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March 31, 2015

The high school tennis season continued on Monday, following a snowy and rainy weekend that put a halt to a number of contests. A number of teams were in action on Monday afternoon, including the Stuyvesant boy’s team and Bronx Science girl’s team, both of whom won their respective matches and remained undefeated on the young season.



March 31, 2015

American John Isner notched a huge win on Monday at the Miami Open, beating ninth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(2), 6-2 to reach the fourth-round. The 22nd-seeded Isner was dominant on serve, ripping 15 aces and saving the only two break points he faced to move past Dimitrov in straight sets.

March 31, 2015

Simona Halep booked the eighth and final quarterfinal spot at the Miami Open on Monday, beating Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 7-5 to reach the tournament’s final eight. The Romanian exercised some demons as she had never beaten Pennetta in any of the pair’s three previous meetings.

March 30, 2015

The New York Junior Tennis and Learning’s (NYJTL) Hartman Cup came to an end this weekend at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The annual three-week tournament for boys and girls ages seven through 18 brings the NYJTL’s Winter Early Morning Program to a close with the finals and an award presentation.

March 30, 2015

It was a different chapter, but the same old story in the Venus Williams-Caroline Wozniacki saga as the two met in the Miami Open fourth round on Monday morning. The 16th-seeded American moved to 7-0 all-time versus the fourth-seeded Wozniacki, defeating her 6-3, 7-6(1) to reach the quarterfinals.

March 30, 2015

The Stony Brook women’s tennis team continued its winning ways over the weekend, going on the road to defeat the New Jersey Institute of Technology 7-0 to win its fourth straight match.

March 27, 2015

The International Tennis Federation’s anti-corruption unit has announced that it has suspended two players for violating match-fixing rules.

March 27, 2015

World number two Maria Sharapova was shown an early exit at the Miami Open on Thursday, defeated by fellow Russian Daria Gavrilova, who edged out a first set tie-break on her way to a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory.

March 27, 2015

West Side Tennis Club has seen a lot in its 100-plus years in Queens and continues to change and grow every year.

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March 25, 2015

The PowerShares series—a senior circuit which includes Grand Slam Champions Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Andy Roddick and Michael Chang—will be playing matches without linesman aided by a chair umpire, Hawk Eye instant replay and unlimited challenges.

March 16, 2015

Remember the tantrums of the "Tennis Brats" of the 1980s? A new study coming out of Ultrech University in the Netherlands (as well as previous studies done at the University of Southampton in England and Ohio State University) suggests that their bad behavior may have resulted from overindulgent parenting that became popular in the 1960s.

March 6, 2015

From the files of "I thought I have heard it all," comes the story that former world number one Marcelo Rios has received the backing of the Chilean Tennis Federation to request that the ITF investigate Petr Korda for doping during the 1998 Australian Open. 

February 23, 2015

I got an e-mail last week from Nate Gross, assistant men's tennis coach at Idaho State University. Nate authored several concise books on charting tennis matches and they are the best of this genre that I have ever read.

February 10, 2015

As American tennis re-evaluates it's High Performance programs, specifically its methods of "talent identification" to reclaim a lofty position in the world, it's worth learning from the NFL and four-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

February 3, 2015

The current era of tennis is defined by power, and that power was on display in Melbourne during the 2015 Australian Open. What was fascinating to me after watching Novak Djokovic defeat Andy Murray for an eighth Grand Slam title is that these players are not the biggest hitters on the tour.

January 16, 2015

It's time to pick up the remote and switch from the Travel Channel to the Tennis Channel to dream of basking in hot weather again. Sorry, not sorry but I have little sympathy for those experiencing another "heat alert" in Sydney. It's better than a polar vortex.

December 19, 2014

As reported in New York Tennis Magazine (from an ITA press release), the ITA Intercollegiate Tennis Association Operating Committee is re-submitting its dual match format proposal to shorten college tennis matches after a decisive vote, a move explained as "a powerful indication of the group's commitment to adopt creative and innovative measures to enhance the sport of tennis during this time of seismic change in collegiate athletics." 

December 11, 2014

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and Perform, a British media company, signed a 10-year, $535 million deal for broadcast rights to every WTA tournament in its annual calendar. 

November 24, 2014

The holidays mean different things to different people. If your a national tournament player, parent or coach, Thanksgiving can be a day spent at a tennis club, with turkey at the hotel restaurant or at a nearby Applebee's.


By Daniel Kresh
October 8, 2012
In the first three months of 2013 the ATP challenger tour will be testing out a new rule, the elimination of the service let. Though there are no immediate plans to implement this rule in a broader scope there is no question that this is the first attempt at doing just that. Would this potential change be a positive thing for the sport? I think so.
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By Bill Longua
September 6, 2012
There are many reasons doubles teams may want to stray from the traditional service formation to the “I” formation. (also known as the Australian formation) Let’s go over some of them.
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By Bill Longua
August 24, 2012
The stance you use when hitting the ball determines the concentration needed concerning your shoulder turn. If you hit in the more conservative closed stance, where there is a turn step and hit, the shoulders will naturally turn sideways because the left leg (if right handed) is pointed toward the net.
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By Bill Longua
August 6, 2012
To improve your level of play a variety of different shots are needed, one of which is the forehand slice. Let’s go over a few tips to help you hit it better, or if you are new at it, get started.
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By Bill Longua
July 17, 2012
When playing doubles, we are positioned many times during the match at the service line, or we are attacking forward toward the net, in both cases, we are subject to low, oncoming shots that require us to pick the ball up off a short hop, that’s the half volley.


Radio personality Mike Greenberg of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" realizes a lifelong dream of playing at the National Tennis Center with idol and 18-time Grand Slam Champion Chris Evert.
A great video helping to explain USTA's new 10 and under QuickStart rules.


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Wed, 04/01/2015

The Kings County Tennis League will be hosting one it's volunteer socials, Ping Pong Happy Hour, at t.b.d Brooklyn, located at 224 Franklin Street in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mon, 04/06/2015 - Fri, 04/10/2015

The Prospect Park Alliance will be offering it's Spring Holiday Tennis Program from April 6-10 from 1-4 p.m.