| By Rob Polishook
“Why do I play better in practice than in matches?” It’s probably the second-most popular question I hear from players, exceeded only by some variation of “OMG, I’m nervous, what do I do?” Sometimes, this question comes out as a defiant statement, where the player stubbornly says, “If I played like...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
Hitting cross-court or down the line is always the big question for any player at any level. The cross-court shot is the high percentage shot over the low part of the net, while down the line is the lower percentage shot because it is over the high part of the net. There is a tactical side of both...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region is offering a new Saturday training program for junior players designed to introduce new players to the game of tennis and prepare those with some experience for tournament and team play. The affordably-priced Early Training Program, offered at a price of $100...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Steve Kaplan's Bethpage Park Tennis Center will be hosting a Tennis Development Academy, the Annual Long Island Scholastic Coaches Conference and Clinic, on Sunday, March 11 from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. This event is geared toward all junior high and high school coaches. The program will include...Read more
  | 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