While all students are different, and that is one of the things that makes coaching so fun and fresh, there are some universal truths that I find myself saying repeatedly to my students.
  | By Ricky Becker
While all students are different, and that is one of the things that makes coaching so fun and fresh, there are some universal truths that I find myself saying repeatedly to my students. Some things I’ll rattle off more to high-performance juniors, and some of the other things to serious but...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
This article first appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition. The New York Open held a local USTA League Tournament for USTA players with the finals played on the black courts of NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial...Read more
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
  | 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
  | By Barbara Wyatt
Travis storms the net, finger pointed … “Stop calling my balls out. That ball was in.” Without a pause, his partner says, “We’re calling for line judges.” Thank heavens, I thought, There IS a player with intelligence on that side of the net. Travis’ partner demonstrated she knows tennis rules when...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
Two of the best game improvement tools you should use on a regular basis are the backboard and the ball machine. Most world-class pros have used both of these resources in their careers and both are tremendous tools for your conditioning, footwork, consis
  | By Mike Puc
Two of the best game improvement tools you should use on a regular basis are the backboard and the ball machine. Most world-class pros have used both of these resources in their careers and both are tremendous tools for your conditioning, footwork, consistency and form. Unfortunately, both of these...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
“I’ve never won a USTA Sportsmanship Pin,” says Sheila. Frank places his arm around her shoulder and says, “You will. But until you do, you could have one of mine. I have three.” She laughs. Frank was at it again, teasing a fellow teammate. Is Sheila doing anything wrong? She gives the benefit of...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
I’m grinding it out on the court. My footwork is better, I’m hitting the split-steps, my coach is helping me with my slice, and I’ve made some cool friends from the team. This is a hard letter to write, but this is how I really feel. After I lost the match yesterday, you yelled at me. You threw a...Read more
The LI Women's Interclub Tennis League Board: (Top, from left to right): Marie Franzoni, Cheryl Schefer , Suzanne Putnam, President Elona Weiner, Vice President Gigi Banks, Meg Selim and Jackie Pierangelo and (bottom, left to right): Susan Greenberg, Lynn
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the last half-century, the North Shore has been home to a competitive tennis league for adult women called the Long Island Women’s Inter-Club Tennis League, which continues to grow with each passing year. Now in its 45th season, the League is home to more than 1,600 players representing almost...Read more