| By Mike Puc
One of the most frequent requests I hear from my students is how to achieve more power. After a short discussion and acknowledgement of the first priorities of getting the ball in and getting the ball in away from the opponent, the goal of power may be addressed. The two biggest components to...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
It hit me the other day. Not a tennis ball, but a realization. Our tennis pros hung up their racquets and stayed home during the pandemic. These men and women made the same financial sacrifice as personal trainers, physical therapists, restaurant and café owners, bookstore owners, and other small...Read more
Maxine Oresky and Amy Tacher (left) won the Pine Hollow Country Club Women's Doubles Championships by beating Robyn Finn and Randi Fagen.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the eighth year in a row, Maxine Oresky and Amy Tacher are the winners of the Pine Hollow Country Club Women’s Doubles Championships. The duo defeated Robyn Finn and Randi Fagen 6-3, 7-5 to capture the title and continue their reign. “I think it’s because we’re very positive with each other on...Read more
Keith Lopez (left) and Casey Schnabel (right) took home the title in the Men's A Division at the 2020 Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Missing that friendly competition that is at the heart of the Long Island tennis community, players came out to Sportime Quogue on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to participate in the 2020 Long Island Tennis Challenge. For the seventh straight year, the tournament featured a sold-out, full draw of...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
This is the second part of Barbara Wyatt's Hindrance Quiz. Click Here to read Part One . The Hindrance Quiz checks your understanding of the ITF and USTA rules of hindrances. Correct answers are the simple quick answers, not burdened with a barrage of what-ifs or embellished with nuances on the...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
The Hindrance Quiz checks your understanding of the ITF and USTA rules of hindrances. Correct answers are the simple quick answers, not burdened with a barrage of what-ifs or embellished with nuances on the court. A “yes” means the action was a hindrance, and a point is awarded or re-played. A “no...Read more
  | By Press Release
On Wednesday, the USTA compiled tips and guidelines, botrh for players and facilities, on what to do when returning to the courts. The USTA said: “The USTA recognizes that the coronavirus has been affecting different parts of the country in different ways and with different timing. We therefore...Read more
While all students are different, and that is one of the things that makes coaching so fun and fresh, there are some universal truths that I find myself saying repeatedly to my students.
  | By Ricky Becker
While all students are different, and that is one of the things that makes coaching so fun and fresh, there are some universal truths that I find myself saying repeatedly to my students. Some things I’ll rattle off more to high-performance juniors, and some of the other things to serious but...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
This article first appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition. The New York Open held a local USTA League Tournament for USTA players with the finals played on the black courts of NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial...Read more
Once you have decided that you are 100 percent sure you are being cheated, you cannot let it slide. It will bother you for the rest of the match, and it will devour your confidence.
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
I have several emotional scars from being cheated during my junior tennis days. Even though I recently turned 50 (what?!), I can remember two situations like it was yesterday. On both occasions my opponent blatantly cheated me, and both times I did not handle it well. I turned into a hopeless mess...Read more