| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will spend this summer honoring the unheralded coaches around the country who help millions of recreational tennis players every day. The network has begun accepting submissions for its "America's Hottest Tennis Coach Contest," with one male and one female winner to be named in...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Recently , Long Island Tennis Magazine asked me and several of my fellow teaching professionals a few philosophy-based question that touched on subjects like: What's wrong with American tennis? Why doesn't the U.S. dominate the world rankings? Will home schooling help me improve my game? Will high...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
If you come to me and have aspirations of playing on the Pro Tour, I will educate you on the process, but in fact, will probably also end up talking you out of it. If you want to play on the Tour, you better be willing to make a huge sacrifice of training, practice and diet and also have a...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
Speed control is a topic in tennis that is not given as much attention by players as much as perhaps mechanics or strategy, but it is equally as important. Utilizing speed control adds an extra dimension to your game which can work for you to help you win more points over tough opponents. Here’s...Read more
  | By Ed Wolfarth
Much has been written on the proper techniques of volleying. Let me share with you some of my favorite teaching cues for the volley: 1. Volleying in doubles—proper court positioning Stand in the middle of your service box when your partner is serving. Stand around halfway between the doubles...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
" Back in the day,” people were never home-schooled to play tennis. Back a “half-day ago,” it was done by a select few who had a slightly reasonable chance to make a living as a professional tennis player. It was considered putting all of your eggs in one basket. But what about today? Home...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Great tennis players, like great basketball point guards or great quarterbacks in football, are astute field generals who see things differently than average competitors. They are more kinesthetically and tactically aware athletes who recognize the subtly, complexity and nuances of their sport...Read more
  | By Joel Ross
Several years ago at my sleepaway camp, there was an “incident” which illustrated to me the importance and urgency of switching to “synchronized teaching” at camp. “Synchronized teaching” is a system of instruction where every instructor on every court is teaching the same drills simultaneously. It...Read more
  | By Frank Dolan
In order to design an effective dynamic warm-up routine, it is important to understand the science behind each component and how it can affect your tennis game in the short- and long-term. Most tennis athletes rarely warm up, or when they do, it is done in an ineffective manner. This can give you a...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Tennis is a sport for the intelligent. The smarter you are, the better a player you will be. The reason for this is simple … the smart player has the chance to read the opponent’s weaknesses during warm-up and during the first part of a match. Maybe their backhand is weak or maybe they are not as...Read more