Mike Williams
I’ve seen it time and again. Players working on their open-stance forehand with their bent elbows and breaking wrists trying to hit the ball like Rafael Nadal. I get it, just like you, I’ve dreamt of hitting just one forehand as big as Rafa’s ... and yet it’s never happened. But why? We both live...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
SPORTIME and The John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) today announced that JMTA Co‐Director Patrick McEnroe will be overseeing summer tennis training at the JMTA satellite at SPORTIME Amagansett, in the Town of East Hampton, beginning in summer 2017. Since January, 2017, JMTA students and families at...Read more
Chris Lewit
Toni Nadal has been instrumental in the development of his nephew, Rafael, into a world-class tennis player. I recently had the good fortune to study with him in Mallorca, Spain at the new Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy. Many of his values are espoused by other Spanish mentors of mine, including...Read more
Ray Josephs
Tennis is one of the most technical sports to learn. Unlike basketball or soccer where someone can pick up a ball and play right away, it will take a young child up to a year or more to develop the skills to engage in realistic competition. In addition to that, we are fighting for children’s...Read more
Rob Polishook
During professional matches or junior tournaments, everyone in the stands can see the score. But what about what’s below the score? What can’t we see? More times than not, that’s going to be the predictor in what happens next? I’m referring to a player’s emotional energy. Are they calm, aware and...Read more
Former WTA world #1 doubles star and seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion Liezel Huber will join the NYJTL Cary Leeds Center as Director of Tennis and Development on June 1, it was announced today by General Manager Skip Hartman. "We are thrilled to have Liezel on our Leadership Team," said...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
That is the mission statement at CourtSense Tennis Training Center and is something its management and staff try to live up to every single day across its multiple locations throughout New Jersey. With its passion and enthusiasm coupled with the ability to embrace the newest form of modern sports...Read more
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. On the Pro Tour, the American swing in Indian Wells, Calif. and in Miami are so much fun for the players. I was a player that loved the road and being on the...Read more
Lisa Dodson
There are a number of classic “reasons” for the lack of serve and volley among women in the modern game of tennis. Opinions and quotes from fans, players, coaches and commentators are many. True or not here, they are: 1. “The return is too big.” 2. “Women’s serves are not big enough and they are...Read more
Gilad Bloom
When I was playing on the Pro Tour, it was all about getting results in weekly tournaments. There was an offseason at the end of November during which you would get in shape for the new season with a few weeks of training camp. This camp included lots of drills and some practice sets, but focused...Read more