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
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This is the ninth installment of Dr. Tom Ferraro’s “The Tennis Guru” series. To read the first parts, Click Here . The trio awoke the next morning, cleaned up camp and continued on their trek up the mountain to meet The Tennis Guru. Yin felt strong and happy. He had met a wise mentor in Virgil who...Read more
Gilad Bloom
Being a tennis coach for 20-plus years has taught me much about the game and about life. It is an ongoing learning experience … one that never ends as each new student is different and teaches you something new about the game. The coach will face difficult and challenging situations when dealing...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This is Part Eight of Dr. Ferraro’s The Tennis Guru series. Click Here to read the previous installments Yin, Rebecca and Virgil awoke early the next day, packed up camp and made their way up the mountain path to see The Tennis Guru. Yin thought about the dream he had the night before, that magical...Read more
Many people think that if a player works harder, push’s stronger, and focuses on the prize with more intensity that that will be enough. Certainly, these elements are important even vital. However, this doesn’t take into account the whole picture.
Rob Polishook
What’s the secret to being your best? How do the top pros sustain their performance tournament after tournament? Clearly, this is an important question, one worth exploring and trying to understand. With this knowledge, we could greatly improve our individual performance, coaches could better guide...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This is the seventh installment of Dr. Tom Ferraro’s “The Tennis Guru” series. Click Here to read the first parts. Immediately upon repeating the magic words “TIMIN” three times, Yin fell into a deep sleep and just as Rebecca had told him, he found himself in a vivid dream. He was walking out of a...Read more
The last nine months have definitely been unprecedented. Fortunately, vaccines are now being distributed to health care workers and in months the general population. So, what can tournament tennis players do in the meantime?
Rob Polishook
Like many of you, I wonder how things will get back to normal post the COVID-19 crisis. The last nine months have definitely been unprecedented. Fortunately, vaccines are now being distributed to health care workers and in months the general population. So, what can tournament tennis players do in...Read more
Steve Annacone
Hitting volleys on the tennis court these days is definitely challenging. The balls are going faster with more spin, and it is difficult to get into a good position at the net. I have always been a big advocate of hitting volleys with an angle. The easiest way to do this is to hit the forehand...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is part of Dr. Ferraro's "The Tennis Guru" series. Click Here to see the first few parts of the series. The trio quickly departed from the cave and continued to walk along the mountain path up to the Tennis Guru’s Academy. Virgil led the way, the girl was right behind him and Yin was...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is part of Dr. Ferraro's "The Tennis Guru" series. Click Here to see the first few parts of the series. It had been a long journey through the woods and as it approached 4 p.m. Yin turned to Virgil and said, “Virgil, look over there . It looks like a big cave is cut into the side of...Read more