| 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
  | By Zeki Tukel
There are tennis powerhouses in the world, nations that produce more top 100 players than other countries. There are certain regions in some countries that produce better players than other regions of that same nation. There are complex reasons for that, such as weather, socio-economic differences...Read more
East Hampton native Ally Friedman has been a four-year member of the Ross School Tennis Academy.
  | By Brian Coleman
They say New York is a melting pot. When you are here, you will be surrounded by various types of people and different cultures, all of which merge to create one of the most diverse cities in the world. If you head east from NYC and towards the Hamptons, you will find a tennis academy that embodies...Read more
China’s Xiyu Wang (left) won the U.S. Open Girls' Singles title by beating Clara Burel (right) of France 7-6(4), 6-2.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Brazilian teenager Thiago Seyboth Wild and China’s Xiyu Wang captured the U.S. Open Boys and Girls singles titles, respectively, this weekend at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. Seyboth Wild outlasted Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti 6-1, 2-6, 6-2, fighting back from a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Dix Hills native Lea Man powered into the third-round of the U.S. Open Girls on Tuesday, rattling off the final eight games of the match to beat Slovakia’s Lenka Stara 7-5, 6-0 on Grandstand. The 16th seed got her key breakthrough at 5-5 in the opening set, when she broke Stara to take a 6-5 lead...Read more
As the new school year approaches, USTA Long Island has already begun its Net Generation School Training for the 2018-2019 year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As the new school year approaches, USTA Long Island has already begun its Net Generation School Training for the 2018-2019 year. The program began this week in the Bayport-Blue Point School District. As part of the district’s Professional Development Day, 15 teachers came out for the three-hour...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Kids Day Kicks Off the Summer at Crest Hollow More than 160 kids came out to Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury for the first of three co-presented USTA Eastern Long Island Region and Long Island Tennis Magazine Kids Day of the summer. Nassau County Kids Day brought together kids from the...Read more