| By Carl Barnett
Through my years as a tennis professional, I have found a bounty of benefits in pairing a student's private lessons and group work with tennis specific physical training. After what we've seen over the last decade in professional tennis, its effectiveness should come as no surprise. Anyone who...Read more
  | By Clark D. Ruiz II
A major component of the search process—the search for the perfect school—is the “official visit.” Each prospective collegiate player is only afforded five (Division 1, Division 2) visits, so you have to make them count. These should be relegated to your “short list” of schools, the handful of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For those who think being a tennis coach is easy … think again! Being a tennis coach is a full-time job in which, on top of the obvious time spent practicing, there are countless additional hours spent with parents and college coaches. Then, of course, there’s also the tournaments and...Read more
  | By Steve Haar
In a departure from previous years and an acknowledgement of the popularity of the Rally Day format, this year will see both a Suffolk County and a Nassau County Rally Day event. ++Suffolk County’s Rally Day will take place on Friday, July 17 at Casamento Park in East Islip, N.Y. from 9:30 a.m.-3:...Read more
  | By Alanna Broderick
Stepping out of the airport alone, I am filled with anxiety and nervousness wondering whether or not there will be someone from the tournament there to pick me up. Here I am, all by myself, in an African country and wondering how in the world my parents agreed to send me here. I was excited at...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The following is the acceptance speech from Nancy McShea from the recent USAT/Long Island 19 th Annual Awards Dinner, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Nancy was honored by USTA/Long Island with the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication and service to the Long Island Tennis...Read more
  | By Joe Arias
Today’s tennis equipment makes it possible to make shots never thought of years ago. Regardless of playing style, the modern tennis player can harness the power of today's racquets and strings to make a tennis ball do things never thought possible, while keeping the ball consistently on the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The beautiful and historic Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y. will play host to the annual Alan King Pro-Am Tennis Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Some of the most famous names in the history of the sport will team up with local amateurs for an exciting day of...Read more
  | By Brad Shafran
When walking around the Flushing Meadows grounds during the U.S. Open, oversized yellow tennis balls are almost as ubiquitous as great forehands and flashy backhands. Nearly every kid in attendance (and even some adults) carries these large tennis balls, hoping to have the players adorn their...Read more
  | By Stephen G. Sombrotto
The 2nd Annual North Shore Memorial Open was held May 23-25 at New York Institute of Technology and C.W. Post in Old Brookville, N.Y. This year’s tournament was bigger and better then ever. A singles draw of 21 players and a doubles draw of 12 teams saw some of the best USTA players in the Long...Read more
  | By Jim Dileo
You have just finished two great sets in a United States Tennis Association (USTA) league match. You won the first set 7-5 and your opponent came back to take second set by an identical score. It doesn't get much closer than that. Great play, excellent shots, fair calls … everything you could ask...Read more
  | By Bruce Forrest
It was 1978, and the U.S. Open was coming to Flushing Meadows. My friend was a ball boy the previous year at Forest Hills and said, “Why don't you try out this year.” I said, “Sign me up!” The next thing I know, I'm standing at net watching two guys hit the ball and waiting for them to hit it into...Read more
  | By Dr. Len Fazio
Traditionally, sport dentistry has served to treat and prevent oral-facial athletic injuries and related diseases and manifestations. However, this injury/disease-focused treatment may be limited in its ability to allow the athlete to fully realize his or her healthy potential. The holistic sports...Read more
  | By Danny Burgess
The 19th Annual USTA Long Island Region Awards Dinner, held May 6 at the Crest Hollow Country Club was the culmination of six months of planning, numerous brainstorming meetings, endless hours of phone calls, messages, e-mails (lots of them, over 50 a day and on some days, more) … yes, text...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the past, the U.S. Open has been dominated by Americans. Legends of the game, including Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors on the men’s side, and Chris Evert and Tracy Austin on the women’s side, have all left Flushing Meadows victorious on more than one occasion. In recent years, the...Read more