Once you have decided that you are 100 percent sure you are being cheated, you cannot let it slide. It will bother you for the rest of the match, and it will devour your confidence.
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
I have several emotional scars from being cheated during my junior tennis days. Even though I recently turned 50 (what?!), I can remember two situations like it was yesterday. On both occasions my opponent blatantly cheated me, and both times I did not handle it well. I turned into a hopeless mess...Read more
I believe, for juniors especially, coaching is about being a role model and a positive influence in their life.
  | By Michael Forte
“I made it to the final of my tournament last week!” “I got a baby puppy this week!” “My AP History class is killing me!” These are just a few of the phrases I hear on a weekly basis from students during lessons/programs, and it’s easy to assume they are being talkative or only desire attention...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Worldwide, the COVID-19 global pandemic has brought us into charted territory. In these times of social distancing and isolation, communication has never been more important. We know that tennis, and sports, take a back seat to the well-being and health of the public at-large, but we wanted to...Read more
The fifth annual JMTA College Recruiting Combine will be held on June 20 and June 21.
  | By Press Release
Helping young athletes attend the colleges of their choice, on full tennis scholarships whenever possible, is a primary goal of SPORTIME and of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA). With dozens of JMTA students currently competing at top colleges across the country, the Academy announced the 2020...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
As a coach, I counsel many families about how much tennis children should train at different ages and whether to cross-train in other sports and it’s a common question on my podcast, The Prodigy Maker Show. The bottom line is that every kid is different. Some can play tennis exclusively from the...Read more
Long Island tennis players have great choices when it comes to where to play tennis. Below is a list of Long Island Tennis Magazine’s top clubs and programs with descriptions of what each has to offer.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This feature first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine . Click Here to read the full digital edition . Long Island tennis players have great choices when it comes to where to play tennis. Below is a list of Long Island Tennis Magazine ’s top clubs and programs...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Some information probably won’t actually help you much but may still be interesting. The table below is probably just that. Have you ever wondered which states are the biggest producers of top junior tennis players? The table below is a fairly empirical way of ranking the states. We did the same...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Coaches can have a positive impact on the lives of junior tennis players and this responsibility is the catalyst to work harder, learn best practices and improve. While true professionals create opportunities for their students, self-important one’s are boasting that they are "High-Performance"...Read more
  | By Max Wennakoski
The many benefits of physical activity Besides benefits on physical health, engaging in sports and physical activity has well-documented benefits also on the mental health and well-being of children and adults alike. These include decreased depressive symptoms, increased self-esteem, and improved...Read more
Bethpage Park Tennis Center will host multiple free clinics on Friday, February 7.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Next week, Bethpage Park Tennis Center will host back-to-back tennis clinics, both of which will be free of charge. First, the club will host an IMG Academy Clinic featuring Nick Bollettieri on Friday, February 7 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. In addition to Bollettieri, the clinic will also feature...Read more