| By Steve Annacone
Tennis is a game that requires players to have good ethics. Outside of the very highest levels of the sport, players are required to call their opponent's shots in or out, as well as keep up with the score. Players are required to give the opponent the benefit of the doubt if they are not sure...Read more
World TeamTennis announced it has committed to play the entirety of its 45th season at The Greenbrier “America’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  | By Press Release
World TeamTennis announced it has committed to play the entirety of its 45th season at The Greenbrier “America’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. This will be the first major professional tennis league to resume operations since the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. All told, the 2020...Read more
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic announced a series of two-day events beginning next month that will be played in four different countries in the Balkans.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic announced a series of two-day events beginning next month that will be played in four different countries in the Balkans. The first event will begin in Djokovic’s hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, before moving to Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. “I am...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With states across the country beginning to slowly reopen their economies, outdoor tennis returned to New York this past weekend. But it remains to be seen when indoor tennis and other activities will be permitted. Because of that, tennis industry leaders on Long Island and in New York City have...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
I'm sad that “The Last Dance”, the documentary on ESPN about Michael Jordan, has concluded. It is a fascinating study of a champion, and what I take away is that so much of MJ's greatness was the direct result of his self-belief. Jordan loved to win, stayed in the moment and had no fear of losing...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Businesses in many areas of the country are reopening and people are reluctant to return if they feel unsafe, which brings me again to this year’s US Open. The first time I waited outside Arthur Ashe Stadium before they opened the turnstiles for a night match, I had an epiphany about what my 10 th...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Test time for school students is coming soon so here's a practice question: In a time of a global pandemic, the tennis industry feels the most pressing need for teaching professionals is the ability to pay: a) Groceries b) Medical Care c) Mortgage or Rent d) USPTA/PTR professional dues Give up? If...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Note: These entries were put together prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Some information may have changed since then, please contact each camp for further updates on openings, closings, new dates and more. We remain in contact with all camps below, so please continue to check our website and social...Read more
New York native Jamie Loeb is part of Har-Tru's new player initiative.
  | By Press Release
Har-Tru, LLC is pleased to announce that the company will be piloting an initiative to help supplement and support professional tennis players. The initiative is part of Har-Tru’s efforts to be an advocate for the sport. The first players to qualify are New York native 278th-ranked Jamie Loeb, and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the summer, people from across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons, to enjoy the sun, while sitting by the pool or ocean, and taking part in an array of outdoor activities. Each town in the Hamptons has its own unique feel, with a variety of activities available from simply going...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Every tennis player has their own comfort zone concerning racquet head speed. There is a tendency to swing too slowly or too quickly during an actual point in a match. If you are trying to make sure your shot lands in, or are attempting to be "careful", your racquet head speed is likely to be...Read more
  | By Heidi Cifelli
Heidi Cifelli is currently a nurse at Stony Brook Hospital, and has competed in USTA Leagues for more than 20 years. This is her story of working in Labor & Delivery during a global pandemic I have been a nurse for the past 33 years, and currently work at Stony Brook University Hospital. For...Read more
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  | By Steven Kaplan
In his letter to Newsday , USTA Eastern Long Island Regional Director Jonathan Klee explained how the high cost of running an indoor tennis club in an area with some of the country’s highest property values, tax assessments and energy costs, has the potential to threaten the "financial viability"...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A report in the New York Times indicated that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has begun exploring alternative locatioins to host the 2020 US Open later this summer. The US Open , which accounts for more than 80 percent of the organizations revenue, is set to begin in late August, but...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
Parents often ask me, “What makes Spanish tennis so great?”, or, “What do they do differently in Spain?” Many folks have never been there and are curious how such a small country became a world superpower in tennis. They also want to know how my academy and summer camp are influenced by the Spanish...Read more