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.

November 27, 2013
By Ed Wolfarth

With the high school tennis season underway and having been a high school coach, I feel eminently qualified to discuss a few salient points. In 2002, I had the distinct opportunity to coach both a boy's team (Roslyn) and a girl's team (Cold Spring Harbor) to County Championships in the same year. 

November 26, 2013
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

Professional athletes will sometimes use humor to relax themselves and to relieve stress. In this year’s President’s Cup in golf, the international team lightened up the proceedings on the first tee when Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen showed up in wigs. 

November 26, 2013
By Lisa Dodson

We’re finally at the finish of the three part series about understanding the major differences and similarities between the serve and overhead.

November 21, 2013
By Rob Polishook

Think back to the last Grand Slam final you saw … Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray raise the microphone and always shout out to their team thanking them for their support, patience and direction. 

November 20, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Each issue, Long Island Tennis Magazine has the unique opportunity to pose questions from our readers to tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. 

November 19, 2013
By Tonny van de Pieterman

In order to get into the right mindset for a tennis match, you must ask yourself or your student/son/daughter the following questions: 1. Are you prepared?

November 18, 2013
By Luke Jensen

As the tennis year rolls on, I would like to bring up a point on the 40th anniversary of the most important and impactful tennis match in history. 

November 6, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Long Island tennis community has some of the sport’s best facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and best coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available right in our own backyard, Long Island Tennis Magazine recently took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these top coaches. 

October 3, 2013
By Bill Longua
It remains an ongoing debate about which shots are the most important when playing doubles: The serve, volley or the return. I won’t try to solve that debate here, but I will tell you that all three are imperative to a solid doubles game, with the return of serve maybe the most strategic.
October 2, 2013
By Daniel Kresh
Almost every club player I have ever seen either does not fully appreciate the importance of their non-dominant arm, or at the very least, will intermittently forget how important using it can be for every shot in tennis … that’s right, every shot!
September 30, 2013
By Lisa Dodson
In the last issue, we started discussing the major differences between the serve and the overhead. Hopefully you have started cleaning up your overhead technique by improving your movement, balance and preparation for this important shot.
September 27, 2013
By Lonnie Mitchel
The players, spectators and fans are about to embark on a two-week journey known as the U.S. Open Championships at Flushing Meadows, N.Y., the final Grand Slam event of the year. If you are an American tennis fan, you are likely going to watch a lot of tennis on television or perhaps you will scramble for tickets to see the matches live.