| 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
  | By Brent Shearer
I have never been a fan of reading encyclopedias. So it was with some trepidation that I opened Randy Walker’s book On This Day in Tennis History . The thought of reading about things that happened in tennis from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 through the years sounded slightly, but only slightly, more fun than...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This year, Roger Federer has joined some exclusive clubs. After winning the French Open back in May, Federer became only the sixth player to win all four Grand Slam Championships. Then in July, he defeated Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon Finals to win his record 15th Grand Slam title. The win...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Men’s players John Isner Twenty-four-year-old John Isner played his collegiate tennis at Georgia, and is currently ranked 96th on the ATP Tour. He burst on to the scene at the 2007 Open as he made it to the third round in his first-ever Grand Slam appearance before losing to eventual champion Roger...Read more
  | By Dr. Arnie Sherman
Three important visual skills that can be easily enhanced for tennis players are eye movement accuracy, dynamic visual acuity and eye-hand coordination. The following are a few exercises that I send home with my tennis-playing patients to help them keep these skills as sharp as possible. Skill #1:...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
Long Island had 256 teams with more than 3,500 players participate this past USTA season. The winning teams advancing to sectionals are the following: Adult League ►Women’s 2.5 Eastern Athletic Blue Point: Therese Ebarb ►Women’s 3.0 Eastern Athletic Blue Point: Maureen Casaburi ►Women’s 3.5 Long...Read more
  | By Carl Barnett
It has recently been discovered that an un-swallowed taste of replacement drink versus placebo can spike the performance of one athlete over another. The anticipation of fuel can stimulate the areas of the brain which appear to have allowed their muscles to work even harder. Until recently,...Read more
  | By Laszlo Elek
Tennis players have lots to think about when designing a training program. In addition to developing aerobic and anaerobic fitness, they also have to work to strengthen key joints like the ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Small wonder that many players forget to perform enough core work...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Taylor Dent will return to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2005 after receiving one of eight men's wild cards. The 28-year-old Dent of Newport Beach, Calif. missed two full seasons because of three back operations. He was ranked a career-high number 21 in 2005, but is currently ranked 202nd...Read more
  | By Bill Mecca
For the second year, the USTA Eastern Section and the U.S. Professional Tennis Association Eastern Division, partnered with Nassau County’s Parks Department to help make County Executive Tom Suozzi’s “Healthy Nassau” initiative a reality by bringing the many health benefits of tennis to Nassau’s...Read more
  | By Dana Blasucci
I’m not well-known throughout the Long Island tennis world. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that I’m hardly known at all. Some tennis players who frequent Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick know me by name, but most know me simply as “the girl behind the desk.” As “the girl behind the desk,”...Read more