| By Rohan Goetzke
Being a tennis coach necessitates a unique ability to connect with the player. Tennis is a game of skill, strength and strategy. As a coach, the challenge is to guide a player to perform their best in all of those aspects and then come back the next day reaching for more. As in any sport, there is...Read more
  | By Tim Mayotte
Early in my coaching career, the following scenario would take place with me and my students repeatedly … I would work long and hard with a player and achieve a smooth, efficient stroke, only to see the shape of the swing fall apart when the player moved more than one step to the ball. I also...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Magazine is dedicated to growing tennis on Long Island and also supporting the local tennis community that comprises a good portion of our readership base. We were recently approached by the Nassau County High School Committee about sponsoring a Boys & Girls High School Coach...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Just off the Pro Tour, Phillip Simmonds has joined the coaching staff at Sportime Syosset. Simmonds was recruited by fellow ATP player Robert Kendrick, who has been director of tennis at Sportime Syosset since September 2012. Both of these accomplished pros are now working with players at the John...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Longtime high school tennis coach Howie Arons has ended his 36-year coaching career, stepping down as coach of the Cardozo Boys Tennis Team. Through Howie's illustrious career as head coach at Cardozo, he has amassed 582 career wins against only 51 defeats, and won 18 New York City Championships...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
How often do you play matches and walk off saying to yourself, “I should have won. I’m better than him/her? It would be fairly safe to say that the difference between winning and losing matches can often boil down to which of the players is stronger and more confident mentally. Tennis To The Max...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 Lonnie Mitchel
In the past several articles, I have written that there is an underlying theme that resonates. There is so much more to tennis than just hitting a ball back and forth over the net. You also know that if you have been reading my articles that I am a huge proponent of the collateral benefits of our...Read more
  | By Lisa Dodson
As a tennis professional, I always hear people use general terms and phrases to describe very specific actions. For example, you have probably read or heard the term “racket head speed.” This is just the common, quick reference to a very detailed and intricate action. One must understand the words...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
The problem I recently had the chance to meet Taylor Stanton, head tennis pro at Cherry Valley Club, and asked him a simple question, “What is the most common psychological problem you encounter with your students?” He quickly answered, “Oh that’s an easy one. The biggest problem many have is when...Read more