| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On June 11-12, Beach Tennis USA, along with Long Island Tennis Magazine kicked off the first of four Beach Tennis USA tournaments this summer that will be held in Long Beach, N.Y. Although the poor forecast kept some away from the beaches and inside for the weekend, Mother Nature was generous to...Read more
  | By USTA Eastern Section
Tennis is a simple game to start playing; all you need is a ball and a racket. This summer, the New York Sportimes of World TeamTennis and the USTA Eastern section are making it that much easier. The first 3,000 kids coming out to see John McEnroe and the Sportimes play at Randall's Island for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer is the number one seed for Wimbledon 2010. Federer, a six-time Wimbledon winner, received the top seed Wednesday, even though Rafael Nadal recently supplanted him as number one in the world rankings. Nadal moved into the top spot after winning the French...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
“I’m the better player, how did I lose?” Does this phrase sound familiar? Imagine this: it was the finals of the annual 16-and-Under Tournament, the weather was hot and muggy, and the sun was beaming down like a laser. The time was 3:00 p.m. and the stands were jammed with fans, coaches and the...Read more
  | By Edward Wolfarth
We know teaching is more art than science, but we're still undecided on what matters the most … the message or the messenger? First, let's take a look at the messenger, or the way in which we deliver the “goods.” Methodology is determined by many factors. Every teacher and coach, has their own...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, has signed tennis Hall of Famer Jimmy Connors to serve as a nightly analyst during the network’s upcoming Wimbledon coverage, June 21-30, 2010. The two-time...Read more
  | By Salomon Levy
Whenever I step on to the court to teach a lesson, I ask myself three things: (1) Who am I teaching? (2) What am I teaching? (3) How am I going to teach it? When planning my lessons, I consider the age and level of the student, what the student's goals are, the strengths and weaknesses in his game...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
So you are in a USTA League here on Long Island and you have split sets. Now comes the dreaded 10 Point Super Tie-Break and you're thinking to yourself, “Ugh, this is so stupid, it's anyone's match now.” Changing my attitude, I looked at the Super Tie-Break from a different perspective, and...Read more
  | By Gary Simeone
The 10th Annual Jana Hunsaker ITF Memorial wheelchair tournament began on June 10 with 55 participants from around the globe. "We have three players from Japan, one from France, four from Canada and one from Ghana," said Tournament Director Aki Takayama. Fifty men and five women will compete in the...Read more
  | By USTA Eastern Section
The USTA has announced it will host its annual open casting call on Tuesday, June 15 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to select children to perform at the 2010 U.S. Open, Aug. 30-Sept. 12, 2010. Winners will perform “America the Beautiful” live at Arthur Ashe Stadium during night sessions...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Longines, the official timekeeper off the French Open, is committed to developing and finding future tennis champions. As part of that commitment, they invited 16 12-and-Under players from 15 different countries to take part in the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament. The boys’ winner was Jaime...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
One of my first tennis instructors when I first began taking lessons in the late 1960s-1970s taught me something I will never forget. I preach this message to this day to many of my students, as well as my own two boys who compete in college and the USTA Junior Circuit: “Just let your racquet do...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Introducing the hottest sport on sand: Beach Tennis! Take the fun and fast-paced sport of tennis ... combine it with the sun, sea and sand of the beach ... and you have beach tennis, the most electrifying new sport to hit the U.S. The 2010 Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge will take place...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Many relationship magazines like to run columns with the format “What a member of one gender says and what the member of the other gender really hears.” This column delves into the topic of speaking with a college coach. What a prospective student-athlete says and what the coach really hears. 1...Read more
  | 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