April 14, 2017
By Luke Jensen

Get your pro spring swing on! I love this time of year. The weather is warming up and there is such positive energy around the tennis courts.

April 13, 2017
By Steven Kaplan

Performance improvement is all about hard work, and you need to work as hard as you can, right? Wrong! Hard work is important, but the ultimate goal is to be as productive as you can and this comes from finding just the optimal balance of effort and temperance.

April 12, 2017
By Barbara Wyatt

The vast majority of tennis games are played with great sportsmanship by players who demonstrate that tennis is a game of scrupulous honesty and courteous competitive spirit.

April 12, 2017
By Ricky Becker

I’m a tennis lifer. Played, coached, ran programs, ran tournaments, written for a couple tennis magazines and have spoken at tennis events. I have to admit … watching professional tennis outside of the Grand Slams does nothing for me. I really want it to. 

April 11, 2017
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

Romania is the homeland of Olympic Gold Medalist Nadia Comaneci, gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi and Marta Karolyi and tennis superstar Ilie Nastase. Romania is located in the southeastern region of Europe and had to develop a fighting spirit based upon its dealings with the Soviet Union.

March 29, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The University of Virginia men’s tennis head coach Brian Boland will be the new head of men’s tennis for the USTA Player Development, the USTA announced on Tuesday.

March 27, 2017
By Todd Widom

What kind of adjustments does it take for a student who is playing well outdoors to go to an indoor environment? It is much easier to go from playing outdoors to indoors versus transitioning from indoors to outdoors. Playing indoors is very controlled and pure. 

March 23, 2017
By Rob Polishook

Remember the last time you turned on the lights? It’s a mindless activity, we do it all the time. When the lights go on, we don’t give it another thought. But, what about when the lights don’t go on? 

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.