| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal from Spain, 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon in the finals of Wimbledon. With the win, Djokovic upped his record on the year to 48-1 and captured his first-ever Wimbledon title. It was Djokovic's fifth straight win over Nadal, the 2010 Wimbledon...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine takes a special look at Tennis Apparel stores, highlighting Grand Slam Tennis in Commack, N.Y.; MD Tennis in Westhampton Beach, N.Y.; Solow Sports in Huntington, N.Y.; and Topspin Tennis & Fitness in Syosset, N.Y. Grand Slam Tennis 214 Commack Road • Commack, N.Y...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sponsored by Denny's Childrenswear and featuring: The 23rd Annual College Tennis Exposure Camp, adidas Tennis Camps at Stony Brook University, Advanced High Performance Tennis Academy by Maurice Trail, Bethpage Park Tennis Center Summer Tennis Camp, Carefree Racquet Club, The Early Hit Training...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bethpage Park Tennis Center 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 • Farmingdale, NY 11735 Phone #: (516) 777-1385 Bethpage Park Tennis Center is located just a few hundred feet from the Black Course at beautiful Bethpage State Park, which has served as home to the U.S. Golf Open. Four indoor...Read more
  | By Daniel Kresh
Tennis is not just a physical sport; it is incredibly tactical as well. Having a variety of shots in your repertoire is vitally important, but without understanding when it is appropriate to employ each shot in your arsenal, a smarter player could beat you even if your technique is far superior to...Read more
  | By Danny Burgess
After a busy fall/winter season, holidays that included lots of shopping, numerous festive parties that may be followed by shovels filled with snow … you will also find your local USTA/Eastern Region board members gearing up for another action packed year of tennis events. This core group of hard-...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Tennis greatness is achieved on remarkably narrow margins of point differential success. The ATP number one-ranked player, Rafael Nadal, has won 87.5 percent of his matches this year and 54.6 percent of the points he has played. In contrast, the world's number 99th ranked player, Raniner Schuettler...Read more
  | By Ed Oliveau
When we hear the term “home court advantage,” we generally think of athletes who play before crowds of adoring fans that will cheer their great shots and urge them on past a challenging opponent. But another type of “home court advantage” is fast becoming increasingly popular. Back yard home courts...Read more
  | By Brad Shafran
Former Eastern tennis player Justin Gimelstob held a star-studded charity event supporting the Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund on Dec. 2, 2010 at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, N.J. The event featured a children’s tennis clinic, as well as two adult clinics which preceded a fun and well-...Read more
  | By Daniel Kresh
Since 2000, when I became a ballperson for The Hamlet Cup, I have longed to try out for the U.S. Open, the most elite group of ballpeople in the world. Ten years later, I finally had that opportunity. At the age of 23 with five years of experience as a ballperson for the former Commack ATP event,...Read more