| By Brian Coleman
When Syosset junior Kabir Rajpal decided to return to high school tennis this season, he had goals to help lead his team to a county championship and, on a personal level, capture the county singles title. He accomplished one of those on Saturday at Eisenhower Park as he defeated Wheatley’s Karan...Read more
Mikey Weitz celebrates a point with partner Adrian Tsui. The duo won the Nassau County doubles title over the weekend.
  | By Brian Coleman
Making the adjustment from singles to doubles is never an easy one, but the Roslyn duo of Mikey Weitz and Adrian Tsui made it look that way this past weekend at the Nassau County doubles championships. The sophomore-senior pair captured the county’s doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal got the better of Novak Djokovic in a star-studded Italian Open final on Sunday, capturing the Rome title with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 victory. Nadal was competing in his 50 th Masters 1000 final while also looking to hoist his first trophy of the season. “What means most to me is this trophy...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Members of the Christopher Morley Tennis High Performance program in Roslyn got a special treat recently as International Tennis Hall of Famer and three-time Grand Slam singles champion Virginia Wade paid a visit. Wade, who plays at the facility on a semi-regular basis and is friends with Program...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The semifinal matchups on Long Island are set after action in both Nassau and Suffolk County on Thursday afternoon. In Nassau, top-seeded Roslyn will host fourth-seed Port Washington. The Bulldogs swept all seven courts against Manhasset in its quarterfinal match, while Port Washington received...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Both Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Italian Open in Rome on Friday with a leg and hand injury, respectively. “I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete today,” said Federer. “I am not 100 percent physically, and after consultation with my team, it was determined that I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Nick Kyrgios was defaulted from his second-round match against Norwegian Caspar Rudd after an outburst on court during the match’s third set at the Italian Rome in Rome on Thursday . At two-sets-all and 1-1 in the deciding third set, Kyrgios was upset at movement in the crowd during his service...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The four quarterfinal matchups in the Suffolk County team playoffs feature seven of the top eight seeds, with the lone party crasher being 10 th seeded Northport, who booked its spot in the final eight with a 4-3 upset win over seventh-seed Ward Melville on Wednesday. Northport was led by Ryan...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Syosset Braves, defending Nassau County and Long Island Champions, became the first team to reach the semifinals in this year’s playoffs after a 6-1 triumph over Jericho on Wednesday. With rain drowning out matches earlier in the week, the Nassau schedule has it some bumps in the road, and thus...Read more
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  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the 2019 French Open, set to begin May 26th, citing lingering effects of a shoulder injury which is still not fully healed. Hampered by the bum shoulder since late last summer after being knocked out of the Round of 16 by Carla Suárez Navarro at the U.S. Open, the...Read more
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  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
You are not as good as you think you are, and you are not as bad as you think you are. This paradoxical statement is as true in life as it is on the tennis court. I consider it the balancing bar a tennis player must stay on to remain motivated and inspired to keep on improving and growing. If you...Read more
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  | By Vinicius Carmo
Unfortunately, tennis is not as popular a sport as soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and many other team sports where you have teammates to share pressure when winning and losing. Tennis is an expensive sport, and it requires a financial and time commitment from the player’s parents. Junior tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
High Country Ski & Tennis 465 West Mount Pleasant Avenue Livingston, N.J. (973) 994-3630 HighCountrySkiAndTennis.com High_Country_Logo.png High Country Ski & Tennis is one of New Jersey’s premier tennis specialty shops. In existence for more than 30 years, High Country has New Jersey’s...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
As players age, the tactics of the game of tennis also change. The typical, albeit annoying, byproduct of getting older is the loss of mobility and power. Instead of remembering how fast and strong you were and trying to recapture this younger innate characteristic, it would be wise to accept the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine (LITM) continues its local grassroots push by running a series of events and tournaments throughout the 2019 summer known as the the 2019 LITM Summer Series. The 2019 Summer Series will begin on Saturday, June 8 at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, N.Y., as...Read more