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
There are very few careers which essentially allow you to go to work, tell your boss what to do and then get paid for it. Tennis coaching just happens to be one of the few industries that can be characterized by this unusual dynamic between employer and e
Mark Gellard
There are very few careers which essentially allow you to go to work, tell your boss what to do and then get paid for it. Tennis coaching just happens to be one of the few industries that can be characterized by this unusual dynamic between employer and employee. One of the primary oddities of...Read more
Barbara Wyatt
Tennis is in my life and I am grateful. It fulfills an important part of my health and social activities. Yesterday, I booked two courts and invited seven friends to play one set, no ad, then switch partners and play the second set. I admire these players and will play with or against them, any...Read more
Gilad Bloom
One of tennis' big mystiques in the world of sports is the "choke." We have all been there, including the great champions. A player will put together a set and a half of perfect tennis, but when it's time to close out the match, all of a sudden, things change … the level of play inexplicably drops...Read more
Most tennis fans have probably thought at one time or another, “The pros make it look easy.” Truthfully, they do make the game look easy. Of course, that's an optical illusion
Michael Ward
Most tennis fans have probably thought at one time or another, “The pros make it look easy.” Truthfully, they do make the game look easy. Of course, that's an optical illusion: Professional players work tremendously hard so that they can play the sport in a way that looks effortless. And one reason...Read more
Richard Thater
We are bombarded daily with news of political, entertainment and sports celebrities being accused of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct. The sport of tennis has not escaped its share of salacious stories. Bill Tilden, one of the paramount players in the game, was twice arrested and...Read more