| 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
  | By Carl Barnett
Through my years as a tennis professional, I have found a bounty of benefits in pairing a student's private lessons and group work with tennis specific physical training. After what we've seen over the last decade in professional tennis, its effectiveness should come as no surprise. Anyone who...Read more
  | By Steve Haar
In a departure from previous years and an acknowledgement of the popularity of the Rally Day format, this year will see both a Suffolk County and a Nassau County Rally Day event. ++Suffolk County’s Rally Day will take place on Friday, July 17 at Casamento Park in East Islip, N.Y. from 9:30 a.m.-3:...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The following is the acceptance speech from Nancy McShea from the recent USAT/Long Island 19 th Annual Awards Dinner, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Nancy was honored by USTA/Long Island with the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication and service to the Long Island Tennis...Read more
  | By Danny Burgess
The 19th Annual USTA Long Island Region Awards Dinner, held May 6 at the Crest Hollow Country Club was the culmination of six months of planning, numerous brainstorming meetings, endless hours of phone calls, messages, e-mails (lots of them, over 50 a day and on some days, more) … yes, text...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the past, the U.S. Open has been dominated by Americans. Legends of the game, including Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors on the men’s side, and Chris Evert and Tracy Austin on the women’s side, have all left Flushing Meadows victorious on more than one occasion. In recent years, the...Read more