March 25, 2014
By Gary Simeone

High School tennis coaches from both Nassau and Suffolk Counties came out on March 23 for the Annual Coach's Clinic at Bethpage Park Tennis Center. Bethpage Park Tennis Directors Steve Kaplan and Keith Kambourian offered several tips for the coaches in attendance, with an emphasis on serving techniques and helping players improve consistency in their game. 

March 19, 2014
By Luke Jensen

When a top-ranked player on the Pro Tour decides to change racquets, it becomes a big story. This change can be very tricky for the athlete. You get used to a feel of a frame and confident in the frame that helps you win. Most of the time, a change made by a top pro is due to a big pay day from a new sponsorship or endorsement company.

March 18, 2014
By Cliff Drysdale

One of my greatest joys is to see how tennis rapidly becomes a lifestyle in and of itself for so many enthusiasts; young and old, beginner to competitor. There truly is no better choice for a healthy, fit and fun lifestyle!

March 14, 2014
By Tina Greenbaum, LCSW

One watching the most recent drubbing of the favored, Payton Manning-led Broncos, by the youthful defense and offense of the Seattle Seahawks, might be taken somewhat aback by the revelations shared by Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. 

March 13, 2014
By Steven Kaplan

Most serious young tournament tennis players from the local area aspire to transition from the junior ranks to college tennis. A college education is not the best path for every young person or every young tennis player, however, and some of the greatest tennis players of all time opted to skip college and had impressive careers.

March 12, 2014
By Rob Polishook

All competitive players recognize negative self-thoughts. It starts with that devilish little voice in our head which raises doubts, fear and questions about our ability to perform.

February 7, 2014
By Lisa Dodson

I just returned from a great “teaching vacation” in Mexico with a large group of players, some whom I have known and worked with for many years. I always learn a lot every time I walk onto the court to teach, but this time was really striking.

February 6, 2014
By Tonny van de Pieterman

“I always play well …” Whenever I say this, a look of disbelief often stares back at me. My statement is not coming from a place of misplaced arrogance. Let’s look a little deeper.

February 5, 2014
By Miguel Cervantes III

I love QuickStart and if you have a young child interested in tennis, then you should love it too! It’s taken a while for me to get to this point, but here I am professing my love for something that, just a few years ago, I was very skeptical of. 

February 4, 2014
By Tina Greenbaum, LCSW

I was standing on the sidelines watching a young high school player prepare for tryouts for his varsity team. His coach was proud of the way he was hitting the ball and felt he had a really good chance of making this highly competitive roster.

February 3, 2014
By Lonnie Mitchel

Discover, develop and dedicate! How about completive excellence, having a player who will be a four-year impact player and maintain a GPA above the student body average? 

January 31, 2014
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

This year, we will be focusing on the traits of the top seven greatest tennis players of the modern era: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, Serena Williams and Billie Jean King. After discussing the single most important trait they possess, I will show you how you can learn this trait. I will rely on insights given to me by some of the most gifted coaches in the nation.

January 28, 2014
By Rob Polishook

Imagine this … you are playing in front of 200 spectators, grinding it out on the hard courts under the hot sun. The first set you’ve won 7-5. Then, in a tight second set, you narrowly lose 6-7 and that was after holding two match points! 

January 27, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Bethpage Park Tennis Center will host its annual High School Coaches Workshop on Sunday, March 23 from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

January 27, 2014
By Luke Jensen

As we head into another year of opportunity, a proper mind set is critical towards your enjoyment and improvement in our great game of tennis.

January 24, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Feb. 1-2, Centercourt will be offering two junior clinics with world renowned coach Chuck Kriese. For the past three decades, Coach Kriese has guided young players towards great, successful tennis careers. 

January 20, 2014
By Steven Kaplan

As an avid sports fan, I cannot help but notice that the greatest champions hate to lose more than they love to win. Elite professionals use their passion to avoid a loss as the fuel to drive an obsessive desire for the thrill of completion.

January 9, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Tennis to the Max is set to lead a six-week mental tennis course at Carefree Racquet Club. If you are a player with competitive experience along with a sophisticated knowledge of stroking and strategy, but just don’t consistently win matches against players you feel you should beat, and you don’t understand why?

December 17, 2013
By Carl Thorsen

As a High Performance coach, I have had many discussions and have heard many opinions about what makes for a good practice partner.

December 5, 2013
By Miguel Cervantes III

The positive growth of tennis in America requires the community to engage in mentorship at every level of the game. Whether as a coach, a meet up group, a player or parent, mentorship can make a huge difference not just in the rate of growth of our sport, but more importantly, the positive growth of our sport. 

December 5, 2013
By Tina Greenbaum, LCSW

In my last article, I spoke about the necessity to redefine “pressure” so that you can begin to experience it as something normal and to even welcome it. 

December 4, 2013
By Lonnie Mitchel

Ivan Lendl coaches Andy Murray. Lendl, while watching Murray, remains stoic and focused on his pupil’s athletic performance … all the way to the Wimbledon Championship. Coaching is not allowed by rule during a match, but does it really help? 

December 3, 2013
By Steven Kaplan

Like many developing tennis players, you are limited by poor court movement and struggle with elbows that fly across your body. Since you'd like to correct your running mechanics, you seek professional help.

November 27, 2013
By Margie Zesinger

What is the ideal training environment for a tennis player? An obvious response would be the ideal environment is one that offers the most individual attention and one-on-one coaching. Individual training is important, but it is only a piece of the puzzle.