these unprecedented times of quarantines and social distancing. That means converting their curriculum on the court to one that works digitally, and the team from SPORTIME and John...Read more
  | By Press Release
Texas-based Team Luke Hope for Minds has partnered with John Isner to provide one lucky supporter and a friend with a once in a lifetime experience. The 30 Balls Against The Wall Challenge is a simple challenge that everyone can participate in—regardless of skill level or age! Each person who...Read more
Kevin Krawietz (right) is helping out by working at a local supermarket during the coronavirus pandemic.
  | By Steven Kaplan
2019 French Open Doubles Champion Kevin Krawietz (with Andreas Mies) should be gearing up to defend his Roland Garros title right about now, but coronavirus has changed his plans. While most tennis players dream of being a Grand Slam champion, Krawietz "always wanted to see what it was like to have...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Emotions are a part of tennis. Players tend to feel miserable when they lose and great when they win. This is true during the match as well. A winning point can give you an exhilarating feeling and a losing point can tear your insides apart. For almost all players, it is better not to show your...Read more
The USTA Eastern Section was named the 2019 Team USA Player Development Section of the Year by the United States Tennis Association.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Section was named the 2019 Team USA Player Development Section of the Year by the United States Tennis Association. In its press release announcing all the year’s award winners, the USTA stated: “ USTA Eastern has developed one of the strongest junior pipelines in the nation and...Read more
Reilly Opelka will be one of the men competing in the UTR Series this weekend.
  | By Press Release
Universal Tennis announced the UTR Pro Match Series presented by Tennis Channel featuring top ATP and WTA players in tournament play. The UTR Pro Match Series presented by Tennis Channel will be broadcast live on Tennis Channel and will be the first top tier professional tennis events televised...Read more