Most players dread the low reply from their opponent when approaching the net. This is a difficult shot but if you can handle it, your opponent is likely to be surprised and frustrated.
  | By Steve Annacone
Most players dread the low reply from their opponent when approaching the net. This is a difficult shot but if you can handle it, your opponent is likely to be surprised and frustrated. This will force them to attempt a clean passing shot which is not a high percentage play for anyone. The key to...Read more
Christopher Eubanks helped lead Team Stars to the win at the All-American Team Cup this past weekend.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Atlanta played host to the All-American Team Cup this weekend, with the top-ranked Americans taking part in a team competition which concluded on Sunday. After a back-and-forth affair throughout the weekend, it was Team Stars that defeated Team Stripes in a final match tiebreak to claim the overall...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has announced that it will allow spectators, about 20,000 people per day, at this year’s French Open . “The number of spectators allowed inside the stadium will be 50 percent to 60 percent of its usual capacity, allowing us to ensure the barrier measures are...Read more
The 2020 Australian Open champion and fourth-ranked Sofia Kenin headlines the World TeamTennis player field this year as she joins the Philadelphia Freedoms.
  | By Press Release
World TeamTennis will produce the world’s most star-studded and most anticipated professional tennis event since tennis’ worldwide shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic when its players—including the Philadelphia Freedoms’ fourth-ranked Sofia Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion—embark on WTT’s...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
The first thing we all have to realize is that everyone, even Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, and Sofia Kenin, gets nervous before and during a tennis match. Some players look as if they are extremely relaxed when in reality they are feeling a lot of the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) announced the new UTR National Championship Series on Monday, revealing more than 70 events throughout the United States for junior, high school and college tennis players. “The UTR National Championship Series gives players the opportunity to compete in safe, high...Read more
  | By Press Release
Twenty-three time Grand Slam champion, four-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time World TeamTennis King Trophy winner, Venus Williams, has committed to play WTT’s 45 th season for the Washington Kastles. The three-week season is scheduled from July 12-Aug. 2 at The Greenbrier “America’s Resort”...Read more
John McEnroe addresses dinner guests at last year's JMTP Pro-Am. The sixth annual JMTP Pro-Am is set for for August 29 later this summer.
  | By Press Release
Tennis stars John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe will be joined by other greats of the sport at the 6th Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project’s Pro-Am in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Participants will compete in a round-robin tournament alongside former WTA and ATP World Tour professionals,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After strong backlash from players and fans alike, the US Open has announced it will host wheelchair events this summer. A majority of players on tour voted to have the event, and it will be played from September 10-13. The top-ranked player in the world, Australia’s Dylan Alcott, was very vocal...Read more
  | By Press Release
As Long Island and New York City continue to reopen, SPORTIME Clubs is preparing to welcome members back to its indoor tennis clubs on July 6, other than in NYC where indoor courts will open at the start of Phase III. SPORTIME’s outdoor courts, except in NYC, have been open since May 15. SPORTIME...Read more
  | By Press Release
TopCourt, a tech startup building the very first online tennis instruction platform of its kind, has officially launched after closing on $1.25 million in seed series funding. Main investors include Scott Scherr (founder, NASDAQ: ULTI), Jimmy John (founder, Jimmy Johns), and Raleigh-based...Read more
The way you string your tennis racquet can have a dramatic effect on your game.
  | By Steve Annacone
The way you string your tennis racquet can have a dramatic effect on your game. If a racquet is strung very tight (58 pounds or more), the ball will not rebound off the strings as much. This means you will have to swing harder to generate a faster shot. By stringing at a lower tension (52 pounds or...Read more
World number one Novak Djokovic announced on Tuesday that he, along with his wife, Jelena, have tested positive for the coronavirus, a couple of days after positive test results from Borna Coric and Grigor Dimitrov following the Adria Tour.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Novak Djokovic announced on Tuesday that he, along with his wife, Jelena, have tested positive for the coronavirus, a couple of days after positive test results from Borna Coric and Grigor Dimitrov following the Adria Tour. The tour was organized by Djokovic, and did not adhere to...Read more
Two members of Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour player field from last week have tested positive for the coronavirus, as both Croatia’s Borna Coric and Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov announced their positive results on social media.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two members of Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour player field from last week have tested positive for the coronavirus, as both Croatia’s Borna Coric and Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov announced their positive results on social media. Dimitrov was the first to reveal his diagnosis, writing in a post on...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
One of the concerns around the 2020 US Open would be the potential lack of star power that would travel to New York, but those doubts have been eased a bit this week. During the US Open’s official press conference on Tuesday, Serena Williams joined in with a video message to announce her excitement...Read more