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. 

July 1, 2013
By Miguel Cervantes III
Most tennis players, at one point or another, consider taking lessons to improve their game. Taking lessons is an investment, and like most investments, you’ll usually get what you pay for if you don’t do a little research.
June 28, 2013
By Brent Shearer
David E. Moe has written a book that will be of use to any tennis player if they are open to a multi-disciplinary guide to improving their game. The Making of a Winner: A Fable About the Power Within takes tidbits from sports psychology, biofeedback and Eastern religions, and weaves them into a short primer on how to play better tennis.
January 31, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Susan Alvy, manager of Rockville Racquet, is a staple of the Long Island tennis community and has decided to retire at the end of 2012. Susan will be missed by all who have come into contact with her over the past 20 years and the tennis community as a whole.
January 29, 2013
By Tim Mayotte
Early in my coaching career, the following scenario would take place with me and my students repeatedly … I would work long and hard with a player and achieve a smooth, efficient stroke, only to see the shape of the swing fall apart when the player moved more than one step to the ball. I also noticed that technique would often deteriorate further with each shot in a rally.
January 17, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Driven by a desire to create the most refined, progressive teaching method in the world, 360Tennis was founded by Lee Hurst in 2005. Hurst brought together experts in the field of tennis teaching, psychology and physical training.
December 1, 2011
By Lonnie Mitchel
I have read quite a bit over the years about Eastern philosophies on martial arts instruction and training. I learned that “Karate is a martial art in which the ultimate purpose is not to seek to win, but to work toward perfection of character and strong body. As with any martial art, karate requires solid discipline.
July 11, 2011
By Edward Wolfarth
So, I’m giving a lesson the other day and on the adjacent court is another pro (unnamed to protect the guilty) going through the motions … you know what I mean.
June 23, 2011
By Marc Rosett
When a young actor, who happened to be a perfect Roger Federer look-alike, wanted to learn to play tennis in order to complete the similarities to his counterpart, he needed only two things. One was a master teacher who, in a short period of time could give him those skills couched in classic form and secondly a quiet place to train.
February 14, 2011
By Lonnie Mitchel
My father, who was in the field of education for almost 20 years, said to me many years ago: “Your students will challenge you in many ways and they will teach you many things.” He also said that “students will give you many gifts that will come back to you in ways that just cannot be measured.”
October 19, 2010
By Gary Simeone
Members of the Commack High School Varsity Girls Tennis squad recently teamed up with some of their favorite faculty members for friendly, competitive doubles tennis matches to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
September 24, 2010
By Alan Fleishman
I guess that I have contributed enough articles to Long Island Tennis Magazine to allow me to have a little “fun.” Before retiring, I was a history teacher (I know, its “Social Studies,” but I am old school) for a third of a century. It was a great job, but there are always speed bumps on the highway of life.
June 15, 2010
By Edward Wolfarth
We know teaching is more art than science, but we're still undecided on what matters the most … the message or the messenger? First, let's take a look at the messenger, or the way in which we deliver the “goods.”
April 5, 2010
By Edward Wolfarth
Who doesn't remember that one teacher who had a real positive affect on our lives. It could have been a kindergarten teacher, a high school history teacher, a college professor or, yes, even a tennis coach.
April 1, 2010
By Alan Fleishman
Living in Florida allows the dedicated tennis player (or fanatic—depending on who is doing the defining) to play outdoors all year round. Actually, I live right across the way from the Evert Academy. When we bought our home, the agent said we might hear the sound of tennis balls late at night, which was music to my ears. Needless to say, there are many fine teaching pros in the area.
March 24, 2010
By Steven Kaplan
As a tennis instructor, my role is to give my students information and organizational structure to provide clarity and focus. The most serious players require more than a tennis instructor, however, they need a coach. While coaches provide instruction, they assume other, more ambitious tasks as well.
May 1, 2009
By Alan Fleishman

“Hey, coach.” I remember the first time I heard it. It sounded strangely ominous. I was a Social Studies teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, N.Y. My first few years there, I would go out and hit with the team; coaching was a whole new world.

May 1, 2009
By Edward Wolfarth
I cannot figure out why some of my students just don’t get it. I’m telling them everything I know, I’m trying different images and drills and they still do not seem to improve. One day on the other court, I was observing a fellow teaching pro giving a lesson. In a half-hour time span, he said very little. As a matter of fact, he didn't say anything technical or noteworthy. “Good shot, way to go, that's not it,” seemed to be his repertoire, but the student was still improving at a rate not much different than my student … what’s up? Certainly, I give my students feedback as well. After many years of trying different teaching techniques, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is little that can be taught but much that can be learned through self-discovery. And that’s the gist of it! I’ve evolved in to a “learning facilitator.” This may seem nothing more than a connotation distinction, but definitively, an important one.