April 11, 2014
By Lisa Dodson

It’s no secret that there is nothing exciting about the ball toss for the tennis serve. In fact, the important details can be somewhat tedious and are subsequently glossed over.

April 10, 2014
By Cosmin Cotet

In today’s world of tennis, it pays to be stubborn. Those of us who watched the 2013 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final saw how defending champion Novak Djokovic captured his fourth title in Melbourne at the expense of Andy Murray in a thrilling four-hour match.

April 3, 2014
By Andy Stuber

Adult classes are getting very popular and are a great way for you to share the great sport of tennis with your peers. But, as coaches and instructors, how do make the best out of your adult tennis class?

April 2, 2014
By Bill Longua

The forehand, for most players, is the more confident shot when talking about the forehand and backhand. It is normally more of a weapon in matches, and generally thought of as the easier shot. However, I beg to differ on the easier shot part of that statement.

March 25, 2014
By Chris Lewit

Spain currently has 14 players in the ATP top 100, quite a feat for a relatively small country.

March 18, 2014
By Cliff Drysdale

One of my greatest joys is to see how tennis rapidly becomes a lifestyle in and of itself for so many enthusiasts; young and old, beginner to competitor. There truly is no better choice for a healthy, fit and fun lifestyle!

March 14, 2014
By Richard Thater

Coaches have been forever telling students to stay out of No Man’s Land (NML). On a tennis court, NML is roughly that area one yard in front of the baseline to one yard behind the service line. 

March 13, 2014
By Steven Kaplan

Most serious young tournament tennis players from the local area aspire to transition from the junior ranks to college tennis. A college education is not the best path for every young person or every young tennis player, however, and some of the greatest tennis players of all time opted to skip college and had impressive careers.

March 12, 2014
By Rob Polishook

All competitive players recognize negative self-thoughts. It starts with that devilish little voice in our head which raises doubts, fear and questions about our ability to perform.

February 7, 2014
By Lisa Dodson

I just returned from a great “teaching vacation” in Mexico with a large group of players, some whom I have known and worked with for many years. I always learn a lot every time I walk onto the court to teach, but this time was really striking.

February 5, 2014
By Bill Longua

Proper footwork moving toward oncoming shots is essential for balance and power in the sport of tennis. But it is the movement between your shots that is just as important to allow you the quickest response for the next shot.

February 3, 2014
By Lonnie Mitchel

Discover, develop and dedicate! How about completive excellence, having a player who will be a four-year impact player and maintain a GPA above the student body average? 

January 29, 2014
By Dr. Dan Schaefer

Well here we go! Last month, we looked at an extensive “Wish List” developed by professional athletes to narrow their focus. 

January 28, 2014
By Rob Polishook

Imagine this … you are playing in front of 200 spectators, grinding it out on the hard courts under the hot sun. The first set you’ve won 7-5. Then, in a tight second set, you narrowly lose 6-7 and that was after holding two match points! 

January 28, 2014
By Xavier Luna

Fear. It’s a noun—an unpleasant emotion created by the belief something is dangerous or likely to cause pain—and a verb. We “fear” the unknown, danger, failure and more.

January 27, 2014
By Luke Jensen

As we head into another year of opportunity, a proper mind set is critical towards your enjoyment and improvement in our great game of tennis. 

January 24, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

On Feb. 1-2, Centercourt will be offering two junior clinics with world renowned coach Chuck Kriese.

January 20, 2014
By Richard Thater

Do you make a distinction between your tennis partners and opponents? Are you happy with your choices?

December 17, 2013
By Carl Thorsen

As a High Performance coach, I have had many discussions and have heard many opinions about what makes for a good practice partner.

December 6, 2013
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The New York metro tennis community has some of the sport’s best facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and best coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available right in our own backyard, New York Tennis Magazine recently took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these top coaches. 

December 6, 2013
By Dr. Dan Schaefer

It’s all about how you use your mind to achieve the results you want or how you unknowingly allow your mind to get in your own way. I asked my clients to create a Wish List of things that could improve achievement at their highest level and the list below contains some of the items that came up most frequently.

December 5, 2013
By Miguel Cervantes III

The positive growth of tennis in America requires the community to engage in mentorship at every level of the game. Whether as a coach, a meet up group, a player or parent, mentorship can make a huge difference not just in the rate of growth of our sport, but more importantly, the positive growth of our sport. 

December 5, 2013
By Gilad Bloom

When I was a pro player on the Tour in the 1980s and 1990s, I used to plan my yearly tournament schedule generally a year in advance. 

December 4, 2013
By Bill Longua

When I am teaching or answering questions from members online, the same question often arises: “How can I generate more power in my shots?” The answer is by creating more head racquet speed in your strokes.