| By Margie Zesinger
In addition to pure talent, the greatest champions of the game acquire relentless self-belief and determination through preparation. Every player has experienced a certain amount of doubt when down in the score or struggling through a match. Look at Andy Murray during the 2012 Olympics and 2013...Read more
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
This article is not to be read by right-handed players, our opponents! After my last article in the July/August 2013 issue revealing my “lefty insecurities,” I am hereby reaching out to my lefty compadres to deliver some lefty power tips. Lefties have an advantage in the game of tennis. Actually...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine has the unique opportunity to pose questions from our readers to tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. Nick has coached 10 world number ones, including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Jelena Jankovic, Marcelo Rios, Monica Seles, Maria...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
I am asked all the time from competitive tennis players … is the game more mental or physical? In my life-long adventure through the world of competitive tennis, I have found that the mentally tough players win more than the physically gifted. When I was a young player in the juniors, most of my...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Grips matter because they are the most intimate connection between you and the racket. A poor grip, not within an acceptable parameter, will limit performance. Grip improvement is often a difficult, disruptive and time intensive task, and I've seen plenty of attempted grip adjustments in my 40,000-...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
Disclaimer: This article is written of my own volition and experience. At no point has the USTA, Carefree Racquet Club, nor any individual helped, endorsed, or in any way, influenced my articles. As always, my contact information is at the end of the article and any readers whom are so motivated...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
It’s summertime and the living is easy (at least I hope so). Summer is the time to relax and get away from the grind of work, work and work. There is no better way to back off from life then to find some great books to get into. Tennis has always been a game that has attracted our greatest novelist...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
Do you love your serve? I certainly hope so because it is the most important shot in the game of tennis. It would make sense that anyone who loves the serve should love the overhead as well, but that’s not necessarily true. One thing that is certain … if you don’t love your serve, you will...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
There are several rules in competitive tennis, some are on-court rules and some are off-court rules, but the rules are in place to protect the integrity of competition. What happens though when the rules are used to gain an advantage over your opponent? This behavior is not unfair, but it can be...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Imagine the scenario: You are watching your child play, and it feels like you’re the one playing. Your palms are sweaty and your feet are tapping with the immediacy of how Rafael Nadal awaits the coin toss. You look across the way and see your opponent’s parents pacing up and down, burning a hole...Read more