| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Many tennis players spend a lot of time and money learning the tactical and technical skills of tennis. Few players invest the same energy in mastering the mental skills. Yet any competitive tennis player will tell you the mind is the one to conquer. Tina Greenbaum, LCSW, Sport Psychology...Read more
  | By Daniel Kresh
A room full of tennis pros might argue on some points, but without question, they would all agree that the serve is the most difficult and most important shot in tennis. Simply put: (1) a player must hit a serve to start any point in match play and (2) it is the only shot in tennis where the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Robert Kendrick is director of tennis at Sportime Syosset and co-director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy Annex at Bethpage. Robert joined the Sportime team in the fall of 2012 after a decade as a successful singles and doubles player on the ATP Tour. Robert was an All-American at both the...Read more
  | 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