| By Brian Coleman
When she began playing sports as a youngster, around the age of seven, one of the first sports Thea Rabman tried was softball. Despite being good, it didn’t take because, as Rabman says, it was too slow. That’s when tennis entered the picture. “My dad wanted me to try out tennis, so I started...Read more
  | By Marvin Jeffrey
As I sit back and watch the interactions and listen to conversations between parents and children in the tennis world, some of the things that are said baffles me. I understand all the money invested in practices, private lessons, tournaments and traveling all too well, but adding anxiety or extra...Read more
Step inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for an array of tennis programming for people of all ages and levels.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Step inside NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for an array of tennis programming for people of all ages and levels. Throughout the day, there will be free tennis clinics taking place on both the Stadium Court and Grandstand...Read more
Nominations for the 2019 USTA Long Island Awards Dinner are now open.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the USTA Long Island region honors the achievements of individuals, facilities and organizations who have gone above and beyond, both on and off the court, to impact tennis in our area. Some will be honored because of their on-court play and rankings, while the Prestigious and Excellence...Read more
  | By Griffin Samuels
At some point in everyone’s lives, one is told a particular “fact” that goes unquestioned. We have all fallen victim to being told something that is not necessarily the truth. In the year 2018, one bit of fiction continues to rear its ugly head in the fitness and athletic community. That...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This story first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to see the full issue. The local tennis community has some of the sport’s finest facilities and some of the top coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
While I don't follow social media often, even a quick check reveals the vast forum of exaggerated ego and business-directed self-promotion. Some tennis coaches participate in this and other methods of hype and it’s so bad that I sometimes feel like I live in a "Look at Me" world of hyperbole that...Read more
  | By Jonathan Raude
Having goals is an essential part of success, both in tennis and in life. There are many reasons why goals are important, but to put it simply, goals drive us forward. They provide us with focus, direction, motivation, a measure of progress and accountability. When it comes to tennis, players must...Read more
NTRP 3.0 Winner Arjun Reddy with runner-up Bill Kim.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Spread over three locations, Sports Made Easy ran a NTRP USTA tournament this past weekend, using a unique format to run its first flexible tournament for 3.0-4.0 NTRP divisions. “Unlike other NTRP tournaments, players had the option of choosing their locations and timings for their match,” said...Read more
Alex Noel (left), Connie Ma (middle) and Coco Gauff (right) led Team USA to its second straight Junior Fed Cup title.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New Jersey native Alexa Noel helped clinch the second consecutive Junior Fed Cup title for the United States, pairing up with Coco Gauff to win the decisive rubber 5-7, 6-4, [11-9] and defeat Ukraine on Sunday in Budapest, Hungary. The United States defeated Brazil, Japan, Latvia, Australia and...Read more