| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the 32 nd consecutive year, high school tennis players and college coaches came together for the USTA Eastern College Showcase Day which was held this past Sunday at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco. The event has become a fall staple for USTA Eastern and a key one for bridging the gap between...Read more
  | By John Evert
The two-handed backhand is one of the most reliable and powerful shots you can learn. Master it in these six easy-to-follow steps! 1. A great two-handed backhand starts with the perfect set-up. First, the grip. The most commonly used grips are the Continental Grip for your dominant hand and an...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
While I don't follow social media often, even a quick check reveals the vast forum of exaggerated ego and business-directed self-promotion. Some tennis coaches participate in this and other methods of hype and it’s so bad that I sometimes feel like I live in a "Look at Me" world of hyperbole that...Read more
  | By Jonathan Raude
Having goals is an essential part of success, both in tennis and in life. There are many reasons why goals are important, but to put it simply, goals drive us forward. They provide us with focus, direction, motivation, a measure of progress and accountability. When it comes to tennis, players must...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Following Saturday’s epic semifinal between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, it was Russia’s Karen Khachanov who stole the show on Sunday, as he secured the biggest title of his young career with a 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Djokovic in the finals of the Rolex Paris Masters. “It means the world to me...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story appears in the November/December 2018 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to view and the digital edition. Standing at the makeshift podium inside Arthur Ashe Stadium as the 2018 U.S. Open trophy ceremony was set to begin, Naomi Osaka pulled her black Adidas visor over her...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The year 2018 was a great year for USTA League players! Teams advancing to Nationals include: 18 & Over 4.5, 4.0, 3.5 Tri-Level League ►Women–Sportime Lynbrook, captained by Suzanne Markowitz​ ►Men–Sportime Syosset, captained by Ian Shapiro 18 & Over Mixed Doubles League ►7.0 from Deer Park...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For more than 25 years, FX Design Team has been transforming outdoor living spaces for clients to entertain over the years with family and friends. Owner Jeffrey Ingrassia heads up his team of designers and artistic craftsmen to give you an experience that will exceed your expectations. One of the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
rachel arbitman.png As a freshman, Rachel Arbitman came up just short in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championship match a year ago, dropping a straight-set match to Our Lady of Mercy’s Julia Andreach. So when the Hewlett sophomore captured the Nassau County...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Recent Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic will return to the No. 1 spot in the ATP World Tour Rankings next week, after current No. 1 Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Rolex Paris Masters on Wednesday. The Serb returns to the top of the rankings for the first time in almost two years, and...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
Each year in early September, two phenomena begin. First, tennis players will rise from their living room couches, pick up rackets and return to the courts after a two-week hiatus. Second, their tennis skills may have improved—if they were watching closely. This time of the year marks the end of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Up or Down is a new tennis apparel company. The company originated with one vision in mind: To Unite the Tennis Order. The idea for the company stems from the spinning the racket before each match and saying, “Up or Down.” Regardless of what brand of racket you play with, Up or Down applies to all...Read more
Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career on Sunday, fighting back to defeat American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career on Sunday, fighting back to defeat American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. “For me it was a very tough match, but in the end, I found way here and there, one, two points that made the...Read more
  | By Todd Widom
Congratulations and a job well done to my friend Tony Bresky for bringing a National Title to Wake Forest. It is an incredible achievement for a coach to bring a team of players together to win a National Title. His team consisted of both American and foreign tennis players, but no American was in...Read more
Brooke Del Prete defeated Alex Ho 6-4, 7-6(5) at second singles in a crucial victory for Westhampton Beach in Thursday's Long Island Championship.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the second day in a row, a Westhampton Beach match came down to the second doubles pairing of Rose Peruso and Julieto Tomaro. With the Long Island Championship between the Hurricanes and the Syosset Braves knotted at three-all, the duo once again delivered in the clutch, defeating Alex Flicker...Read more