| By Miguel Cervantes III
I have been playing in USTA Adult Leagues for about seven years now, and not one season has passed where I can avoid an overwhelming amount of animosity at the age difference between myself and some of my opponents. This experience is not just an isolated one, but one that is common both inside and...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Professional coaches are receptive students and as eager to receive information, critique and criticism as they are to give it. They think independently, solve problems creatively, and assimilate and integrate information into a message that works best for each student. Great coaches are constantly...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Ask any athlete how important the mental game is and most would say it’s between 50 percent and 99 percent of competition. In individual sports like golf, running, swimming and tennis, the value always pushes the higher limits. In team sports like baseball, basketball, lacrosse and football, it has...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Coach Frank Dolan has announced that he will be offering a Free Speed Training Workout, this coming Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Sports and Fitness Performance, located at 4 Cedar Avenue in Islip, N.Y. This is a great opportunity to see what a real speed development program is...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday, Sept. 30, Coach Frank Dolan will host a Free Speed Training Clinic at Sports and Fitness Performance, located at 4 Cedar Avenue in Islip, N.Y. The clinic, taking place from noon-1:00 p.m., will explain insider tips, drills and exercises to help improve: ►First Step Quickness ►Correct...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
The audience who reads this magazine has an affinity for the game. However, we are approaching football season, and a significant amount of sports media turns their attention to NFL training camps as well as NCAA Division I football. Aside from the U.S. Open, tennis finds itself fighting for its...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
With the playoffs of the adult USTA Leagues approaching, it seems an appropriate time to ask ourselves, how we practice to maximize success. The people who play in the leagues are folks with jobs, families and other responsibilities. If time allows, they will practice and work on their game, but...Read more
  | By Daniel Kresh
We live in a world where resources are limited and people are increasingly trying to find ways to squeeze more out of less. In a tennis match, there are a multitude of opportunities to extend rallies, points, games and sets to get as much as you can out of your time on court. Just like the "green...Read more
  | By Bill Longua
I’m asked many times how power is achieved in tennis shots. We see on TV many players on tour with amazing power. While of the world’s best players are bigger, faster and stronger than in years past, and technology has improved the racquets, the answer to generating power is still in the timing of...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
In today’s game, there are many schools of thought as to how to create the best serve. The information is often unclear, the terminology is difficult and the execution is near impossible. I’d like to give you three clear and simple concepts to think about that will change your serve for the better...Read more