March 21, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The head of men’s tennis for USTA Player Development Jay Berger announced that he will be stepping down from his role in early June after serving in the position since it was created in 2008.

March 16, 2017
By Tonny van de Pieterman

In October, I had a nice tennis moment I would like to share. I competed at Nationals in La Quinta, Calif., as part of the Long Island team that represented the Eastern Section. It was a great trip. On the last day of competition, I played at number one singles against a tough player from the New England Section.

March 15, 2017
By Whitney Kraft

What is fun, fresh, fast-paced and fantastic for your tennis game? POP Tennis! This is a standalone activity/program used as an engaging teaching tool that not only helps students with their tennis, but makes it enjoyable, too.

March 13, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Bethpage Park Tennis Center in Farmingdale, N.Y. held its 10th annual High School Coaches Workshop on Sunday, bringing together high school coaches and even some players from Long Island for an afternoon of drills, hitting sessions and tutorials.

March 13, 2017
By Emilio Sanchez-Vicario

In an ideal world, competition should not exist. But in the world where we live, it is a key component. Since we were born, our parents have compared us to our siblings, our cousins, our classmates, our friends, or to the children of their friends. We all grow up competing, and this can be so stressful that some kids cannot handle it. In school, it is with grades, in life, it is in relationships, and with work, it is with our colleagues, and all this competition is very tiring.

March 2, 2017
By Max Wennakoski

The average age of the top tennis players in both men’s and women’s is higher than that of the previous generations. Both men’s and women’s top 100 feature dozens of players over the age of 30. This is further reflected in the statistics with respect to wins: during the last few years, there have not been many Grand Slam champions under the age 25. Let us have a look at the reasons behind this intriguing phenomenon.

February 27, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Bethpage Park Tennis Center will host its eighth annual High School Coaches Conference on Sunday, March 12 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. 

February 15, 2017
By Carl Barnett

Anyone who has had to speak publically to a large assembly of people has experienced the uncertainty of performance. The average person stumbles through the “ums” and “ahs” between thoughts, until they find their comfort zone and begin to breathe a bit more regularly.

February 15, 2017
By Julia Elbaba

With the demands of the sport, it is common to see tennis players dealing with anxiety, stress, and overwhelming complications that take place in the mind. The mental aspect of the game is sometimes even more important and critical to look at than the physical.

February 9, 2017
By Steve Annacone

If you watch professional tennis these days, it is pretty obvious that many points in both the men’s and women’s game are played from on or behind the baseline. The game has become extremely fast, the players are better athletes, and the equipment is very conducive to more points being a battle from the baseline.

February 3, 2017
By Steven Kaplan

The selection of a coach is one of the most important decisions that can be made for a young player. There is no perfect coach or coaching style, as each relationship is unique and must be a strong fit. 

January 22, 2017
By Luke Jensen

Tennis fans, I am going to tell you about the biggest secret in professional tennis. Wherever I go in the world, tennis fans talk about their amazing adventures to tournaments like Wimbledon, the French Open, Indian Wells, Miami, the U.S. Open … But I never hear about the warmest tennis hotspot in the world: The Aussie Open!

 

December 29, 2016
By Dr. Brandyn Fisher

The following article is a compilation of my favorite quotes taken from conversations with champions at every level, from the juniors to the pros. These conversations have helped shape my own coaching philosophy and I often use these tidbits in my coaching and consulting roles.

December 21, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

SPORTIME and The John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) today announced the appointment of Patrick McEnroe as Co-Director, alongside longtime JMTA Director Lawrence Kleger.

December 14, 2016
By Lonnie Mitchel

It happens quickly, from the time that you are enrolled in college and in less than four years and a total of eight semesters, it’s over. You have a diploma in hand and your eligibility to play collegiate sports is complete and recorded.

December 13, 2016
By Jimmy Delevante

As a coach or a parent, it can be difficult to find the right words to say after your player has finished a match. Whether or not your player won or lost the match, there is a protocol for how to handle the post-match conversation.

December 7, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Eastern will conclude the year at its Annual Conference from January 27-29 at the Renaissance Hotel in White Plains, where it will honor and celebrate the people who have had an impact on our tennis community. Among those who will be honored are several Long Islanders, both juniors and adults, for the work and dedication they have shown.

December 5, 2016
By Tonny van de Pieterman

With the U.S. Open still fresh on our minds, I wanted to share my observations regarding 2016 U.S. Open Men’s Singles Champion Stan Wawrinka and the growth he has shown under the tutelage of “Tennis Therapist,” Coach Magnus Norman.

December 1, 2016
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

Sports psychology has become a wide and diverse field. Not only do we work with an ever-growing variety of sports, we use a variety of approaches. Standard sports psychology uses what we called “suppressive techniques,” which help the athlete to control any unwanted emotion, such as anxiety, anger or despair.

November 30, 2016
By Rob Polishook

What if a tournament player could play relaxed and anxiety-free while taking risks? What if they temporarily lost focus, but could get back on track and stay emotionally balanced? My sense is that they would perform their personal best because they would not be limiting themselves.

November 29, 2016
By Steven Kaplan

The selection of a coach is one of the most important decisions a young player can make and can be the difference between tournament success or disappointment.

November 22, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Boca West Country Club, located in in Boca Raton, Fla., is renowned for its first-rate recreational activities. The number one residential country club in the United States is also the proud recipient of the 2013 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award.

November 15, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Long Island tennis community has some of the sport’s finest facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and best coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available right in our own backyard, Long Island Tennis Magazine recently took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these top coaches. What you will find below are some of the sport’s top instructors sharing their ideas and strategies on growing the sport locally, the state of U.S. tennis, training methods, 10 & Under tennis, and much more. Even the best coach can always learn an extra tip or two, and the following article will provide all players and coaches with a chance to learn from the cream of the area’s crop.

November 8, 2016
By Luke Jensen

Are you one of the lucky ones who had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Open this year? The anticipation for this year’s U.S. Open was extremely high, with so much going on.