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  | By Steven Kaplan
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While we describe the practices of today and refer to "Social Distancing”, a more accurate term would be “Physical Distancing”.

For many young people, 12 hours a day of "FaceTiming" is the new norm and it has the potential to bring people closer, so I will keep today's blog brief:

Call an old friend. Call a relative. Call your kids. Call your Grandparents.

Steven Kaplan

Steve Kaplan is the owner and managing director of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as director emeritus of Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation, and executive director and founder of Serve &Return Inc. Steve has coached more than 1,100 nationally- ranked junior players, 16 New York State high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous highly-ranked touring professionals. Many of the students Steve has closely mentored have gone to achieve great success as prominent members of the New York financial community, and in other prestigious professions. In 2017, Steve was awarded the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA. He may be reached by e-mail at