| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis returned to the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night April 10 for the first time in almost 15 years with the inaugural Caesars Tennis Classic. The event featured five of the sport's top past and present stars, including Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, recent retiree...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The inaugural “Caesars Tennis Classic” held at historic Boardwalk Hall on April 10, 2010 set a new attendance record for a tennis event in Atlantic City. The record crowd of 7,330 who witnessed the “Caesars Tennis Classic” surpassed the previous mark of 7,257 for the “Return of The Champions” event...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Saturday, April 10, Caesars Atlantic City and StarGames present professional tennis at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with the First Annual Caesars Tennis Classic. This exhibition event will be hosted by two-time U.S. Open and five-time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams, and will feature three...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
“I was introduced to tennis 40 years ago this year through the efforts of tennis players giving back to their sport,” said Joe Arias, district board president, Long Island Region Suffolk County delegate, president of Arias Tennis Corp., USTA High Performance coach, USPTA Certified Pro 1 and...Read more
  | By Branislav Grujic
Sports science is a lifeline to the future of the tennis profession. The expanded knowledge and expertise that can be learned from every aspect of the sport science industry is the defining evaluation of the ever-changing market. Today, players are bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The...Read more
  | By USTA Eastern Section
Does your town or city have what it takes to be the Nation's Best Tennis Town? Tennis is played from coast to coast in small, rural towns, large, urban metro areas, and everywhere in-between. And the United States Tennis Association wants to know if your community has what it takes to be named Best...Read more
  | By Bill Mecca
Nassau County Parks Commissioner Jose Lopez presented Bill Mecca, USTA Eastern Section’s Long Island representative, with a Citation of Appreciation for working to make Nassau County a healthier place to live. Over the last few years Mr. Mecca and Karen Beckhard-Ravener of the Nassau County Parks...Read more
  | By Salomon Levy
Most matches are not lost at match point. The complexity of the game is such that, in a tennis tournament, for example, a Grand Slam where the draw is of 128 players, there is only one winner and 127 losers. Those losers lost their matches for different reasons. Let us find out why by defining...Read more
  | 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