| By Alanna Broderick
Orisen Swett Marden once said, “All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.” When I was a young girl, I had a dream of becoming a successful tennis professional. I used to see myself walking up to the net after winning match point against Steffi Graff no less, and shaking her...Read more
  | 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...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
With Adult, Senior and Super Senior play beginning the week of May 18, its time to start thinking about the Tri-Level League which will begin this August. The Tri-Level League format is women’s teams, as well as men’s teams, consisting of three courts of doubles. One court is made up of players...Read more
  | By Clark D. Ruiz II
Believe it or not, the path that leads to the selection of a college/university for your child, a choice which has the right balance between academics and tennis, actually begins during your child’s junior career. Simply put, the path your child paves in the juniors, starting with the number of...Read more
  | By Jim Dileo
You have seen the commercials promoting membership in the United States Tennis Association with the tagline “Join a team and have the opportunity to play for a national title.” As a USTA captain on Long Island, I have come close to going to the nationals a few times with trips to the sectionals in...Read more
  | By Bruce Forrest
I’ve been playing tennis for 34 years. I truly enjoy the game. Every time I step on to the court, it brings me back to my junior tennis years and I feel like a kid again. I wrote this article not to be critical, but as an observation on how the sport of tennis is losing its traditional values. I...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
While there are many ways to perform successful tennis hitting movements, there are underlying commonalities that unify and define them all. I would call these universal stroke production characteristics “fundamentals.” These fundamentals are based on the static and immutable laws of physics,...Read more
  | By Laszlo Elek
Any tennis player looking to move their game to the next level has to look at their fitness level. Fitness is an essential part of tennis, and its importance increases at the higher levels. When assessing the fitness components of tennis, we need to look at several areas to highlight the demands of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine had a chance to chat with Jericho, N.Y. native Bryan Koniecko, a senior at Ohio State University. Bryan has been ranked number in the country for most of the year by the NCAA. Did growing up on Long Island influence your tennis for the better or the worse? Long Island is...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Wednesday, May 6, the United States Tennis Association/Long Island Region board will host its 19th Annual Awards Dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club, located at 8325 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury, N.Y. It will be the largest and most prestigious tennis gathering held on Long Island to honor...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Playing tennis on a regular basis is good for your heart. It's also good for the body and mind. In fact, playing tennis on a regular basis produces positive physical, physiological and psychological benefits. Some benefits include an increased burning of calories, and a reduction in blood pressure...Read more
  | By Edward Wolfarth
Multi-tasking (MT) is now the mantra of our generation. It is indiscriminately accepted not only in colloquial conversation, but among astute teachers and scholars. It is empowering. According to this widely-held axiom, our students can and do learn efficiently doing several things at once. Our...Read more
  | By Jimmy Riaz
Yoga, a Hindu system of meditation and self-control, involves a plan of physical exercises and breathing control … it strives for complete unity between the mind and body. The sport of tennis also requires complete unity between mind and body; in fact, it’s a mind-body game. If you want to improve...Read more
  | By Steve Haar
As you approach your favorite tennis courts for a match, from a distance, you hear some terrific dance music. Getting closer you see a large group of adults moving in rapid fashion around the court and hitting tennis balls, all with smiles on their faces. What’s going on here? Welcome to Cardio...Read more
  | By North Shore Rehab Associates
Tennis is a sport enjoyed by many. Its benefits increase the wellness of the body and its function, but with any sport, there is risk of injury. One of the most common tennis related injuries seen at North Shore Rehab Associates is lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as “tennis elbow.”...Read more