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As coaches and teaching professionals, we are constantly trying to help our players develop good habits, but how often do we look at our own habits as teachers?
  | By Joao Pinho
As coaches and teaching professionals, we are constantly trying to help our players develop good habits, but how often do we look at our own habits as teachers? This article will portray simple actions and behaviors that can make us better professionals. On-court teaching As someone who spends most...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island tennis players have great choices when it comes to where to play tennis. We have compiled a list of some of the top clubs and programs with descriptions of what each has to offer. Bethpage Park Tennis Center Bethpage_Park_Logo.jpg 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 Farmingdale, N...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This article first appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to see the full digital edition In what has been a tumultuous year, Sofia Kenin posted the best year of her professional career. As a result, Kenin was named the WTA’s Player of the Year for...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The rollercoaster ride that has been 2020 has seen tennis go through peaks and valleys in terms of participation throughout the year. The global pandemic led to a shutdown initially, but as tennis was deemed a safe sport, camps returned in the summer and clubs opened back up with safety protocols...Read more
The two-on-one situation is an effective strategy where two players attack and keep the ball on one player to overwhelm them.
  | By Mike Puc
As the number one junior player in Canada on my way to joining Florida’s Flagler College tennis team, which had just won the National Championship, I was full of excitement and expectations. College matches are comprised of both singles and doubles matches with the same players eligible for both...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
This is the seventh installment of Dr. Tom Ferraro’s “The Tennis Guru” series. Click Here to read the first parts. Immediately upon repeating the magic words “TIMIN” three times, Yin fell into a deep sleep and just as Rebecca had told him, he found himself in a vivid dream. He was walking out of a...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Most players have specific serves they use when the match gets close or if it is an important point. A lot of lefthanders tend to hit their serve wide to the ad side with slice. Many right handers with a good kick serve tend to hit their serve wide to the ad side as well, sometimes even on their...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
“That’s exactly what I need!” Brandon said, after I told him I am picking up racquets with new strings. He plays four times a week and known for an aggressive style with powerful cross-court shots hit with his forehand. Yet, he hadn’t re-strung his racquet in over a year. I know exactly who he...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
One of the biggest trends for the last few years in competitive junior groups block programming is that of “Up-and-Down.” Description For those of you who might be unfamiliar, “Up-and-Down”, also known in some places as “Up-The River/Down The River”, is where you have a few adjacent courts doing...Read more
The last nine months have definitely been unprecedented. Fortunately, vaccines are now being distributed to health care workers and in months the general population. So, what can tournament tennis players do in the meantime?
  | By Rob Polishook
Like many of you, I wonder how things will get back to normal post the COVID-19 crisis. The last nine months have definitely been unprecedented. Fortunately, vaccines are now being distributed to health care workers and in months the general population. So, what can tournament tennis players do in...Read more
Kathy Miller has been the General Manager at Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick for more than two decades.
  | By Brian Coleman
The Long Island tennis community is a tight-knit one, where almost everybody knows each other, no matter where you are from or what club, park or court you play at. And few people are more visible or known than Kathy Miller, the General Manager at Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick. Miller has...Read more
Tennis is a very complicated sport which makes it difficult to put your finger on the ideas that will help in a match. My best results as a coach and a player have come when I have simplified my thoughts.
  | By Steve Annacone
Tennis is a very complicated sport which makes it difficult to put your finger on the ideas that will help in a match. My best results as a coach and a player have come when I have simplified my thoughts . The most basic and helpful thought I have used is to watch the ball, all the way from the...Read more
Fourth-seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland captured the second ATP Tour title of his career on Wednesday, dowining American Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-3 to win the Delray Beach Open.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Fourth-seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland captured the second ATP Tour title of his career on Wednesday, dowining American Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-3 to win the Delray Beach Open . “I was trying to focus on things that I should do and to stay aggressive, because Sebastian is never going to hand me the...Read more
A coaching leadership hierarchy helps ensure fluid coordination and management of a coaching team and can be an invaluable tool to broaden the depth and breathe of a young player’s experiences.
  | By Steven Kaplan
While most sports recognize the importance of a cohesive coaching team, tennis culture maintains that multiple coaches will confuse and bewilder the fragile psyche of students. It’s the height of irony to protect players from the perils of diverse ideas while seeking to teach them to become master...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys & Girls Long Island Rankings as of January 4, 2021 For full rankings, visit TennisLink.USTA.com Boys 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 Drew Hassenbein Roslyn 2 Sean Grosman Glen Head 3 Connor Plunkett Glen Head 4 Sebastian Bielen East Norwich 5 Jack Kennedy Huntington 6 Saje Vijay Menon Mineola...Read more