| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A major health problem that has consumed much of the United States over the last decade is that of childhood obesity. Proper nutrition and formulating a healthy diet has become a major point of emphasis, but there is still work to be done to educate much of the public on how to eat right. With that...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The second and final Kids Day of the 2019 summer took place on Thursday afternoon as Suffolk County Kids Day took place at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, N.Y. Nearly 200 kids took to the courts for a day of tennis and other fun in a successful encore of Nassau County Kids Day which...Read more
  | By Press Release
World TeamTennis’ 44 th season has been whittled down to four semifinalists competing in the 2019 WTT Playoffs, held for the first time in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena with the semifinals taking place on Friday, with the WTT Final to follow on Saturday. The teams vying to hoist the King Trophy –...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
With 25 teams competing in nine different leagues at my local club, it seems like there is always a match to play. Playing in a game to prepare for a match and then playing in a match may improve your match play, but it is a difficult scenario to add new shots to your repertoire. Even clinics,...Read more
Kirsten Flipkens returned to the New York Empire on Wednesday night and won the decisive match at women's singles to propel her team into the World TeamTennis playoffs.
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi are headed to the World TeamTennis Playoffs for the first time in franchise history. On the final day of the regular season, the visiting Empire edged the Philadelphia Freedoms in dramatic fashion Wednesday night, 21-16 , at Hagan Arena at Saint Joseph’s...Read more
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi faces a must-win scenario on Wednesday, July 31 and playoff uncertainty after falling to the first-place Philadelphia Freedoms tonight at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx, 25-15. The Empire move to 7-6 while Philadelphia improves to 11-2...Read more
  | By Gino Fava
The underhand serve , if executed properly, will get people out of their seats, up off the couch, and add tremendous excitement to the sport of tennis. Like the behind the back pass in hockey, or the alley-oop dunk in basketball, the scissor kick over the shoulder in soccer, these are exciting...Read more
The New York Empire presented by Citi is set to honor tennis icon, Billie Jean King, on Tuesday, July 30 as part of ‘Empower Her’ night at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning. Ten women who’ve spent their entire lives inspiring today’s youth will be a
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi is set to honor tennis icon, Billie Jean King, on Tuesday, July 30 as part of ‘Empower Her’ night at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning. Ten women who’ve spent their entire lives inspiring today’s youth will be a part of the ceremony. This is the...Read more
The 18 & Over 7.0 Mixed team from Point Set, captained by Lori Sarnelli, will be advancing to Nationals
  | By Kathy Miller
Long Island’s 18 & Over Mixed Doubles League had a great showing at the Sectional Championship in Schenectady, N.Y. The teams advancing were as follows: ►​Sportime Lynbrook’s 6.0 team, captained by Jamie Devine ►Point Set’s 7.0 team, captained by Lori Sarnelli, which will be advancing to...Read more
Former world number ones Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams have been awarded the first wild cards for the 2019 Western & Southern Open
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former world number ones Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams have been awarded the first wild cards for the 2019 Western & Southern Open. Both players join the main draw field for the tournament that will be held Aug. 10-18 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. “Maria and Venus are...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 Vincent Carvelli
An estimated 17.9 million people play tennis in the United States, according to the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), making it one of the most popular sports in the country. Unlike many sports that have set duration times, tennis matches can go several hours. The sport demands much from its...Read more
The USTA announced the field for the 2019 US Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its 12th year, will be held Sept. 5-8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
  | By Press Release
The USTA announced the field for the 2019 US Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its 12th year, will be held Sept. 5-8 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The 2019 US Open Wheelchair Competition will feature a men’s, women’s and quad division and will...Read more
The USTA announced that US Open Fan Week, a week-long tennis and entertainment festival, will kick-off the 2019 US Open and run from Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25, on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
  | By Press Release
The USTA announced that US Open Fan Week, a week-long tennis and entertainment festival, will kick-off the 2019 US Open and run from Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25, on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Anchored by the US Open Qualifying Tournament, the...Read more
With everything to play for in the final set of men’s doubles, the Empire’s Neal Skupski and Ulises Blanch kept their composure and outplayed the Breakers’ Steve Johnson and Luke Bambridge, winning the set 5-3 and stealing the match 20-19
  | By Press Release
Proving that every point really does count in World TeamTennis, the New York Empire presented by Citi won a thrilling match Wednesday night from Breakers Stadium at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach, Calif. Trailing the Orange County Breakers 16-15 entering the final set, the Empire’s Neal...Read more