October 6, 2016
By Rob Polishook

Why is it that whenever a player in any sport wins a tournament, they are usually in a good place off the court? James Blake, in his book Breaking Back, said “My greatest professional successes occurred after I had faced my most personal challenges.

September 27, 2016
By Barbara Wyatt

In the July/August 2016 edition of New York Tennis Magazine, I defended the idea that the rules of tennis should carry into our everyday lives. I admire tennis players who understand the rules and apply them fairly … especially what I consider some of the essentials.

September 27, 2016
By Richard-John Mensing Jr.

“You play how you train and train how you play.” This mantra is echoed across fields, on courts and in athletic training facilities around the world.

September 20, 2016
By John Curtis

I am often asked what prepares a young tennis player for playing at the collegiate level. Over the course of 25 years in the business, my answer has evolved.

September 16, 2016
By Gilad Bloom

People always claim that tennis is a mental sport. This statement is true, and it’s a fact I learned early in my career, but was never more evident than during one memorable match in 1989 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

September 14, 2016
By Damir Barisic

Tennis is a global sport with a long history and tradition. At its highest level, the professional level, the game is played at an extremely fast pace.

September 13, 2016
By Dr. Brandyn Fisher

Throughout my travels to junior and professional tennis events, I have seen some pretty crazy things that players have to deal with, so much so that I could write an entertaining book about it all.

September 12, 2016
By Luke Jensen

Wow! What a day in the world of tennis. I am a big news talk radio guy, and on my bike ride to teach my lessons for the day at Sea Island, the sports report mentioned breaking news in the world of tennis.

September 1, 2016
By Chris Lewit

Spain is known for its extremely high work ethic, both for the players and the coaches. Players work like beasts, suffering hours each day performing long sets of basket drills and high intensity shorter exercises as well. But one aspect of Spanish training that is often overlooked is injury prevention and overtraining avoidance.

August 22, 2016
By Salifu Mohammed

It all starts with the love and passion for the game. It is accomplished by hard work, parent/family support and great coaching. Elite junior players begin as recreational players, usually in small classes of between three and six students.

August 17, 2016
By Sinisa Markovic

To get the best out of your students, tennis pros need to build a detailed curriculum just like school teachers. This ensures that players will more likely get the most out of their lessons. 

August 12, 2016
By Bill Longua

Having problems with the backhand? Here some easy cures that will it improve. We’ll begin with the one-handed backhand.

August 12, 2016
By Gilad Bloom

As a coach, you learn fast that in tennis, every student is different in style of play, character and body type. However, there are still many things that are similar among most young players (such as the love to play points in practice over doing repetition drills).

August 10, 2016
By Lonnie Mitchel

I have been watching the campaign for delegates for the presidential nomination in both major parties with great interest. One day Donald Trump throws accusations at his opponents, and the next moment, Hilary Clinton does the same.

August 10, 2016
By Rob Polishook

In addition to talent, skills and technique, an athlete brings many attributes, values and characteristics to the court. These attributes can be thought of as the fuel that drives and motivates the performance.  It’s essentially the player’s “X Factor.”

August 1, 2016
By Luke Jensen

I am often asked “What is the very best way to improve in the sport of tennis?” There are many aspects of a growing and developing game. The ability to be consistent is always essential. 

July 28, 2016
By Dr. Brandyn Fisher

"I forgot she was a lefty." This was Sarah's response during the 10-minute break after splitting sets at a USTA National match. I had asked her what she was seeing out there and about her game plan and the adjustments she made.

July 27, 2016
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

I have worked for many years with top level athletes and have come to realize that the 24 hours leading up to any big event will determine how you do during your match. Here are the basic psychological approaches that will help you to win ...

July 27, 2016
By Eric Faro

For junior players, summer is a great time to improve upon all aspects of their game. These student-athletes do not have the pressures and responsibilities that go along with their education and schoolwork, and can work on their game with a free and focused mind. Summer training is crucial to their development as solid tennis players.

July 25, 2016
By Eliza Davis

As a former junior player, I fully understand the ups and downs of playing tennis consistently. You love it when you are winning, but lose interest when losing. Passionate when the weather is perfect, but frustrated when conditions are unfavorable (wind, sun, heat). The key to keeping juniors passionate about the sport of tennis is to keep the game fun.

July 22, 2016
By Christopher Dong

Tennis can truly be the “Sport of a Lifetime” if your skills can age as gracefully as your passion for the game. As we get older, everyone from the recreational player to Roger Federer has needed to make adjustments to keep themselves competitive and enjoy their longevity in the sport.

July 22, 2016
By Steven Kaplan

The top tennis stars have distinctive styles that we love to mimic because the sport is so highly individualistic. Back in the 1970s, young players carefully applied surgical tape to their racket grips to be like local hero Vitas. They wore Fila headbands to embody the coolness of Borg. 

July 14, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

For many young tennis players, finding the right tennis program or academy that offers a consistent balance of academics and tennis can be an elusive process. But if you look far out onto the South Fork of Long Island, The Ross School is providing just that.

June 29, 2016
By Gilad Bloom

In the March/April 2016 issue of New York Tennis Magazine, I wrote Part One of what I have learned in my 20 years of teaching tennis.