Rob Polishook
During the 2020 French Open, we witnessed unseeded Iga Swiatek from Poland, ranked 54th in the world, seemingly come out of nowhere to defeat last year’s finalist, 15th seed, Marketa Vondrousova in the first round. Then in the fourth round, she defeated the top seed Simona Halep. Finally, she...Read more
Rob Polishook
In our previous articles in the Mastering the Mind: Stillness at 125 MPH series, we talked about the benefits of meditation , who does it, and why it’s important. We also outlined a concrete meditation practice that’s easy to start and will have a positive impact on and off the court. And then last...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the fourth part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. You can read the first three parts here at NYTennisMag.com . As the boat bumped up against the dock, Yin awoke and looked about. He saw Virgil the Turtle standing on the Dock and beyond him was a pathway through the woods and...Read more
Aki Wolfson
I have taught tennis to people of all ages, from five-to-85-years-old, maybe even older, and one of my specialties is teaching wheelchair tennis. I am also Tournament Director for the annual Jana Hunsaker Wheelchair Tennis Tournament held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for 20...Read more
Playing your sport and being an athlete is a job. You have to prepare, work hard, and ultimately strive to successfully complete a task, which should be to play your best.
Chris Nieves
Playing your sport and being an athlete is a job. You have to prepare, work hard, and ultimately strive to successfully complete a task, which should be to play your best. Below are some skills that are needed to successful at any job or sport. Be prepared One important skill of performing any job...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the third part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. Click Here to read Part One Click Here to read Part Two Yin and the turtle had walked along silently for more than two hours when Yin finally thought to ask, “So, by the way, what’s your name my little friend?” “My name is...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Sometimes, as a tennis player, you exist on an island. Alone, solo, under the lights of your local club or drenched in the sun, there you are ... between the lines, either gaining the accolades of glory hitting the winning shot or facing the weight of defeat. There are no teammates to pass to; no...Read more
Rob Polishook
This article is the third part of Rob Polishook's series, Mastering the Mind: Mindfulness at 125 MPH. Click Here to read Part One ... Click Here to read Part Two Yesterday my client, Susan, said to me, “I’m a stress ball. I want to learn how to meditate, I know it will help me relax. But I’ve tried...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the second part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. Click Here to read the first part . Yin awoke early the next day and was excited to get going. This was the big day, the day he would get to meet The Tennis Guru . He quickly brushed his teeth, put on his best tennis outfit...Read more
Mindfulness and sports go hand in hand.
Rob Polishook
Mindfulness and sports go hand in hand. Look no further than George Mumford’s classic book, The Mindful Athlete , and Jerry Lynch’s newest book, Win the Day . Both authors speak to how mindfulness is helpful. If you think about it, beyond the score, the game is all about adversity management,...Read more