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  | By Steven Kaplan
The silver lining to this crisis is that we have time now.


One of my favorite lines from any song is: "There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them”, from Jim Croce's “Time In A Bottle”.

The silver lining to this crisis is that we have time now.

As tennis players we are goal oriented. We are doers. So set goals, watch tennis videos and learn.

Work on your core and improve. Track your diet and eat better.

Take the gift of time and get things done.



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