| By Josh Ripple
The New York Open returns to NYCB Live, Feb. 9-17, 2019, and we plan to be bigger and better! Though it is hard to believe that it is tournament time again, GF Sports and BSE Global are ready and raring to go to bring excitement and great entertainment value to the community. Fans can count on...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
When she began playing sports as a youngster, around the age of seven, one of the first sports Thea Rabman tried was softball. Despite being good, it didn’t take because, as Rabman says, it was too slow. That’s when tennis entered the picture. “My dad wanted me to try out tennis, so I started...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the 2019 New York Open set to get underway this weekend, Long Island Tennis Magazine had a chance to sit down with Peter Lebedevs, Assistant Tournament Director of the New York Open. We discussed a variety of topics, from what’s new in 2019, to the local grassroots tennis community. LITM: What...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In part one of this two-part series , I discussed how coaches market themselves to appear qualified and why it's so important to look past the "Humble Brag" and find leadership and mentorship in a coach. In part two, we will uncover the common traits and guiding philosophy of what the best coaches/...Read more
  | By Marvin Jeffrey
As I sit back and watch the interactions and listen to conversations between parents and children in the tennis world, some of the things that are said baffles me. I understand all the money invested in practices, private lessons, tournaments and traveling all too well, but adding anxiety or extra...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
USTA Eastern hosted the inaugural New York Open College Wild Card Invitational at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, bringing together some of the best players from 16 colleges in the Eastern Section to compete for a spot in the 2019 New York Open main draw. The three-day tournament...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
It is okay to stand in No Man’s Land in doubles! Players have been conditioned to stand all the way back or all the way up in doubles. While this is applicable in matches where players are skilled in placing the ball deep or hard, players who are challenged with mobility or power are wise to adjust...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
I remember it like it was a lightning bolt, my then mentor said to me: “Your opponent is your partner, not an enemy!” I thought that statement was blasphemous! My entire competitive life, I viewed the opponent as my enemy, someone whom I must defeat. The entire goal was decimation! My mentor, Jena...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The final puzzle piece of the New York Open Wild Card Playoff was put into place this weekend as the fourth Pre-Qualifying Tournament took place at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn. Adam El Mihdawy secured his spot in the Pre-Qualifying tournament semifinals by defeating Ethan Leon in the finals. El...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Four months removed from the U.S. Open, both Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka delivered encore performances in Australia over the last two weeks. The two captured the men’s singles and women’s singles titles, respectively, in dominant fashion to leave no doubt on who currently stands atop the men’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2019 New York Tennis Expo, which will be held at NYCB LIVE, home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 9, will feature two different Speaker Sessions. We have assembled a great set of speakers for each respective panel, which will be co-headlined by an ATP player from...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A day after Rafael Nadal dropped just six games en route to the Australian Open final, Novak Djokovic was nearly equally as dominant in his semifinal match on Friday. The top-seeded Serb routed Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to secure his spot in the championship. “Today was a perfect match...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sports Made Easy Runs Challenger Event on Long Island Bacey_Kallina_Pic.jpg Sports Made Easy continued its tournament series, hosting the Sports Made Easy November Challenger on Long Island. Like all Sports Made Easy tournaments, the idea was to combine the fun of playing the sport, with...Read more
  | By Press Release
Today, the Delray Beach Open announced the latest player commitments for their upcoming blockbuster event set to rock the tennis stadium in downtown Delray Beach next month. Joining an already star-filled line-up including former US Open and Delray Beach Open Champion Juan Martin del Potro (World...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal powered his way into the Australian Open final on Friday, dismantling one of the hottest players in the tournament, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in clinical fashion. “I played well, of course,” said Nadal. “I have been playing well during the whole event. Every match,...Read more