| By Dr. Tom Ferraro
The yips are one of the most devastating and embarrassing afflictions that an athlete can experience. Stories of athletes plagued with the yips occur in a variety of sports, including tennis, golf, gymnastics, football and baseball. Chuck Knoblauch, the Gold Glove Award winning second basemen for...Read more
  | By Press Release
SHOWTIME will present the television premiere of the documentary LOVE MEANS ZERO, which tells the story of celebrated yet controversial tennis coach Nick Bollettieri and explores the cost of his all-consuming drive for greatness, on Saturday, June 23 at 9 p.m. EST. From Showtime Documentary Films,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Islip advanced to the Round of 16 of the Suffolk County playoffs on Monday, defeating 20 th seeded Northport 4-3. The 13 th seeded Buccaneers were led by Sean Skahan at first singles, who fought through sickness to clinch the victory with a three-set win at first singles. “I thought I played well...Read more
Eli Grossman and Preet Rajpal celebrate after clinching the Nassau County doubles title for a second straight year.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the second straight year, the title of Nassau County Doubles Champion belongs to Syosset’s Preet Rajpal and Eli Grossman. The senior duo defended their county title with a 7-6(3), 6-2 over Friends Academy’s Alexander Roti and Samir Singh on a long and hot Sunday afternoon at Eisenhower Park in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Grand_Slam_Logo.png Grand Slam Tennis 214 Commack Road Commack, N.Y. (631) 499-6444 Grand Slam Tennis 816 NY-25A Miller Place, N.Y. 11764 What are specialty stores? Specialty stores are a place to go and receive extensive, dedicated, and welcoming services that do not include the click of a mouse...Read more
Syosset claimed its fourth straight Nassau County championship with a 7-0 win over Roslyn on Thursday.
  | By Brian Coleman
Just over two weeks ago, Syosset saw its 62-match winning streak come to an end at the hands of Roslyn. But Syosset exacted a bit of revenge in the biggest match of the season, up to this point, capturing its fourth consecutive Nassau County Championship on Thursday afternoon by defeating Roslyn 7-...Read more
Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori to reach the Rome semifinals.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic powered past Kei Nishikori, coming back from a set down, to reach the semifinals of the Italian Open in Rome. Djokovic came back to win 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 and set up a semifinal clash with world number one Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard had to come back from a set down in his quarterfinal...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Last week, it was announced that Americans Noah Rubin and Taylor Townsend earned wildcards into the French Open men’s singles and women’s singles main draws by way winning the USTA’s Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge. The 2018 French Open, which runs from May 21 through June 10, has now revealed...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the second straight year, the Nassau County final will pit Syosset against Roslyn, after each squad won their respective semifinal matches on Tuesday afternoon. With torrential rain on the horizon, both Syosset and Roslyn tried to make quick work of their opponents. The Braves of Syosset...Read more
Port Washington advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 victory over Jericho on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The last piece of the Nassau County Team Championships semifinal puzzle was put into place on Monday, as the Port Washington Vikings claimed a spot in the final four with a 4-3 victory over Jericho. Gabrielle Brancatelli defeated Michael Wexler 6-1, 6-1 at first singles, but Jericho would take the...Read more
The Long Island Tennis Challenge returns on Saturday, June 9 at The Hamlet in Commack.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine’s 2018 Summer Series gets underway on Saturday, June 9 with the first installment of the 2018 Long Island Tennis Challenge at The Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack, N.Y. The event will consist of three divisions/levels of play, the Men’s Amateur, Women’s Amateur...Read more
A wild card at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italian Roberta Vinci called it a career Monday after her opening round loss to Aleksandra Krunic
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A wild card at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italian Roberta Vinci called it a career Monday after her opening round loss to Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3. During her 20-year career, Vinci captured four Fed Cups with Italy, also winning five Grand Slam doubles titles and won...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
I hope this finds all of you hitting a little closer to the lines! The northern part of the country is thawing out from a long winter. The arrival of spring means that competition is heating up, from league matches to tournaments. On the Pro Tour, the American swing is just one of the best times of...Read more
Justin Oresky clinched the Syosset victory with a straight-set win at second singles.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Nassau County playoffs continued on Thursday as three of the four semifinalists were set. It was all chalk as the top three seeds, Syosset, Roslyn and Plainview, pushed their way into the final four of the Nassau playoffs. The three-time defending county champions Syosset ousted Conference II-A...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The playoff bracket for the Suffolk County playoffs was released on Friday as the tournament is set to begin on Tuesday. The top eight seeds are: 1) Half Hollow Hills East 2) Commack 3) Ward Melville 4) Half Hollow Hills West 5) East Hampton 6) Stony Brook 7) Bay Shore 8) Westhampton You can see...Read more