| By Dr. Tom Ferraro
One of the great myths in sports is that great athletes are “dumb jocks”. This could not be further from the truth. I have been lucky enough to work with and know some of the best athletes on earth, and one thing they all have in common is keen intelligence. I’ve administered 100’s of full-length...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States won the first ever United Cup title on Sunday as the Americans clinched its victory over Team Italy in the first-ever year of the competition. The top-ranked American man, Taylor Fritz, sealed the deal for Team USA as he defeated Matteo Berrettini 7-6(4), 7-6(7) to give them an...Read more
  | By Press Release
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the governing body and coaches association for college tennis, announces today that the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Number (WTN) is now the exclusive official rating of the ITA and college tennis. “The international tennis eco-...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I know this sounds pretty crazy, but you should not be trying to think while you are playing a point in a tennis match. This idea goes against what our mind is telling us as well as what it is trying to do. We will usually have the tendency to try to work things out in our head during the exchange...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Even though it’s rarely talked about, guilt is one of these hidden emotions that influences many athletes, whether they are amateurs or pros. Guilt is felt when a tennis player pities are weaker opponent, or when a player fails to win a match and chastises themselves with self-ridicule. If a player...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Down in Miami, some of the world’s best junior tennis players are competing in the annual Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, and on Monday, Huntington’s Jack Kennedy punched his ticket into the event’s championship match. Competing in the Boys 14s division , Kennedy advanced to the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These coaches share their thoughts on a wide variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Every year I receive numerous calls from college freshmen who seemingly out of the blue have lost their feel, instincts and confidence. Their mental game used to be reliable but now they are experiencing anxiousness, anger and an unstable attitude playing for their new team. They can’t believe what...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
The split step is an essential tennis movement that is often misunderstood, poorly-performed and misapplied. With a little knowledge of WHY, WHEN and HOW to perform the split step, you will move quicker and faster, and have better balance on the tennis court. WHY do we need to Split Step? All...Read more
  | By Press Release
The world’s top two men’s tennis players will square off in a special one-night championship match when all-time tennis great Rafael Nadal visits Las Vegas for the first time to meet current world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in “THE SLAM: Nadal vs. Alcaraz,” hosted by MGM Resorts International. The event...Read more
Nick Bollettieri speaks at the 2019 New York Tennis Expo.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri passed away at his home in Florida on Sunday night at the age of 91. One of the pillars of tennis coaching over the last half-century, Bollettieri was a Hall of Fame coach who coached the likes of Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, as well as founding his own...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
For high school-aged tennis players, looking towards the future and where they will embark on the next chapter of their lives in college can be a daunting endeavor, and it can be difficult to know where to even begin when searching for the right fit. Similarly, for college coaches, searching for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The fourth and final Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge of 2022 brought together men’s and women’s doubles teams for a fun and competitive Saturday on the courts of Sportime Syosset. Players were spread out across four different divisions with round-robin play leading into the respective...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This article is the cover story for the November/December 2022 edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition. In one of the most emotional sports scenes we have seen in quite some time, Roger Federer closed the curtain on his professional tennis career at the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Efforts to bring the sport—and all the athletic, scholastic and health benefits that it can help engender—to underserved youngsters around the country, have long been a goal, not just of the USTA, but of organizations in cities around the country. They are supported by civic institutions, donors,...Read more