November 20, 2014
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. 

September 25, 2014
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. 

September 18, 2014
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 have in your lunch box when playing in a tournament.

September 10, 2014
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).

July 18, 2014
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.

July 10, 2014
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. 

June 5, 2014
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

We all know that tennis is a unique sport that requires intense physical activity for a prolonged period of time. Especially with the high school boys tennis season currently in play, it is important to focus on proper nutrition both off and on the court to maximize performance (and of course, wins)! 

June 2, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Sunday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Irina Belfer-Lehat, RD of Nutrition Solutions will host "Elite Tennis Players: Get Ready for the Hot Summer With Proper Nutrition" workshop at 705 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, N.Y. At this session, Irina will offer complete nutrition services for all ages and nutritional needs. 

May 9, 2014
By Lori Ettlinger Gross

Tennis is a “multi-planar” sport. By that, we mean it is played in any number of directions, with speed and agility. These directional changes are performed hundreds, if not thousands of times during a long match.

April 10, 2014
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

“Choose My Plate” is a new generation food icon that is used to replace the Food Guide Pyramid. The new "My Plate" is a very simple icon that reminds consumers to eat healthfully and guide them to resources and tools to put the dietary guidelines into action.

February 20, 2014
By Lori Ettlinger Gross

Resistance training for tennis performance has two functions: First, to improve a player’s strength because explosive power is essential in the game today; and secondly, to decrease the risk of injury.

January 29, 2014
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

Proper nutrition is one of the most important components of a competitive tennis player.

November 19, 2013
By Dr. Eric Price

A meniscus is a cartilage structure that provides shock absorption and cushioning in the knee joint. There are two menisci. 

September 24, 2013
By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Everybody knows that fluid imbalances and mild dehydration can trigger muscle cramping. Although, we know that muscle cramps can and do occur with severe dehydration and heat injury, there is no conclusive evidence that consuming adequate fluid with or without electrolytes will prevent typical nocturnal or exercise-associated cramping.
September 20, 2013
By Dr. Kenneth Kearns
The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. A full range of motion is essential to normal shoulder mechanics and a pain-free reproducible tennis stroke.
August 23, 2013
By Irina Belfer-Lehat
The Nutrition Facts label is required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on most packaged foods and beverages. The Nutrition Facts label provides detailed information about a food's nutrient content, such as the amount of fat, sodium and fiber it has.
July 22, 2013
By Dr. Gregory Lieberman
A platelet is a small, disc-shaped cell fragment in a person's blood. They are the most numerous cells that help prevent bleeding and are part of a person's response to injury that aids in the healing process.
July 10, 2013
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, cramps and will make you feel ready for any early, late or multiple matches.
March 21, 2013
By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Why is everyone talking about “The Gluten-Free Diet?” How did that miracle diet change Novak Djokovic's game and help him to climb the ladder to number one in the world? Do we all need to follow this diet to miraculously improve our tennis game?
January 29, 2013
By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Many people claim to be nutritionists … you can find one almost anywhere—from your local vitamin shop, to a health food store or even your local gym. My goal is not to discredit them, but to educate the public that it takes a real college degree, one year of residency and a very complicated RD exam to become a registered dietitian in the State of New York.
November 20, 2012
By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Proper nutrition is one of the most important components of a competitive tennis player. An athlete cannot achieve his or her full potential at any sport without fully understanding how their body works and what is needed in order to sustain the energy and prevent exhaustion, dehydration and cramping during athletic competition. Remember … it’s always the fittest athlete that comes first to the finish line.
November 15, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Coach Frank Dolan has announced that he will be offering a Free Speed Training Workout, this coming Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Sports and Fitness Performance, located at 4 Cedar Avenue in Islip, N.Y. This is a great opportunity to see what a real speed development program is like.
October 25, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The most misunderstood principle of sports performance is nutrition. Even if you know what to do, doing it is near impossible with busy schedules and the demands of everyday life. Nowadays, athletes and parents need simple solutions to maximize energy, speed up recovery, and improve long-term health.
October 19, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Coach Frank Dolan will present his "Performance Nutrition Workshop," Wednesday Oct. 24 from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Sports and Fitness Performance, located at 4 Cedar Avenue in Islip, N.Y. The most misunderstood principle of sports performance is nutrition.