| By Jared Rada
The United States Tennis Association Eastern Section, in conjunction with the USTA Long Island Regional Board and local pros and volunteers, has been promoting tennis in local schools by introducing students to the new QuickStart Tennis USTA program. This new play format utilizes “kid-sized”...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
United States Tennis Association (USTA) Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is a national youth tennis league in all 50 states. It’s not about the individual. It’s about the kids getting together to play singles, doubles, and mixed-doubles against other teams within a league. It promotes values you would...Read more
  | By Carl Barnett
Pros use a simple method to volley the ball. You can do the same. This is not diving or figure skating, so additional points are not gained for degree of difficulty. The mistake I most commonly see on the volley is players getting caught with the racquet head laid back. Most people have never made...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
What do you get when you combine the best elements of tennis and beach volleyball with the laid-back beach lifestyle? You get the hottest new sport in America: Beach tennis. Beach tennis is essentially doubles tennis played on sand. Played on a regulation beach volleyball court using regulation...Read more
  | By Debbie Cichon
Quick Start Tennis is an exciting new play format for teaching tennis skills to children. The program was developed by the United States Tennis Association to bring children into the game by utilizing specialized equipment and shorter court dimensions, all tailored to age and size. With this...Read more
  | By Danny Burgess
Only in America … Only in the United States of America could a poor African-American man born in New Orleans in 1901 rise to blow rhythmic sounds called jazz, entertaining stars, royalty, presidents and a Pope. Louis Armstrong’s unique style of playing earned him the nickname “...Read more
  | By Brent Shearer
Monica Seles’ memoir Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self , published by the Avery Books imprint at Penguin Press, tells the story of the unluckiest tennis champion. The nine-time Grand Slam winner writes about the difficult emotional journey she endured during her playing years. The...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The North Shore Men’s Tennis League (NSMTL) is comprised of players from various walks of life who love the sport of tennis and are eager to play outdoors during the months of May through September in an organized setting. The league has been in existence for more than 20 years, successfully...Read more
  | By Dan Dwyer
If there is one thing that all tennis professionals agree on it must be “look at the ball.” We all try to get our students to understand that from the very first lesson. However, most students truly do not understand the depth of the concept of “looking at the ball.” Along came Roger Federer and it...Read more
  | By Alan Fleishman
“Hey, coach.” I remember the first time I heard it. It sounded strangely ominous. I was a Social Studies teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, N.Y. My first few years there, I would go out and hit with the team; coaching was a whole new world. I had been playing tennis since I was in...Read more
  | By Dr. Len Fazio
When thinking about what we will wear to our next tennis practice session or match, we are usually concerned with the comfort and style of our athletic apparel. After all, keeping comfortable during a workout is easily accomplished with all the moisture-wicking fabrics available to us today. And...Read more
  | 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