September 15, 2017
By Steve Annacone

I started playing tennis when I was 10-years-old. My brother Paul and I would go with our parents to the park in Sag Harbor and eventually, we decided to go out and try to hit some balls. We pretty much picked it up right away and became regular hitting partners for the next 20 years.

September 14, 2017
By Steven Kaplan

I don't travel to tournaments as much as I used to earlier in my career, but I decided to journey with a terrific student to Virginia Beach to the Girls’ 16 Clay Court Super Nationals this past July. I was expecting the worst, but was pleasantly surprised at the performances of these top girls. 

September 6, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Emilio Sanchez, the three-time Grand Slam doubles champion and CEO and Founder of Academia Sanchez-Casal, hosted clinics over the course of two-days for both junior and adult players at the Riverdale Tennis Center in the Bronx. 

September 1, 2017
By Philip Feingold

Motor reaction is a response to a sudden signal with particular movements or actions. There are two types of reaction time: Sensory stimuli and reaction time of mental processes. 

August 31, 2017
By Philip Feingold

Do you recognize yourself in any of these people: (1) A professional tennis player who spends 20 minutes or more every day in front of a mirror to perfect their forehand; (2) A weekend player who always has a video camera on hand to record their tennis strokes; (3) A tennis player who never loses a chance to practice swings, even in the washroom of a restaurant where they are having dinner.

August 30, 2017
By Shakim Sadler

Whether you are a pro athlete, youth athlete or work in an office, something drives you to do your best. What is that motivational factor? For a pro athlete, it could be winning a tournament/championship and being recognized as the best.

August 28, 2017
By Brian Coleman

Future Stars Camps are in their 37th year of providing specialized camp experiences throughout Westchester, Manhattan and Long Island. Co-founded by Charlie VanDercook in 1980, the program’s tennis camps have become some of the most successful in the Tri-State area.

August 24, 2017
By Lisa Dodson

The serve toss is one of the most troublesome and misunderstood movements in the game of tennis. We experience difficulty in regulating and duplicating accurate tosses even under the best conditions. 

August 17, 2017
By Mike Williams

This is a public service announcement for all doubles players and aspiring doubles players! There is a pervasive epidemic throughout the tennis community. It is called “Owling” and it must be stopped NOW!

August 7, 2017
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

The ineffable state known as “The Zone” is the Holy Grail of sports. Every athlete seeks it. Any athlete who has played in the zone remembers the ease, joy and satisfaction of finding this special place.

August 4, 2017
By Khrystsina Tryboi

We’ve all been waiting for summer, and now that it’s finally here, we can enjoy playing tennis outdoors! Many would argue that tennis is made to be played outdoors. However, playing outdoors has both its benefits and challenges. 

August 3, 2017
By Aleix Serrats

Every athlete wants to achieve good results, but we have to be aware that good results don’t automatically happen because we spend hours and hours training on the court, in weight rooms or sharpening our mental training. The hours you spend have to be productive.

August 2, 2017
By Gilad Bloom

Being a tennis coach for 20-plus years has taught me much about the game and about life. It is an ongoing learning experience … one that never ends as each new student is different and teaches you something new about the game.

August 1, 2017
By Chris Lewit

Spanish players are well known for their powerful groundstrokes, and in particular, famous for their forehands. Big, whippy, heavy RPM forehands typify the Spanish style, and many successful players have built their games around this shot.

July 31, 2017
By Rob Polishook

We all walk onto the court wanting to win. The reality is, tennis involves winning and losing. It’s no secret that unless you are in the top five in the world, you will probably lose as much as you win. Even if you are in the top three, you will probably lose 20 percent of the time.

July 28, 2017
By Steve Annacone

It has been an incredible year so far on the ATP Tour. There are many great up and coming players and a lot to look forward to the rest of the year.

July 27, 2017
By Luke Jensen

As we roll into the heat of the summer of 2017, I thought I would address what separates all of us on the court: How we deal with the heat of pressure. From the first time we compete in any way, shape or form, even as children, it's the first time we realize we could "LOSE.”

July 24, 2017
By Brian Coleman

In Israel in the 1970s, tennis was a sport reserved for the elite and was hardly accessible to the majority of the population. That all changed in 1976, when the Israeli Tennis Centers first opened, giving kids, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, a chance to play tennis.

July 13, 2017
By Asher Salam

My understanding of what a progression is, is to use a systematic scheme to accomplish goals. Using progressions as a tool to teach any subject matter is not a new concept.

July 13, 2017
By Brian Coleman

There is no shortage of high-quality tennis coaches on Long Island, and the area has helped grow some of the best players in the country. But few of those coaches carry the type of background and experience brought to the table by Andrea Retolaza. 

July 13, 2017
By Chris Lewit

I have players from all over the world coming to me to learn the secrets of movement and footwork in the Spanish system. On the pro tour, Spanish players are known for being the best movers … think Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and many others.

June 30, 2017
By Richard Thater

It seems strange to start an article about warm-ups with a note about cooling down (many teaching plans include a period for warming up and cooling down during a lesson). 

June 29, 2017
By Brian Coleman

For 10 years, Chris Lewit spent a month each summer living in Barcelona, traveling around Spain to learn from the country’s legendary tennis coaches.

June 28, 2017
By Rishan Kuruppu

I often hear the phrase “PLAY” used by coaches to begin a drill or scenario to emphasize the starting of a point. Play is a creative term used to elicit a behavior of imagination and randomness to help discover what experiences really mean.