July 25, 2014
By Xavier Luna

Why is tennis so often referred to as "The sport for a lifetime?” Largely because tennis isn't just a terrific means of exercise and improving your health, but it offers psychological advantages as well. Tennis is also fun to watch and can expand your horizons across the country and around the world.

July 18, 2014
By John W. Sherwood

Whether playing the 12-point set tie breaker or the 10-point super tie-breaker, there are several keys to increasing your success. If you follow these simple, yet highly effective tactics, you will find yourself on the winning end of a high percentage of the tie-breakers you play.

July 16, 2014
By Juan Oscar Rios

My tennis career began at an early age with the best coach and teacher a boy can have … my father. I was born in 1966 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at a time when my father was the tennis pro at the beautiful Rockefeller Resort Dorado Beach, alongside the legendary Nick Bollettieri.

July 16, 2014
By Luke Jensen

I was recently working with a group of skilled tennis players at Sea Island and we were in game mode. These players were of different age and skill levels, but all were tournament players.

July 11, 2014
By Rob Polishook

As parents, how many times have you asked your child, “How was your day?” The response is usually a one word answer, “Good!” Of course, this only leaves you wanting to hear more. Whenever I hear that response, I ask a follow-up question, “Huh, I see … ‘good’ can mean a lot of things to different people, so tell me what you mean by that? Or what specifically made your day good?”

June 27, 2014
By John Brennan

Unfortunately, very few certified tennis professionals coach high school tennis. If they committed to coaching at the high school level and recognized the privilege it truly is, I believe they would become better tennis instructors.

June 19, 2014
By Gilad Bloom

Many things have changed in the game of tennis over the last 40 years. In many ways, it is a different sport than when I grew up in the 1970s.

June 18, 2014
By Bill Longua

I am asked all the time what is the most common mistake I see from club and recreational players that cause errors. The answer is not in their strokes, but in their court positioning. 

June 13, 2014
By Jason Zimmerman

What do Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic all have in common besides a plethora of Grand Slam titles? 

June 11, 2014
By Juan Oscar Rios

During many years of teaching and coaching tennis at all levels, I have realized that having the tennis technique of “Three Shots in One” in your bag will guarantee great success at any level you compete at.

June 9, 2014
By Xavier Luna

"Hey kids … how was your day? How was tennis?" you ask. "Good," they reply. "Just good?" you inquire. "Yep." And that’s all you get.

June 6, 2014
By Richard Thater

Despite many New Yorkers’ refusal to believe that this winter would end, spring has indeed sprung. After removing autumn’s leaves and winter debris from your rain gutters, you might want to do a spring cleanup of your tennis.

June 4, 2014
By Carl Thorsen

In order for an athlete to compete at their very best in competitive tennis, the development of rituals is critical. Rituals are routines that athletes use to prepare for and process competition. Since the pros do their pre-match preparations “off camera,” we don’t always see what rituals they have before or after their matches.

June 3, 2014
By Lonnie Mitchel

If you have been following my columns, you should know by now that you have to advocate for yourself in life and on the tennis court. Recently at SUNY Oneonta where I serve as head tennis coach, I was asked to lecture on the topic of “Personal Responsibility and Making Change.”

June 2, 2014
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Centercourt Athletic Club of Marlboro is offering tennis and multi-sport camps for children ages three and up this summer, with individualized attention, kid-sized equipment, and a wide range of sports and activities. The camps, which run from June 16-Aug. 29, are designed to introduce young children to summer camp in an environment where they can both make friends and enjoy sports without feeling overwhelmed.

May 30, 2014
By John W. Sherwood

Four warm-ups for a match? I know, it does seem excessive. However, as a junior player working your way through the competitive pathway following these simple guidelines will give your body and mind the best chance of being prepared and focused from the 1st point of the match! Let’s address these in reverse order.

May 27, 2014
By Cosmin Cotet

In his book, The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith makes the simple statement, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”

May 23, 2014
By Rob Polishook

What images come to mind when you hear the phrases “Once upon a time,” “Imagine this” or “Remember the time?” For most, these words kick-start a sense of relaxation, almost as if a movie begins to play through our mind about something that once happened. 

May 22, 2014
By Luke Jensen

How is your tennis IQ? I believe smart tennis players are successful tennis players. I have always viewed myself as a tennis junkie. I can watch any level of play and really enjoy it.

April 22, 2014
By George Garland

I’m a tennis lifer—a product of the tennis boom in the U.S. in the 1970s. It may sound crazy, but from the first time I picked up a racquet as a 15-year-old in 1971, I knew I would be in tennis for the rest of my life.

April 14, 2014
By Gilad Bloom

Tennis is a unique sport in so many ways. Being an individual sport makes it highly mental, as there is no contact between the opponents, both players are never on the same side of the court, and the battle is more tactical and psychological.

April 11, 2014
By Lisa Dodson

It’s no secret that there is nothing exciting about the ball toss for the tennis serve. In fact, the important details can be somewhat tedious and are subsequently glossed over.

April 10, 2014
By Cosmin Cotet

In today’s world of tennis, it pays to be stubborn. Those of us who watched the 2013 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final saw how defending champion Novak Djokovic captured his fourth title in Melbourne at the expense of Andy Murray in a thrilling four-hour match.

April 3, 2014
By Andy Stuber

Adult classes are getting very popular and are a great way for you to share the great sport of tennis with your peers. But, as coaches and instructors, how do make the best out of your adult tennis class?