| By Steven Kaplan
In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine , I, along with several other local tennis professionals, was asked “What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a Long Islander at nationals?” In response to this question, a few parents have remarked about their concerns with the daunting...Read more
  | By Alan Fleishman
I have been watching the U.S. Open for a long time. As a former high school teacher, it was the alarm bell that meant summer was over. No more tennis games on weekdays, followed by hamburgers and cold beer, only time for lesson plans and parent conferences. Over the years, I have seen men’s tennis...Read more
  | By Rob Glickman
Rob Glickman presents his Top 10 tips to improving your on-court game … 1. Work hard Enjoy the process of learning and competing. 2. Keep your eye on the ball Try to focus on the ball as it enters your strings. 3. Bend your knees on ground strokes You cannot be too low. Imagine that you are skiing...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 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 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 Steven Kaplan
In the 30-plus years since I first began coaching tennis, society has seen many changes in the way people communicate and interact. Technology has not, however, altered basic human nature, and in this example, the inevitability of self-serving, immediate gratification-seeking behavior of junior...Read more