| By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Romania is the homeland of Olympic Gold Medalist Nadia Comaneci, gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi and Marta Karolyi and tennis superstar Ilie Nastase. Romania is located in the southeastern region of Europe and had to develop a fighting spirit based upon its dealings with the Soviet Union. When you...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The University of Virginia men’s tennis head coach Brian Boland will be the new head of men’s tennis for the USTA Player Development, the USTA announced on Tuesday. Boland will “oversee all training and coaching of male junior, collegiate and pro players by USTA Player Development, and he will...Read more
  | By Todd Widom
What kind of adjustments does it take for a student who is playing well outdoors to go to an indoor environment? It is much easier to go from playing outdoors to indoors versus transitioning from indoors to outdoors. Playing indoors is very controlled and pure. You can control the climate, there is...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Remember the last time you turned on the lights? It’s a mindless activity, we do it all the time. When the lights go on, we don’t give it another thought. But, what about when the lights don’t go on? Usually, we may flip the switch a few times, trying to “will” the lights on. Let’s also assume it’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The head of men’s tennis for USTA Player Development Jay Berger announced that he will be stepping down from his role in early June after serving in the position since it was created in 2008. “Jay has done a tremendous job over the last nine years to support the development of the most promising...Read more
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
In October, I had a nice tennis moment I would like to share. I competed at Nationals in La Quinta, Calif., as part of the Long Island team that represented the Eastern Section. It was a great trip. On the last day of competition, I played at number one singles against a tough player from the New...Read more
  | By Whitney Kraft
What is fun, fresh, fast-paced and fantastic for your tennis game? POP Tennis! This is a standalone activity/program used as an engaging teaching tool that not only helps students with their tennis, but makes it enjoyable, too. The sport of POP Tennis isn’t new. In fact, it was founded more than...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bethpage Park Tennis Center in Farmingdale, N.Y. held its 10 th annual High School Coaches Workshop on Sunday, bringing together high school coaches and even some players from Long Island for an afternoon of drills, hitting sessions and tutorials. The clinic included some of the top players from...Read more
  | By Emilio Sanchez-Vicario
In an ideal world, competition should not exist. But in the world where we live, it is a key component. Since we were born, our parents have compared us to our siblings, our cousins, our classmates, our friends, or to the children of their friends. We all grow up competing, and this can be so...Read more
  | By Max Wennakoski
The average age of the top tennis players in both men’s and women’s is higher than that of the previous generations. Both men’s and women’s top 100 feature dozens of players over the age of 30. This is further reflected in the statistics with respect to wins: during the last few years, there have...Read more