Lonnie Mitchel
After many years of teaching and working in the business world, I learned you must develop a philosophy and live by it and be true to it. If you are about to embark on a search for the best instructor, ask him/her what is their teaching/coaching philosophy? You need a mission statement as a...Read more
Richard Thater
The tennis landscape is littered with labels and language that often does not help us say what we mean. “Take the net” has led generations of players to take the wrong place on the doubles court, usually one racket length from the net. If you are stuck with a bossy partner, you may even be told to...Read more
Lisa Dodson
Can you really make huge strides in your game in just one hour? Absolutely. The key is to be organized, have a plan and don’t waste time. In this article, I am going to provide a foolproof workout that, done regularly, will make you a better player in a very short period of time. It may be tough...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
For over 35 years the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis has provided world-class tennis instruction to beginning, intermediate, and tournament level players. This summer, Krinsky Tennis is introducing an all new program designed to provide the best training available for top performing juniors...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Former Wimbledon semifinalist Tim Mayotte and top developmental coach Lee Hurst are offering a free clinic at the courts at 96th Street and Hudson River on Saturday, April 27 between 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. These internationally recognized coaches have developed top players through the pro ranks...Read more
Bill Longua
Here are some quick tips about the opposites that occur in tennis … The first opposite is the shorter the groundstroke swing, the longer the shot will go, generally out. When the swing is cut short, there is very little topspin on the ball and the racquet face is still open causing a long floating...Read more
Ajay Kumar
Spatial reasoning (SR) is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it is a routine aspect of our daily lives that people use unconsciously and goes unchecked and unused efficiently. Spatial reasoning is used in a few ways. One of the ways it helps is to form a mental map of where things are. Secondly, it is...Read more
Gilad Bloom
As a New Yorker and a teaching pro, I have faced frustration from many parents regarding the challenges of raising a tennis player in the New York metropolitan area. First and foremost, the weather forces us to play indoors for more than half of the year, but the real problem is the cost of lessons...Read more
Tim Mayotte
We were sad to see our wonderful and colorful Hungarian fitness trainer Beci Ilyes move back to Europe last month. Besides doing a great job motivating and working our players, the kids had grown quite attached to him. Instead of letting him slip out of our minds, we decided to say goodbye formally...Read more
Luke Jensen
We are seeing the game on the ATP Tour better than at any other time in the history of men’s tennis. The historic accomplishments of The Big Four—Fed, Rafa, Djoker and Murray the Scott—have promoted the game to levels of interest never seen before. The game has always had its ups and downs, driven...Read more