| By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Any athlete knows that taking care of the lower extremities is the most important thing to ensure success. Two healthy knees are just as valuable to a tennis player as a powerful serve and a deadly backhand. One injury that plagues tennis players the most is patellar tendonitis, which also goes by...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Tennis is a high intensity sport that requires short bursts of activity. Most points in tennis last fewer than 10 seconds, but there are only 25 seconds of rest between points and 90 seconds between games. A strong endurance base is necessary for competitive tennis. Analyses of tennis matches show...Read more
  | By Dr. Karèn Avensov
Tennis is a sport that requires multiple muscle groups and ligaments to work in perfect symmetry to generate power and accuracy. One of the areas of the body that is often overlooked among tennis players is the spine, as both casual and professional tennis players tend to focus on avoiding injury...Read more
  | By Dr. Kenneth Kearns
Lateral epicondylitis, better known around the courts as tennis elbow, is a common cause of pain on the outside of the elbow. There is a wide range of dysfunction, from purely an annoyance with your forehand, to disabling all aspects of life. Men and women are equally affected and usually have...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Proper nutrition is the key to maintaining energy throughout your tennis match. When exercising, your body is largely fueled by carbohydrates. Some carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, but you need to continue fueling your body during a long tennis match. Starting with a...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
For most tennis players, the most feared injury is usually tennis elbow, as this was traditionally the most common. However, with more modern training and swing adaptations, the frequency of this injury is shrinking. Yet, one of the more under-recognized injuries among players is a shoulder injury...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Following proper nutrition preparation will guarantee an improved tennis match. Packing your lunch box with proper snacks and fluids will help you to avoid fatigue and cramps and will prepare you for any early, late or multiple matches. Here are some easy tips on what super snacks and drinks to...Read more
  | By Dr. Eric Price
The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee. A ligament is a dense band of connective tissue, like a rope or cord. The ACL prevents abnormal movement of the thighbone (femur) on the shinbone (tibia). People with ACL tears often complain that their leg "gives out...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group is Long Island’s leading private orthopedic practice with a team of 37 board-certified and board-eligible physicians. The group features orthopedic subspecialists who have completed advanced fellowship training, focusing solely on a single area of concern. This...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Tennis is a unique sport that involves intense physical activity for a prolonged period of time. Nobody knows how long one's match will last until the final point is won. Thus, it is vital for every tennis player to have the aerobic capacity to have the proper endurance and tolerance. Nutrition...Read more