| By Kevin J. Healion
I have heard this question repeatedly over the past 35 years. I asked that same question when I first started repairing tennis courts in 1976. At an early age, I learned to patch tennis courts and apply rubber and color coatings. Repairing cracks was the most difficult. We would fill cracks with...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
BOLT Sports LLC has announced the launch of its new brand on a platform of cutting-edge, proprietary racquet technology called ZipStrips. “Consumers want innovation and quality design in everything, including tennis racquets,” said BOLT Founder and Director Brett Bothwell. “Look at how mobile...Read more
  | By Kevin J. Healion
Closing court for the winter Winterizing a hard court for the winter months is important. Special attention should be given to windscreens, which are attached to the fence system on your tennis court. The winter months bring severe winds which may not only damage your windscreens, but can also do...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
Stringing tennis racquets is a true art form. The stringing process is not as uniform and simple as it may seem. Players often believe that stringing is a non-differentiated good/service like milk or gasoline. If the octane of gas or style of milk is the same, then there is no real difference from...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
Players are always looking for an edge on the court. They work with teaching professionals to master their technique, coaches to solidify their tactics, trainers to ameliorate their conditioning. Why not have an expert help with your equipment? That is the goal of an on-court consultation. I have...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
The longer you play this sport, the more problems you come across. After servicing racquets for decades, we have learned some great remedies to the everyday problems that players come across. Here are some tips to help diagnose and fix some common problems. Loose butt cap Tennis players tend to...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
As the U.S. Open nears, tennis players have the obstacle of playing on a third surface in less than two months. Shuffling between these surfaces creates key variations for players to compensate for. Players are constantly switching their timing of shots, style of play, strategy and even footwork...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
We all know that matching the correct equipment with the correct player is crucial in a technical sport like tennis. You can walk down the aisle of a sports store and see hundreds of rackets on one side and only four different basketballs on the other. It seems excessive, but there is a reason for...Read more
  | By Roman Prokes
With all of the various racket companies making a diverse array of models to compliment the broad spectrum of players, how do you know which racket is best for you? There are frames that are longer/shorter, stiffer/softer, larger/smaller, wider/narrower, etc. Shopping through the walls of rows of...Read more
  | By Ed Oliveau
When we hear the term “home court advantage,” we generally think of athletes who play before crowds of adoring fans that will cheer their great shots and urge them on past a challenging opponent. But another type of “home court advantage” is fast becoming increasingly popular. Back yard home courts...Read more