| By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Professional athletes will sometimes use humor to relax themselves and to relieve stress. In this year’s President’s Cup in golf, the international team lightened up the proceedings on the first tee when Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen showed up in wigs. Not to be outdone in the humor...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
We’re finally at the finish of the three part series about understanding the major differences and similarities between the serve and overhead. Part I dealt with cleaning up movement, balance and preparation. Part II helped to find a great contact point for power and the ability to hit down on the...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Think back to the last Grand Slam final you saw … Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray raise the microphone and always shout out to their team thanking them for their support, patience and direction. In order for any athlete to reach the highest level of performance, there are a set of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each issue, 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,...Read more
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
In order to get into the right mindset for a tennis match, you must ask yourself or your student/son/daughter the following questions: 1. Are you prepared? How was your practice week? Answering this question can help manage expectations. If you didn’t have a lot of time to practice, it might be a...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
As the tennis year rolls on, I would like to bring up a point on the 40th anniversary of the most important and impactful tennis match in history. The year was 1973, and Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in what was called "The Battle of the Sexes." It was a very important step in the growth of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Long Island tennis community has some of the sport’s best facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and best coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available right in our own backyard, Long Island Tennis Magazine recently took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these top coaches...Read more
  | By Bill Longua
It remains an ongoing debate about which shots are the most important when playing doubles: The serve, volley or the return. I won’t try to solve that debate here, but I will tell you that all three are imperative to a solid doubles game, with the return of serve maybe the most strategic. In...Read more
  | By Daniel Kresh
Almost every club player I have ever seen either does not fully appreciate the importance of their non-dominant arm, or at the very least, will intermittently forget how important using it can be for every shot in tennis … that’s right, every shot! Some uses of your non-dominant or “off” arm are...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
In the last issue, we started discussing the major differences between the serve and the overhead. Hopefully you have started cleaning up your overhead technique by improving your movement, balance and preparation for this important shot. If you have, you may now be looking forward to hitting your...Read more