Mindfulness and sports go hand in hand.
  | By Rob Polishook
Mindfulness and sports go hand in hand. Look no further than George Mumford’s classic book, The Mindful Athlete , and Jerry Lynch’s newest book, Win the Day . Both authors speak to how mindfulness is helpful. If you think about it, beyond the score, the game is all about adversity management,...Read more
The fifth annual JMTA College Recruiting Combine will be held on June 20 and June 21.
  | By Press Release
Helping young athletes attend the colleges of their choice, on full tennis scholarships whenever possible, is a primary goal of SPORTIME and of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA). With dozens of JMTA students currently competing at top colleges across the country, the Academy announced the 2020...Read more
The 2020 French Open has been postponed to later this year and run from September 20 through October 4, tournament officials announced on Tuesday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2020 French Open has been postponed to later this year and will run from September 20 through October 4, tournament officials announced on Tuesday. “The whole word is affected by the public health crisis connected with COVID-19,” the press release reads. “In order to ensure the health and...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
As everyone knows, we are in the process of being taught a lesson on our ability to control certain things in our day to day lives. That being said, there are things we can do to help the situation even though there are uncontrollable aspects to the problem. Applying this to a tennis match, you can...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
As a coach, I counsel many families about how much tennis children should train at different ages and whether to cross-train in other sports and it’s a common question on my podcast, The Prodigy Maker Show. The bottom line is that every kid is different. Some can play tennis exclusively from the...Read more
The ATP World Tour has announced it will be suspending the tour for six weeks due to the COVID-19 global outbreak.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The ATP World Tour has announced it will be suspending the tour for six weeks due to the COVID-19 global outbreak. “The ATP has announced a six-week suspension of the men’s professional tennis tour due to public health & safety concerns over COVID-19,” the tour’s official Twitter account...Read more
Grip changes should not be undertaken lightly because grips are the most direct connection to the racket and so proprioceptively sensitive that even the slightest change can be overwhelming.
  | By Steven Kaplan
In 2013, my article "Get A Grip" examined why poor grips are often “correcting compensations for movement dysfunction" because they offset poorly linked movements. Today I'd like to explore grip changes. You may not want to read further unless you’re brave as grips are the mysterious enigmas of...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
Travis storms the net, finger pointed … “Stop calling my balls out. That ball was in.” Without a pause, his partner says, “We’re calling for line judges.” Thank heavens, I thought, There IS a player with intelligence on that side of the net. Travis’ partner demonstrated she knows tennis rules when...Read more
Long Island tennis players have great choices when it comes to where to play tennis. Below is a list of Long Island Tennis Magazine’s top clubs and programs with descriptions of what each has to offer.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This feature first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine . Click Here to read the full digital edition . Long Island tennis players have great choices when it comes to where to play tennis. Below is a list of Long Island Tennis Magazine ’s top clubs and programs...Read more
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. has been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, tournament organizers announced on Sunday night.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. has been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, tournament organizers announced on Sunday night. “The Riverside County Public Health Department has declared a public health emergency for the Coachella Valley after a...Read more
One of the most important concepts a tennis player will learn is to take control of the point.
  | By Steve Annacone
One of the most important concepts a tennis player will learn is to take control of the point . Obviously, we cannot control everything that goes on in a tennis match. However, if you are able to control the point more often than your opponent, your chances of success greatly increase. Controlling...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
One of the quickest ways to elevate your club doubles game is through proper positioning, strategy and tactics. Club members are often out of position and struggling to get to balls and marvel how advanced players seem to know where the ball is going before it is struck by the opponent...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Some information probably won’t actually help you much but may still be interesting. The table below is probably just that. Have you ever wondered which states are the biggest producers of top junior tennis players? The table below is a fairly empirical way of ranking the states. We did the same...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the first part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. It appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Once upon a time there was a boy named Yin. He was an ordinary boy with ordinary talent. He was not particularly strong or tall or fast. He was not...Read more
The best players in the world repeat a lot of the same ideas over and over again in their matches. This is a building block for consistency.
  | By Steve Annacone
The best players in the world repeat a lot of the same ideas over and over again in their matches. This is a building block for consistency. Developing consistency starts with figuring out what is and what is not important for performance. Starting the point well with a good serve or return, and...Read more