Articles

September 10, 2009
A look at the rising American stars on both the men's and women's fronts who will be taking part in the 2009 U.S. Open.
September 10, 2009
Three important visual skills that can be easily enhanced for tennis players are eye movement accuracy, dynamic visual acuity and eye-hand coordination. The following are a few exercises that I send home with my tennis-playing patients to help them keep these skills as sharp as possible.
September 8, 2009
Long Island had 256 teams with more than 3,500 players participate this past USTA season.
September 6, 2009
It has recently been discovered that an un-swallowed taste of replacement drink versus placebo can spike the performance of one athlete over another. The anticipation of fuel can stimulate the areas of the brain which appear to have allowed their muscles to work even harder.
September 5, 2009
Tennis players have lots to think about when designing a training program. In addition to developing aerobic and anaerobic fitness, they also have to work to strengthen key joints like the ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Small wonder that many players forget to perform enough core work.
September 4, 2009
Taylor Dent will return to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2005 after receiving one of eight men's wild cards. The 28-year-old Dent of Newport Beach, Calif. missed two full seasons because of three back operations. He was ranked a career-high number 21 in 2005, but is currently ranked 202nd...
September 1, 2009

I’m not well-known throughout the Long Island tennis world. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that I’m hardly known at all. Some tennis players who frequent Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick know me by name, but most know me simply as “the girl behind the desk....

September 1, 2009
For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach, N.Y. will play host to the Beach Tennis USA National Championship Tournament on Labor Day weekend. For those of you who have been there before, it's easy to understand why some people describe it as “Lollapalooza meets tennis on the beach.”...
September 1, 2009

The biggest fear of many tournament players that I have encountered is of “choking” or performing poorly due to the emotional and mental strain of a match. Indisputably, there is a strong psychological component to breaking down and choking, and while so-called mental weakness is a...

July 11, 2009

The following products represent just a few of the hottest new trends and accessories to hit the court this spring and summer.

July 1, 2009
Playing tennis at Deer Park Indoor Tennis Club has had more than one meaning for me. It was more than just ladder matches and group lessons. It has become about the Sundays that I have spent playing tennis with the SCORE (Student Caring Offers Recreational Excel-lence) guys, who come from a group...
July 1, 2009
Using The 1/3 Rule for drilling and competing: Competition allows you to work on shot selection, tenacity and focus. Drilling allows you to concentrate on pure execution of a particular skill (volley, serve, approach shot, etc.). Both drilling and competing are necessary to improve your game.
July 1, 2009
The 2009 Long Island Winter Junior Team Tennis (JTT) season ended with an exciting playoff schedule held at Robbie Wagner Tournament Training in Glen Cove on May 2 and at Rockville Racquet on May 9.
July 1, 2009
Conventional wisdom amongst many coaches and players suggests that the key to mental “toughness” is to talk and think positively at all times; especially when it comes to match play. While this seems to make sense at first glance, let us examine and explore a little beneath the surface.
July 1, 2009

In the 30-plus years since I first began coaching tennis, society has seen many changes in the way people communicate and interact. Technology has not, however, altered basic human nature, and in this example, the inevitability of self-serving, immediate gratification-seeking behavior of junior...

July 1, 2009
In the early 1980s, I received a phone call while in the middle of a staff meeting. The caller was requesting to enter a men’s tournament. Being rather busy at the moment, I told him that I would transfer his call to the tournament director. He interrupted by saying that he had a potential problem...
July 1, 2009
I was very disappointed to read Jim Dileo's article, "USTA Team Tennis: Increasing Your Chances to Play for a National Title" in the May/June 2009 edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Mr. Dileo takes the approach that, in order to be competitive and win, you need to “game” the system when self-...
July 1, 2009
Injuries are a part of tennis … it is a fast moving game with lots of stopping and starting, sharp lateral movements, accelerations and stretches. As you get older, your chance of repetitive stress injuries increases.
July 1, 2009
Robert Glickman, a USPTA pro for the last 30 years on Long Island, recently took his lessons on the road to Sans Souci Resort in Jamaica.
July 1, 2009

Through my years as a tennis professional, I have found a bounty of benefits in pairing a student's private lessons and group work with tennis specific physical training. After what we've seen over the last decade in professional tennis, its effectiveness should come as no surprise.