| By Barbara Wyatt
We lost the second set. It wasn’t merely a loss, but the slaughter of two players at 0-6—after winning the first set, 6-2. Pat, my partner, and I looked at each other in bewilderment. What happened? We have a problem and must fix it before the start of the third set tiebreak. We admitted we had...Read more
Members of the 65 & Over Mixed Doubles League in their custom USTA shirts
  | By Kathy Miller
The Tri-Level league which is three courts of doubles, one court at the 4.5 level, one at the 4.0 level and another at 3.5 is underway for both the women and the men. We also have a ladies Tri-Level league running at the 4.0, 3.5, 3.0 levels. Sectionals for the Long Island winning teams are being...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
I sat down to write this article (late as always because I always struggle with what to write), and due to procrastinating, decided to check my email first. I opened the email below and was smiling ear to ear as this is what it’s all about! We are living in such crazy times and this year’s goal for...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
One of the most frequent requests I hear from my students is how to achieve more power. After a short discussion and acknowledgement of the first priorities of getting the ball in and getting the ball in away from the opponent, the goal of power may be addressed. The two biggest components to...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
It hit me the other day. Not a tennis ball, but a realization. Our tennis pros hung up their racquets and stayed home during the pandemic. These men and women made the same financial sacrifice as personal trainers, physical therapists, restaurant and café owners, bookstore owners, and other small...Read more
Maxine Oresky and Amy Tacher (left) won the Pine Hollow Country Club Women's Doubles Championships by beating Robyn Finn and Randi Fagen.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the eighth year in a row, Maxine Oresky and Amy Tacher are the winners of the Pine Hollow Country Club Women’s Doubles Championships. The duo defeated Robyn Finn and Randi Fagen 6-3, 7-5 to capture the title and continue their reign. “I think it’s because we’re very positive with each other on...Read more
Keith Lopez (left) and Casey Schnabel (right) took home the title in the Men's A Division at the 2020 Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Missing that friendly competition that is at the heart of the Long Island tennis community, players came out to Sportime Quogue on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to participate in the 2020 Long Island Tennis Challenge. For the seventh straight year, the tournament featured a sold-out, full draw of...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
This is the second part of Barbara Wyatt's Hindrance Quiz. Click Here to read Part One . The Hindrance Quiz checks your understanding of the ITF and USTA rules of hindrances. Correct answers are the simple quick answers, not burdened with a barrage of what-ifs or embellished with nuances on the...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
The Hindrance Quiz checks your understanding of the ITF and USTA rules of hindrances. Correct answers are the simple quick answers, not burdened with a barrage of what-ifs or embellished with nuances on the court. A “yes” means the action was a hindrance, and a point is awarded or re-played. A “no...Read more
  | By Press Release
On Wednesday, the USTA compiled tips and guidelines, botrh for players and facilities, on what to do when returning to the courts. The USTA said: “The USTA recognizes that the coronavirus has been affecting different parts of the country in different ways and with different timing. We therefore...Read more