| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New York Beach Tennis (NYBT) had a successful summer on the sand with an array of different events and tournaments at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury in a continued showcase of one of the fastest-growing racquet sports. Click Here to see more photos from NYBT Summer Series 2022 There were...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Poland’s Iga Swiatek looked sharp on Thursday to secure her spot in the third round as she defeated former champion Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-2. “I’m pretty happy that I was solid from the beginning till the end, because in Cincinnati I had some ups and downs in terms of focus,” said Swiatek. “Right...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Daniil Medvedev’s title defense continued on Wednesday as the top-ranked Russian powered through with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 victory over France’s Arthur Rinderknech. Medvedev’s match was the late night one inside Arthur Ashe Stadium but he made sure he wouldn’t have to work too deep into the New York...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Earlier this spring, Love Serving Autism (LSA) launched its newest program, introducing a course here in New York at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC). LSA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides specialized therapeutic tennis instruction for individuals with autism...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
All eyes were on Serena Williams on Monday night, and she did not disappoint. With this year’s U.S. Open serving as her last professional tournament, the celebrities were out in full force inside Arthur Ashe Stadium as fans shuffled in to witness what was possibly Serena’s final professional match...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine (LITM) partnered with the USTA Eastern Long Island Region to hostthree different Kids’ Days events once again this summer. Held at three separate locations, LuHi Summer Programs, Sportime Hempstead Lake and The Hamlet Golf & Country Club, the Kids’ Days brought...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The dog days of August are upon us, and while that means we have to endure scorching temperatures and the dread of the end of summer, it also means the U.S. Open is here! The tennis calendar’s fourth and final Slam event brings the world’s greatest tennis players here to New York to compete under...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The official draws for the 2022 U.S. Open were revealed on Thursday, coming out soon after it was announced that Novak Djokovic had withdrawn from the event. Take a look below at some of the intriguing first-round matchups on both the men’s and women’s side. The main draw begins on Monday, August...Read more
  | By Press Release
Wednesday night's 'Tennis Plays for Peace' event at the US Open saw the tennis world and New York City band together to help the 2022 US Open surpass $1.2 million raised for Ukraine relief. The event featured some of the biggest names in the tennis world, including Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, John...Read more
  | By Press Release
The USTA today announced that the 2022 US Open will award more than $60 million in total player compensation for the first time. This amount tops the $57.5 million number of 2021. The player compensation has been allocated after input from the WTA and ATP Player Councils, with a goal of increasing...Read more
The famed Port Washington Tennis Academy will be re-branded as Sportime Port Washington.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The famed Port Washington Tennis Academy (PWTA) here on Long Island will soon be under new ownership, and is being managed by Sportime. Hornig Capital Partners (HCP) has an agreement to purchase the iconic PWTA, with Sportime Clubs, LLC set to run the day-to-day operations of the club, as Sportime...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
There is no one "best" way to play tennis. Some players win by keeping the ball in play and running down as many shots as possible. Others have big weapons like their serve or forehand, and can use those shots to get their opponent in trouble or win the point. There are players who are capable of...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I have always thought my math skills were pretty good. My grades in every math related class I ever took were A's; except for geometry (C). Ironically, one of the best things I do on the tennis court is to use angles to win the point…weird. Tennis is really all about math. If you can make a high...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
“Necesito el ritmo,”—“I need (the) rhythm”—is a common phrase heard on the tennis court in Spain, both from players and coaches. Rhythm, cadence, timing, and control are essential aspects of the Spanish style of training. What is rhythm and why is it important in Spain? How do you achieve good...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Jack Kennedy added to his already excellent 2022 season by capturing two titles at the annual USTA National Clay Court Boys 14s Championships in Dothan, Ala. The Huntington native who trains at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) left Alabama with two Gold Balls as he won the singles and doubles...Read more