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November 25, 2014

Get some great gift ideas for the 2014 holiday season from some of the sport’s top providers, including Ball Magnet, Frank & Camille’s, Gold Coast Jewelry & Pawn, Killer Doubles, Nutrition Solutions PC, Pocket Radar Ball Coach, ScoreBand PLAY and ScoreBand PRO, ServeMaster, Tennis Elbow Grease, and YTEX Quadro Twist Strings.

November 25, 2014

A French chair umpire received a lifetime ban on Tuesday, becoming the first official suspended for corruption by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). Morgan Lamri, an umpire on the Futures and Challenger Tours, was banned for life for violating four articles of the TIU’s anti-corruption program. 

November 24, 2014

After Roger Federer’s loss to Gael Monfils on Friday, the Davis Cup Final was all tied at 1-1 heading into a crucial doubles match that would swing the best-of-five series. Thus, Swiss captain Severin Luthi made the decision to play Federer & Stan Wawrinka in the doubles contest instead of originally slated Marco Chiudinelli & Michael Lammer.

November 24, 2014

Tennis is an old game, not the oldest of games, but certainly an old one. Part of what gives tennis an even older feel is the fact that it has been so resistant to change, but whether welcome or not, technology has played a large part in the changes in the sport of tennis over the years.

November 24, 2014

On Sunday, Dec. 14, the USTA Metro Junior Team Tennis will be hosting its annual registration and kick off party at the Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park.

November 21, 2014

With France’s back against the wall already down 1-0, Gael Monfils delivered a fantastic performance against the world’s second ranked player on Friday, as Monfils routed Switzerland’s Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in the second singles match of the Davis Cup Final to even the final at 1-1.

November 21, 2014

In what comes as no surprise to many, American Serena Williams won the WTA Player of the Year Award, the WTA announced on Friday.

November 21, 2014

Stan Wawrinka bounced back from a heartbreaking loss in the ATP World Tour semifinals to compatriot Roger Federer last week by trouncing France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to put Switzerland up 1-0 in the Davis Cup Final

November 20, 2014

The Davis Cup Final is set to begin on Friday from Lille, France and carries with it a number of intriguing storylines. The Swiss are seeking its first ever Davis Cup title, while the French are looking to capture their 10th title overall and first since 2001.

Featured Blogs

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.

November 19, 2014

Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain Gala Leon for feeding a "false and absurd" debate. He said, "It seems strange to me as Davis Cup captain that instead of seeking union and harmony between players, captains and federations, she has incited and fed a debate that is totally false and absurd."

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.

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

Sun, 12/14/2014

On Sunday, Dec. 14, the USTA Metro Junior Team Tennis will be hosting its annual registration and kick off party at the Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park.

Fri, 01/30/2015 - Sat, 01/31/2015

On Jan. 30-31, USTA Eastern will be holding its Eastern Tennis Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in White Plains, NY.