Richard Thater
It seems strange to start an article about warm-ups with a note about cooling down (many teaching plans include a period for warming up and cooling down during a lesson). The New York Times recently printed a piece outlining how cooling off after athletic exercise was mostly unnecessary. For high-...Read more
Brian Coleman
For 10 years, Chris Lewit spent a month each summer living in Barcelona, traveling around Spain to learn from the country’s legendary tennis coaches. “It was an interesting evolution for me to study and travel to Spain, I spent about 10 years doing that,” said Lewit, who grew up a very good...Read more
Rishan Kuruppu
I often hear the phrase “PLAY” used by coaches to begin a drill or scenario to emphasize the starting of a point. Play is a creative term used to elicit a behavior of imagination and randomness to help discover what experiences really mean. The word “PLAY” sounds fun, but I believe we can use it to...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
It’s a truism that the best way to play well in competition, you need to relax, have fun and play freely. The moment a player starts to worry about outcomes or overthink the serve, is when tightness sets in and you begin to play weakly. To win on the court, one must have a free risk-taking,...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The second annual John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) College Recruiting Combine was held at Sportime Randall’s Island, as prospects and college coaches from across the country came together for a weekend-long showcase. The event eases the process for both the players and coaches to find the right...Read more
Steve Annacone
I have been increasingly perplexed and frustrated by the current day professional tennis players who refuse to work their way in to the net. As most people know, I have coached players and played my own game with the idea that it is an advantage to be the volleyer and a disadvantage to be the...Read more
Don’t miss the opportunity to be coached by world-renowned Emilio Sanchez and his team at Riverdale Tennis Center the week leading up to the U.S. Open this year! Emilio Sanchez and his partner Sergio Casal were recently honored with the ITF’s highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award. Sanchez...Read more
Brian Coleman
When they were just kids, Tennis Innovators’ Cesar and Juan Andrade came to the United States from Ecuador with their family, first settling in Malverne, Long Island before going to live in Queens. It is there, where the two brothers’ love for tennis began. Along with their two sisters, the Andrade...Read more
Gilad Bloom
In today’s day and age, 99 percent of the players use a two-handed backhand and most players are playing a typical baseline style that is indicative of this era of high tech rackets with a power game that has ruled tennis over the past two decades. Approaching the net, volleying and having a...Read more
Mike Williams
The battle between the serve and return is a quintessential case of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, and this clash of styles has given us some epic matchups over the years. Every tennis player wants the biggest serve on the block. Who doesn’t want to pop one off, maybe two aces...Read more