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.
June 8, 2012
By Luke Jensen
I want to take this opportunity to write about the newest American tennis hero … Big John Isner! The University of Georgia product has put himself on a very short list of players who enter a Slam and have both the game and momentum to win one!
May 29, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The One-on-One Doubles® Pro Tournament, one-hour show will premiere on Tennis Channel on Monday, June 11, from noon-1:00 p.m., EST. The half-court, serve-and-volley singles game played on the doubles court, known as One-on-One Doubles®, will be showcased in its tournament format by some of the game’s legends.
May 25, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will spend this summer honoring the unheralded coaches around the country who help millions of recreational tennis players every day. The network has begun accepting submissions for its "America's Hottest Tennis Coach Contest," with one male and one female winner to be named in August following an online fan poll.
May 16, 2012
By Steven Kaplan
Recently, Long Island Tennis Magazine asked me and several of my fellow teaching professionals a few philosophy-based question that touched on subjects like: What's wrong with American tennis? Why doesn't the U.S. dominate the world rankings? Will home schooling help me improve my game?
May 9, 2012
By Lonnie Mitchel
If you come to me and have aspirations of playing on the Pro Tour, I will educate you on the process, but in fact, will probably also end up talking you out of it.
May 2, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Dan James, USTA Manager of Wheelchair Tennis and the U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Coach, has been named the 2011 Wheelchair Tennis Coach of the Year by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). James will be presented with a trophy during the 2012 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Seoul, Korea.
April 26, 2012
By Michael L. Murphy
The saying goes: “You are what you eat.” But you are also “How you eat” and “When you eat.” A tennis training diet should be focused on high-energy foods and proper hydration. The adequate portions of your diet should be timed appropriately before and after competition.
April 10, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club (MPRC) has announced the addition of its newest tennis pro, Julien Morel.
March 30, 2012
By Joel Ross
Several years ago at my sleepaway camp, there was an “incident” which illustrated to me the importance and urgency of switching to “synchronized teaching” at camp.
March 21, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Everyone who lives in New York City has a unique and interesting story. For this edition of New York Tennis Magazine, we had a chance to speak with one of New York’s most influential supporters of tennis to hear her New York City tennis story—Midtown Tennis Club’s Director Jennifer Brown.
March 19, 2012
By Richard Thater
Reading the corporate publications of the ITF and the USTA, one might think that 10 & Under Tennis is being universally welcomed.
March 9, 2012
By Rob Polishook
“Why do I play better in practice than in matches?” It’s probably the second-most popular question I hear from players, exceeded only by some variation of “OMG, I’m nervous, what do I do?”
March 8, 2012
By Luke Jensen
Hitting cross-court or down the line is always the big question for any player at any level. The cross-court shot is the high percentage shot over the low part of the net, while down the line is the lower percentage shot because it is over the high part of the net.
February 17, 2012
By Alex Vayner
As a New York City tennis player, you probably never get as much court time as you would like to prepare for your league or tournament matches. When you lose a match, especially a close one, you just know that you could have prepared and played better.
February 17, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
SUNY Oneonta Director of Athletics Tracey Ranieri has announced that Long Island native Lonnie Mitchel has been selected as the interim tennis coach effective immediately. Mitchel replaces Bill May, who resigned earlier this month to take the head coaching position for men and women's tennis at Southeastern University in Florida.
February 7, 2012
By Barbara Ordes
Cardio Tennis is fun, fast and affordable! I love seeing the same people, week after week, improve their quickness, reaction time and tennis skills with just an hour workout that is way more exciting than another trip to the gym.
February 7, 2012
By Ajay Kumar
How does one determine that a player is developing or has developed? Most touring pros and instructors use a marker—wins or losses. Is that all there is to development? Wins and losses? Shouldn’t there be an easier way? Shouldn’t there be a better way to evaluate or understand the idea of development or developing?
February 3, 2012
By Stanley Popovich
Sometimes, fear and anxiety can get the best of us in tennis. The key is to know how to manage that fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a tennis athlete can use to help manage their fears and every day anxieties.