Got Tennis
  | By Rob Polishook
“I’m the better player, how did I lose?” Does this phrase sound familiar? Imagine this: it was the finals of the annual 16-and-Under Tournament, the weather was hot and muggy, and the sun was beaming down like a laser. The time was 3:00 p.m. and the stands were jammed with fans, coaches and the...Read more
  | By Edward Wolfarth
We know teaching is more art than science, but we're still undecided on what matters the most … the message or the messenger? First, let's take a look at the messenger, or the way in which we deliver the “goods.” Methodology is determined by many factors. Every teacher and coach, has their own...Read more
  | By Salomon Levy
Whenever I step on to the court to teach a lesson, I ask myself three things: (1) Who am I teaching? (2) What am I teaching? (3) How am I going to teach it? When planning my lessons, I consider the age and level of the student, what the student's goals are, the strengths and weaknesses in his game...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
One of my first tennis instructors when I first began taking lessons in the late 1960s-1970s taught me something I will never forget. I preach this message to this day to many of my students, as well as my own two boys who compete in college and the USTA Junior Circuit: “Just let your racquet do...Read more
  | By Carl Barnett
It’s early summer morning and you’re about to take the kids to tennis camp. They may not be hungry now, but it’s time to eat. Half a bagel or a bowl of cereal will do it if they are picky eaters. Just don’t let them go to work on an empty tank. It’s also time to hydrate. A small cup of juice and a...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In 1971, Larry Linett, a tenacious baseliner from Albany, N.Y., was ranked number one in the East in the Boy's 12-and-Under Division. A talented lefty from Douglaston, N.Y., John McEnroe was ranked number eight, in that same age group. Six years later, as McEnroe was winning the French Open mixed...Read more
  | By Nancy Gill McShea
Daniel B. Dwyer, a managing partner at the Point Set Indoor Racquet Club in Oceanside, N.Y., and a past president of the USTA Eastern section, died suddenly of a heart attack on May 25. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly, son Shawn and three grandchildren. Danny Dwyer was the Johnny Carson of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2010 Annual USPTA Eastern Conference is set for Monday-Tuesday, May 17-18, 2010 and it will be hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. The two-day event brings together some of the sport's top professionals, who will be on hand to discuss the sport and deliver...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Saturday May 15th, the USPTA along with the USTA/Eastern/Long Island Region and the Nassau County Department of Parks is proud to offer Nassau County residents free tennis lessons at Love on Long Island in East Meadow! This exciting day on the courts will be held from noon to 3:00 p.m. at...Read more
  | By Branislav Grujic
The principal of physiology, or physical fitness, is the ability to meet the physical demands of a sport to perform optimally. Physical training is a disciplined routine of specialized procedures that are performed by players to condition their bodies for the purpose of improving performance. The...Read more