Geoffrey Jagdfeld
As a director of tennis at clubs and programs for more than 20 years, I’ve seen all the sides of tournament play … as a player, coach, tournament director and USTA official. Unfortunately, the number of players participating in tournaments these days is lower than in year’s past. Part of the issue...Read more
Rohan Goetzke
We all know that tennis is a game of skill, strategy and strength, and winning means playing a game that’s just a single shot better than your opponent. With every point potentially being a win-or-lose situation, the emotional roller coaster that players are subjected to is challenging, to say the...Read more
Steve Annacone
The game of tennis has moved more and more towards using speed and power to win the point. This has made it more difficult to be successful at the net. Simplifying your volley technique has become extremely important. I have always emphasized very little racquet movement on the volley. Your focus...Read more
Serving and returning serve are the two most important shots in the game. However, just getting these shots in play is not going to be enough to win the match against a good player.
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Serving and returning serve are the two most important shots in the game. However, just getting these shots in play is not going to be enough to win the match against a good player. The first shot that you hit in a match sets the tone for how the point will be played. It is very important to get...Read more
Lawrence Kleger
As the ball in today’s game travels faster than ever due to racket construction and string technology, plus bigger, stronger and more powerful athletes playing the game, absorbing and redirecting pace have become two very important skills to master. Here is a cliffs notes presentation of these two...Read more
Max Wennakoski
The many benefits of physical activity Besides benefits on physical health, engaging in sports and physical activity has well-documented benefits also on the mental health and well-being of children and adults alike. These include decreased depressive symptoms, increased self-esteem, and improved...Read more
Tony Huber, and wife Liezel, were honored by the Professional Tennis Registry
Press Release
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches, was held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Husband and wife duo, Liezel and Tony Huber,...Read more
Chris Lewit
The modern forehand at the professional level, especially on the men’s side of the game, is typified by parabolic swing shapes, leg explosion and hip rotation, mid-air ball striking, lower, reversed and inverted finishes—and most of all—elasticity. Looking back at the evolution of tennis technique...Read more
Steve Annacone
The grip when hitting a one-handed backhand should be held so that the “v” formed by your thumb and index finger is on the first bevel to the left of the top of the grip( for a right hander). From the ready position, turn your shoulders and hips, placing your right foot (for right hander) in front...Read more
Steve Annacone
Adjusting your position on the court after hitting a shot can be more important than running after your opponent's reply. First, move towards the open part of the court which is where most players will hit the next shot. In addition, if you hit your shot well, take a couple of steps forward. In...Read more