| By Brian Coleman
Two years ago, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dahlia Morgenstern began playing tennis with David Nisenson, who runs the junior tennis program at Point Set Tennis in Oceanside. The two also happen to be family friends, as Nisenson’s parents are friends with Morgenstern’s grandmother. “I...Read more
  | By Press Release
The Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) and Platinum, Inc. announced today that Platinum, Inc. has donated a four-year scholarship through the JMTP Sponsored Scholarship Program. Through the program, individual or institutional donors sponsor a young tennis aspirant who would otherwise lack the...Read more
Recent Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz won the Easter Bowl in 2015.
  | By Press Release
The FILA Easter Bowl returns to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the 54 th edition of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious junior tennis tournaments. Nearly every singles American men’s and women’s Grand Slam champion has competed in the FILA Easter Bowl, a true pipeline to the...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This fall, the St. Francis Prep girls’ tennis team captured the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) team championship. The Terriers put together a dominant season which saw the team go undefeated and claim not only the Long Island Catholic title, but the State Catholic title as well...Read more
Spanish phenom Carlos Alcaraz burst onto the scene at the 2021 U.S. Open.
  | By Chris Lewit
Historically, most Spanish players have been averse to attacking the net. Typically they would be content to grind from deep behind the baseline and win points through attrition and defense. That stereotype has now been shattered in the modern pro game. Spanish players have become well known for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These coaches share their thoughts on a wide variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging...Read more
Jack Kennedy (second from right) won the Les Petits As USA Playoffs in South Florida, and will head to France in January.
  | By Brian Coleman
In early November, Huntington 13-year-old Jack Kennedy traveled south to Boca Raton, Florida to compete in the United States playoffs of the prestigious Les Petits As junior tennis tournament. Adjusting to the outdoor conditions and competing against some of the best junior players in the country,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Tennis Conference returns to an in-person event in 2022, and is set for January 28-29, 2022, at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel in Mahwah, N.J. In the days leading up to the in-person event, there will also be four virtual webinars held featuring special guests. Below is the full...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
A widely circulating news story and USTA post reveals that a teacher once told U.S. Open Women's Singles finalist Leylah Fernandez to quit tennis and focus on school because she would never make it. Fernandez used this teacher’s skepticism as rocket- fueled inspiration to drive herself to succeed...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
I recently recorded a podcast for my show, Prodigy Maker, in which I discussed the topic of Moonballing, especially in junior tennis. The topic got a lot of commentary online and I wanted to share some thoughts from the show with the Long Island Tennis Magazine readership, and my experience...Read more