| By Steven Kaplan
On Sept. 2, 2010, The City Parks Foundation hosted a clinic in Central Park for 40 of the best eight-12-year-old girls, in the east. Steffi Graf and Billie Jean King were the stars in attendance and they were wonderful, helping the players for over three hours. I had the opportunity to address the...Read more
  | By Daniel Kresh
Most recreational tennis players could be grouped into two categories when it comes to dealing with the wind. I like to call them either windmills or straw houses. A windmill is someone who uses the wind to enhance their tennis game and a straw house is someone who gets blown over by a breeze. A...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline has been elected as a Board Member of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the independent anti-doping agency for Olympic-related sports in the United States. Dr. Hainline will serve as one of two National Governing Body (NGB)...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
I have seen it hundreds of times in tennis … burnout. I have seen it with an overwhelming majority; from kids in their late teens who played almost every day working for their Division I scholarship, to those who graduated from Division I colleges where a major focus was their tennis. They simply...Read more
  | By Bob Litwin
Every successful athlete knows that there is both an inner game and an outer game. The outer game is visible: Forehands, backhands, serves, tactics, point development and statistics … skills that most players know about and continue to work on. Many of us know that, in spite all of this work, there...Read more
  | By Gerry Ashley
The following is taken from the blog of Gerard Ashley of Sportime at Roslyn, tennis director and USTA tournament director, documenting his coaching trip to the USTA Boys and Girls 14 North Zone Team Championships, held at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., July 28-Aug. 1. Tuesday,...Read more
  | By Darrin Cohen
I. Thou shalt train with an event in mind Practice and training can be monotonous, and at times, more of a chore than a diversion. Think of practice as a business. Approach it with planning, forethought and focus. Two weeks before any event, practice with the event in mind. Create a journal. Record...Read more
  | By Jason Wass
September is an exciting time, as the U.S. Open is in town, school is starting and it’s back to the daily grind for tennis players, parents and coaches alike. Now is the perfect time to evaluate or re-evaluate your tennis goals (maybe your other goals too). I believe that it is vital for players,...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
If I were advising a person who was taking a bath for the first time, I would recommend that they step into a tub of warm water, after all, if the water is ice cold, it would be very uncomfortable and if it is scalding hot, then it could be downright dangerous. If they check the water from the...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
One of the more curious things that tennis players tend to do is give up the lead when ahead. They could be dominating, have a set lead and are cruising along just fine, but when victory is in sight, they soften up and fold. It’s as if a switch has been flipped off and all of the energy drains from...Read more