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.
February 3, 2012
By Eric Faro
Burnout in tennis is an everyday occurrence. The game can become such a physical and mental grind, and it can really take a toll on your mind and body.
January 31, 2012
By Michael Sarro
It's not every day when a junior tennis player has the opportunity to meet and learn from a former top 10 ATP Tour player. But on Sunday, Jan. 22, City Parks Foundation tennis players had the opportunity to receive on court training from Tim Mayotte, former number seven-ranked ranked singles player in the world.
January 27, 2012
By Rob Polishook
How many times have you found yourself in a match in which you were just a few points or games from winning? Maybe the score was 6-3, 5-2, and you began to think, “This is great. I’m going to be the champion!”
January 26, 2012
By Luke Jensen
The late season surge from Roger Federer winning his last three tournaments of the year (Basel, Paris and London) show tremendous signs that the player of the last decade will be ready to make a run for the top spot again in 2012.
January 12, 2012
By Steven Kaplan
Traditionally, strokes are developed and corrected by haphazardly focusing on body movements, racket movements and ball and racket interactions.This approach is confusing, ineffective and needlessly complicated because it fails to address the kinetic chain of events that led to a successful stroke.
December 6, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York City tennis community is blessed to have some of the best indoor facilities and best coaches in the world right here in our backyard. Recently, New York Tennis Magazine spoke with some of these top coaches to get some insight into their coaching/training strategies, what they look for in a great player, views on important local tennis topics, and an overview of the state of affairs in the world of tennis.
December 1, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Change is constant … oftentimes motivated by necessity, and other times, triggered by technology in an effort to maximize convenience. Rarely do we have a choice but to adapt, even if we are not clear on how we feel about the particular change.
November 23, 2011
By Lawrence Kleger
Do you ever win the first set easy and lose in three? Of course! It happens to every competitive player at some point in time. The scenario goes something like this …
November 18, 2011
By Eric Faro
There are many different ways to define “choking” on a tennis court. There is a simple definition to me. Choking is when you get so nervous that it negatively impacts your on-court performance. There are a few keys to try and relax your body and your mind to avoid being so nervous that you “choke.”
November 17, 2011
By Steven Kaplan
Perhaps the most important quality for success in tennis is steadiness and the avoidance of errors. It might come as a surprise then, that in practice "Blue Chips" miss more shots than “Five Stars,” while "Five Stars” miss more shots than “Four Stars,” etc.
November 16, 2011
By Luke Jensen
I am still fired up from this year’s U.S. Open … the most physical Grand Slam tournaments I've ever been a part of since I began playing them in 1983. Before the tournament began, there was an earthquake centered in Washington, D.C. and felt on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with no physical damage to the site of the Open.
November 8, 2011
By Rob Polishook
A surfer sits out in the open ocean. The water is calm, the surfer is in complete control. Atop his surfboard, the surfer can enjoy the tranquility of his sport.
October 11, 2011
By Stanley Popovich
At times, our worries and anxieties can overwhelm us. In addition, our worries can distort our perception of what is reality and what is not. Here is a brief list of techniques that a tennis player can use to help gain a better perspective on things during their anxious moments.
September 28, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Player Development has announced the hirings of Stanford Boster as a USTA National Coach for Men’s Tennis and Jayadeva Devashetty as a USTA National Coach. Boster and Devashetty have already begun their responsibilities and will facilitate coaching and training for players in the USTA Player Development program.
September 26, 2011
By Daniel Kresh
Though tennis may have more private lessons then most other sports, in the heat of a match players are often left to their own devices.
September 26, 2011
By Ajay Kumar
Honestly, after checking out every dictionary, the great minds have concluded that both “teaching” and “coaching” are synonymous—and no one will ever argue with that. But, how about trying to look at it in a different way? What can be so different about teaching and coaching? How could they be?
September 20, 2011
By Steven Kaplan
The long-term growth and development of competitive young tennis athletes is best accomplished by working in concert with their biological and psychological development factors.
September 19, 2011
By Eric Faro
Every time you step onto the tennis court, you should learn something. Whether you are playing in the finals of a national tournament, or working on your slice serve out wide, you should have an objective as to what you are doing and be working on improving your game.
September 15, 2011
By Richard Thater
Monumental! Revolutionary! These are two of the powerful words used by tennis industry leaders to describe 10 & Under Tennis. Although QuickStart equipment is foundational when teaching tennis to children—smaller courts and racquets, softer, slower balls—remember that Lance Armstrong said the Tour de France is not about the bike … it is really about the mindset.
September 15, 2011
By Rob Polishook
We have all heard people say, “She played out of her mind!” referring to someone who played exceptionally well and beyond expectations. As an athlete, have you ever performed out of your mind? Either pitching to perfection, running like the wind or serving lights out?
September 15, 2011
By Luke Jensen
For any tennis player in the United States, the U.S. Open is the Mac Daddy of everything tennis … it is the biggest tournament in the world. This event has the biggest monetary prize to win; it is played in the biggest tennis stadium in the world and is played in the greatest city in the world … New York City!