| By Miguel Cervantes III
I hate clay; I really really hate it. It gets my clothes dirty. I can’t get a good grip on the ground to accelerate to the ball. I slip everywhere … and I can completely forget about wearing my beautiful white sneakers. Everyone has their preferred surfaces. Mine is a hard court, but when playing...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Century Tennis Inc. 56 Brook Avenue ♦ Deer Park, N.Y. Contacts: Kevin J. Healion (631) 242-0220 sales@centurytennis.com www.centurytennis.com Since 1965, Century Tennis has been dedicated to the growing sport of tennis by building quality tennis courts and providing a specialized service to the...Read more
  | By Luke Jensen
When a top-ranked player on the Pro Tour decides to change racquets, it becomes a big story. This change can be very tricky for the athlete. You get used to a feel of a frame and confident in the frame that helps you win. Most of the time, a change made by a top pro is due to a big pay day from a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It’s a new ballgame for Gilad Bloom, a former professional tennis player who is currently director of tennis at The Tennis Club of Riverdale (TCR). For the past two months, Bloom has been using the PlaySight SmartCourt, a new system aiming to revolutionize tennis. The PlaySight SmartCourt is a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Is it balance or weight distribution? We hear it all the time ... the finest tennis players in the world are those who have great “balance.” However, it’s not as simple as looking at it as just “balance,” it’s a bit more complex than that. If we focused on weight distribution in the foot versus...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Century Tennis Inc. 56 Brook Avenue ♦ Deer Park, N.Y. Contacts: Kevin J. Healion & Timothy S. Healion sales@centurytennis.com ♦ www.centurytennis.com (631) 242-0220 In 1965, Michael J. Healion, president of Century Tennis, began servicing tennis courts at Long Island’s Shelter Rock Tennis Club...Read more
  | By Brett Bothwell
A recent article by Fritz Buehning in the January/February 2013 issue of New York Tennis Magazine on string technology was a refreshing reminder of how important it is for tennis professionals and coaches at the grassroots level to stay informed and to take a lead in educating the tennis community...Read more
  | By Adam Wolfthal
It was late Sunday, Oct. 28, most New Yorkers were just beginning to think about what Halloween costume we were going to try and put together while watching Sunday football. Newscasters everywhere were talking about a major storm coming the following day, and most folks figured, “I hope he’s right...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former Wimbledon Mixed-Doubles Champ John Austin has joined BOLT as its first executive board member. He’ll serve a critical role as professional-industry liaison, technical advisor/play-tester, and as BOLT brand ambassador generally. John has roots in a great family tradition of tennis and in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
We’ve all purchased racquets that have had the manufacturer’s logo painted on the strings. Does this add any excitement or fun to your game? The answer is no. It won’t make you play like Roger Federer or Serena Williams. So, why do we leave it there. There is an option that adds excitement to your...Read more