| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Congratulations to the following players from the USTA Eastern/Long Island Region who took home honors at the National Opens that took place throughout the month of May: Naples, Fla. ► Girls 18s Finalist: Jennifer Kellner of Smithtown, N.Y. Owings Mills, Md. ► Boys 12s Consolation Champ: Brenden...Read more
  | By Karen Bonnet
Every once in awhile, life throws you a curveball that results in a few surprises. That’s exactly how a group of tennis players from Oceanside’s Point Set Indoor Racquet Club felt the first time they played tennis. But these players are unique because they play tennis and have Multiple Sclerosis (...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The number 17-seed, Francesca Schiavone of Italy, defeated seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur of Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (2), in the women's finals of the 2010 French Open. Schiavone came into the match with only one win in five attempts against Stosur, and with her victory, became the second woman seeded...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys high school tennis players from Long Island had an impressive showing at the NYSPHSAA State Tennis Championships that wrapped up this past Saturday, June 5 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. In singles play, Josh Levine from Cold Spring Harbor finished second overall in the...Read more
  | By Emilie Katz
Tennis tweets of late The following are just a few of the things that the sport’s top stars have been “tweeting” about through the social networking tool that is changing the way we have come to communicate with, Twitter. In addition to Facebook and MySpace, Twitter’s 140-word short blasts of info...Read more
  | By USTA Eastern Section
The U.S. Open will take over Times Square in New York City on Monday, June 7, to launch the first day of the 2010 U.S. Open Ticket On-Sale and celebrate the U.S. Open, which will be played in Flushing, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 12. “US Open Takes Times Square” will run from 8:00 a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, will debut, "Serena: My Journey to Africa," on Monday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Far from the clay courts of Roland Garros and the grass courts of Wimbledon, this...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sam Stosur, the woman who ousted Serena Williams and Justine Henin from the 2010 French Open, made it to the finals with a surprisingly easy straight set upset win over Jelena Jankovic, 6-1, 6-2. Stosur hardly lost focus at any point against Jankovic and seemed in complete control for the entire...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There were five singles players from Long Island who were invited to the Tennis State Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens this week. Four out of those five will be back to play a second day after convincing wins on Thursday. Cold Spring Harbor’s first singles...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Longines Future Junior Aces Tournament Lucky Draw was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris on Wednesday. The Tennis Aces event is a global tennis challenge for junior tennis’ rising stars ages 10-12 created by Longines to identify and develop rising tennis’ stars of tomorrow. Tsung-Hua...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Austrian Jurgen Melzer upset number three seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia in Wednesday action at the 2010 French Open. Melzer defeated Djokovic 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4, as he rallied back down two sets. Melzer, who is making his first-ever trip to a Grand Slam semifinal, will face number two seed...Read more
  | By Mike Mejia
Comic book geeks the world over all remember that famous quote from Spiderman, where Uncle Ben warns a troubled Peter Parker that "With great power... comes great responsibility". Had he been a strength and conditioning coach, however, Spidey's uncle likely would have said something more like "With...Read more
  | By Carl Barnett
It’s early summer morning and you’re about to take the kids to tennis camp. They may not be hungry now, but it’s time to eat. Half a bagel or a bowl of cereal will do it if they are picky eaters. Just don’t let them go to work on an empty tank. It’s also time to hydrate. A small cup of juice and a...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In 1971, Larry Linett, a tenacious baseliner from Albany, N.Y., was ranked number one in the East in the Boy's 12-and-Under Division. A talented lefty from Douglaston, N.Y., John McEnroe was ranked number eight, in that same age group. Six years later, as McEnroe was winning the French Open mixed...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In 2010 French Open men's action on Tuesday at Roland Garros, Robin Soderling upended top seed Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Soderling, who came into the match winless in 12 attempts against Federer, was able to break Federer's serve 44 percent of the time on conversion chances, while Federer...Read more