| By Steven Kaplan
In the 30-plus years since I first began coaching tennis, society has seen many changes in the way people communicate and interact. Technology has not, however, altered basic human nature, and in this example, the inevitability of self-serving, immediate gratification-seeking behavior of junior...Read more
  | By Carl Barnett
Through my years as a tennis professional, I have found a bounty of benefits in pairing a student's private lessons and group work with tennis specific physical training. After what we've seen over the last decade in professional tennis, its effectiveness should come as no surprise. Anyone who...Read more
  | By Steve Haar
In a departure from previous years and an acknowledgement of the popularity of the Rally Day format, this year will see both a Suffolk County and a Nassau County Rally Day event. ++Suffolk County’s Rally Day will take place on Friday, July 17 at Casamento Park in East Islip, N.Y. from 9:30 a.m.-3:...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The following is the acceptance speech from Nancy McShea from the recent USAT/Long Island 19 th Annual Awards Dinner, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Nancy was honored by USTA/Long Island with the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication and service to the Long Island Tennis...Read more
  | By Danny Burgess
The 19th Annual USTA Long Island Region Awards Dinner, held May 6 at the Crest Hollow Country Club was the culmination of six months of planning, numerous brainstorming meetings, endless hours of phone calls, messages, e-mails (lots of them, over 50 a day and on some days, more) … yes, text...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the past, the U.S. Open has been dominated by Americans. Legends of the game, including Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors on the men’s side, and Chris Evert and Tracy Austin on the women’s side, have all left Flushing Meadows victorious on more than one occasion. In recent years, the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 128th U.S. Open Tennis Championship will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Tennis fans from all over the world will be packing the luxurious Arthur Ashe Stadium and surrounding courts to see the greatest players in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World TeamTennis (WTT) is tennis like you’ve never seen it, featuring the biggest names in the world playing together in an innovative co-ed team format that offers exciting possibilities for players, fans and communities. The 10-team league was co-founded by Billie Jean King in the early 1970s...Read more
  | By Jared Rada
The United States Tennis Association Eastern Section, in conjunction with the USTA Long Island Regional Board and local pros and volunteers, has been promoting tennis in local schools by introducing students to the new QuickStart Tennis USTA program. This new play format utilizes “kid-sized”...Read more
  | By Danny Burgess
Only in America … Only in the United States of America could a poor African-American man born in New Orleans in 1901 rise to blow rhythmic sounds called jazz, entertaining stars, royalty, presidents and a Pope. Louis Armstrong’s unique style of playing earned him the nickname “...Read more