Feature Articles

October 24, 2014

The semifinals of the WTA Finals are all set after the round-robin’s final two matches took place Friday, leaving the field with just four players left. Caroline Woznacki disposed of Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3, which improved her record in Singapore to 3-0 and earned her a spot in the semis.

October 24, 2014

Rafael Nadal was shocked in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Friday, falling 2-6, 4-6 to 17-year-old Croatian teenager Borna Coric.

October 23, 2014

Tennis legend Roger Federer will return to Madison Square Garden to face Grigor Dimitrov and headline the Annual BNP Paribas Showdown on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Federer, currently ranked second in the world, will make his third appearance in the BNP Paribas Showdown after facing Pete Sampras in 2008 and Andy Roddick in 2012.

October 23, 2014

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic bounced back from her disappointing loss to Agnieszka Radwanska in her opening match in Singapore by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday. The win snapped a five-match losing streak to Sharapova and puts a dent in the Russian’s hopes of reaching the semis.

October 23, 2014

Serena Williams erased a lot of doubts on Thursday as she rolled over young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 in Singapore. The win comes on the heels of Serena’s worst loss since 1998 after she was routed by Simona Halep 6-0, 6-2 on Wednesday.

October 22, 2014

Simona Halep steamrolled past Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Wednesday, handing the world number one her worst loss since she was a teenager in 1998.

October 22, 2014

Ana Ivanovic rebounded from an opening match loss to Serena Williams by cruising past Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-3 in Singapore on Wednesday.

October 21, 2014

You would never have gone cruisin’ in your 1972 Ford Mustang without wearing a pair of statement sunglasses and having the stereo tuned to Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Steely Dan or Stevie Wonder. This summer, sunglass styles from the peace-and-love era will make a comeback in all their retro glory. 

October 21, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki beat Maria Sharapova 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-2 in the WTA Finals on Tuesday. It is the second straight time that Wozniacki has beaten the Russian, as she did so in the fourth-round of the U.S. Open in August.

Featured Blogs

October 21, 2014

It seems that tennis, like football and basketball, is making news off the court because of insensitive and ignorant jerks.

October 7, 2014

One of the greatest coaches in tennis history, Vic Braden, has died at the age of 85. Vic was a pioneer in the tennis instructional field. 

September 8, 2014

Patrick McEnroe resigned a week before The New York Times reported he was to be fired by the USTA as director of player development. 

August 29, 2014

Evert, Austin, Capriati, Davenport, Williams, Williams, Bellis? Not quite yet, but 15-year-old CC Bellis, TR Blue Chip and rising sophomore, Class of 2017  has the best chance to ascend to become the next great American since Serena. 

August 4, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki is going to run the 2014 New York City Marathon for the "Team for Kids" charity.

July 15, 2014

The FIFA World Cup, Tour de France, Lebron, Melo ... forget about it! The biggest local sports news for Long Island tennis fans is Noah Rubin. He's the 2014 Wimbledon Boy's Champion, which is a truly remarkable achievement, but not his biggest accomplishment of the week.

 

June 30, 2014

The Group stages of this year's World Cup have drawn 62.3 million U.S. viewers to Univision Deportes, while Wimbledon ratings on ESPN are about 1/10 of that number. I love Wimbledon, it's a magical place and a great event, but let's face it, Wimbledon’s image is stuffy and the announcing is as hip as an old man with a pony tail and an earring.

June 26, 2014

John McEnroe wants to get rid of umpires in professional tennis. "It would be 30 percent more interesting," McEnroe claimed in a pre-Wimbledon press conference.

June 17, 2014

Mark Twain once wrote, "There are liars, damn liars and statistics."

June 3, 2014

It's about 3,600 miles from Roland Garros to Flushing Meadows and on June 1, 2014, these two places were a little closer because they shared the distinction as being the center of the tennis universe. That's a bold statement, but I'll stand by it.

Blogs

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.

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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.
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A great video helping to explain USTA's new 10 and under QuickStart rules.

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Events

Wed, 11/05/2014 - Sun, 11/09/2014

The USTA/ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships are set for Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 5-9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Sun, 11/09/2014

The 2014 National One-On-One Doubles Championships is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2014 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.