| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hingis to join WTT The Associated Press reports that once retired in 2002/then returned in 2006/then banned from 2007-2009/now horse jumping and ballroom dancing former tennis champ Martina Hingis will be playing a full schedule—14 matches—of World TeamTennis this season. She will be selected for a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Kevin O’Rourke (pictured here, right) has been presented with the USTA Eastern Long Island Regional Volunteer of the Year Award by Bill Mecca (pictured here, left) of the USTA Eastern Section. Kevin, the tennis director of the Cold Spring Valley Tennis Club, in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., is well-...Read more
  | By Rick Liebman
Here are some tried and true tips I have been using as part of my teaching for 35-plus years … 1. When you are losing, you have two choices: Slow down or speed up If too many unforced errors are the main culprits in your losing position, slow down! Play your shots safer, add more arc to your ball,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Beach Tennis USA (BTUSA), the organization responsible for launching the pro sport of beach tennis in North America, has announced that it has adopted the use of the paddle, currently used in international competition, as the official equipment for regulation tournament play. BTUSA, who formerly...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two stars from two different sports came together in Miami over the weekend for a showdown in both of their respective sports. Tennis great and Grand Slam champion Andy Roddick took on NBA world champion Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. The day started with tennis, but Wade soon realized that maybe...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday at the Sony Ericsson Open, Rafael Nadal got back to being Rafael Nadal. Although it has been 10 months since he last won a tournament, Nadal was brilliant and rallied from a one set deficit to defeat David Nalbandian, 6-7 (8), 6-2, 6-2. It wasn't just that Nadal was victorious that was...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The +L1 Sportime KP Eastern Designated Closed Chmps L5 FIC took place March 19-21 and March 26-28 at Sportime Kings Park in Kings Park, N.Y. Here are the results of the Girls' 14 Singles (Final Rounds).Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The +L1 Point Set Eastern Designated Closed Chmps L5 FIC took place March 19-21 and March 26-28 at Point Set Indoor Racquet Club in Oceanside, N.Y. Here are the results of the Boys' 18 Singles Main (Final Rounds).Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The L1 RWTTC Eastern Designated Closed Championship L5 FIC took place March 19-21 and March 26-28 at the Robbie Wagner Tournament Training Center at Glen Cove. Here are the results of the Girls' 12 Singles Main (Final Rounds).Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced the 2009 winners of the Annual Player Awards during a special ceremony Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Seven players were honored for their remarkable on and off court achievements during the 2009 season. Serena Williams was voted the Sony Ericsson...Read more
  | By Brent Shearer
I had a match point on my serve at the Tennis and Rockin’ Blues One-On-One Doubles tournament at the National Tennis Center (NTC) way past midnight. Upstairs, the band was playing a Jimi Hendrix song. Players and guests were enjoying a buffet dinner. Down under in Australia, Roger Federer and Andy...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine, we discussed three myths: 1. Going to a school that you would want to attend if you ever stopped playing tennis. 2. The importance of liking your coach during recruiting. 3. Asking kids on the team about the coach and school is worthless. In this...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sony Ericsson Open tennis fans in the U.S. will be able to watch a record 63 hours of domestic coverage of this year’s tournament on Fox Sports Net, Tennis Channel and CBS. A total of 61 hours of that coverage will be live, beginning on Saturday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. on FSN, and concluding with...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Prince has officially announced its sponsorship of the prestigious Easter Bowl junior tennis tournament, set for the week of April 11-18, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. For 43 years, the Easter Bowl has been one of the most recognized and celebrated names and tournaments in American junior tennis,...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
As a tennis instructor, my role is to give my students information and organizational structure to provide clarity and focus. The most serious players require more than a tennis instructor, however, they need a coach. While coaches provide instruction, they assume other, more ambitious tasks as...Read more