| By Tonny van de Pieterman
“I always play well …” Whenever I say this, a look of disbelief often stares back at me. My statement is not coming from a place of misplaced arrogance. Let’s look a little deeper. “Playing well,” or “playing poorly” are subjective. Please understand … I do not always win, so obviously I do not...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
I love QuickStart and if you have a young child interested in tennis, then you should love it too! It’s taken a while for me to get to this point, but here I am professing my love for something that, just a few years ago, I was very skeptical of. What is QuickStart tennis? It’s the tennis balls...Read more
  | By Tina Greenbaum
I was standing on the sidelines watching a young high school player prepare for tryouts for his varsity team. His coach was proud of the way he was hitting the ball and felt he had a really good chance of making this highly competitive roster. One of the pesky problems that had frequently plagued...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
Discover, develop and dedicate! How about completive excellence, having a player who will be a four-year impact player and maintain a GPA above the student body average? Do these attributes resonate with you at all? I should hope so as these are fantastic qualities when reinforced throughout the...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
This year, we will be focusing on the traits of the top seven greatest tennis players of the modern era: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, Serena Williams and Billie Jean King. After discussing the single most important trait they possess, I will show you how...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Imagine this … you are playing in front of 200 spectators, grinding it out on the hard courts under the hot sun. The first set you’ve won 7-5. Then, in a tight second set, you narrowly lose 6-7 and that was after holding two match points! You are now in the third set tie-breaker and the score is 5-...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
As we head into another year of opportunity, a proper mind set is critical towards your enjoyment and improvement in our great game of tennis. I would really like to stress having a plan towards your tennis. If you are a competitive player at any level, you will know what parts of your game are...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bethpage Park Tennis Center will host its annual High School Coaches Workshop on Sunday, March 23 from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Open to high school and junior high coaches in Nassau and Suffolk, the Workshop features open court time hitting, along with Seminars on Stroke Mechanics, Footwork, Productive...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Feb. 1-2, Centercourt will be offering two junior clinics with world renowned coach Chuck Kriese. For the past three decades, Coach Kriese has guided young players towards great, successful tennis careers. As a collegiate tennis coach, Coach Kriese is one of winningest coaches in college tennis...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
As an avid sports fan, I cannot help but notice that the greatest champions hate to lose more than they love to win. Elite professionals use their passion to avoid a loss as the fuel to drive an obsessive desire for the thrill of completion. As a coach, it's clear, however, that junior tennis...Read more