| By Steve Annacone
It is easy to over analyze what is going on in a tennis match, especially if you are the one competing. Try to start the point with a very simple idea : If you are the server, focus on getting the first serve in. I would recommend serving to the middle of the box initially to help increase your...Read more
Bethpage Park Tennis Center will host multiple free clinics on Friday, February 7.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Next week, Bethpage Park Tennis Center will host back-to-back tennis clinics, both of which will be free of charge. First, the club will host an IMG Academy Clinic featuring Nick Bollettieri on Friday, February 7 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. In addition to Bollettieri, the clinic will also feature...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Adjusting your position on the court after hitting a shot can be more important than running after your opponent's reply. First, move towards the open part of the court which is where most players will hit the next shot. In addition, if you hit your shot well, take a couple of steps forward. In...Read more
Beginning this year, Queens College will begin offering a new course designed to increase the quality and quantity of professionals in the tennis industry.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Beginning this year, Queens College will begin offering a new course designed to increase the quality and quantity of professionals in the tennis industry. The course is the product of a partnership between the USTA-U and CUNY (City University of New York), who are teaming up to provide an...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
There are basically three ways to win a point in a tennis match. The most common, and also most difficult idea to execute, is to hit a winner. This means hitting a shot that the opponent cannot return and it requires a high level of expertise to be successful during match play. I strongly advise...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I have often talked about how we tend to gravitate towards whatever is comfortable on the tennis court. Many times, this means serving, returning and then recovering to the middle of the court about a few feet behind the baseline to exchange groundstrokes. A good opponent is likely to try to take...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Just like in a football game or at a timeout in a basketball game, you can plan a play before you start a point in a tennis match. Your idea needs to be simple and you must understand that, in tennis, you may not have the ability to control all of the variables required to execute it. If you have a...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
After playing a tennis match, it is natural to critique your play and assess how things went. Since every match is different, it is likely that your positives and negatives will change from match to match. It is a great idea to come up with exactly what you are going to do before you walk on the...Read more
Why do we sometimes feel ashamed of the way we played?
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
Why do we sometimes feel ashamed of the way we played? I recently congratulated one of our club players for winning two tournament events. She thanked me, but immediately said that she desperately needed a lesson. I was surprised by her expression of desperation, even more so after I found out she...Read more
Many players tend to try to hit all of their shots away from the opponent during a tennis match.  Try to use this idea instead: keep your shots deep and towards the middle at the beginning of a point.
  | By Steve Annacone
Many players tend to try to hit all of their shots away from the opponent during a tennis match. Try to use this idea instead: keep your shots deep and towards the middle at the beginning of a point. There are many reasons to start the point this way. Serving to the middle of the box and deep will...Read more