The New York Empire traded for Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar to bolster its roster for a playoff run.
  | By Press Release
Looking to make a final playoff push ahead of last night’s World TeamTennis midnight trade deadline, the New York Empire acquired past Grand Slam doubles winners Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar from the San Diego Aviators, the league has announced. The 28-year-old Vandeweghe, winner of the US...Read more
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire improved to 4-4 on the season as it narrowly beat the San Diego Aviators 20-19 in a supertiebreaker. The two teams flip-flopped the score throughout the match to enter Men’s Doubles 15-14 in favor of the Aviators. Facing a must-win game with the set at 4-3 in in favor of New...Read more
Even though the game has gotten faster, your step should be part of the volley.
  | By Steve Annacone
Volleying is a lost art. There are a handful of players on the ATP and WTA tours that are extremely good at it. The majority of players tend to rely on their hands and the movement of the racquet when they volley. Even though the game has gotten faster, your step should be part of the volley. Keep...Read more
Nick Kyrgios was set to defend his Citi Open title this year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Citi Open, scheduled for next month in Washington, D.C., was supposed to be the first event back for the ATP Tour but has now been canceled . It had been rumored for the last week that due to the coronavirus and international travel restrictions, the Citi Open had a long shot of being played...Read more
Jenn Brady led the Orange County Breakers past the New York Empire on Monday night.
  | By Press Release
The Orange County Breakers’ Jenn Brady took the court for the Women’s Singles set and for the second night in a row, dominated her way to a 5-0 set win in only 19 minutes over Sabine Lisicki of the New York Empire. The Breakers, down by one point at the start of the second set, would never trail...Read more
Kim Clijsters serves during a recent World TeamTennis match.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Kim Clijsters comeback tour was put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, but the Belgian Hall of Famer has returned to the court during this year’s World TeamTennis (WTT) season, and has been one of the league’s best players thus far. Clijsters’ excellent play was on display...Read more
Kim Clijsters scored a big win over Sofia Kenin to help lead the Empire on Wednesday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It was a matchup between a multiple-time Grand Slam champion and International Tennis Hall of Famer, and the reigning Australian Open champion and one of tennis’ brightest young stars, as Kim Clijsters of the New York Empire took on the Philadelphia Freedoms’ Sofia Kenin on Wednesday afternoon...Read more
Danielle Collins defeated Sloane Stephens to help lead the Orlando Storm past the Chicago Smash on Tuesday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The World TeamTennis season continued on Tuesday with three matches going down on Center Court at Creekside at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. Below are the full results from the three matches: Philadelphia Freedoms 24, Springfield Lasers 12 ►Mixed Doubles: Fabrice Martin/Taylor...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Empire began its 2020 WorldTeamTennis campaign as it took on six-time King Trophy winner Washington Kastles on Monday afternoon. The Kastles edged the Empire 21-20 in a thrilling season opener, as Marcelo Arevalo and Nick Monroe defeated Neal Skupski and Jack Sock 5-4 in the final...Read more
American Ryan Harrison helped lead the San Diego Aviators win the opening match of the World TeamTennis season.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 45 th season of World TeamTennis got underway on Sunday with three matches at the Greenbrier Resort in Sulphur Springs, W.V. In the opening match, the San Diego Aviators defeated the Orange County Breakers 23-16. San Diego Aviators 23, Orange County Breakers 16 Men’s Singles: Ryan Harrison (...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Once or twice a year, a tennis player will walk on the court and everything will go right. The first serve goes in and the placement is perfect. The player is seeing the ball extremely well and the contact is solid and consistent. Strategy seems easy and even the simplest ideas are winning points...Read more
  | By Tom Tvedt
I have been working with students and interacting with parents at many different levels in tennis for more than 20 years. I currently teach group and private lessons, run a program for 25 autistic students and run USTA tournaments. My experience has been with students ranging from the beginner...Read more
The 45th year of World TeamTennis will take place at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. The season gets underway this Sunday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 45 th season of World TeamTennis begins this weekend, and both the league and its players are ready to return to the courts and participate in what will certainly be a unique season. “We worked extremely hard to try and find the right place to bring all nine of our teams to a safe environment,...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
This is the second part of Barbara Wyatt's Hindrance Quiz. Click Here to read Part One . The Hindrance Quiz checks your understanding of the ITF and USTA rules of hindrances. Correct answers are the simple quick answers, not burdened with a barrage of what-ifs or embellished with nuances on the...Read more
Syosset's Kabir Rajpal hits a forehand during last year's NYSPHSAA Boys' Singles Championship.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) created a COVID-19 Task Force to discuss potential scenarios for the return of sports beginning this fall. The task force released the results of its multiple meetings, laying out the scenarios in order to be prepared for all...Read more