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  | 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
  | 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