| By Dr. Tom Ferraro
A patient of mine recently asked me a very simple question: ”How do I go about building some self- esteem?” We spent the session trying to answer this question and trying to connect it with the ability to win on the courts. Here is what we concluded. ► People win when they feel they deserve to win...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
While watching Wimbledon at the beginning of the summer, the announcers would talk about the bad state of American tennis. During the French Open a few weeks earlier, I heard the same comments several times during the course of the tournament. Come to think of it, I can remember the same comments...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
The long-term growth and development of competitive young tennis athletes is best accomplished by working in concert with their biological and psychological development factors. The principals of applied functional science dictate that while the protocols of training are specific, the timetables...Read more
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
Growing up, I was a big fan of Jimmy Connors. His return of a serve was considered the best in the world for a long time (before Andre Agassi came along). Connors seemed to take great pride in returning some of the fastest cannonball serves. It also became my favorite shot in tennis. Most of the...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
We have all heard people say, “She played out of her mind!” referring to someone who played exceptionally well and beyond expectations. As an athlete, have you ever performed out of your mind? Either pitching to perfection, running like the wind or serving lights out? Maybe there is more to this “...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
For any tennis player in the United States, the U.S. Open is the Mac Daddy of everything tennis … it is the biggest tournament in the world. This event has the biggest monetary prize to win; it is played in the biggest tennis stadium in the world and is played in the greatest city in the world …...Read more
  | By Carl Barnett
The backhand volley is the nemesis of many a player in both singles and doubles tennis. Compact and minimal movement can improve most players’ volley when your basics are correct. Even the smallest players volley powerfully. From your ready position, lift your racquet with the left hand to the ball...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
In this article, I will cover two of the psychological aspects of tennis … particularly doubles tennis. The topics up for discussion here are attitude and accountability. Attitude on the tennis court is of vital importance. The reason is that attitude will often dictate how well you play. Tennis is...Read more
  | By Darrin Cohen
This is a comment that I hear routinely from my students and club level players when watching professional tennis on television or when attending tour matches. So, how is it that some players, particularly the world’s greatest, make those miraculous feats you see on the tennis court look so easy?...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In all but the highest levels of professional tennis, for the most part, players keep the score and call the lines with no outside help. While most players perform this important task fairly and honorably, some competitors regrettably give in to temptation and cheat, because in the short run,...Read more