John McEnroe speaks to the players at last year's Scholarship Tryouts. This year's JMTA Long Island scholarship tryouts are set for June 13.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) Long Island satellite location at Sportime Syosset will be hosting an open tryout, giving players an opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the 2018-19 year. The tryouts are open to players ages 6-16, and will be held on Sunday, June 17 at...Read more
Oyster Bay, N.Y. native and nationally-ranked junior Ronnie Hohmann with his coach, former ATP Pro Todd Widom, in Florida.
  | By Brian Coleman
Last year, Oyster Bay, N.Y.-born Ronnie Hohmann captured one of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the world, winning the Boys 16s Division title at the Eddie Herr International at the famed IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Hohmann defeated three of the draw’s top five seeds on his way to...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
Tennis is in my life and I am grateful. It fulfills an important part of my health and social activities. Yesterday, I booked two courts and invited seven friends to play one set, no ad, then switch partners and play the second set. I admire these players and will play with or against them, any...Read more
Coming back from our first men’s tennis match with a win in tow in the van back to Oneonta, N.Y., with the players asleep in the back, is some of the best time for me to gather my thoughts.
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
Coming back from our first men’s tennis match with a win in tow in the van back to Oneonta, N.Y., with the players asleep in the back, is some of the best time for me to gather my thoughts. I comprised our efforts and appreciated their win almost as much as they did. I knew the hard work that...Read more
USTA Eastern will once again host Camp Eastern: a five-day, four-night sleep-away camp that features tennis, educational and cultural opportunities.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will once again host Camp Eastern: a five-day, four-night sleep-away camp that features tennis, educational and cultural opportunities. The camp runs from Sunday, July 29 to Thursday, August 2 at Cornell University. Campers will stay in Cornell’s dormitories and play at the famed Reis...Read more
  | By Todd Widom
As a former professional tennis player and current coach, some of the questions I receive involve developing confidence and being nervous in tournaments. I explain to most parents that their child is nervous in tournaments because they are unsure of what the outcome will be and they are looking...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
The main objectives of playing the net in doubles is to be helpful to your partner, be a threat to the opponent and to finish points. But it can also turn into something else: YOU being a target. Getting hit at the net or being attacked by the opponent can be dangerous and a real problem. Sometimes...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Finding the right school to play college tennis is intimidating and scary, with many unexpected twists and turns. Coaches negotiate deals with recruits for a living, players and their families do not … advantage: Coaches. I's not easy to get past the superficial, as my longtime student and friend...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bethpage Park Tennis Center hosted its 11 th annual High School Coaches Workshop on Sunday evening as local high school coaches and players from throughout Long Island came down for an evening of drills, hitting sessions and tutorials. The coaches and players in attendance were able to step out on...Read more
  | By Todd Widom
I find it quite amusing when I attend junior tennis tournaments and see the teenagers huddled around either socializing or trying to snap a photo for social media. Then, suddenly their name is called and they need to rush to the court to play a match. They may win or lose, but if they do not...Read more