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August 28, 2014

In one of the bigger upsets so far at the US Open, Czech Karolina Pliskova took down eighth-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 to advance into the third-round.

August 28, 2014

American twins Bob and Mike Bryan began their attempt at the pair’s 100th career title on Wednesday, defeating Max Mirnyi and Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-3 in the first-round of the US Open.

August 28, 2014

Top-ranked American John Isner cruised into the third-round Thursday, beating Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-2.

August 28, 2014

It was a big day for local tennis in New York as two Long Islanders both took the court at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Men’s Doubles Draw at the U.S. Open.

August 28, 2014

As the second round continues today on the fourth day of the 2014 U.S. Open, a number of the men’s top players in the world will be seeking entry into the tournament’s third round.

August 27, 2014

As the U.S. Open launches into full gear, Victoria Azarenka, two-time Australian Open winner and former world number one, is prepping for more than just two weeks of intensive on-court competition. Off the court, she is making preparations for the release of a limited edition timepiece that she has designed in partnership with Citizen Watch Company, a brand for which she has been an ambassador since 2012.

August 27, 2014

Tomas Berdych defeated 2001 U.S. Open champion Lleyton Hewitt on Wednesday at the U.S. Open, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 as first round men’s singles action drew to a close. 

August 27, 2014

Noah Rubin entered his Grand Slam debut in the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Tuesday afternoon with a fighting chance. With a wild card in hand, earned by capturing the Kalamazoo National Championships, Rubin had a shot to do something that only two players who have taken the title in the last 10 years has been able to do. 

August 27, 2014

CiCi Bellis stole the show at the US Open on Tuesday as the 15-year old from California defeated 12th seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in the tournament’s first round.

Featured Blogs

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.

May 27, 2014

A rain delay in Paris prompted Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli to entertain the crowd by getting down and dirty on the red dirt at Roland Garros. When Monfils' tennis days are over, I'm sure "Dancing With the Stars" will be calling.

May 22, 2014

Do you even know what "gluten" is? I'm not totally sure myself, but I think it's some kind of protein. I've heard that if I eat too much of it, I could spontaneously combust, and like Novak Djokovic and Marty Fish, cutting it out of my diet will help me play better tennis … or not. It's big business for sure.

May 20, 2014

The New York Tennis Expo will be hosting the Unified Games at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on June 1. 

May 5, 2014

There has to be something wrong with you mentally if you choke, right? Wrong!


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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Fri, 09/19/2014 - Sun, 09/21/2014

The NTC Men's College Invitational, featuring the 20 top NCAA Division I teams, will take place Friday-Sunday, Sept. 19-21 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Fri, 10/10/2014 - Sun, 10/12/2014

The NTC Women's College Invitational, featuring the 20 top NCAA Division I teams, will take place Friday-Sunday, Oct. 10-12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.