| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the first time in his career, Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime has an ATP Tour title. Auger-Aliassime defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-2 to win the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday. “It has not been the smoothest road since my first final three years ago,”...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit won her 20 th straight match indoors on Sunday, outlasting Greece’s Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5 to win the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. “It was such a tough battle. I was behind in the score so many times that I couldn’t quite believe that I managed to pull that off,”...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
I present to you Part Three of a series. Click Here to read Part One Click Here to read Part Two There are many tennis strategies, techniques and theories that are debatable, presented as fact by coaches but that are, in fact, opinions. While good coaches feel strong in their convictions, there are...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This fall, the St. Francis Prep girls’ tennis team captured the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) team championship. The Terriers put together a dominant season which saw the team go undefeated and claim not only the Long Island Catholic title, but the State Catholic title as well...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis can be a complicated game to learn. With a scoring system that goes from 15 to 30, to 40, it can sometimes be difficult to translate, especially to young kids. Author George Poppel has the answer with his book, Mother Deuce: Tennis Etiquette and Rules of the Game , published by Inprint Books...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This past Saturday, players gathered at Sportime Roslyn for the second Courts & Cocktails event hosted by Grow Tennis New York, the 501c(3) non-profit organization of Long Island and New York Tennis Magazine . Players got out of the cold and inside to enjoy a night filled with tennis drills and...Read more
  | By Press Release
World No. 25 Grigor Dimitrov and 2022 Australian Open junior champion Bruno Kuzuhara have been given wild cards for the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com ’s 30th anniversary tournament that begins Friday. Dimitrov, an eight-time winner on the ATP Tour, receives entry into the main draw while the...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I see many tennis players standing straight up and with their feet close together when standing in the ready position. Try keeping your feet at least shoulders width apart and knees bent. This will give you a much better chance of reacting quickly to your opponent's shot. A wide stance improves...Read more
Matteo Berrettini, currently ranked sixth in the world, won the Arizona Tennis Classic in 2019.
  | By Press Release
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing body of men’s professional tennis, is pleased to announce the return of the Arizona Tennis Classic now called the “Carvana Arizona Tennis Classic” after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Running from March 14 through March 20, the...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
We are still scratching our heads. The USTA match was scheduled for a 5:15 p.m. start. The host team booked a court prior for an extra warm-up. With only one available court, the host team will use it from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., then provide the final half hour to the visiting team. Or, they work all...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Faulty second serves, shaky volleys, careless ground strokes and anger over bad line calls may rob us of many points. However, none of these are the primary cause of why most points are lost. Our mistakes are not as costly to us as are our negative reactions to our mistakes. For most players, more...Read more
Dealing with the media is one of the many aspects of life on the professional tour that can cause anxiety for players.
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
In order to win on the courts, there are many skills one must have. After working with professional athletes and coaches for thirty five years in the fields of tennis, golf, soccer, football, baseball and more, I’ve learned that there are ten secret ingredients to winning in tennis. Over the next...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Very often, a match situation can change the way we hit the ball. When a tennis player is put in a competitive situation, the tendency is to immediately prioritize, "How can I win the point, the game, the set or the match?" Unfortunately, many of the things that happen when using this idea tend to...Read more
Rafael Nadal won his record-setting 21st major title at the Australian Open on Sunday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Prior to the start of the 2022 Australian Open, the general consensus was that a player on the men’s side would be in line to win his record-setting 21st Slam title. While the consensus was it would be nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, but instead on Sunday, it was Spain’s Rafael...Read more
Ash Barty became the first Australian woman to win the Australian Open since 1978.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Let the Barty Party begin. Australia’s Ashleigh Barty completed her dominant two-week run in Melbourne and captured the Australian Open title, defeating American Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6(2) on Saturday. The win gives Barty her third career Slam title, and she becomes the first Australian woman to...Read more