Steven Kaplan
It's an implied truth in coaching, and an inferred truth by many parents, that a coach with great students must be a great coach. I admit that I use the marketing tactic of, "Who I coach and have coached", because it is a powerful sell, but here's a dirty little secret: "Great player results do not...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Three years ago, right before my annual High School Coaches Clinic I sat on the couch at my club and listened to Nick Bollettieri as he told me the first thing he does with a new student: “I say nothing. I just listen and observe.” I've followed this principle with new students my entire career by...Read more
Carlos Cano
Throughout my professional career, I have been fortunate enough to have worked closely with a variety of parents and junior tennis players who have been able to make tennis their profession. Furthermore, I have helped many players achieve academic success through scholarships by ushering them into...Read more
Adela Carvajal Chavez
Tennis is such a globalized sport which means many things for a growing tennis player. It might mean traveling away from home at a young age, living abroad or meeting new people weekly at tournaments, and therefore the most essential skill is that of being able to adjust constantly. Learning to...Read more
Brian Coleman
At the height of her playing career, Ahsha Rolle reached the third-round of the U.S. Open back in 2007, and peaked at No. 82 in the WTA Rankings. A competitive tour player with a unique playing style and graceful one-handed backhand, Rolle also competed on behalf of the United States in both Fed...Read more
Chris Lewit
This article is partially excerpted from the forthcoming Secrets of Spanish Tennis Second Edition, coming soon in 2023! Vamos! I have recently been working hard to finish the Secrets of Spanish Tennis Second Edition and get the manuscript to my publisher. The original book was published in 2014 and...Read more
Rob Polishook
Every year I receive numerous calls from college freshmen who seemingly out of the blue have lost their feel, instincts and confidence. Their mental game used to be reliable but now they are experiencing anxiousness, anger and an unstable attitude playing for their new team. They can’t believe what...Read more
Steve Annacone
I know this sounds pretty crazy, but you should not be trying to think while you are playing a point in a tennis match. This idea goes against what our mind is telling us as well as what it is trying to do. We will usually have the tendency to try to work things out in our head during the exchange...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
Even though it’s rarely talked about, guilt is one of these hidden emotions that influences many athletes, whether they are amateurs or pros. Guilt is felt when a tennis player pities are weaker opponent, or when a player fails to win a match and chastises themselves with self-ridicule. If a player...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, New York Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These coaches share their thoughts on a wide variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging from...Read more