New York Tennis Magazine Staff
With states across the country beginning to slowly reopen their economies, outdoor tennis returned to New York this past weekend. But it remains to be seen when indoor tennis and other activities will be permitted. Because of that, tennis industry leaders on Long Island and in New York City have...Read more
Steven Kaplan
I'm sad that “The Last Dance”, the documentary on ESPN about Michael Jordan, has concluded. It is a fascinating study of a champion, and what I take away is that so much of MJ's greatness was the direct result of his self-belief. Jordan loved to win, stayed in the moment and had no fear of losing...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Businesses in many areas of the country are reopening and people are reluctant to return if they feel unsafe, which brings me again to this year’s US Open. The first time I waited outside Arthur Ashe Stadium before they opened the turnstiles for a night match, I had an epiphany about what my 10 th...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Test time for school students is coming soon so here's a practice question: In a time of a global pandemic, the tennis industry feels the most pressing need for teaching professionals is the ability to pay: a) Groceries b) Medical Care c) Mortgage or Rent d) USPTA/PTR professional dues Give up? If...Read more
New York native Jamie Loeb is part of Har-Tru's new player initiative.
Press Release
Har-Tru, LLC is pleased to announce that the company will be piloting an initiative to help supplement and support professional tennis players. The initiative is part of Har-Tru’s efforts to be an advocate for the sport. The first players to qualify are New York native 278 th -ranked Jamie Loeb,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
In the summer, people from across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons, to enjoy the sun, while sitting by the pool or ocean, and taking part in an array of outdoor activities. Each town in the Hamptons has its own unique feel, with a variety of activities available from simply going...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Advantage Junior Tennis Camp at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club (RIRC) 281 Main Street I Roosevelt Island, N.Y. Contact: Steve O’Keefe (212) 935-0250 AdvantageCamps.net logo - Adv Jr Tennis (1).png Advantage Junior Tennis Camp is “tennis heaven for kids”–giving players ages seven to 17 more drills,...Read more
Steve Annacone
Every tennis player has their own comfort zone concerning racquet head speed. There is a tendency to swing too slowly or too quickly during an actual point in a match. If you are trying to make sure your shot lands in, or are attempting to be "careful", your racquet head speed is likely to be...Read more
Adam Lee
Visualization is arguably the most important factor in the mental approach to tennis. The current situation we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic gives us an opportunity to turn within and hone our craft through improving mental acuity with certain visualization techniques. Strong visualization...Read more
Steven Kaplan
In his letter to Newsday , USTA Eastern Long Island Regional Director Jonathan Klee explained how the high cost of running an indoor tennis club in an area with some of the country’s highest property values, tax assessments and energy costs, has the potential to threaten the "financial viability"...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
A report in the New York Times indicated that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has begun exploring alternative locatioins to host the 2020 US Open later this summer. The US Open , which accounts for more than 80 percent of the organizations revenue, is set to begin in late August, but...Read more
Chris Lewit
Parents often ask me, “What makes Spanish tennis so great?”, or, “What do they do differently in Spain?” Many folks have never been there and are curious how such a small country became a world superpower in tennis. They also want to know how my academy and summer camp are influenced by the Spanish...Read more
Brian Coleman
Chris Sabaitis was sitting in a coffee shop as he waited for his scheduled tennis match with a friend. He was downtown, and he had booked a court at the top of Manhattan on the indoor courts at Columbia University. “I started thinking to myself that there has to be a number of courts, not...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Baseball may be coming back soon and Governor Cuomo announced on Monday that outdoor tennis courts will re-open this Friday, May 15. Details on indoor tennis facilities are still a little unclear but nevertheless, it's positive and welcome news. We still need to proceed with extreme caution because...Read more
Brian Coleman
Modern tennis often seems to be an exchange of shots hit from behind the baseline, usually ending with one person hitting a winner or an error. However, the best players tend to use their position on the court to help force an error from their opponent or to hit a winner. It is much easier to hit a...Read more