| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Dr. Tom Ferraro (516) 248-7189 DrTomFerraro.com DrTFerraro@aol.com Dr. Tom Ferraro is an internationally-known sport psychologist designated as one of “The nation’s top mental game gurus” by Golf Digest. He has a full-time sport psychology practice in Nassau County, working with elite and...Read more
  | By Vincent Carvelli
An estimated 17.9 million people play tennis in the United States, according to the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), making it one of the most popular sports in the country. Unlike many sports that have set duration times, tennis matches can go several hours. The sport demands much from its...Read more
Often overlooked, shoulder pain is among the most common overuse tennis injuries. The shoulder joint has the biggest capacity for movement, and therefore, is the easiest to damage.
  | By Andrea Retolaza
Often overlooked, shoulder pain is among the most common overuse tennis injuries. The shoulder joint has the biggest capacity for movement, and therefore, is the easiest to damage. Located at the back of the shoulder, the rotator cuff muscles are a group of four muscles and tendons that come...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group is Long Island’s leading private orthopedic practice with a team of 37 board-certified and board-eligible physicians. The group features orthopedic subspecialists who have completed advanced fellowship training, focusing solely on a single area of concern. This...Read more
  | By Andrea Retolaza
Nowadays tennis has evolved into a more powerful game than it used to be years ago. Lighter materials and more aerodynamic equipment allow players to hit the ball faster and with greater force. This results in a higher dependence on the players’ fitness level, thus, increasing the risk of injuries...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
The shoulder is the most mobile, but least stable joint in the body. Because it’s used repetitively by tennis players, special attention should be paid to maintaining its strength, health and function. In order to prevent injuries, it's important that tennis players educate themselves. One of the...Read more
  | By Andrea Retolaza
For the last few years, I have had the pleasure of working as the injury prevention coach of professional Spanish tennis player Lara Arruabarrena, currently ranked No. 64 on the WTA circuit. In a sport like tennis, being a talented player is not enough to make it to the top. Dedication,...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Tennis is one of the few sports where each part of the body plays an equal role in power, accuracy and endurance. And while every tennis player knows that knee, elbow and shoulder injuries are common, one of the most overlooked areas that subject to injury is the lower back. During a match, a...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Just as important as proper upper body strength is for the tennis player, so is lower body strength, as a match often includes quick bursts of acceleration, changes in direction and bending. Many tennis players will complain of pain in front of the knee during a match and for days after. The most...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
What is the labrum? The labrum is a type of cartilage found in the ball and socket joint of the shoulder where it meets the arm bone. The labrum is the cartilage that surrounds the socket making the socket deeper and adding stability to the ball (the head of the humerus) sitting on the socket (the...Read more