Marco and Linda Ziets-Segura with their coach Adam Lee at Glen Head Racquet & Fitness.
  | By Brian Coleman
One of the best parts of tennis is it’s a sport that can be enjoyed together as a family, and for Linda and Marco Ziets-Segura that is exactly the case. The twin siblings began playing tennis together when they were five years-old, and now, as high school freshmen, have become two of the top junior...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
Many people don’t realize that tennis is a brutal game of psychological warfare. Far from the country club, genteel reputation of the sport, real competitive tennis is full of legal and illegal psychological manipulation and outright cheating. Why is this so? Three main reasons: The tennis rules...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Boys & Girls Long Island Rankings (as of 11/2/20) Boys Long Island Boys 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 Sebastian Bielen East Norwich 2 Drew Hassenbein Roslyn 3 Jack Kennedy Huntington 4 Sean Grosman Glen Head 5 Zavier Augustin Malverne 6 Saje Vijay Menon Mineola 7 Evan Lee Syosset 8 Benjamin Wiese...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
It’s often been said that to be the best at tennis you must be a great "problem-solver", yet very little is actually written about how coaches can help students learn how to solve problems. Specifically, an often neglected yet vital topic is: how can a young tennis player reconcile differing...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
The return of serve is arguably the second most important shot in tennis, after the serve, yet it is probably the most under practiced, underappreciated, and undervalued shot in the game. In my annual program at my academy, players can train 25 hours per week with me, and I’ve structured the day so...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Yes. Yes you can. Think about the best that you’ve ever played. This was the time that everything seemed easy. The time you felt like you had all the time in the world to hit your shots. The time you almost wanted your opponent to play even better because you wanted to be challenged, and you knew...Read more
Members of the tennis world have seen the story unfold all too often: A once phenomenal player loses the desire and motivation to compete in tennis, and is forced out of the game temporarily, or sometimes altogether.
  | By Sam Goidel
Like many of my peers, I viewed the coronavirus lockdown as an opportunity to improve my game. My rationale was obvious—a decrease in social and school-related responsibilities was an opportunity to increase my hours playing and training. With courts and practice partners available, I meticulously...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Division I, II or III? What is the difference? What is the lifestyle? What is right for me? One thing people are surprised about is that the top teams in a lower division would beat a LOT of the lower teams in a higher division. I asked three people I work with, who are currently playing or just...Read more
What qualities matter most in a tennis coach? A long, strong record of success is, of course, one trait, but how about considering how a professional coaches above whom and how many they coach?
  | By Steven Kaplan
What qualities matter most in a tennis coach? A long, strong record of success is, of course, one trait, but how about considering how a professional coaches above whom and how many they coach? The defining positive quality of a teacher is rarely service volume, so why then do so many coaches...Read more
  | By Adam Lee
Visualization is arguably the most important factor in the mental approach to tennis. The current situation we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic gives us an opportunity to turn within and hone our craft through improving mental acuity with certain visualization techniques. Strong visualization...Read more