| 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
  | By Branislav Grujic
Sports science is a lifeline to the future of the tennis profession. The expanded knowledge and expertise that can be learned from every aspect of the sport science industry is the defining evaluation of the ever-changing market. Today, players are bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The...Read more
  | By Salomon Levy
Most matches are not lost at match point. The complexity of the game is such that, in a tennis tournament, for example, a Grand Slam where the draw is of 128 players, there is only one winner and 127 losers. Those losers lost their matches for different reasons. Let us find out why by defining...Read more
  | By Edward Wolfarth
Who doesn't remember that one teacher who had a real positive affect on our lives. It could have been a kindergarten teacher, a high school history teacher, a college professor or, yes, even a tennis coach. Some taught us through humor, some kept us awake with smoke and mirrors, others wowed us...Read more
  | By Rick Liebman
Here are some tried and true tips I have been using as part of my teaching for 35-plus years … 1. When you are losing, you have two choices: Slow down or speed up If too many unforced errors are the main culprits in your losing position, slow down! Play your shots safer, add more arc to your ball,...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
As a tennis instructor, my role is to give my students information and organizational structure to provide clarity and focus. The most serious players require more than a tennis instructor, however, they need a coach. While coaches provide instruction, they assume other, more ambitious tasks as...Read more
  | By Branislav Grujic
Psychological development Psychological skill training is based on fundamental assumption; athletes try to do the best they can given their physical limitations and learning history, and they try to respond as effectively as possible in every situation. The strategies for acquiring skills involve...Read more
  | By Branislav Grujic
Tennis development is a natural consequence of biomechanics. Biomechanics, stated simply, can be defined as the study of human motion in its physical entirety. It involves efficiency of movement and effectiveness in performing at the highest level, i.e., (by hitting the serve harder, or the...Read more