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October 30, 2014

Andy Murray secured a spot in the ATP World Tour Finals in November, defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Masters on Thursday.

October 30, 2014

Tomas Berdych defeated the 12th-seeded Feliciano Lopez at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Thursday, moving him into the quarterfinals. The Czech’s win also puts him one victory away from qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth consecutive  year, which he will accomplish if he can move into the semifinals this week.

October 30, 2014

Stan Wawrinka’s struggles continued on Thursday as the Australian Open champion was ousted in Paris in the third-round of the BNP Paribas Masters by 14th seeded South African Kevin Anderson.

October 29, 2014

Roger Federer is still on his climb to catch Novak Djokovic for that number one world ranking, but almost destroyed those chances as he took on home favorite Jeremy Chardy in Paris.

October 29, 2014

Andy Murray defeated Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4 in the second-round of the BNP Paribas Masters on Wednesday, moving him within one win of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

October 29, 2014

Stan Wawrinka moved into the third-round of the BNP Paribas Masters on Wednesday, rolling past Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 7-6(6) in his first match this week in Paris. The third-seeded Switzerland native avenged a defeat he suffered at the hands of Thiem at the Mutua Madrid Open earlier this year, and was looking to snap a three-match losing streak overall.

October 28, 2014

World number one Novak Djokovic was a 6-3, 6-4 second-round winner Tuesday over Philipp Kohlschreiber at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris to advance to round three. The defending champ in Paris, it was Djokovic’s return to action after the birth of his son Stefan last week with his wife Jelena.

October 27, 2014

Roger Federer captured his sixth Swiss Indoors Basel title on Sunday, defeating David Goffin 6-2, 6-2. In doing so, the Switzerland native moves closer to Novak Djokovic for the year-end number one spot.

October 27, 2014

Serena Williams exacted revenge for her embarrassing loss to Simona Halep earlier in the week by defeating the Romanian 6-3, 6-0 in Singapore to win her third straight WTA Finals. Serena suffered her worst loss in 16 years to Halep in the second round of the WTA Finals’ round-robin stage from Singapore.

Featured Blogs

October 30, 2014

Tennis participation numbers are down all over, and the Long Island/New York metro area is no exception. This could be a temporary cycle or an alarming trend and I hope it's the former.

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."

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.