| By Steven Kaplan
The experience of junior tennis is self-centric by its very nature, which is similar to the experience of growing up with a period of skill building, and later, a time of ability challenge. Childhood and adolescence is defined by the cultivation of self-investment and personal growth, and while...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
One of a player’s greatest tools is confidence, yet very few know how to develop this state of mind. Most tennis matches are won or lost before the first serve is struck based upon who holds the most confidence. It’s true that practice, excellent ground strokes, a powerful serve, good coaching,...Read more
  | By Zeki Tukel
There are tennis powerhouses in the world, nations that produce more top 100 players than other countries. There are certain regions in some countries that produce better players than other regions of that same nation. There are complex reasons for that, such as weather, socio-economic differences...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
One of tennis’ most endearing qualities is that it can be played throughout a person’s lifetime. Beyond simply playing recreationally, you can continue to compete in high-level—even prize money—tournaments into your adulthood. Take for example, Dmytro Kovalevych. A coach at Christopher Morley...Read more
Growing up, Lisa Dodson was always a big-time athlete. A four-sport athlete in high school, and the only person ever to be named All-County in four sports in Westchester County, Dodson went on to play basketball and tennis at the University of North Carol
  | By Brian Coleman
Growing up, Lisa Dodson was always a big-time athlete. A four-sport athlete in high school, and the only person ever to be named All-County in four sports in Westchester County, Dodson went on to play basketball and tennis at the University of North Carolina. She was a walk-on for the Tar Heels...Read more
East Hampton native Ally Friedman has been a four-year member of the Ross School Tennis Academy.
  | By Brian Coleman
They say New York is a melting pot. When you are here, you will be surrounded by various types of people and different cultures, all of which merge to create one of the most diverse cities in the world. If you head east from NYC and towards the Hamptons, you will find a tennis academy that embodies...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
I have written several articles in the past about this topic and it is a recurring theme I often witness in the world of junior tennis. Therefore, I feel compelled to revisit the issue. I'll lead in this article by letting you know that I have two players coming to my men's collegiate tennis...Read more
As the new school year approaches, USTA Long Island has already begun its Net Generation School Training for the 2018-2019 year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As the new school year approaches, USTA Long Island has already begun its Net Generation School Training for the 2018-2019 year. The program began this week in the Bayport-Blue Point School District. As part of the district’s Professional Development Day, 15 teachers came out for the three-hour...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Many of us reading this article witnessed Rafael Nadal defeat Dominic Thiem to win his 17th Grand Slam in the 2018 French Open finals. He further established his dominance as the greatest clay court player ever with 11 French Open titles. The real question is: What is the story behind the score?...Read more
  | By Zeki Tukel
We all know about the kids who win many tournaments at the age of 12. We can view this success on the sidelines generating those proud parents who think their son will be the next Roger Federer and their daughter the next Maria Sharapova. There are so many of these young juniors across USTA- and...Read more