September 13, 2012
By Michael Misiti
One of the first things we are told when we begin our journey in tennis is that the serve is the most important shot. Unfortunately, I ask many intermediate and advanced players about the simple biomechanics of the serve, and they become suddenly mute.
September 11, 2012
By Rob Polishook
The tennis player is a person first and a performer second. This idea may seem obvious, since we are all born without a racket in our hands, and when we first walked onto the court to play, we didn’t miraculously change identities—we were the same person.
September 10, 2012
By Steven Kaplan
Walk around the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during this year’s U.S. Open and you will see players from every part of the globe. Even multi-generations are represented in the junior and senior events. While the assortment of differing playing styles is vast, the fundamentals displayed by the world’s top tennis players are similar.
September 10, 2012
By Brent Shearer
Winning Tennis Strokes is a short guidebook to tennis techniques and a splendid general introduction to tennis strokes. With this book, Bill Longua, a veteran tennis instructor and USPTA pro, has produced a concise guide to learning the fundamentals of the game.
September 7, 2012
By Bill Longua
It’s the best time of year … time for the 2012 U.S. Open. This is a time where you can personally appreciate the amazing talents you are witnessing on the courts, but more importantly, a great time to improve your own game by observing the players, not just watching them.
August 17, 2012
By Jessica Stiles
From Aug. 6-10, Rob Polishook, mental training coach, founder of Inside the Zone Sports Performance Group, and New York Tennis Magazine contributor, led a five-day workshop at the renowned Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Omega is a trusted source for wellness and personal growth, welcoming more than 23,000 people to workshops and conferences throughout the year.
August 7, 2012
By Miguel Cervantes III
In many games, athletic and otherwise, patterns tend to surface. Recognizing these patterns can be used to your benefit. By recognizing patterns that arise, you will be able to respond more quickly.
August 6, 2012
By Daniel Kresh
In my opinion, many club players do not fully appreciate the potential benefits of varying grips to help produce and deal with a robust arsenal of shots.
July 27, 2012
By Luke Jensen
The Jensen Brothers are going to bring it in Georgia! I am so excited to tell you that Murphy and I are now part of the Sea Island Experience! From 1990 when Murphy played at the University of Georgia (UGA), the Jensen family has been part of the Atlanta tennis scene.
July 27, 2012
By Ajay Kumar
How is it that most “developmental players” show up with a decent forehand grip and stroke, but it ends right there.
July 24, 2012
By Gilad Bloom
When I was playing pro tennis in the 1980s and even in the early 1990s, American players were dominating the scene. In some years, there were 20 or more Americans in the top 100, including a series of top 10 players and world champs including Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.
July 24, 2012
By Lisa Dodson
Keep your head up! You’re late! Snap your wrist! Watch the ball! These common tennis phrases are actually meaningless on their own, but we hear and use them all of the time.
July 23, 2012
By Steven Kaplan
Good tennis players develop and achieve in positive environments, and truly thrive and actualize great potential in environments of excellence. While great learning environments are a shared effort, they start at home and there is nothing more powerful and impactful to children than a parent who is a leader and role model.
July 20, 2012
By Bill Longua
You have heard it before, “Don’t swing at your volley!” or “Punch the volley!” or “Just block it!” and so on. If you are hoping that I am going to tell you something different … sorry, but here are three tips that will help you if you have a tendency to swing too much.
July 17, 2012
By Eric Faro
What really does go on inside the mind of a junior tennis player before a tournament? This is something that every coach and parent wonders.
July 13, 2012
By Rob Polishook
In today’s day and age, most people have a Global Positioning System (GPS) in their car. Certainly this device has made it easier to reach your destination.
July 10, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel has named the five male and five female finalists in its inaugural America's Hottest Coach contest. Now it is up to online voters to determine the winners.
June 28, 2012
By Miguel Cervantes III
In many games, athletic and otherwise, patterns tend to surface. Recognizing these patterns can be used to your benefit. By recognizing patterns that arise, you will be able to respond more quickly.
June 26, 2012
By Lisa Dodson
In 2011 and the first few months of 2012, I have traveled all over the country talking with pros, visiting tennis clubs, facilities and academies in order to observe and talk with pros about serve techniques.
June 21, 2012
By Lonnie Mitchel
April 15th marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic during its Transatlantic maiden voyage. Certainly the loss of 1,500 lives and tennis are not to be compared, but you can still gain lessons from it.
June 19, 2012
By Eric Faro
To become a successful tennis player you must avoid the pitfalls. There are four sins that I stress to students at Gotham Tennis Academy.
June 13, 2012
By Butch Seewagen
Tennis is the sport for a lifetime. Unlike many sports, tennis is a “carry over” sport, meaning it can be enjoyed from childhood through adulthood.
June 12, 2012
By Rob Polishook
If you are reading this article, you are breathing. Interestingly, the majority of us take this subtle automatic action for granted. Why not? Breathing is regulated by our autonomic nervous system.
June 12, 2012
By Richard Thater
New York tennis teaching professional Ron Rebhuhn was recently elected to the USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame. I met with him this month at his home in Westbury, N.Y.