| By Brent Shearer
I had a match point on my serve at the Tennis and Rockin’ Blues One-On-One Doubles tournament at the National Tennis Center (NTC) way past midnight. Upstairs, the band was playing a Jimi Hendrix song. Players and guests were enjoying a buffet dinner. Down under in Australia, Roger Federer and Andy...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine, we discussed three myths: 1. Going to a school that you would want to attend if you ever stopped playing tennis. 2. The importance of liking your coach during recruiting. 3. Asking kids on the team about the coach and school is worthless. In this...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sony Ericsson Open tennis fans in the U.S. will be able to watch a record 63 hours of domestic coverage of this year’s tournament on Fox Sports Net, Tennis Channel and CBS. A total of 61 hours of that coverage will be live, beginning on Saturday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. on FSN, and concluding with...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Prince has officially announced its sponsorship of the prestigious Easter Bowl junior tennis tournament, set for the week of April 11-18, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. For 43 years, the Easter Bowl has been one of the most recognized and celebrated names and tournaments in American junior tennis,...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
As a tennis instructor, my role is to give my students information and organizational structure to provide clarity and focus. The most serious players require more than a tennis instructor, however, they need a coach. While coaches provide instruction, they assume other, more ambitious tasks as...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two-time champion (2005-06) Roger Federer, who is number one in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings for the 275th week (as of Mar. 22), leads an outstanding field which features 16 of the Top 20 players. Federer is the top seed for the sixth time in seven years (except last year). Six...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bob and Mike Bryan, the number one-ranked doubles team in the world, were featured on CBS’ "60 Minutes" on Sunday, March 21. Also on March 21, the Bryan Brothers Band released its new single, "Open My Heart," a tribute to Andre Agassi, on iTunes. A CBS crew filmed the Bryan Brothers over a period...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the world’s best 14-and-Under Juniors represent their country in a major international tennis event, Les Petits As. This prestigious tournament, held in Tarbes, France, resembles a major professional tournament, complete with television coverage, a linesman and ball boys. The event has...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
Organizing for the upcoming USTA Adult, Senior and Super Senior season is underway! If you have a team, you must let me know by e-mail ASAP ( kathym65@aol.com ) and have players registered by Thursday, April 1 in order to be included in the schedule. If you are looking to be placed on a team, e-...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The men’s and women’s main draw wildcards for the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open have been awarded and feature a combination of young up-and-coming stars as well as several of the world’s most recognizable names. Five slots were handed out on the men’s side, while eight were given on the women’s. Ryan...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Sony Ericsson Open has earned a reputation as being a highlight of the Miami social calendar and is globally recognized as one of the most anticipated stops on both the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tours, and 2010 will be no exception. The excitement of the two-week event does not stop with the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the men's final at Indian Wells, big serving Croatian Ivan Ljubicic defeated Andy Roddick 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open. Ljubicic served big all match and finished with 20 aces. There were no service breaks in the two-hour final and he closed the match out with a service...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Hall of Fame will present the 2009 Samuel Hardy and Tennis Educational Merit Awards on March 20 during the International Tennis Hall of Fame Annual Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the InterContinental Dallas in conjunction with the United States Tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., Samantha Stosur (Australia) deafeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (Spain) 6-3 7-6(7) in one women's Quarterfinal match and Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) knocked off Alisa Kleybanova (Russia) 6-4 6-4 in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Long Island Regional Board is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Awards Dinner to be held this year on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 P.M. at the beautiful Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. While this year's theme, "Growth Through Diversity," and the program we are planning will be...Read more