August 26, 2015
By Bill Longua

It’s the best time of year … U.S. Open time! It’s a time to appreciate the amazing talents on the courts in Flushing Meadows, but more importantly, a great time to improve your own game by observing the players, not just watching them.

August 20, 2015
By Bill Longua

One of the more common problems for the rising tennis player is the backhand volley. Here are some tips that will help.

August 11, 2015
By Erik Scharf

Injury prevention in tennis is vital for all ages and all levels. The inherent repetitive motions in tennis can cause injuries and imbalances in professionals, juniors and adults just looking for some weekly exercise.

August 10, 2015
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

In the last issue of New York Tennis Magazine, we spoke of the value of a good pre-match routine and mentioned how important physical and mental preparation was to the tennis player.

July 30, 2015
By Elizabeth Right Reiss

Oftentimes, “Did you win?” is the first question from a parent, caregiver or friend after a match or practice group. Although always with the best of intentions, these words can often cause our athletes to become tense, and sometimes, exhibit anxiety, anger and maybe even fear. 

July 29, 2015
By Richard Thater

Even a massive traffic tie up on the highway near La Guardia Airport couldn’t stop 40 determined tennis trainers from attending a recent orange ball workshop, the USTA Player Development Team USA Early Development Camp Coach Training, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

July 28, 2015
By Lonnie Mitchel

As I pondered what to write about as the publication deadline for submission rapidly approached, the light bulb went off in my head. Politics, religion and civil rights really do not belong as subject material in Long Island Tennis Magazine or does it? After all, Long Island is a melting pot of people of varying backgrounds this magazine caters to is the audience. What can I write about that concerns our audience?

July 27, 2015
By Rob Polishook

How many times have you heard kids cajole each other and say these two words: “Bring It!”? The problem is that no one really knows what that “It” is! It’s actually worth knowing, so let me explain. Ultimately your “It” will be the key to sustained peak performance.

July 23, 2015
By Luke Jensen

Jensen Zone fans! I hope this finds your summer filled with aces and winners! If you are a tennis player who likes the sting of competition, this is your season. From hard to grass court with some clay action sprinkled in, the summer is a time for the competitive player to shine.

July 17, 2015
By Steven Kaplan

It may not be the heat or humidity that marks the start of summer tennis in the local area. For me, the French Open brings the unofficial start of summer and the beginning of several months of outdoor tennis, while the U.S. Open ushers in the fall.

July 7, 2015
By Lisa Dodson

Tennis is a game that is played by pattern. Strokes are patterned and so are points. It’ s very organized and orderly, so we should experience very few random moments. We construct strokes and techniques to correspond with point of contact and we construct points for high percentage play. 

July 2, 2015
By Lonnie Mitchel

I looked at one of the women’s tennis players on my college squad recently as she just broke several school records for wins by a woman, a record that had been held for 16 years. I thought to myself, “How does this happen?”

June 29, 2015
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

If you’re at all serious about playing tennis to your fullest potential, then you must … I repeat … you must, come to each match with the proper mindset. And the proper mind set is not anxiety, self-doubt or dread. If you do feel self-doubt or a lack of confidence prior to your matches, you are reading the right article.

June 26, 2015
By Luke Jensen

Now is the time to take your tennis from low gear to high gear and it's ALL about first-class stuff that can make all the difference in your tennis experience.

June 22, 2015
By Jacopo Tezza

All sports have a common factor: Results. I have been coaching for several years now, and I have often dealt with parents who were extremely results-oriented instead of development-oriented. The lack of results in their children caused a lot of drama in the family and pressure on both the player and the coach. So when is winning secondary in the sport of tennis?

June 10, 2015
By Brian Coleman

At the USTA Eastern Long Island Region Awards Dinner, long-time tennis coach and teacher Howie Arons received one of the highest honors given out in the New York tennis community: The Vitas Gerulaitis “For the Love of Tennis” Award.

June 9, 2015
By Eric Faro

For junior players, summer is a great time for them to improve 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 games with a free and focused mind. 

June 8, 2015
By Rob Polishook

In Part  One of the “More Than an Athlete” series, we highlighted how, when an athlete brings his or her “whole self” (mental and skillset) to the performance, they are better able to play their game and be the best they can be. In Part Two, we highlighted how, when a player understands that results don’t define them, they can play from a more relaxed, aware, and grounded place. 

April 24, 2015
By Lisa Dodson

If you wanted to take the most comprehensive tennis lesson possible, what would it include? First, you’d have to think outside of that rectangular court and venture into areas of the game that you’re really not good at. You’ll need to set some priorities, but you’re not sure what those are. 

April 10, 2015
By Bill Longua

The Lob Volley is a tennis shot that is not discussed very much. Let's go over a couple of tips that will help you.

April 9, 2015
By Richard Thater

“Should I play tennis to get fit, or should I get fit to play tennis?” This question has bounced around the tennis world for years, and like most either/or questions, the answer lies somewhere in the middle.

April 7, 2015
By Lonnie Mitchel

So you are in a competitive match and the score is 4-4 in the third set with your ranking is on the line. Your parents, maybe a college coach, a friend or other adversaries are watching. Now is the time when the rubber hits the road. It does not matter if you win or lose, what matters is how you are going to complete the match. 

April 3, 2015
By Brian Coleman

There is no doubt that technological developments are always at the center of change, and that is no more evident than in coaching and teaching.

April 2, 2015
By Rob Polishook

In my last article, we discussed the secret to sustained peak performance, a principal called “More Than an Athlete: Person First. Athlete Second.” We also clarified that More Than an Athlete doesn’t require working harder, pushing or even pulling, it does require that the athlete, coach or parent shift their perspective so they can see the performer through a wider lens which includes the whole person, not just the athlete.