| By Brian Coleman
In 1983, Yannick Noah beat defending champion Mats Wilander 6-2, 7-5, 7-6(7-3) to win the French Open title, becoming the first Frenchman to win the title since Marcel Bernard in 1946. Since Noah’s title in ’83, a new streak has begun. No Frenchman has won the crown on their home soil in the 32...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Back in the spring of 2008, a 20-year-old from Serbia named Ana Ivanovic transformed from one of the WTA’s brightest young stars to a household name. Ivanovic had already reached two Grand Slam finals, the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open, but had yet to be crowned a champion at one of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine hosted the Long Island Tennis Challenge, which brought together some of the top tennis players in the area on a beautiful afternoon at Engineer’s Country Club in Roslyn, N.Y. As the day went on, it wasn’t only the weather that heated up, but the competition, as the many...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Grand Slam Tennis 214 Commack Road ♦ Commack, N.Y. (631) 499-6444 What are specialty stores? Specialty stores are a place to go and receive extensive, dedicated, and welcoming services that do not include the click of a mouse. Jim Donnelly has been a proud owner and operator of Tennis Emporium...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
As the winter months begin to fade into spring, it means that the start of high school spring sports is on the horizon. The boys high school tennis season here on Long Island carries with it a number of intriguing headlines in addition to a deep crop of talent, which should make for an action-...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Alley Pond Tennis Center 79-20 Winchester Boulevard Queens Village, N.Y. (718) 264-2600 ♦ www.alleypondtenniscenter.com Our Mission: Learn the Game, Love the People! Our mission is to help every student realize his or her potential. Tennis is a sport of a life time and our goal at Alley Pond Tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Ace Tennis Builders PO Box 107 ♦ Woodbury, Conn. (203) 263-0773 ♦ www.acetennisbuilders.com The “Forever Court” Guaranteed Not to Crack We have developed the “Forever Court,” a post-tensioned concrete tennis court with a unique coating system that is “Guaranteed Not to Crack for 20 Years.”...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Grigor Dimitrov brings his talents to New York City in early March for the BNP Paribas Showdown, when he takes on Roger Federer in an exhibition match. The 23-year-old Bulgarian has made quite a name for himself in his short years on the ATP Tour and 2015 could be a breakout season for the rising...Read more
  | By Emilie Katz
2014 Grand Slam Champions Australian Open ► Men’s Singles: Stanislas Warwinka defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 (winners’ prize money: $2,395,000) ► Men's Doubles: Robert Lindstedt & Lukasz Kubot defeated Eric Butorac & Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-3 (winners’ prize money: $470,000) ► Women'...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Long Island’s high school girls had a great year. The Island was very well-represented at the 2014 New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championships in Latham, N.Y., and the competition was fierce across the Island over the entire fall season. Long Island Tennis...Read more