| By Alan Fleishman
I have been watching the U.S. Open for a long time. As a former high school teacher, it was the alarm bell that meant summer was over. No more tennis games on weekdays, followed by hamburgers and cold beer, only time for lesson plans and parent conferences. Over the years, I have seen men’s tennis...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine , I, along with several other local tennis professionals, was asked “What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a Long Islander at nationals?” In response to this question, a few parents have remarked about their concerns with the daunting...Read more
  | By Parsa Samii
As long as there has been sport, there has been coaching. Coaching is an occupation that requires several specific qualities that continue to evolve as a sport, and in this particular case, tennis, continue to change year after year. A great coach must be passionate, direct, knowledgeable, sincere...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hotel/Resort Name Tennis Highlights Amenities About the Facilities Club Med www.clubmed.us Perfect your game at Club Med! Whether you're hitting the courts in the U.S., Caribbean or Mexico, you'll find the perfect tennis getaway for you and your family. From Le Petit Tennis(R), to offering kids...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Advantage Tennis 225 Post Avenue, Westbury, N.Y. 11590 516-334-8180 We have something for every Tennis Lover! Buy any Tennis Racket and get 50% off a Tennis Bag! Buy any clothing items, get the second at 50% off! Can't decide...give them a Gift Certificate and let them choose for themselves!!!...Read more
  | By Emilie Katz
When it comes to style, tennis has an advantage over other sports. The athletes are not hidden behind uniforms, helmets or padding. Instead, tennis players are given the freedom to wear whatever they like. At this year’s U.S. Open (Aug. 31-Sept. 13), Adidas will dress many of the top players in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island’s own John McEnroe is a former world number one-ranked player. He has won seven Grand Slam titles, three at Wimbledon and four at the U.S. Open, nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles and one Grand Slam mixed-doubles titles. This past season, John played for the New York Sportimes during...Read more
  | By Bill Mecca
The USTA Eastern Section and the Long Island Region have again joined forces with the Town of Islip to introduce tennis to the town’s youngsters and others from local Community Tennis Associations (CTA). Joining kids from the Town of Islip’s Summer Tennis Program were those from CTAs Youth...Read more
  | By Steve Hu
Many junior players have powerful strokes in practice, but they can hardly bring them out effectively in real matches. One common reason is that they tend to take a brief “mental and/or physical break” after a good shot. They wait to see whether the ball is coming back, where it is coming, then...Read more
  | By Clark D. Ruiz II
In this column, I wanted to share the thoughts and words of a current NCAA Division I player whose college tennis experience will surely provide you with food for thought and guidance on the importance of team dynamics. When you make the decision to play collegiate tennis, you might not realize it...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the second consecutive year, the Wimbledon men’s final was a classic. The final between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick has been ruled as the most viewed of all men’s finals at the All-England Club in the past 10 years. According to NBC, an average of 5.71 million people tuned in to watch the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
What do you believe will be the impact of the new Sportime at Randall’s Island on tennis in the New York area? I hope we are one of the major contributors to growing the game of tennis in New York. I grew up in New York, and I was a poor kid who played tennis in the parks. Nowadays, it is not as...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the 34th season of Advanta World Team Tennis Pro League (WTT), the New York Sportimes treated New York tennis fans to a great season of tennis action and a very entertaining prelude to the upcoming U.S. Open. This season was the first year since 1978 that New York City has been home to a WTT...Read more
  | By Rob Glickman
Rob Glickman presents his Top 10 tips to improving your on-court game … 1. Work hard Enjoy the process of learning and competing. 2. Keep your eye on the ball Try to focus on the ball as it enters your strings. 3. Bend your knees on ground strokes You cannot be too low. Imagine that you are skiing...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Alex Bogomolov of Long Branch, N.J. defeated Noam Okun of Israel 20-18, 17-20, 10-8 to win the $10,000 first prize at the First Annual Gotham Tennis Academy “Hamptons 20-Ball Open” at the Napeague Tennis Club, located at 2145 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, N.Y. The unique single day event featured...Read more