| By Dr. Steven Jonas
Would you like to stop feeling as if your energy is being sapped as you are playing tennis, and even eliminate the aches and pains you feel afterwards? A functional movement screening (FMS) may be the solution. The purpose of the functional movement screening is the assessment of an athlete’s...Read more
  | By Dr. Juan Gargiulo
You used to have lots of energy, looked forward to a tennis match, were able to concentrate and perform, and overall, looked and felt great, but with age, you noticed some of these things started to change. Could testosterone deficiency be playing a role in your performance? Menopause in women has...Read more
  | By Tom Saglimbeni
The days of lengthy low-intensity workouts, such as going for a 10-mile jog, are well behind those looking to improve their sports-related performance. Although we know we can vary our workout through the FITT Principle (Frequency, Intensity, Type, Time), changes in exercise intensity remains the...Read more
  | By Dr. Juan Gargiulo
Here are six reasons you shouldn’t wait until you’re sick to take care of yourself: 1. Increased energy: Increase your overall energy level, so you enjoy life more. Bio-identical hormone prescriptions can help restore hormone levels to those of someone in their 20s. 2. Less body fat—increased...Read more
  | By Holly Jonas
Whether you play tennis as a professional, competitive amateur or for occasional recreation, you’ve probably had—or know someone who has had—tennis elbow. The root cause of this syndrome can be as elusive as a correct diagnosis, which can be frustrating when pain is involved. Tennis elbow is an...Read more
  | By Dr. Eric Price
A meniscus is a cartilage structure that provides shock absorption and cushioning in the knee joint. There are two menisci. They are located in between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia). Meniscus tears are very common among tennis players. They are often the result of a twisting...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tuesday night’s episode of the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser” will feature Cardio Tennis as a key part of the weight-loss and fitness program for the 15 contestants. The show will air on NBC, Oct. 5, at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST. Helping to keep the contestants on track during Cardio Tennis will...Read more
  | By Dr. Eric Price
Proper form is essential to maintaining a healthy shoulder while playing tennis. During a tennis serve and stroke, power comes from the legs and transmitted to the racquet via what is known as the kinetic chain. Power is generated from the legs, passes through the core, then the shoulder, elbow,...Read more
  | By Mike Mejia
A generation ago, training for athletes was a lot simpler than it is today. We lifted a few weights, did various forms of running for conditioning and even stretched on occasion. Granted, we probably weren't quite as fit as the athletes of today, but somehow we managed to get by. Fast-forward about...Read more
  | By Mike Mejia
In last month's issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine , I discussed the importance of building a sound physical base before rushing into plyometric training. This time out, rather than just offer up some generalized guidelines, I thought I'd lay out the actual progression I use with the athletes...Read more