| By Press Release
The USTA today announced that rising young Americans Jenson Brooksby, Brandon Nakashima and Emilio Nava as well as former world No. 8 Jack Sock and Ernesto Escobedo received main draw wild cards into the 2021 US Open, alongside NCAA singles champion Sam Riffice and USTA Boys’ 18s national champion...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Dominic Thiem will not repeat as U.S. Open champion, as the Austrian announced on Wednesday that he has withdrawn from the final Slam of the year, and will miss the remainder of the season. “Unfortunately, I’ve had to withdraw from the U.S. Open and will miss the rest of the 2021 season,” he wrote...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine (LITM) was thrilled to partner with the USTA Eastern Long Island Region to host three different Kids’ Days events once again this summer. Held at three separate locations, LuHi Summer Programs , North Hills Country Club and The Hamlet Golf & Country Club , the Kids’...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
1. Who is the G.O.A.T.? I love Roger Federer and I admire Rafael Nadal, and at this moment, there is a strong case for either to be called the G.O.A.T. of men's tennis. Roger, however, is unlikely to add another major and Rafa looks like he might be losing a step or two and it's hard to imagine...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
I made a mistake. I tossed a rule away because I wanted to be kind. I’ll never do that again. A muffled ringing resonated during a USTA match. Four tennis bags lay on the bench; one was guilty. All four players stood frozen. Who left their phone on? The ringing stopped. Rule 36 in The Code states...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament will not be open for the public to attend this year, the USTA announced last week. “For 2021, the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament will not be open for fans to attend,” the USTA said in its press release. “This was a particularly tough decision for the USTA to...Read more
  | By Press Release
Universal Tennis and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) have announced a multi-year partnership aimed at upgrading tennis for more than 20,000 high school players and coaches in New York State. “This partnership is an important step for us to continue the growth...Read more
  | By Press Release
John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe will be joined by other tennis greats at the 7th Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project’s Pro-Am in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 21, 2021, 2 p.m. at SPORTIME Amagansett, 320 Abrahams Path, East Hampton, NY. Participants will compete in a round-robin tournament...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I am very much in favor of live ball drills, playing a lot of points, games, sets, tiebreakers, and any other competitive practice situation. However, one of the best drills that I have found to get your players to swing consistently and with the same follow-through on every shot is a feeding drill...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
There are so many ups and downs in tennis. One minute you are on top of the world, and the next you are wondering if you actually know how to play the game. Novak Djokovic came into the Olympics having won just about everything he has played (with a couple of exceptions) including the first three...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The tennis portion of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan came to a close this weekend, with Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and Germany’s Alexander Zverev winning Gold Medals in Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles, respectively. On Sunday, Zverev defeated ROC’s Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1 in the final...Read more
Alexander Zverev, pictured here at the 2020 U.S. Open, defeated Novak Djokovic on Friday to advance to the Olympics Gold Medal match.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb, in pursuit of history as he sought to win all four Grand Slams and an Olympic Gold Medal this year, was ousted by Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Friday. Zverev notched a 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Djokovic, ensuring himself at...Read more
Hewlett's Rachel Arbitman and Commack's Eddie Liao will be honored by USA TODAY.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, honoring the best in high school sports across the country, will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. The awards are given out in 20 different high school sports, including tennis, with Hewlett’s Rachel Arbitman and Commack’s Eddie Liao earning girls’...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
There are many things to think about during a match. If you can create some good habits with the small things you are doing, the rest of your focus can be on the "difference makers" in the match. First, always call the score out prior to serving. Make sure your opponent hears you and remember to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Olympic Games rolled on from Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, as American Frances Tiafoe saw his singles run come to an end, while second-seed Naomi Osaka was ousted in the third-round. Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova upset Osaka 6-1, 6-4. “I think this is one of the biggest [wins of my career],...Read more