Butch Seewagen
Tennis is the sport for a lifetime. Unlike many sports, tennis is a “carry over” sport, meaning it can be enjoyed from childhood through adulthood. It is a sport that when played proficiently, provides the cardiovascular aerobic exercise needed for a healthy life, while developing character,...Read more
Richard Thater
New York tennis teaching professional Ron Rebhuhn was recently elected to the USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame. I met with him this month at his home in Westbury, N.Y. Ron directs 14 USTA-sanctioned senior tournaments each year at Jericho-Westbury Indoor Tennis in the winter on Long Island, and at...Read more
Rob Polishook
If you are reading this article, you are breathing. Interestingly, the majority of us take this subtle automatic action for granted. Why not? Breathing is regulated by our autonomic nervous system. This means it happens without our conscious awareness. This is probably fortunate because in...Read more
Luke Jensen
I want to take this opportunity to write about the newest American tennis hero … Big John Isner! The University of Georgia product has put himself on a very short list of players who enter a Slam and have both the game and momentum to win one! I first saw John at the Easter Bowl, a junior event...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The One-on-One Doubles® Pro Tournament, one-hour show will premiere on Tennis Channel on Monday, June 11, from noon-1:00 p.m., EST. The half-court, serve-and-volley singles game played on the doubles court, known as One-on-One Doubles®, will be showcased in its tournament format by some of the game...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will spend this summer honoring the unheralded coaches around the country who help millions of recreational tennis players every day. The network has begun accepting submissions for its "America's Hottest Tennis Coach Contest," with one male and one female winner to be named in...Read more
Steven Kaplan
Recently , Long Island Tennis Magazine asked me and several of my fellow teaching professionals a few philosophy-based question that touched on subjects like: What's wrong with American tennis? Why doesn't the U.S. dominate the world rankings? Will home schooling help me improve my game? Will high...Read more
Lonnie Mitchel
If you come to me and have aspirations of playing on the Pro Tour, I will educate you on the process, but in fact, will probably also end up talking you out of it. If you want to play on the Tour, you better be willing to make a huge sacrifice of training, practice and diet and also have a...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Dan James, USTA Manager of Wheelchair Tennis and the U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Coach, has been named the 2011 Wheelchair Tennis Coach of the Year by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). James will be presented with a trophy during the 2012 BNP Paribas World Team Cup...Read more
Michael L. Murphy
The saying goes: “You are what you eat.” But you are also “How you eat” and “When you eat.” A tennis training diet should be focused on high-energy foods and proper hydration. The adequate portions of your diet should be timed appropriately before and after competition. Some hydration tips include...Read more