Gilad Bloom
When I was playing pro tennis in the 1980s and even in the early 1990s, American players were dominating the scene. In some years, there were 20 or more Americans in the top 100, including a series of top 10 players and world champs including Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi...Read more
Lisa Dodson
Keep your head up! You’re late! Snap your wrist! Watch the ball! These common tennis phrases are actually meaningless on their own, but we hear and use them all of the time. A book could be written about each one. The most abused phrase shouted by pros and used by players when failing is, “Watch...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Good tennis players develop and achieve in positive environments, and truly thrive and actualize great potential in environments of excellence. While great learning environments are a shared effort, they start at home and there is nothing more powerful and impactful to children than a parent who is...Read more
Bill Longua
You have heard it before, “Don’t swing at your volley!” or “Punch the volley!” or “Just block it!” and so on. If you are hoping that I am going to tell you something different … sorry, but here are three tips that will help you if you have a tendency to swing too much. First, “catch your volley” …...Read more
Eric Faro
What really does go on inside the mind of a junior tennis player before a tournament? This is something that every coach and parent wonders. I decided to interview three up-and-coming players at Gotham Tennis Academy to find out. The juniors I interviewed included, Jordan Jordan (14s), Zachary Lieb...Read more
Rob Polishook
In today’s day and age, most people have a Global Positioning System (GPS) in their car. Certainly this device has made it easier to reach your destination. All that is necessary is to input the destination and “voila” … the GPS tells you where to go. There need be little awareness of where you...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel has named the five male and five female finalists in its inaugural America's Hottest Coach contest. Now it is up to online voters to determine the winners. Visitors to Tennis Channel's Web site can read about the 10 finalists and vote for the male and female coaches that they think...Read more
Miguel Cervantes III
In many games, athletic and otherwise, patterns tend to surface. Recognizing these patterns can be used to your benefit. By recognizing patterns that arise, you will be able to respond more quickly. Not only will you be able to respond more quickly, but you will also be able to implement these...Read more
Lisa Dodson
In 2011 and the first few months of 2012, I have traveled all over the country talking with pros, visiting tennis clubs, facilities and academies in order to observe and talk with pros about serve techniques. There are many thoughts about how to best achieve a great serve and many personal opinions...Read more
Lonnie Mitchel
April 15th marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic during its Transatlantic maiden voyage. On that night in 1912, the perceived greatest of passenger liners sank into the North Atlantic, and with it, more than 1,500 lives perished. It was the largest catastrophe of its day. Its...Read more