Joel Ross
Several years ago at my sleepaway camp, there was an “incident” which illustrated to me the importance and urgency of switching to “synchronized teaching” at camp. “Synchronized teaching” is a system of instruction where every instructor on every court is teaching the same drills simultaneously. It...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Everyone who lives in New York City has a unique and interesting story. For this edition of New York Tennis Magazine, we had a chance to speak with one of New York’s most influential supporters of tennis to hear her New York City tennis story—Midtown Tennis Club’s Director Jennifer Brown. Tell us a...Read more
Richard Thater
Reading the corporate publications of the ITF and the USTA, one might think that 10 & Under Tennis is being universally welcomed. Contrast this with the views reported in a recent Wall Street Journal article by Tom Perrotta, a senior editor at Tennis magazine. He outlines the complaints of...Read more
Rob Polishook
“Why do I play better in practice than in matches?” It’s probably the second-most popular question I hear from players, exceeded only by some variation of “OMG, I’m nervous, what do I do?” Sometimes, this question comes out as a defiant statement, where the player stubbornly says, “If I played like...Read more
Luke Jensen
Hitting cross-court or down the line is always the big question for any player at any level. The cross-court shot is the high percentage shot over the low part of the net, while down the line is the lower percentage shot because it is over the high part of the net. There is a tactical side of both...Read more
Alex Vayner
As a New York City tennis player, you probably never get as much court time as you would like to prepare for your league or tournament matches. When you lose a match, especially a close one, you just know that you could have prepared and played better. Sound familiar? We have all been there and our...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
SUNY Oneonta Director of Athletics Tracey Ranieri has announced that Long Island native Lonnie Mitchel has been selected as the interim tennis coach effective immediately. Mitchel replaces Bill May, who resigned earlier this month to take the head coaching position for men and women's tennis at...Read more
Barbara Ordes
Cardio Tennis is fun, fast and affordable! I love seeing the same people, week after week, improve their quickness, reaction time and tennis skills with just an hour workout that is way more exciting than another trip to the gym. A challenging cardio workout for tennis focuses on specific footwork...Read more
Ajay Kumar
How does one determine that a player is developing or has developed? Most touring pros and instructors use a marker—wins or losses. Is that all there is to development? Wins and losses? Shouldn’t there be an easier way? Shouldn’t there be a better way to evaluate or understand the idea of...Read more
Eric Faro
Burnout in tennis is an everyday occurrence. The game can become such a physical and mental grind, and it can really take a toll on your mind and body. Players often push themselves to the point of exhaustion that they no longer enjoy playing the game. There are a few key things that you can do to...Read more