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.
September 26, 2013
By Tina Greenbaum, LCSW
As soon as we begin to play for points, we immediately move from the realm of practice into the realm of competition. And that simple addition of risking winning or losing a point, set, or match requires a totally new skill: Performing under pressure.
September 24, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Many tennis coaches believe that mental skills training are important, however, not many teach mental skills! Tennis to the Max is addressing this issue.
September 23, 2013
By Rob Polishook
How many times have you seen an athlete get tight, underperform or choke in a big event? In practice, they play great—not a care in the world, going for broke on every shot, and effortlessly succeed while doing so.
September 19, 2013
By Margie Zesinger
In addition to pure talent, the greatest champions of the game acquire relentless self-belief and determination through preparation.
September 17, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine has the unique opportunity to pose questions from our readers to tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. Nick has coached 10 world number ones, including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Marcelo Rios, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova, and Venus and Serena Williams, as well as a host of other world-class players, including Tommy Haas, Anna Kournikova, Jimmy Arias and Nicole Vaidisova, to name a few.
September 17, 2013
By Tonny van de Pieterman
This article is not to be read by right-handed players, our opponents! After my last article in the July/August 2013 issue revealing my “lefty insecurities,” I am hereby reaching out to my lefty compadres to deliver some lefty power tips.
September 16, 2013
By Luke Jensen
I am asked all the time from competitive tennis players … is the game more mental or physical? In my life-long adventure through the world of competitive tennis, I have found that the mentally tough players win more than the physically gifted.
September 13, 2013
By Miguel Cervantes III
My previous article focused on how there are times when the rules of tennis are used in such a way that may be considered to be at odds with the spirit of the game. I want to push further into this grey area and talk on gamesmanship.
September 13, 2013
By Steven Kaplan
Grips matter because they are the most intimate connection between you and the racket. A poor grip, not within an acceptable parameter, will limit performance.
September 12, 2013
By Dr. Tom Ferraro
It’s summertime and the living is easy (at least I hope so). Summer is the time to relax and get away from the grind of work, work and work.
September 10, 2013
By Lisa Dodson
Do you love your serve? I certainly hope so because it is the most important shot in the game of tennis. It would make sense that anyone who loves the serve should love the overhead as well, but that’s not necessarily true.
August 5, 2013
By Miguel Cervantes III
There are several rules in competitive tennis, some are on-court rules and some are off-court rules, but the rules are in place to protect the integrity of competition.