| By Steven Kaplan
What's the most difficult thing to do in tennis? I'd have to say it's the ability to balance efficient learning with optimal performance. The best players present a growth mindset to maximize learning and improvement and shut down that mindset to perform. Learning is premeditated, performing is...Read more
Ulises Blanch lost hard-fought matches at both Men's Doubles and Men's Singles, both by the score of 5-4, in the Empire's loss to the Las Vegas Rollers on Tuesday night.
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi dropped a competitive match to the Vegas Rollers Tuesday night, 24-20, at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Four out of five sets were decided by a tiebreak, with the Rollers able to win three of them to secure the victory. The loss snaps the Empire's three-match...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
A few weeks ago, I remember seeing a sign outside of a fitness studio. The words and message struck me … It read like this: “You recharge your phone once a day, how often do you recharge yourself ?” I thought this was a great message and applies so well to sports. As a mental training coach, in my...Read more
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi weathered the Orlando Storm and won its third match in a row, beating the Storm 23-18 at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx to improve to 4-3 on the season. Leading 2-0 before nearly an hour rain delay, the Empire’s Maria Jose Martinez...Read more
It is hard to understand why a player so often fails to live up to potential.
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
I was playing golf recently with a friend who also happens to be an avid tennis player. As we walked down the seventh fairway and approached our drives, he asked me a seemingly simple question: “Tom, how do you teach tennis players to finish off their opponent and go on to win?” Indeed that does...Read more
Naomi Osaka hoists the trophy after winning the 2018 US Open. last September.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Thursday that the 2019 US Open will feature the largest purse in the sport’s history as it will surpass $57 million in prize money. In addition to the increased prize money , the USTA will also be making a $1,000,000 payment to support the...Read more
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi fell to 1-3 on the season, dropping a hard-fought match to the visiting Orange County Breakers on Thursday night at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. The Breakers picked up their first win of the season, 22-15. The Empire got off to a...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Earlier this year, USTA Eastern announced its 2018 League Captains of the Year for each region in its Section. “Captaining a league team takes dedication,” said USTA Eastern Leagues Senior Manager Lauren Bull. “Captains spend a lot of their own time ironing out logistics so that all players can...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Unfortunately, over the last few years, the Long Island High School Team Champions are the schools who have most of its strongest players participate and not necessarily which high school has the best players. After speaking with some high school coaches, I realized that the athletic director sets...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Adelphi University named Frank Russo the new head coach of its men’s and women’s tennis teams, with the move taking effect beginning on July 17. “I’m excited to come on and be the head coach of both the men’s and women’s teams here at Adelphi, and lead both programs in the competitive Northeast-10...Read more
Kirsten Flipkens notched a key win at women's singles to help lead the Empire past the Rollers on Tuesday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Empire presented by Citi claimed its first win of the young World TeamTennis season with a 24-16 victory over the Vegas Rollers tonight at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. Empire Head Coach Luke Jensen reworked his recipe starting tonight’s match with the mixed...Read more
American Reilly Opelka won the first ATP World Tour title of his career by winning the 2019 New York Open earlier this year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With two chapters of the New York Open under the community and organizer’s belts, tournament officials at GF Sports tell us that New York Open 3.0 plans to return bigger, better and maintain its moniker as the “Home of The Black Court.” GF Sports has already been busy preparing for the only indoor...Read more
For the past six months, Ally Friedman, a junior at the Ross School in East Hampton, has been running a free program for young girls in the local community, helping to teach them valuable life skills through tennis.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the past six months, Ally Friedman, a junior at the Ross School in East Hampton, has been running a free program for young girls in the local community, helping to teach them valuable life skills through tennis. “T.H.E. B.A.L.L.,” as it’s called, stands for “Tennis Health Empowerment Building...Read more
John Isner joined the New York Empire on Sunday evening, but the San Diego Aviators still managed to win the season opener by the score of 23-11.
  | By Press Release
John Isner and the New York Empire presented by Citi fell to the visiting San Diego Aviators, 23-11, on the opening night of World TeamTennis action from Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. The Aviators got off to a quick start in the opening set of women’s doubles as San...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Wimbledon fortnight came to a close this past weekend as an exciting two weeks of tennis in London was capped off by a first-time Wimbledon champion, and an all-time match between two of the sport’s greatest players ever. On Saturday, Romania’s Simona Halep captured her second career Grand Slam...Read more