| By Lisa Dodson
There are a number of classic “reasons” for the lack of serve and volley among women in the modern game of tennis. Opinions and quotes from fans, players, coaches and commentators are many. True or not here, they are: 1. “The return is too big.” 2. “Women’s serves are not big enough and they are...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Performance improvement is all about hard work, and you need to work as hard as you can, right? Wrong! Hard work is important, but the ultimate goal is to be as productive as you can and this comes from finding just the optimal balance of effort and temperance. Remember … smart work is your best...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
I’m a tennis lifer. Played, coached, ran programs, ran tournaments, written for a couple tennis magazines and have spoken at tennis events. I have to admit … watching professional tennis outside of the Grand Slams does nothing for me. I really want it to. I have enormous respect for the people who...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
The vast majority of tennis games are played with great sportsmanship by players who demonstrate that tennis is a game of scrupulous honesty and courteous competitive spirit. A handful of players—and I do mean a handful—whip out a new rule interpretation that rattles the brain. I saw a player stop...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Romania is the homeland of Olympic Gold Medalist Nadia Comaneci, gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi and Marta Karolyi and tennis superstar Ilie Nastase. Romania is located in the southeastern region of Europe and had to develop a fighting spirit based upon its dealings with the Soviet Union. When you...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The University of Virginia men’s tennis head coach Brian Boland will be the new head of men’s tennis for the USTA Player Development, the USTA announced on Tuesday. Boland will “oversee all training and coaching of male junior, collegiate and pro players by USTA Player Development, and he will...Read more
  | By Todd Widom
What kind of adjustments does it take for a student who is playing well outdoors to go to an indoor environment? It is much easier to go from playing outdoors to indoors versus transitioning from indoors to outdoors. Playing indoors is very controlled and pure. You can control the climate, there is...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Remember the last time you turned on the lights? It’s a mindless activity, we do it all the time. When the lights go on, we don’t give it another thought. But, what about when the lights don’t go on? Usually, we may flip the switch a few times, trying to “will” the lights on. Let’s also assume it’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The head of men’s tennis for USTA Player Development Jay Berger announced that he will be stepping down from his role in early June after serving in the position since it was created in 2008. “Jay has done a tremendous job over the last nine years to support the development of the most promising...Read more
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
In October, I had a nice tennis moment I would like to share. I competed at Nationals in La Quinta, Calif., as part of the Long Island team that represented the Eastern Section. It was a great trip. On the last day of competition, I played at number one singles against a tough player from the New...Read more