| By Brent Shearer
I have never been a fan of reading encyclopedias. So it was with some trepidation that I opened Randy Walker’s book On This Day in Tennis History . The thought of reading about things that happened in tennis from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 through the years sounded slightly, but only slightly, more fun than...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This year, Roger Federer has joined some exclusive clubs. After winning the French Open back in May, Federer became only the sixth player to win all four Grand Slam Championships. Then in July, he defeated Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon Finals to win his record 15th Grand Slam title. The win...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Men’s players John Isner Twenty-four-year-old John Isner played his collegiate tennis at Georgia, and is currently ranked 96th on the ATP Tour. He burst on to the scene at the 2007 Open as he made it to the third round in his first-ever Grand Slam appearance before losing to eventual champion Roger...Read more
  | By Dr. Arnie Sherman
Three important visual skills that can be easily enhanced for tennis players are eye movement accuracy, dynamic visual acuity and eye-hand coordination. The following are a few exercises that I send home with my tennis-playing patients to help them keep these skills as sharp as possible. Skill #1:...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
Long Island had 256 teams with more than 3,500 players participate this past USTA season. The winning teams advancing to sectionals are the following: Adult League ►Women’s 2.5 Eastern Athletic Blue Point: Therese Ebarb ►Women’s 3.0 Eastern Athletic Blue Point: Maureen Casaburi ►Women’s 3.5 Long...Read more
  | By Carl Barnett
It has recently been discovered that an un-swallowed taste of replacement drink versus placebo can spike the performance of one athlete over another. The anticipation of fuel can stimulate the areas of the brain which appear to have allowed their muscles to work even harder. Until recently,...Read more
  | By Laszlo Elek
Tennis players have lots to think about when designing a training program. In addition to developing aerobic and anaerobic fitness, they also have to work to strengthen key joints like the ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Small wonder that many players forget to perform enough core work...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Taylor Dent will return to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2005 after receiving one of eight men's wild cards. The 28-year-old Dent of Newport Beach, Calif. missed two full seasons because of three back operations. He was ranked a career-high number 21 in 2005, but is currently ranked 202nd...Read more
  | By Bill Mecca
For the second year, the USTA Eastern Section and the U.S. Professional Tennis Association Eastern Division, partnered with Nassau County’s Parks Department to help make County Executive Tom Suozzi’s “Healthy Nassau” initiative a reality by bringing the many health benefits of tennis to Nassau’s...Read more
  | By Dana Blasucci
I’m not well-known throughout the Long Island tennis world. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that I’m hardly known at all. Some tennis players who frequent Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick know me by name, but most know me simply as “the girl behind the desk.” As “the girl behind the desk,”...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach, N.Y. will play host to the Beach Tennis USA National Championship Tournament on Labor Day weekend. For those of you who have been there before, it's easy to understand why some people describe it as “Lollapalooza meets tennis on the beach.”...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
The biggest fear of many tournament players that I have encountered is of “choking” or performing poorly due to the emotional and mental strain of a match. Indisputably, there is a strong psychological component to breaking down and choking, and while so-called mental weakness is a contributing...Read more
  | By USTA Eastern Long Island Region
Saturday, November 7, 2009 Farmingdale State College Roosevelt Hall (Expo Room and Auditorium) 2350 Broadhollow Road (Route 110) Farmingdale, NY 11735 I recently had the opportunity to chat with the folks over at Long Island Tennis Magazine regarding the upcoming Long Island Tennis Expo, set for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The following products represent just a few of the hottest new trends and accessories to hit the court this spring and summer. Adidas The French Open is the world’s premier clay court tournament and the second of the four Grand Slam events contested annually by members of the ATP and WTA tours. The...Read more
  | By Eric Dietsche
Playing tennis at Deer Park Indoor Tennis Club has had more than one meaning for me. It was more than just ladder matches and group lessons. It has become about the Sundays that I have spent playing tennis with the SCORE (Student Caring Offers Recreational Excel-lence) guys, who come from a group...Read more