| By Gary Simeone
Bethpage State Park Tennis Center Directors Steve Kaplan and Keith Kambourian hosted a coaches forum on Sunday, March 20 at their club. More than 20 Long Island high school coaches and players attended the event which ran from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. "We show them some new drills and techniques they...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
After playing in the USTA for five years, this writer recently decided that he should captain a USTA team. After playing season after season of competitive adult league play, I felt I was ready to take on the duties and responsibilities of being head of a team. I could not anticipate the...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Players need a support system in order to achieve success in the highly competitive world of junior tennis. This includes the resources which facilitate playing opportunities, such as court time, equipment, tournament entry fees and transportation. Ideally, this facilitation is altruistic, given...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
Recently, Miguel Cervantes sat down with some of the area's Super Captains to pick their brain and get inside of exactly what it takes to be a leader. Here is a closer look at what Stephen Sombrotto, Adam Moramarco and Jim Dileo had to say in their individual interviews and exactly what traits are...Read more
  | By Juan Pablo Perez Rios
Besides teaching technical and tactical skills to our players, we have to commit to teach them a very important type of training, “Invisible Training.” What is invisible training? The question gives us the answer. Invisible training is all the things a player does that we cannot see, but influences...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2011 Long Island High School Coaches Workshop is set for Sunday, March 20 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Bethpage Park Tennis Center, located at 99 Quaker Meeting House Road in Farmingdale, N.Y. The workshop is free and open to all Long Island High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Tennis Coaches...Read more
  | By Rob Glickman
I recently traveled to NOW Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resort from Plainview, N.Y., leaving behind the snow storms for 80 degree weather and sunshine. This was a great experience for me. There were many diverse people, from many different states and countries, all different levels of tennis play,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region will kick off its new series of club owner workshops with a session focusing on cooperative advertising initiatives and search engine optimization, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23 from noon-2:00 p.m. Called LITE, or "Long Island Tennis Exchange," the workshop...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Friday, Feb. 25, the USPTA will be hosting its Educational Seminar and Networking Event at Sportime Kinks Park, located at 275 Old Indian Head Road in Kings Park, N.Y. This education interactive event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end when the tournament concludes. Music will be provided by The...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
My father, who was in the field of education for almost 20 years, said to me many years ago: “Your students will challenge you in many ways and they will teach you many things.” He also said that “students will give you many gifts that will come back to you in ways that just cannot be measured.”...Read more