| By Lonnie Mitchel
Teaching tennis and teaching more tennis “helping others to improve their tennis game” has been my mission. I will brag for a moment, a very brief moment. My strokes look to the average club level player as an exhibition of textbook tennis. I am so proud of my skills because lots of practices made...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
SUNY Oneonta Director of Athletics Tracey Ranieri has announced that Long Island native Lonnie Mitchel has been selected as the interim tennis coach effective immediately. Mitchel replaces Bill May, who resigned earlier this month to take the head coaching position for men and women's tennis at...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
A great deal of tennis is mental, and with that being the case, winning a match can be achieved more consistently by changing the way you think rather than by changing your forehand or serve. One thing I like to reinforce is the power of the “Rule of 2.” If you want to win a game, you really only...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
According to Ricardo Sanchez, former coach of world number one-ranked Caroline Wozniacki's, she must be 'more aggressive.' “Caroline can recover her number one ranking, but she must be more aggressive,” Ricardo Sanchez told Spanish sports daily Marca . “I tried (to help her) but they wouldn’t let...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There is no doubt that in order to get to the next level there is a need for speed. Now, more than ever, athletes are investing in personal trainers, speed training programs, and gym memberships to help improve performance on the field. In this Free Speed Training Clinic, set for Saturday, Feb. 11...Read more
  | By Lawrence Kleger
Do you ever win the first set easy and lose in three? Of course! It happens to every competitive player at some point in time. The scenario goes something like this … You start the match against a very good player totally pumped-up and ready to kick butt! Your focus and concentration are at their...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
How many times have you found yourself in a match in which you were just a few points or games from winning? Maybe the score was 6-3, 5-2, and you began to think, “This is great. I’m going to be the champion!” or, “Only four more points and the trophy’s mine!” or even, “My friends are going to...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
The late season surge from Roger Federer winning his last three tournaments of the year (Basel, Paris and London) show tremendous signs that the player of the last decade will be ready to make a run for the top spot again in 2012. Federer did not win a Grand Slam title in 2011 and was part of two...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
When I am asked about the secret to athletic success, I invariably say that the ingredient that every top athlete must have is the long-term support of an intact family with both parents being on board for the long haul. The mother must be there to solace, guide, encourage, drive, plan schedules...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Jordie Dolberg is the new director of tennis at Sportime Massapequa. Jordie lived in Florida his entire life, attending college at The University of Florida, before recently moving to Long Island to accept his new position. As a junior player, Dolberg was ranked in the top 10 in the nation, from...Read more