| By Kathy Miller
The 2018 Women and Men’s USTA season is about to begin! We have 252 teams in the 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over, and 65 & Over Leagues. Play begins in May and will be completed by the end of August. There is still time to join a team and be a part of some great competitive tennis!...Read more
Rafael Nadal advanced into the Round of 32 at the French Open Thursday afternoon, a straight-sets winner over Argentina’s Guido Pella, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1
  | By Eric C. Peck
Rafael Nadal advanced into the Round of 32 at the French Open Thursday afternoon, a straight-sets winner over Argentina’s Guido Pella, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1. With the win, Nadal extends his record to 81-2 on the clay courts of Roland Garros, needing just over two hours to dispatch Pella. Nadal advances to...Read more
Commack defeated Hills East to win its first Suffolk County Boys Tennis Championship since 2009.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
When the season began, first-year head coach Jimmy Delevante told his team that the goal this season was to win a Suffolk County title. “Our initial meeting started during tryouts, and I told the kids our goal was to win the county,” said Delevante. “They probably thought I was nuts but we had...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After waiting another full day before her French Open first round matchup, World No. 1 and last year’s runner-up Simona Halep finally pushed through into the Roland-Garros second round, coming back from a set down to beat American Alison Riske 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday. “I had a slow start because...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Alex Zverev needed to dig deep in order to reach the French Open third round on Wednesday, climbing back from a big deficit to defeat Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in Paris. “This is important because I’m still in the tournament—so I have a chance to still play here,” said Zverev. “...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In an all-American showdown, John Isner defeated Long Island native Noah Rubin 6-3, 7-6(7), 7-6(7) in a match that was resumed on Tuesday after a rain delay Monday night. Rubin, who was making his debut in the main draw of the French Open, had his opportunities in the tiebreakers, but came up just...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Playing in her first Grand Slam match since winning the 2017 Australian Open final, American Serena Williams defeated Kristyna Pliskova 7-6(4), 6-4 to book her spot in the French Open second round on Tuesday. “I think the match went well. It wasn’t an easy match, because the beginning there were so...Read more
LI native Noah Rubin will take on fellow American in the opening round of the 2018 French Open.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The draw for the 2018 French Open was revealed on Thursday, and one of the more intriguing first-round matchups on the men’s singles side was the all-American matchup between John Isner and Long Island’s Noah Rubin. “I’m truly excited going into this tournament,” Rubin told Long Island Tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko was ousted on the tournament’s opening day as Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova shocked the No. 5 seed from Latvia 7-5, 6-3 in the first round at Roland Garros on Sunday. “Obviously, it feels great,” said Kozlova. “I didn’t expect anything from the match. I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Port Washington varsity boys’ tennis team held its first Autism Awareness “Play with the Teachers” tournament at Paul Schreiber High School on Thursday. Each member of the team asked a teacher or administrator from the Port Washington School District to pair up and form a doubles team in the...Read more
  | By Peter Mendelsohn
Nadal_Pic.png The Men’s Side of the Draw The contenders … Rafael Nadal World number one Rafael Nadal will arrive in Paris as the heavy favorite to capture his 11th French Open title. Last year, Nadal won Roland Garros in dominating fashion, winning every set he played, and losing just 35 games over...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the May/June issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine Since the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) began producing its world rankings in 1975, there have been just 25 different players who have achieved the distinction of “World Number One.” The latest to join that exclusive...Read more
  | By Todd Widom
During my years of coaching, I have noticed a lack of knowledge with American tennis players at all levels as to how well they understand the game and how well they understand their own game. These players have been working on their technique for years and have been handfed balls as their training...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the spring weather finally upon us, the playoffs in Suffolk County has also been heating up as we are down to eight teams remaining in the battle for a county title. The quarterfinals will be played on Thursday, with the semifinals set for Friday and the county championship on Saturday morning...Read more
Oyster Bay senior Patrick Maloney captured the Nassau County Singles title at Eisenhower Park on Monday.
  | By Brian Coleman
With one year left before he heads to Ann Arbor and play for the Michigan Wolverines, Oyster Bay’s Patrick Maloney wanted to play high school tennis in his senior season and compete for a county and state title. He completed the first half of that on Monday afternoon at Eisenhower Park in East...Read more