| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Wednesday, high school athletes across the country signed their official letters of intent to the colleges and universities they would attend next year. At Christopher Morley Tennis in Roslyn, two of the program’s top players, Cannon Kingsley and Neel Rajesh, made their college commitments in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska is retiring from professional tennis, the 29-year-old from Poland announced on Wednesday. “Today, after 13 years of playing tennis competitively, I have decided to end my career,” Radwanska said in a statement she posted to social media. “This was not an easy...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Over the last couple of years, USTA Eastern has been making a strong push to bring tennis into local schools, an important initiative that will usher in a new crop of young players. At the heart of this initiative is Neil Thakur, the organization’s Tennis Service Representative for the Long Island...Read more
  | By Press Release
USTA Eastern, in partnership with the New York Open, will host the first-ever New York Open College Wild Card Invitational on November 16-18 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. The best college tennis players from across the region will go head-to-head...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
Team tennis is a huge piece of the success of a tennis program offering a competitive platform for completion and camaraderie. At Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., there are 25 teams in nine leagues, including Pickleball. While the selection of the roster for the team is best left to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The American duo of Mike Bryan & Jack Sock have been named the ATPWorldTour.com Fans Favorites, presented by Moët & Chandon in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards. Bryan previously won this award with his twin brother Bob Bryan from 2005-2017. “It feels great to win the Fans’ Favorite,” said...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the 32 nd consecutive year, high school tennis players and college coaches came together for the USTA Eastern College Showcase Day which was held this past Sunday at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco. The event has become a fall staple for USTA Eastern and a key one for bridging the gap between...Read more
  | By John Evert
The two-handed backhand is one of the most reliable and powerful shots you can learn. Master it in these six easy-to-follow steps! 1. A great two-handed backhand starts with the perfect set-up. First, the grip. The most commonly used grips are the Continental Grip for your dominant hand and an...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
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Following Saturday’s epic semifinal between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, it was Russia’s Karen Khachanov who stole the show on Sunday, as he secured the biggest title of his young career with a 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Djokovic in the finals of the Rolex Paris Masters. “It means the world to me...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story appears in the November/December 2018 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to view and the digital edition. Standing at the makeshift podium inside Arthur Ashe Stadium as the 2018 U.S. Open trophy ceremony was set to begin, Naomi Osaka pulled her black Adidas visor over her...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The year 2018 was a great year for USTA League players! Teams advancing to Nationals include: 18 & Over 4.5, 4.0, 3.5 Tri-Level League ►Women–Sportime Lynbrook, captained by Suzanne Markowitz​ ►Men–Sportime Syosset, captained by Ian Shapiro 18 & Over Mixed Doubles League ►7.0 from Deer Park...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For more than 25 years, FX Design Team has been transforming outdoor living spaces for clients to entertain over the years with family and friends. Owner Jeffrey Ingrassia heads up his team of designers and artistic craftsmen to give you an experience that will exceed your expectations. One of the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Recent Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic will return to the No. 1 spot in the ATP World Tour Rankings next week, after current No. 1 Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Rolex Paris Masters on Wednesday. The Serb returns to the top of the rankings for the first time in almost two years, and...Read more