Phil Barres stands on court at Glen Head Racquet & Fitness.
  | By Brian Coleman
About a year ago, Phil Barres, Adam Mandell and Cory Parr met in a diner to discuss the potential of buying a tennis club business together. Barres, whose family owns a real estate business, owned the property that Glen Head Racquet & Fitness stood on, and was approached by then owner Robert...Read more
Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the ATP Finals crown on Sunday, claiming the biggest title of his young career with a 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) comeback win over Dominic Thiem at The O2 in London.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the ATP Finals crown on Sunday , claiming the biggest title of his young career with a 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) comeback win over Dominic Thiem at The O2 in London. “It’s been a rollercoaster,” Tsitsipas said. “Holding this trophy right now feels amazing…This tournament has...Read more
Former semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe has been awarded a wildcard into the 2020 Australian Open after winning the USTA Wild Card Challenge
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe has been awarded a wildcard into the 2020 Australian Open after winning the USTA Wild Card Challenge . Vandeweghe, who reached the final four in Melbourne in 2017, knocked off three seeded players en route to the finals of the Oracle Challenger Series in Houston...Read more
Whether we want to admit it or not, sports has slowly emerged as our favorite religion of choice.
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Perhaps its blasphemy to say that sports is the predominant 21st Century religion, but it just may be true. Whether you attend church services, a synagogue or a mosque each week, you may have noticed that the pews are relatively empty and that weekly church going seems to be passé. If you have kids...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
To excel in sports, considerable attention is paid to factors such as coaching, nutrition and fitness, but there is one area that often gets overlooked: VISION. Studies have shown that elite athletes have superior vision: they see better, wide peripherals, better depth perception, and better eye/...Read more
Bob and Mike Bryan announced on Wednesday that 2020 will be their final year on tour, and the 2020 US Open will be their last tournament.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The most successful doubles team in tennis history will compete in their final season on tour in 2020, as Bob and Mike Bryan announced their impending retirement on Tennis Channel on Wednesday evening. “We wanted to see if we wanted to keep going and we’ve decided that 2020, at the [US] Open, we’re...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
“I’ve never won a USTA Sportsmanship Pin,” says Sheila. Frank places his arm around her shoulder and says, “You will. But until you do, you could have one of mine. I have three.” She laughs. Frank was at it again, teasing a fellow teammate. Is Sheila doing anything wrong? She gives the benefit of...Read more
Each year, the Commack girls’ tennis team hosts a fundraiser to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the Commack girls’ tennis team hosts a fundraiser to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund. The team did so once again this year, as each player paired up with a teacher to compete in the Tennis with the Teachers doubles tournament at Commack High School. Click Here for more...Read more
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors compete in match play in front of college coaches at the annual USTA Eastern College Showcase Day.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday, coaches, parents and players from gathered at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y. for the USTA Eastern College Showcase, the 33 rd year of the one-of-a-kind event. “College Showcase Day was huge this year! We had increased attendance from both players and coaches over 2018,” said...Read more
You can't get out of the cycle by using the same methods that got you into the cycle. That just leads to more burnout and more exhaustion. It makes things worse.
  | By Rob Polishook
It was a hot day in mid-August when Joanne walked into my office exasperated, reeling from the last two months of training and stressed because school was starting in just two weeks. She was overwhelmed; thinking about challenging matches, her coach’s judgment about her performance and her own...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
There is a dirty little secret in the cloistered world of competitive junior tennis: Cheating and gamesmanship are rampant—and nobody is doing anything about it. For many children and parents, the first exposure to the junior tennis circuit can be a shock because junior tennis is one of the few...Read more
Andrea Martinez won the fourth and clinching point for Port Washington with a victory at second singles.
  | By Brian Coleman
The dominance of Port Washington continued on Tuesday The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, as the girls won for the 50 th time in its last 51 matches, defeating Westhampton Beach 7-0 to capture the Long Island Championship. “What makes this even more special is that we just won [the Long...Read more
Bianca Andreescu became tennis' new star with her run to the US Open title.
  | By Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition The kid is alright... On a late-summer Saturday afternoon in Flushing Meadows, Bianca Andreescu became the first player born this century to win a Grand Slam as...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I have emphasized how important the serve and return of serve are in a tennis match. Most players have something other than these shots that they like to use to get the opponent in trouble, or to win the point. For some it is hitting their big forehand. Other players have a great backhand down the...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
I follow a straightforward philosophy about the nature of expertise; if you can't explain something meticulously, you don't understand it and further if you can't explain it simply, you are no expert. This fundamental truth is particularly troubling in tennis because much sincere debate has been...Read more