| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff











Ball Magnet
(843) 816-1440 ♦ info@ihstennis.com

It’s the invention all coaches and players have been waiting for. The Ball Magnet is a must-have for all tennis facilities offering clinics, lessons, drills, cardio tennis, etc. because it takes the hassle out of an all-court practice and allows coaches to maximize playing time.

During drills and sessions, most balls that hit the net are captured and stay below the net, allowing for uninterrupted drills and lessons. More time can be spent resting and reviewing technique, drills, etc. and it’s less time spent on ball pickup. It’s like having your very own invisible ball boy.

The advantages of Ball Magnet are well worth the investment: Less disruption during lessons, drills and play; improved match play experience; nearly invisible and unnoticeable while playing; ideal for using a ball machine; save pickup effort and keep balls off adjacent courts; fewer lost balls; and lower replacement costs.

Order the Ball Magnet today to get 20 percent off using the Discount Code “NYMAG2014.” For more information, e-mail info@ihstennis.com, call (843) 816-1440 or visit www.ihstennis.com.


Frank & Camille's
482 Route 110 ♦ Melville N.Y.
(631) 385-0606

229 Glen Cove Road ♦ Carle Place N.Y.
(516) 333-2811

A KAWAI Grand Player Piano is THE ULTIMALT ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. This grand piano will play live piano music that will entertain you, your family and friends. A KAWAI Grand Player Piano  adds gracious beauty to your home … even if you don’t play.

The Kawai Grand Player Piano will be the focal point of a room, adding grace and beauty to any  space. And if you do play, a KAWAI Grand Piano is a quality musical instrument. The touch and tone of a KAWAI Player Grand Piano is incomparable. A KAWAI Grand Player Piano is educational … it is a wonderful music instrument for you and your children to learn to play. It will become an heirloom … a piano that will be passed on for generations to come. So, for this holiday season, why not give the gift that keeps on giving … A KAWAI Grand Player Piano!

With the touch of your iPad, a Kawai Grand Player Piano will magically perform all genres of music, from classical to jazz … and from your favorites artists such as Billy Joel, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Van Cliburn, Liberace, etc. Hundreds of artists featuring thousands of songs. Your very own KAWAI Grand Player Piano will be playing LIVE music right in your own home. It is amazing!

The Kawai Grand Player Piano can be found exclusively at Frank & Camille’s showroom in Melville, located at 482 Route 110 or in their Carle Place showroom, located at 229 Glen Cove Road. Call (800) 4-PIANOS or go to www.frankandcamilles.com for more information. Or just stop in and browse … let us show you how easy it is to own and enjoy a KAWAI Grand Player Piano.


Gold Coast Jewelry & Pawn
1786 East Jericho Turnpike ♦ Huntington, N.Y.      
(855) 367-7296 ♦ www.longislandpawnshop.com

The world is an evolving place, and the world of business is no different. One industry that has stood the test of time has also been radically revolutionized. Gold Coast Jewelry & Pawn has vowed to epitomize the 3,000-year-old collateral lending industry’s respectable new face, by merging the time-tested, with upscale ambiance.

Committed to exceeding customer expectations, crystal chandeliers, warm carpets, display cases of dazzling diamonds, fine jewelry, luxury watches and knowledgeable staff are what greet our customers as they enter the showroom. Our services include collateral lending in the form of no credit check instant cash loans for your valued possessions. As licensed precious metal and second hand dealers, we buy and sell gold, silver, platinum and estate jewelry. For sale, we specialize in offering below market prices on diamonds, engagement rings and guaranteed pre-owned men and women’s luxury watches. Our staff includes a certified gemologist, and Watchmaster ready to appraise and or service your fine jewelry and luxury watches.


Killer Doubles: Strategies and Tactics for Better Tennis
Rick Altman
(925) 398-6210 ♦ ricka@killerdoubles.net

Of the many books available on tennis, almost all of them focus on singles play or on the mechanics and fundamentals of stroke production. Enter Killer Doubles, 120 pages of strategy, tactics and philosophy, all devoted to doubles players playing on club teams, USTA leagues, or in regular weekend matches.

Authored by former Inside Tennis managing editor and two-time national doubles champion Rick Altman, Killer Doubles offers fresh thinking and new approaches to competition without imposing new fundamentals.

“Most of us playing adult tennis aren’t going to relearn fundamentals,” Altman said. “And we aren’t suddenly going to become stronger, bigger or faster, so we have to become smarter. That’s the beauty of doubles: There is always a new way to look at the game.”

Across 20 short chapters, Altman explores all facets of the game: How and when to sustain a point; when to try to end a point; how to take options away from opponents; how and when to cross and poach; the most important quality of a serve (it isn’t pace!); how to pick a partner; and the true meaning of confidence.

“Rick asked me to be one of the book’s playing editors, and he might have thought that I did it just to help out a friend,” said Jon Toney, Division 1 collegiate player, NorCal coach, and now USTA league player. “But I did it because I thought it would help my own game. And I was right; it is a wonderful read, and if it can teach this old guy new tricks, it can help any player on the planet.”

Killer Doubles will be available in print and electronic formats and sell for under $15. For more information, call (925) 398-6210, e-mail ricka@killerdoubles.net or visit www.killerdoubles.net.


Nutrition Solutions PC
705 Middle Neck Road ♦ Great Neck, N.Y.
(516) 439-5090 ♦ irina@irinalehat.com

A gift from Nutrition Solutions PC for you! Get 20 percent off on your personalized diet plan! A five-day meal plan, designed just for you by Irina Belfer-Lehat, a registered dietitian, that will include a pre-match meal, recovery meal and fluid, calories and protein calculations! Call (917) 769-8031 today and see where good nutrition can take you!

Irina Belfer-Lehat of Nutrition Solutions PC is a New York State-licensed dietitian and certified dietitian-nutritionist. Irina Lehat RD Nutrition Solutions offers group classes for kids in kindergarten through high school. Small groups, affordable prices! For more information, call (917) 769-8031, e-mail irinalehat@gmail.com or visit www.irinalehat.com.


Pocket Radar Ball Coach
info@pocketradar.com www.pocketradar.com/Tennis
The new Ball Coach model from Pocket Radar is a speed-training tool for player development through one-on-one coaching or self-guided drills, and hands-free operation keeps it simple. By making crucial results–serve velocity and accuracy–instantly visible, the Ball Coach is the easy way to get better faster.

Provide instant feedback and accurate real-time data on serves, groundstrokes and volleys by getting a feel for how fast you should swing racquet-head speed wise, you will be able to mix speeds throughout the match and keep your opponents off their game.

Revolutionary new features including Constant-On Mode for standalone tripod use, new easy triggering for automatic ball-tracking off the racquet, and 25 deep memory for detailed speed review, make it the ideal training tool for coaches and athletes.

“This is, by far, the best radar device on the market and I have used them all,” said California USPTA President Mike Gennette on the new Ball Coach radar. “Not only is it pocket-sized, but it is accurate and measures every shot. No more missed serves that upset your student and embarrass the coach. There is no way any coach should even consider any other device. The two top technologies for high performance coaches today are video analysis and the Pocket Radar Ball Coach.”

A fraction of the cost of other professional radar guns, it is accurate to +/- 1 MPH, and fits inside your pocket. Use Promo Code “TMGG” at the checkout page for a special 10 percent discount on the Ball Coach. For more information, visit www.pocketradar.com/tennis or e-mail info@pocketradar.com.


ScoreBand PLAY and ScoreBand PRO
(888) 722-0444 ♦ www.SCOREBAND.net

Improve focus, gain confidence and win more points with new ScoreBand wearables.

ScoreBand PLAY and ScoreBand PRO are the perfect tennis accessories for players of all ages and levels. Whether you are a beginner learning to play and score, or an advanced player that gets caught up in long intense rallies, ScoreBand wearables let you keep focus on the game, not the score. And with a ScoreBand on your wrist, you become the court authority. No more losing points, or rhythm due to scoring disagreements with your opponent. TAKE CONTROL OF THE COURT!

The one-size-fits-all ScoreBand PLAY is for basic scorekeeping, and features four modes (Tennis, Time, AllScore, Golf) available in three color options (blue, gray and pink).

Need to play a tie-break? Just switch over to AllScore Mode and track your tie-break score one-by-one. With three fashionable colors and one-size-fits-all, there’s a ScoreBand PLAY for everyone.

ScoreBand PRO, the most advanced scorekeeping device available, is available in five Modes (Tennis, Time, Stopwatch, AllScore, Golf) in two color options (black or white) and in two sizes (small/medium or large/extra large), and features DATABAR technology.

ScoreBand PRO helps take your game to the next level by adding Stopwatch mode and DATABAR technology. The DATABAR offers three unique data views within each mode. In Tennis Mode, you can choose to view the current time, the elapsed match time, or the current set score, all while keeping score of the current game on-screen.

ScoreBand PRO scores up to five sets, provides a server indicator, and a tie-break scoring option. After the match, use the review function to relive your victory set-by-set.

For more information on ScoreBand PLAY & PRO visit www.SCOREBAND.net or call (888) 722-0444. Order from our Web site and take 10 percent off with discount code “LI10.”


(925) 570-1326 ♦ lisa@thetotalserve.com

Janko Tipsarevic, ATP world-ranked player says: "Acing your opponent is the quickest & most intimidating way to win a point on the pro tour. Training with ServeMaster helps me maintain a dominant serve as my biggest weapon in the game.”

Give the gift of an ACE! Did you know that in just 15 swings of ServeMaster, a beginner tennis player can learn to serve with the same fluid motion as a pro? Free online videos show you how to improve your serve and overhead strokes by using ServeMaster. It can be used to for forehand and backhand drills too. It's like having a tennis coach in your bag!

How it works: Follow the easy steps included in the package, watch ServeMaster videos online or get free tips e-mailed to you. With the Continental Grip (markings on the handle will get you in position), move slowly through your entire service motion. Because it is completely flexible, flaws such as hitches, erratic rhythm, inconsistent timing and poor technique will cause ServeMaster to “flop,” stop and bump you. With practice, you'll have a rhythmic and flowing service motion.

The ServeMaster is available in three sizes for players of all ages and abilities. Wholesale academy packages for teaching pros and group lessons are available. To find the size ServeMaster that’s right for you, visit www.thetotalserve.com. Coming soon, a full instructional video series for beginners by Master of the Serve, Lisa Dodson.


Tennis Elbow Grease
(800) 636-4130 ♦ info@eliminatetenniselbow.com

Do you have tennis elbow (scientifically referred to as epicondylitis), or carpal tunnel syndrome? Do you know anyone with tennis elbow? Now there is finally some relief for this debilitating problem. Introduced at the New York Tennis Expo at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., Tennis Elbow Grease is now available in retail stores across the country and online at www.eliminatetenniselbow.com. When applied to the affected area three times a day, pain relief can finally be experienced.

Tennis Elbow Grease (TEG) is formulated as a topical analgesic to address the symptoms of tennis elbow, as well as to aid in healing the long term underlying problems of arm and elbow pain. Utilizing a unique delivery system, the active ingredients in the TEG formula are distributed through the sub-dermal layers of the skin, where they can penetrate the affected muscles, tendons and skeletal areas. Essentially, the active ingredients in TEG target those areas in need of relief, ultimately reducing inflammation and pain.

Unlike many other topical analgesics currently on the market, TEG incorporates a variety of ingredients that have been successfully proven to minimize or eliminate muscle, tendon and nerve pain. These include Glucosamine, MSM, Capsaicin, Curcumin, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Camphor, Menthol, Arnica and DMSO (to aid delivery and speed the healing process). Consequently, TEG eliminates the need to buy and use multiple, less effective products. It offers efficacy, convenience and cost savings.

Give Tennis Elbow Grease a try, or buy it for someone who is hoping to return to the tennis court sooner rather than later. Go to www.eliminatetenniselbow.com for more information and to shop now. Use promo code "LITM" to receive 15 percent off your purchase!


YTEX Quadro Twist Strings
(843) 816-1440 ♦ ivor@ytexstrings.com

The string market is becoming increasingly crowded. With so many options available, a string has to stand out to get noticed. Quadro Twist from YTEX now has your attention.

In addition to being named the Official String of the Orange Bowl, the Racquet Stringing Institute has rated it number one in spin production and number two overall.

Our manufacturing partner is based in England and has more than 25 years of experience producing “cutting-edge” tennis strings. YTEX’s research and development team only design strings that will add the most value to a player’s game.

YTEX is always looking for a higher level of performance for tennis players and have developed unique strings lines that are great additions to our existing portfolio for players looking for additional control, spin, power and comfort. The materials and manufacturing processes used in these products added all the benefits of long-lasting performance and most importantly, excellent tension hold.

YTEX’s high-performance, high-quality strings, with patented construction, offer minimal tension loss and virtually no string movement to give you an edge in today’s competitive tennis. Highly recommended for full restrings, but are also superb in hybrid combinations.

The YTEX Quadro Twist is a string capable of prodigious spin with above average feel and comfort for polyester. Its extremely high spin potential allows players to push opponents around the court and dictate play with variety. While players may need to re-string more often due to increased spin production, the ability to hit such heavy shots makes the YTEX Quadro Twist an attractive entry into the world of strings.

Wholesale pricing is available for all coaches and stringers. For more information, call (786) 280-2138, e-mail ivor@ytexstrings.com or visit www.ytexstrings.com.