May 19, 2017
By Barbara Wyatt

I decided to read a tennis book to improve my game, and complement my practices in drills and lessons with instructors. But let’s face it … I need more than a book, I need a library.

May 18, 2017
By Richard Thater

Most New York tennis players are familiar with the two most popular tennis-teaching organizations: The PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) and the USPTA (Professional Tennis Association). They both offer workshops and testing to become certified tennis teachers. Each organization has about 15,000 members.

May 18, 2017
By 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.

May 9, 2017
By 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.   

May 8, 2017
By 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. 

May 5, 2017
By 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. 

May 3, 2017
By 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.

April 27, 2017
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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.

April 19, 2017
By 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 science, CourtSense has become a staple of the tri-state area tennis community.

April 14, 2017
By 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.

April 14, 2017
By 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.

April 13, 2017
By 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.

April 13, 2017
By Steven Kaplan

Performance improvement is all about hard work, and you need to work as hard as you can, right? Wrong! Hard work is important, but the ultimate goal is to be as productive as you can and this comes from finding just the optimal balance of effort and temperance.

April 12, 2017
By Barbara Wyatt

The vast majority of tennis games are played with great sportsmanship by players who demonstrate that tennis is a game of scrupulous honesty and courteous competitive spirit.

April 12, 2017
By Juan Oscar Rios

In my 32 years of teaching and coaching all levels of players, I have realized that there is a huge difference between teaching a student and just providing tennis information.

April 5, 2017
By Brian Coleman

For 26 weeks in 2009, Russia’s Dinara Safina was the number one ranked player in the world, holding that distinction from April 20-Oct. 11, and again from Oct. 26-Nov. 1, reaching the finals of three Grand Slam tournaments.

March 29, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The University of Virginia men’s tennis head coach Briand Boland will be the new head of men’s tennis for the USTA Player Development, the USTA announced on Tuesday.

March 27, 2017
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

At this point in time, every athlete has heard of meditation and some have tried it on for size. Let’s take some time to review the history of meditation and assess some of its benefits and its limitations.

March 24, 2017
By Gilad Bloom

During my career, I have had the privilege of competing and training with some of the best players of my era. Beginning when I was in juniors, my coach in Israel, Shlomo Zoreff, always encouraged me to befriend the top players in each international tournament and to try to get them to practice with me.

March 23, 2017
By Rob Polishook

Remember the last time you turned on the lights? It’s a mindless activity, we do it all the time. When the lights go on, we don’t give it another thought. But, what about when the lights don’t go on? 

March 21, 2017
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The head of men’s tennis for USTA Player Development Jay Berger announced that he will be stepping down from his role in early June after serving in the position since it was created in 2008.

March 16, 2017
By Trevor McPherson

As 2017 has arrived and 2016 is in our rearview mirror, it gives us a chance to reflect on what we want to accomplish this year as athletes. 

March 15, 2017
By Whitney Kraft

What is fun, fresh, fast-paced and fantastic for your tennis game? POP Tennis! This is a standalone activity/program used as an engaging teaching tool that not only helps students with their tennis, but makes it enjoyable, too.

March 13, 2017
By Emilio Sanchez-Vicario

In an ideal world, competition should not exist. But in the world where we live, it is a key component. Since we were born, our parents have compared us to our siblings, our cousins, our classmates, our friends, or to the children of their friends. We all grow up competing, and this can be so stressful that some kids cannot handle it. In school, it is with grades, in life, it is in relationships, and with work, it is with our colleagues, and all this competition is very tiring.