New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Oftentimes, the most difficult opponent to face during a tennis match can be yourself. Tennis is one of the most challenging sports from a mental and emotional standpoint as you are often out there on court all by yourself. Long Island Tennis Magazine discussed a number of common scenarios with...Read more
One of the hardest shots in the game to master is the serve. And one of the hardest serves to master is the Kick Serve. The Kick Serve is often tremendously difficult to learn for most players.
Chris Lewit
One of the hardest shots in the game to master is the serve. And one of the hardest serves to master is the Kick Serve. The Kick Serve is often tremendously difficult to learn for most players. I have many students coming to me from New York City and around the country who are struggling to build a...Read more
Gilad Bloom
Recently, there is a lot of talk about new rules that will be introduced to the pro circuit. Some of these rules are revolutionary and are almost unheard of for an "old schooler" like myself. But then again, when I played in the Davis Cup for Israel back in the 1980s, we played no tie-breaker sets...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) Long Island satellite location at Sportime Syosset will be hosting an open tryout, giving players an opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the 2018-19 year. The tryouts are open to players ages 6-16, and will be held on Sunday, June 17 at...Read more
Todd Widom
During my years of coaching, I have noticed a lack of knowledge with American tennis players at all levels as to how well they understand the game and how well they understand their own game. These players have been working on their technique for years and have been handfed balls as their training...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
The yips are one of the most devastating and embarrassing afflictions that an athlete can experience. Stories of athletes plagued with the yips occur in a variety of sports, including tennis, golf, gymnastics, football and baseball. Chuck Knoblauch, the Gold Glove Award winning second basemen for...Read more
Press Release
SHOWTIME will present the television premiere of the documentary LOVE MEANS ZERO, which tells the story of celebrated yet controversial tennis coach Nick Bollettieri and explores the cost of his all-consuming drive for greatness, on Saturday, June 23 at 9 p.m. EST. From Showtime Documentary Films,...Read more
Eric Faro
An extremely common question that the parents of our tennis academy students ask our coaches around this time every year is, “How can our children improve their game this summer?” They want to know if it beneficial to send their child to a tennis camp in Florida, California, Maine or Europe. There...Read more
Noah Vinbaytel, 8, has quickly moved up the junior ranks and is now playing up in the 12s division.
Brian Coleman
Competing against players older than you can be an intimidating task for a young junior tennis player as the skills, development and sheer physical attributes can create a substantial mismatch. But don’t tell that to eight-year-old Noah Vinbaytel, who trains under Alex Roberman at MatchPoint NYC...Read more
Oyster Bay, N.Y. native and nationally-ranked junior Ronnie Hohmann with his coach, former ATP Pro Todd Widom, in Florida.
Brian Coleman
Last year, Oyster Bay, N.Y.-born Ronnie Hohmann captured one of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the world, winning the Boys 16s Division title at the Eddie Herr International at the famed IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Hohmann defeated three of the draw’s top five seeds on his way to...Read more