| By Jason Wass

So far this summer is one of the hottest I can remember.  We have had 3 "heat waves" in a matter of 3 weeks and temperatures have regularly been in the 90's. 

Do yourself a favor and drink 3 or 4 glasses of water AT NIGHT before you go to bed, this keep you from dehydrating early the next day, obviously continue to hydrate while you are playing but understand that your preparation is extremely important.

Oh yea, don't forget your sunscreen either.

Jason Wass

<p>Jason Wass&nbsp;is a rising star in the development and coaching of tennis talent, and has been teaching tennis since the age of 13. He has a unique ability to combine learning and having fun. He is a USPTA Professional 1 Certified Instructor, with experience coaching all ages and levels. As the former director of tennis at Sportime Kings Park, he has created programming that has cultivated one of the top programs on Long Island, producing multiple national titles, New York State Championships and Sectional victories. Jason&rsquo;s versatility as a tennis coach is demonstrated by his list of students that range from total beginner to nationally -ranked. Recently, the USTA awarded Jason the honor of &ldquo;Tennis Professional of the Year&rdquo; for Long Island, a distinction he takes great pride in. Jason grew up and currently resides in Farmingdale, N.Y. with his wife Julie, and their two dogs, Riley and Shelby.&nbsp;He may be reached by phone at (631)&nbsp;269-6300, ext. 5220, visit <a href="http://www.sportimeny.com/kings-park">www.sportimeny.com/kings-park</a>&... e-mail&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jwass@sportimeny.com?subject=Re%3A%20Long%20Island%20Tennis%20Mag...@sportimeny.com</a>.</p>