The best players in the world repeat a lot of the same ideas over and over again in their matches. This is a building block for consistency.
  | By Steve Annacone
The best players in the world repeat a lot of the same ideas over and over again in their matches. This is a building block for consistency. Developing consistency starts with figuring out what is and what is not important for performance. Starting the point well with a good serve or return, and...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Coaches can have a positive impact on the lives of junior tennis players and this responsibility is the catalyst to work harder, learn best practices and improve. While true professionals create opportunities for their students, self-important one’s are boasting that they are "High-Performance"...Read more
Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from the sport on Wednesday, writing a heartfelt essay for Vogue and Vanity Fair.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from the sport on Wednesday, writing a heartfelt essay for Vogue and Vanity Fair . “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” the essay begins. “How do you walk away from the court you’ve trained on since you were a little girl,...Read more
The 2020 New York Tennis Expo brought a record crowd out to Nassau Coliseum. With new activities and events added, the Expo continues to grow each year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Back and better than ever, the New York Tennis Expo presented by Pop Earth returned to NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. More than 6,500 people came out for the all-day celebration of tennis as we kicked off the third year of the New York Open with the nation’s largest...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
The game of tennis has moved more and more towards using speed and power to win the point. This has made it more difficult to be successful at the net. Simplifying your volley technique has become extremely important. I have always emphasized very little racquet movement on the volley. Your focus...Read more
To begin the Expo, Pop Earth members took part in a free clinic on Stadium Court led by legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, the Farmingdale State College tennis teams as well as players from Roslyn and West Islip High School.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A goal of Long Island Tennis Magazine, and specifically the New York Tennis Expo, is to provide an event that grows the game of tennis and encourages more people to become involved with the sport. Thanks to the Expo’s partnership with Pop.Earth, that mission was accomplished. To begin the Expo, Pop...Read more
American Reilly Opelka won two matches on Sunday and won the second tour-level title of his career, capturing the Delray Beach Open title with a 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Reilly Opelka won two matches on Sunday and won the second tour-level title of his career, capturing the Delray Beach Open title with a 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka. “I’m just really proud of the way I fought in the third set,” said Opelka. “I got an early break and...Read more
Serving and returning serve are the two most important shots in the game. However, just getting these shots in play is not going to be enough to win the match against a good player.
  | By Steve Annacone
Serving and returning serve are the two most important shots in the game. However, just getting these shots in play is not going to be enough to win the match against a good player. The first shot that you hit in a match sets the tone for how the point will be played. It is very important to get...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, Steve Kaplan and the Bethpage Park Tennis & Education Center host a free clinic that brings together high school and middle school coaches from the Long Island and New York communities. This year, two more clinics were added to the event, which took place just days before the New...Read more
  | By Max Wennakoski
The many benefits of physical activity Besides benefits on physical health, engaging in sports and physical activity has well-documented benefits also on the mental health and well-being of children and adults alike. These include decreased depressive symptoms, increased self-esteem, and improved...Read more
Cannon Kingsley competing in last year's New York Open qualifying. The Long Island native has had a huge impact on Ohio State in his freshman season.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Last week, Northport native and current Ohio State freshman Cannon Kingsley was named the UTR/ITA National Player of the Week . Kingsley, a former Suffolk County singles champion, helped lead his Buckeyes past Arizona State as he won his doubles match, and defeated Andrea Bolla in singles. He...Read more
Kyle Edmund defeated Andreas Seppi to win the 2020 New York Open title on Sunday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It started at the New York Tennis Expo and finished on center court at trophy presentation, and Kyle Edmund will always remember his week on Long Island. The 62nd ranked man from Great Britain captured the New York Open singles title inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum,...Read more
The British-Pakistani pairing of Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Quereshi captured the New York Open doubles title on Sunday afternoon, downing the American duo of Reilly Opelka and Steve Johnson 7-6(5), 7-6(6).
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The British-Pakistani pairing of Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi captured the New York Open doubles title on Sunday afternoon, downing the American duo of Reilly Opelka and Steve Johnson 7-6(5), 7-6(6) inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. “I think it was, in the...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
The modern forehand at the professional level, especially on the men’s side of the game, is typified by parabolic swing shapes, leg explosion and hip rotation, mid-air ball striking, lower, reversed and inverted finishes—and most of all—elasticity. Looking back at the evolution of tennis technique...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After needing more than 10 minutes to hold serve in the match’s opening game, defending New York Open champion Reilly Opelka found his rhythm on serve the rest of the way to defeat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals. “I thought I was pretty clean, I thought I was pretty...Read more