Bianca Andreescu extended her streak to 17 straight matches with a win over American Jennifer Brady at the China Open.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
US Open champion Bianca Andreescu has known nothing but winning over the last several months on tour, and the Canadian teenager extended her streak to 17 straight matches with a win over American Jennifer Brady at the China Open. Andreescu won 6-1, 6-3 to reach the tournament’s quarterfinals, her...Read more
  | By Allison Butler
As the 2019 summer came to a close, nearly 300 children came together at Hofstra University to take part in a Net Generation event that was coordinated by Sunny Fishkind and the USTA Eastern Long Island Region. The kids were part of the various programs that Hofstra runs during the summer, and it...Read more
If your goal is to learn tennis properly by developing a solid technique, tactics and strategies, it is a step in the right direction to seek the advice of a tennis professional for guidance.
  | By Mike Puc
If your goal is to learn tennis properly by developing a solid technique, tactics and strategies, it is a step in the right direction to seek the advice of a tennis professional for guidance. The most important part of your responsibility for improvement is choosing the right pro. Referrals by...Read more
The Israel Tennis & Education Center had an Exhibition Tour this summer, which included a stop at the 2019 US Open on the first day of the tournament's main draw.
  | By Brian Coleman
This summer, Israel Tennis Center changed its name to the “Israel Tennis & Education Centers Foundation (ITEC),” as the organization—which has been around for 43 years—has grown and evolved into one of the largest social service agencies for children in Israel. Over the last half-century, ITEC...Read more
Over the last 30 years, tennis has transformed from people giggling in their living rooms when Jimmy Connors took a bathroom break during the 1983 U.S. Open finals, to it really just being a commonly used momentum changer.
  | By Ricky Becker
What makes tennis a unique sport? You can play it for a lifetime, it tests you technically, physically and mentally. There is also no clock telling you it is physically impossible to make a comeback. There is no official coaching during Grand Slams either. All of these aspects are unique, but there...Read more
When the crowd turns against you, they can become another opponent you must deal with.
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
The 2019 Championship at Wimbledon served up a startling contrast in personality. The Gentlemen’s Singles Finals pitted the number two seed Roger Federer against number one-seeded Novak Djokovic in front of a sold-out crowd which included Kate Middleton, Prince William, David Beckham, Kate...Read more
Wheatley is now 8-0 on the year after beating Garden City on Wednesday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Wheatley Wildcats won its eighth consecutive match to begin the 2019 season, defeating Garden City 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The first match to come off was third doubles as Marcella Kanes and Arielle Rokhsar won 6-0, 6-2. “During warm-ups, I look to find my opponent’s weak spots, and use...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
I’m grinding it out on the court. My footwork is better, I’m hitting the split-steps, my coach is helping me with my slice, and I’ve made some cool friends from the team. This is a hard letter to write, but this is how I really feel. After I lost the match yesterday, you yelled at me. You threw a...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
In today’s game, there are many schools of thought as to how to create the best serve. The information is often unclear, the terminology is difficult and the execution is near impossible. I’d like to give you three clear and simple concepts to think about that will change your serve for the better...Read more
I think we all know how young tournament players would answer this question: "Would you like to win the US Open one day?"
  | By Steven Kaplan
I think we all know how young tournament players would answer this question: "Would you like to win the US Open one day?" While aspiring players all want tennis greatness, it's not desire, but the willingness to do whatever it takes that's extraordinary. Almost every young player would love to be...Read more
Great Neck North and Roslyn wearing orange in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On a day when both teams used their platform to help raise awareness for multiple sclerosis, Great Neck North and Roslyn took to the courts in a Nassau County Conference I showdown. And it was the Blazers who came out on top, winning 6-1 to improve its overall record to 5-2 on the season. “It was a...Read more
The LI Women's Interclub Tennis League Board: (Top, from left to right): Marie Franzoni, Cheryl Schefer , Suzanne Putnam, President Elona Weiner, Vice President Gigi Banks, Meg Selim and Jackie Pierangelo and (bottom, left to right): Susan Greenberg, Lynn
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the last half-century, the North Shore has been home to a competitive tennis league for adult women called the Long Island Women’s Inter-Club Tennis League, which continues to grow with each passing year. Now in its 45th season, the League is home to more than 1,600 players representing almost...Read more
Hills East improved to 8-1 on the season after beating Commack on Friday afternoon.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Half Hollow Hills East Thunderbirds improved to 8-1 on the season on Friday afternoon, defeating Commack 5-2 in a key Suffolk League I matchup. The win gives Hills East sole possession of first place in the Suffolk’s top conference with a conference record of 6-1. Since a defeat to defending...Read more
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
Are you plagued by excessive negative thoughts during your matches? Are you unable to follow your own game plan? Do you suffer from tentative play that you later regret? Are you calling yourself horrible names in your head? Are you regularly not satisfied with your performance, even when winning?...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
Your tennis lesson is today. Your instructor provides you great information on how to hit your forehand, backhand and on how to work you whole arsenal—down the line, cross-court, move your feet—repetition, repetition and more repetition. All of it is great and valuable information and all you have...Read more