| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Longines, the official timekeeper off the French Open, is committed to developing and finding future tennis champions. As part of that commitment, they invited 16 12-and-Under players from 15 different countries to take part in the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament. The boys’ winner was Jaime...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
One of my first tennis instructors when I first began taking lessons in the late 1960s-1970s taught me something I will never forget. I preach this message to this day to many of my students, as well as my own two boys who compete in college and the USTA Junior Circuit: “Just let your racquet do...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Introducing the hottest sport on sand: Beach Tennis! Take the fun and fast-paced sport of tennis ... combine it with the sun, sea and sand of the beach ... and you have beach tennis, the most electrifying new sport to hit the U.S. The 2010 Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge will take place...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Many relationship magazines like to run columns with the format “What a member of one gender says and what the member of the other gender really hears.” This column delves into the topic of speaking with a college coach. What a prospective student-athlete says and what the coach really hears. 1...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Congratulations to the following players from the USTA Eastern/Long Island Region who took home honors at the National Opens that took place throughout the month of May: Naples, Fla. ► Girls 18s Finalist: Jennifer Kellner of Smithtown, N.Y. Owings Mills, Md. ► Boys 12s Consolation Champ: Brenden...Read more
  | By Karen Bonnet
Every once in awhile, life throws you a curveball that results in a few surprises. That’s exactly how a group of tennis players from Oceanside’s Point Set Indoor Racquet Club felt the first time they played tennis. But these players are unique because they play tennis and have Multiple Sclerosis (...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The number 17-seed, Francesca Schiavone of Italy, defeated seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur of Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (2), in the women's finals of the 2010 French Open. Schiavone came into the match with only one win in five attempts against Stosur, and with her victory, became the second woman seeded...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys high school tennis players from Long Island had an impressive showing at the NYSPHSAA State Tennis Championships that wrapped up this past Saturday, June 5 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. In singles play, Josh Levine from Cold Spring Harbor finished second overall in the...Read more
  | By Emilie Katz
Tennis tweets of late The following are just a few of the things that the sport’s top stars have been “tweeting” about through the social networking tool that is changing the way we have come to communicate with, Twitter. In addition to Facebook and MySpace, Twitter’s 140-word short blasts of info...Read more
  | By USTA Eastern Section
The U.S. Open will take over Times Square in New York City on Monday, June 7, to launch the first day of the 2010 U.S. Open Ticket On-Sale and celebrate the U.S. Open, which will be played in Flushing, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 12. “US Open Takes Times Square” will run from 8:00 a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, will debut, "Serena: My Journey to Africa," on Monday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Far from the clay courts of Roland Garros and the grass courts of Wimbledon, this...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sam Stosur, the woman who ousted Serena Williams and Justine Henin from the 2010 French Open, made it to the finals with a surprisingly easy straight set upset win over Jelena Jankovic, 6-1, 6-2. Stosur hardly lost focus at any point against Jankovic and seemed in complete control for the entire...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There were five singles players from Long Island who were invited to the Tennis State Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens this week. Four out of those five will be back to play a second day after convincing wins on Thursday. Cold Spring Harbor’s first singles...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Longines Future Junior Aces Tournament Lucky Draw was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris on Wednesday. The Tennis Aces event is a global tennis challenge for junior tennis’ rising stars ages 10-12 created by Longines to identify and develop rising tennis’ stars of tomorrow. Tsung-Hua...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Austrian Jurgen Melzer upset number three seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia in Wednesday action at the 2010 French Open. Melzer defeated Djokovic 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4, as he rallied back down two sets. Melzer, who is making his first-ever trip to a Grand Slam semifinal, will face number two seed...Read more