Feature Articles

April 24, 2015

If you wanted to take the most comprehensive tennis lesson possible, what would it include? First, you’d have to think outside of that rectangular court and venture into areas of the game that you’re really not good at. You’ll need to set some priorities, but you’re not sure what those are. 

April 24, 2015

Defending champion and top-seed Kei Nishikori moved into the Barcelona Open semifinals on Friday, beating seventh-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

April 24, 2015

Andy Roddick continued his dominance on the PowerShares Series circuit on Thursday night, beating James Blake 6-3 in the one-set final at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

April 24, 2015

The Tottenville Pirates rebounded from a tough loss to McKee/Staten Island Tech last week by beating New Dorp 5-0 to improve to 6-1 on the season.

April 23, 2015

James Blake defeated John McEnroe 7-5 in the one-set final of the Champions Cup at the Agganis Arena at Boston University on Wednesday night, capturing his first title on the 2015 PowerShares Series circuit.

Featured Blogs

April 15, 2015

Sania Mirza is now the world's number one ranked doubles player, and that is a remarkable achievement.

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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By Bill Longua
July 3, 2012
If you are taking tennis lessons I hope your pro is explaining why certain ball reactions happen. The best instructors have the ability to teach the same thing by explaining it different ways. I may explain something one way but it is not understood by the pupil, having multiple explanations allows one of them to make sense to the student.

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