| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After months away from competitive tennis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the area’s top current, incoming collegiate and junior players competed in the USTA Eastern Collegiate Series, a four-weekend long string of tournaments at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx...Read more
  | By Press Release
MSG Networks today announced it will be airing 36 hours of live coverage of the upcoming 2020 French Open, set to begin on Sunday, September 27 from Roland Garros in Paris. The network’s tournament coverage will include four hours of live match play from 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. each day through...Read more
Members of the tennis world have seen the story unfold all too often: A once phenomenal player loses the desire and motivation to compete in tennis, and is forced out of the game temporarily, or sometimes altogether.
  | By Sam Goidel
Like many of my peers, I viewed the coronavirus lockdown as an opportunity to improve my game. My rationale was obvious—a decrease in social and school-related responsibilities was an opportunity to increase my hours playing and training. With courts and practice partners available, I meticulously...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
The game of tennis has evolved into a power struggle, with both players often trying to hit their shots through the opponent. An underused strategy is to hit the ball up in front of your opponent so that they have to deal with a short, low ball while moving forward. This strategy is especially...Read more
  | By Press Release
Slinger Bag, a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports with an initial focus on the global tennis market, today announced an unprecedented multi year, distribution agreement across nine key markets in Europe with global tennis giant, Dunlop. This...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
I sat down to write this article (late as always because I always struggle with what to write), and due to procrastinating, decided to check my email first. I opened the email below and was smiling ear to ear as this is what it’s all about! We are living in such crazy times and this year’s goal for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic passed Rafael Nadal for first on the all-time ATP Masters 1000 titles list after winning the Rome Masters on Monday. The top-ranked Serb defeated Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. “It was a great week,” said Djokovic. “A very challenging...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Division I, II or III? What is the difference? What is the lifestyle? What is right for me? One thing people are surprised about is that the top teams in a lower division would beat a LOT of the lower teams in a higher division. I asked three people I work with, who are currently playing or just...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
One of the most frequent requests I hear from my students is how to achieve more power. After a short discussion and acknowledgement of the first priorities of getting the ball in and getting the ball in away from the opponent, the goal of power may be addressed. The two biggest components to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2020 Fall Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge played host to a sold-out draw in a new format, as dozens of mixed doubles pairings in four different divisions came out to SPORTIME Quogue to compete in safe and socially-distant tennis. Typically, the Challenges feature Men’s Doubles and Women’s...Read more
What qualities matter most in a tennis coach? A long, strong record of success is, of course, one trait, but how about considering how a professional coaches above whom and how many they coach?
  | By Steven Kaplan
What qualities matter most in a tennis coach? A long, strong record of success is, of course, one trait, but how about considering how a professional coaches above whom and how many they coach? The defining positive quality of a teacher is rarely service volume, so why then do so many coaches...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
It hit me the other day. Not a tennis ball, but a realization. Our tennis pros hung up their racquets and stayed home during the pandemic. These men and women made the same financial sacrifice as personal trainers, physical therapists, restaurant and café owners, bookstore owners, and other small...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Trying to figure out a way to maintain your tennis training momentum throughout the offseason? Indoor tennis is a lot more viable than you might think. New York’s harsh winters make outdoor tennis strictly a seasonal sport—unless you can move it indoors. And while indoor tennis may seem like an...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Down two-sets-to-love at the end of a two-week long tournament, it can be hard to find any sort of energy to pull yourself out of that sort of hole. But for Austria’s Dominic Thiem, and the notion of his first Grand Slam title hanging in the balance, he managed to find a way. Thiem completed the...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the fourth part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. You can read the first three parts here at LITennisMag.com. As the boat bumped up against the dock, Yin awoke and looked about. He saw Virgil the Turtle standing on the Dock and beyond him was a pathway through the woods and...Read more