| By Kathy Miller
The USTA League just completed its first local season of the Tri-Level League. The Tri-Level League is three courts of doubles with one court at the 3.5 level, one at the 4.0 level and the one at the 4.5 level. It gives friends of differing levels the opportunity to play on the same team and share...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2010 Australian Open has all the ingredients to make the year’s first Grand Slam event a memorable one. On the men’s side, the resurgent Roger Federer, a steadily improving Andy Murray, a one again fit Rafael Nadal, and a newly-crowned Grand Slam champion in Juan Martin del Potro will be mixed...Read more
  | By Chris Ostling
Shoulder pain is one of the more common injuries in tennis players, affecting both young and old alike. The general reason is fairly simple: By design, the shoulder is not meant to perform such forceful, and often overhead, movements. Include the tremendous amounts of repetition inherent in the...Read more
  | By Emilie Katz
The 98th Australian Open Tennis Championship, the first of the world’s four grand slam tennis tournaments during the year, is scheduled to start at Melbourne Park on Jan. 18, 2010. For two weeks in January, Melbourne Park has it all. The eyes of the world will zone in as the best tennis players in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and Tennis Industry Association (TIA) have announced that tennis participation in the United States topped 30 million players for the first time in more than two decades. The annual survey of 6,000 Americans showed that tennis participation grew in all age groups under the age of 50 and...Read more
  | By Brent Shearer
First things first … it’s hard to talk about Andre Agassi’s autobiography Open without touching on the shocking substance abuse revelations in the book. But, the only way to begin to discuss this book is to tackle one of its humiliating revelations front and center: Agassi’s former coach Brad...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After weeks of rumors of her return, speaking to the Belgian television station RTL, former world number one-ranked women’s player, Justine Henin, officially announced her plans to come back to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in January 2010. “I am really happy and am deeply moved to be able to announce...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
There are some “nuggets” of wisdom in regard to selecting a college that are way too simplistic and misguided. These nuggets were around when I was playing junior tennis 25 years ago and are still preached. Myth #1: Go to a school that you would want to attend if you ever stopped playing tennis...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
While tennis coaches work from a similar body of knowledge, they tend to differ in how they prioritize and apply teaching methods, and philosophy. If a coach’s values compliment and reinforce a player’s values and the outlook of the player’s parents, then the relationship is probably a good fit...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Long Island tennis community came out and reinforced just how large and strong a community it really is. The 1st Long Island Tennis Expo was a huge success (planned and organized by the staff of Long Island Tennis Magazine ), as the event drew 1,200-plus tennis enthusiasts...Read more
  | By Erin Bruehl
When James Blake decided to have a charity tennis exhibition back in 2005 to raise money for cancer research, he assumed he was asking his friends to participate in a one-time event. Cancer research has been a cause near and dear to Blake’s heart since his father, Thomas Blake Sr., was diagnosed...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bethpage Park Tennis Center 99 Quaker Meeting House Road , Building #4 Farmingdale, NY 11735 Phone #: (516) 777-1385 Bethpage Park Tennis Center is located just a few hundred feet from the Black Course at beautiful Bethpage State Park, home to the U.S. Golf Open. Four indoor hard and four indoor...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The top five 1. Serena Williams Even with her meltdown at the U.S. Open and the return of Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, Serena is always dangerous. If she can keep her fitness and focus, she will be tough to beat all year. 2. Caroline Wozniacki “Sunshine,” as she’s known on the tour, will look...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The top five 1. Roger Federer While Roger Federer is not as dominant as he once was, he is still the best in the game. He wins on all surfaces and his consistency is unmatched. He certainly has a target on his back in 2010, but that has never bothered him before. 2. Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal is...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
Clearly, junior tennis players (and most recreational adult players) are exposed to just as much high-level mental and physical stress as touring pros – perhaps even more so due to a lack of proper conditioning. Poor range of motion, weak physical structure and inexperience are just a few problems...Read more