| By Chris Ostling
Anyone who has played tennis for a little while comes to realization that the difference between a good player and a great player is often his or her serve. A strong first serve can make up for a lot of mistakes and can win you a lot of games. Of course, having a strong first serve is not that easy...Read more
  | By Edward Wolfarth
Who doesn't remember that one teacher who had a real positive affect on our lives. It could have been a kindergarten teacher, a high school history teacher, a college professor or, yes, even a tennis coach. Some taught us through humor, some kept us awake with smoke and mirrors, others wowed us...Read more
  | By Brent Shearer
Last year was a tough year to publish a tennis biography if your name wasn’t Andre Agassi. But Caroline Seebohm’s account of another baseliner who also had the best return of serve of his era should not be overlooked. Pancho Segura, the Ecuadorian pro with the two-handed forehand, has been a tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick capped his best American hard court swing since 2006 when he won his second Sony Ericsson Open title. Roddick defeated Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4, ending the Czech’s run through the tournament in which he defeated a trio of top 10 seeds, including Roger Federer, Fernando Verdasco and Robin...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ongoing “Let’s Move” initiative to fight childhood obesity, tennis Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez and Valerie Stern, through their new company Baby Goes Pro, have been invited to help coordinate and present the “Explore the Moves Sports and Obstacle Course”, an...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick rallied from a set down and upset Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open The turning point for Roddick was late in the second set and then he continued his fine play and parlayed it into a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over the two-time Sony Ericsson Open finalist Nadal, who...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Kim Clijsters looked headed for an easy victory against fellow Belgian Justine Henin in the Sony Ericsson Open semi-finals Thursday night at the Sony Ericsson Open. Clijsters won nine of the first 11 games to lead 6-2, 3-0 with a break point to go up 4-0. That is where things turned. Henin roared...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Longines, the official timekeeper and partner of the French Open, has announced the brand’s 2010 U.S. and global tennis program aimed at supporting and developing tennis’ superstars of tomorrow. The brand will host U.S. and International tournaments, offering junior athletes a once-in-a-lifetime...Read more
  | By Alan Fleishman
Living in Florida allows the dedicated tennis player (or fanatic—depending on who is doing the defining) to play outdoors all year round. Actually, I live right across the way from the Evert Academy. When we bought our home, the agent said we might hear the sound of tennis balls late at night,...Read more
  | By USTA Eastern Section
The USTA and USTA Player Development announced that it has started programming at its new USTA Training Center-East, located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Applications to participate in the program are still being accepted. The USTA Training Center-East will...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Senior Cory Parr of Jericho, N.Y. was a top-ranked junior player who grew up in Jericho, N.Y. and went on to an All-American collegiate career for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University. He was the third-highest winning men’s singles player in Wake Forest history. Cory earned the program's...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tomas Berdych pulled off the upset of the Sony Ericsson Open tournament, knocking off world number one-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6). Berdych's win ended a streak of eight consecutive losses against Federer. Federer converted only two of 10 break-point chances in the match and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick recovered from a terrible start to move Into the quarter-finals at the Sony Ericsson Open Tuesday with a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory over German Benjamin Becker. Roddick said that his fight back in the sixth game of the first set was the turning point of the match. “He came out aggressive and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
4 Star Camps at Stony Brook University Phone#: (800) 334-7827/Web site: www.4StarCamps.com Get a taste of campus life with 4 Star Camps at Stony Brook University in Long Island, N.Y. Work with Stony Brook University’s Head Tennis Coach Gary Glassman and his assistant coaches who will take your game...Read more
  | 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