| By Barbara Wyatt
Darran emailed and asked, “So exactly how many tennis teams are you on?” I sensed a disbelieving inflection in his question. Knowing Darran as well as I do, I suspect he typed the question with one eyebrow arched up. I asked myself, “Why?” Why do I choose to play on more than one team? Why do you...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As we approach a new year of tennis on the professional tours, we take a look back at the year that was 2021: Year-End No. 1 Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Women’s Singles: Ash Barty (Australia) Men’s Doubles: Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic (Croatia) Women’s Doubles: Katerina Siniakova/Barbora...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Every tennis player should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. I am a firm believer that it is more important to know and use your strengths than it is to know and attack your opponent's weaknesses. Most players will hit the ball more solid, be more decisive, and play an overall better...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon arriving in Spain following competing in an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last week, Nadal’s tests came back positive. “I wanted to announce that on my return home after playing the Abu Dhabi tournament, I have tested...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
My tip this week is about simplifying the sport of tennis. We all know how complicated things can get on the court. You are dealing with the opponent, the conditions, and most importantly, yourself. I have several ideas that I believe will make tennis easier for you. First, always be ready and...Read more
USTA Eastern's High School Coach of the Year is Syosset's Shai Fisher.
  | By Press Release
Next month, USTA Eastern’s Annual Tennis Conference will return to an in-person event. The Conference is highlighted by the annual Awards Ceremony, and this year, several Long Islanders will be honored. High School Coach of the Year: Shai Fisher Fisher is the longtime coach of the Syosset High...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine has compiled some of the top tennis-inspired gifts for this holiday season in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: adidas Pickleball AllRacquetSports.com info@allracquetsports.com badge_of_sport_logo_bwp_v1.png A Racket Tailored to Your Needs The new ESSNOVA CARBON CTRL HD will...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These coaches share their thoughts on a wide variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo was appointed as French Open Tournament Director on Thursday, becoming the first woman to hold that position in the event’s history. Earlier this week, Guy Forget, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this year, resigned from the position. Forget...Read more
Jack Kennedy (second from right) won the Les Petits As USA Playoffs in South Florida, and will head to France in January.
  | By Brian Coleman
In early November, Huntington 13-year-old Jack Kennedy traveled south to Boca Raton, Florida to compete in the United States playoffs of the prestigious Les Petits As junior tennis tournament. Adjusting to the outdoor conditions and competing against some of the best junior players in the country,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Wednesday, Serena Williams announced she will not be competing at the 2022 Australian Open in January. “Following the advice of my medical team, I have decided to withdraw from this year’s Australian Open,” she said in a statement. “While this is never an easy decision to make, I am not where I...Read more
Australia's Ash Barty was named the 2021 WTA Player of the Year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The WTA announces its 2021 WTA Player Awards on Tuesday. The awards, which are broken down into five categories, are voted on by members of the international media. Click Here to read more. From the WTA website : WTA Player of the Year: Ashleigh Barty (AUS) WTA World No.1 Ashleigh Barty wins the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) won its first Davis Cup title in 15 years after Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev delivered clutch victories against Croatia in Madrid, Spain on Sunday. The Russian players competed under the RTF label due to the nation’s continued suspension from international...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Tennis players all have certain tendencies. In other words, each of us have certain shots that we feel more comfortable hitting in a specific direction. Many servers like to serve out wide and some like to serve down the "T". Serving into the returner's body is another popular placement. The same...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
There’s a saying in coaching that even the best coaches don’t invent anything new. Coaches take the experience of what they have heard, seen and played against, and form their own coaching preferences based on what they think is best. There are many coaching opinions that are just that: opinions...Read more