I often tell my students that tennis matches are "tests."
  | By Steven Kaplan
I often tell my students that tennis matches are "tests." The rewards of competing are in the outcome, the preparation and the lessons learned and learning from match lessons helps us beyond tennis. As a child we are usually aware when we asked to perform a test . As an adult we are surrounded by...Read more
Long Island's Cannon Kingsley was named an All-American by the ITA after his outstanding freshman season at Ohio State.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Northport native and Ohio State freshman Cannon Kingsley was named a singles All-American by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) this week. The former Suffolk County singles champion posted a 12-1 record in singles play and 10-0 in doubles. He recorded seven victories over ranked opponents...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
I was asked the other day why tennis courts are shut down if you can socially distance while playing? The answer, of course, is that while playing is fine, the number of people getting on and off the courts potentially creates a social distancing challenge. So you can play, but you just can't enter...Read more
As we prepare to reopen tennis facilities in a month or so, I think it's important to remember that as tennis pros and coaches we are teachers and leaders.
  | By Steven Kaplan
It comes as a surprise to many that wearing a mask provides modest protection to the wearer, but significant protection to those they come in contact with. Therefore, wearing a mask is an act of altruism towards others, as well as an act of trust. If I wear my mask, I trust in YOUR desire to keep...Read more
  | By Press Release
One-On-One Doubles® Tennis, the crosscourt singles competition (that includes the doubles alley), continues to grow and evolve. As an alternative to normal singles and doubles play, One-On-One Doubles is a competitive tennis format that awards players a two-point bonus for executing winning volleys...Read more
  | By Press Release
After almost two months without professional tennis during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Tennis Channel will bring live matches back to viewers this weekend, May 1-4. Based in Germany, the Tennis Point Exhibition Series will feature eight men's tour players in a 32-match, round-robin...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talked the other day about the Yankees and Mets playing baseball this summer without fans. The Governor went on to explain, “Be creative. Try to figure it out…If players get paid more than staying home and owners would get some revenue versus total shutdown, why not...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Long Island tennis community lost a valued member this week, as USTA Long Island Regional Council Member Eileen Leonard passed away. “Eileen was an icon and we will all miss her. No greater Ambassador of Long Island tennis than Eileen,” said Jonathan Klee, USTA Long Island Region Council...Read more
The United Way of Long Island has set up a fund to help families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, giving out gift cards for food and household items.
  | By Steven Kaplan
The United Way of Long Island has set up a fund to help families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, giving out gift cards for food and household items. Thus far, 18 people from the local tennis community have been helped. You can access the application by clicking here . Amazing and virtuous work...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
“The Last Dance” on ESPN is a fascinating window into the world of Michael Jordan and his six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls. After watching just the first part, Jordan's greatness is on full display. While I see many young tennis players looking for acceptance in practice and dominance in matches...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Since the speed of the game has increased so substantially, many shots hit by your opponent seem impossible for you to run down and return. A great way to work on covering more of these seemingly unreturnable shots is to get in the frame of mind that you are going after every ball regardless of...Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has produced much uncertainty across the country, but one thing it has unequivocally reaffirmed is our respect and adoration for the many officials and health care providers dedicating their lives to keeping others safe.
  | By Scott Sode
The COVID-19 pandemic has produced much uncertainty across the country, but one thing it has unequivocally reaffirmed is our respect and adoration for the many officials and health care providers dedicating their lives to keeping others safe. In our new series From the Baseline to the Front Line ,...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
The USTA just published guidelines for safely reopening tennis facilities. In speaking with many of my colleagues in the industry , the general consensus is that some of these recommendations are difficult and unrealistic to implement. For example, it's very unlikely, but theoretically possible,...Read more
I can't help but daydream about what I would love to be able do when our home exodus begins.
  | By Steven Kaplan
I can't help but daydream about what I would love to be able do when our home exodus begins. Of course, there are the really important things to do first, but here is my Top 10 list, in no particular order, of some of the small pleasures that summer brings. What's on your list? Here's mine: 10...Read more
  | By Press Release
On Wednesday, the USTA compiled tips and guidelines, botrh for players and facilities, on what to do when returning to the courts. The USTA said: “The USTA recognizes that the coronavirus has been affecting different parts of the country in different ways and with different timing. We therefore...Read more