| By Rob Polishook
I remember it like it was yesterday, coaching the Zonals for the 16 & Under age group. The competition was fierce with top kids from the country. Inevitably, various issues came up before matches. For example, I received a late-night text from my number two player saying her friend, our number...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending Long Island champion Port Washington narrowly kept its winning streak alive as it edged Manhasset 4-3 on Monday afternoon. Thea Rabman helped lead the way for the Vikings as she won 6-1, 6-1 win over Manhasset’s Gina Frankis at first singles. Casey Fanous and Samantha Radinsky chipped in...Read more
On Monday, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced that it had reached a five-year agreement with the Tennis Channel that will make the network the U.S. television and digital media home of the WTA.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced that it had reached a five-year agreement with the Tennis Channel that will make the network the U.S. television and digital media home of the WTA. “The WTA is pleased to partner with Tennis Channel in showcasing women’s tennis and its world...Read more
Caroline Lee won at first singles to help lead Syosset to the 4-3 win over Roslyn.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Jenna Koeppel and Sanya Jolly helped deliver a 4-3 win for Syosset over Conference I rival Syosset on Saturday afternoon, winning the deciding match 6-4, 6-4 against Sophia Remnek and Julia Friedman at fourth doubles. "We kept our composure and played our very best until the last second of the...Read more
Alex Noel (left), Connie Ma (middle) and Coco Gauff (right) led Team USA to its second straight Junior Fed Cup title.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New Jersey native Alexa Noel helped clinch the second consecutive Junior Fed Cup title for the United States, pairing up with Coco Gauff to win the decisive rubber 5-7, 6-4, [11-9] and defeat Ukraine on Sunday in Budapest, Hungary. The United States defeated Brazil, Japan, Latvia, Australia and...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
One of a player’s greatest tools is confidence, yet very few know how to develop this state of mind. Most tennis matches are won or lost before the first serve is struck based upon who holds the most confidence. It’s true that practice, excellent ground strokes, a powerful serve, good coaching,...Read more
Gabriela Sciarrota notched a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Alyssa Ghassabian in second singles.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hewlett defeated Great Neck North 6-1 in a Nassau County Conference I matchup on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs were led by its singles play, winning all three flights, and also notched wins at first, second and third doubles to secure the victory. Rachel Arbitman won 6-0, 6-0 over Alina Lyakhov...Read more
Jim Courier competes in the PowerShares Series QQQ at the Barclays Center last year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After eight years, Jim Courier is stepping down as captain of the United States’ Davis Cup team, the USTA announced on Thursday. Courier informed the team of his decision after its semifinal loss to Croatia last week. “It’s been my honor and privilege to represent the USTA and USA as a player and...Read more
  | By Peter Mendelsohn
Lots of people have made outlandish bets with their friends, and Sam Querrey is no exception. Entering the 2016 season, the San Francisco native made a wager with his high school friend, Jared Grosslight. “I bet Ham (Grosslight) if I didn’t make the quarters of a slam, I’d get him any bottle of...Read more
  | By Zeki Tukel
There are tennis powerhouses in the world, nations that produce more top 100 players than other countries. There are certain regions in some countries that produce better players than other regions of that same nation. There are complex reasons for that, such as weather, socio-economic differences...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
One of tennis’ most endearing qualities is that it can be played throughout a person’s lifetime. Beyond simply playing recreationally, you can continue to compete in high-level—even prize money—tournaments into your adulthood. Take for example, Dmytro Kovalevych. A coach at Christopher Morley...Read more
Port Washington and Syosset squared off in a matchup between two of the top teams in Nassau County on Monday afternoon. In the end, it was the defending Long Island champion Port Washington who came out victorious, edging the Braves 4-3.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Port Washington and Syosset squared off in a matchup between two of the top teams in Nassau County on Monday afternoon. In the end, it was the defending Long Island champion Port Washington who came out victorious, edging the Braves 4-3. “I told the girls after the match that we really needed a...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
As it does every year, the 18 & Over and the 40 & Over season flew by! At the time of this article, playoffs are in full swing and a couple of regional matches have been played. So far, the teams advancing to Sectionals are: ►18 & Over 2.5 Women from Long Beach, captained by Pat...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Syosset used its depth and strong doubles play to defeat Cold Spring Harbor 5-2 in a Conference I matchup on Friday afternoon. Cold Spring Harbor would win both top singles matches as Nicolette Loeffler won at first singles and Maddy Richmond won at second singes. But Sarah Wong won her match in...Read more
Roslyn notched a 7-0 win over Manhasset in a Conference I showdown on Thursday afternoon, sweeping all seven courts to improve to 3-1 on the season.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roslyn notched a 7-0 win over Manhasset in a Conference I showdown on Thursday afternoon, sweeping all seven courts to improve to 3-1 on the season. At first singles, Rena Zervakos defeated Gina Frankis of Manhasset 6-1, 6-1. “I was serving well and my groundstrokes were good today,” said Zervakos...Read more