December 1, 2016
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

Sports psychology has become a wide and diverse field. Not only do we work with an ever-growing variety of sports, we use a variety of approaches. Standard sports psychology uses what we called “suppressive techniques,” which help the athlete to control any unwanted emotion, such as anxiety, anger or despair.

November 30, 2016
By Rob Polishook

What if a tournament player could play relaxed and anxiety-free while taking risks? What if they temporarily lost focus, but could get back on track and stay emotionally balanced? My sense is that they would perform their personal best because they would not be limiting themselves.

November 29, 2016
By Steven Kaplan

The selection of a coach is one of the most important decisions a young player can make and can be the difference between tournament success or disappointment.

November 23, 2016
By Gilad Bloom

For more than 40 years, I have gone onto the court on an almost daily basis, 20 years as a player and now 20 years as a coach. I am still in awe of the complexity of this game … its beauty, ugliness, joy and frustration. It’s all there, just like life.

November 22, 2016
By Christopher Pucci

If you believe you cannot win, you won’t win. Focusing on the future will only take away from the process that will inevitably bring you to the final outcome. 

November 22, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Boca West Country Club, located in in Boca Raton, Fla., is renowned for its first-rate recreational activities. The number one residential country club in the United States is also the proud recipient of the 2013 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award.

November 16, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The New York tennis Metropolitan community has some of the sport’s finest facilities, both indoor and outdoor, and best coaches in the world. With this wealth of talent available right in our own backyard, New York Tennis Magazine recently took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these top coaches. 

November 15, 2016
By Juan Oscar Rios

The reason why we are not producing more champions in America is due to our overall coaching philosophy and how parents are involved with junior tennis.

November 10, 2016
By Michael Nortey

If I were to ask, “What is the most important trait a tennis player could have,” what would you say? If “discipline” is your response, then you are an astute tennis player! More important than the answer itself is the understanding of why self-discipline is held with such esteem.

November 9, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Claude Okin grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan during the dawn of tennis’ Open Era and the tennis boom that followed in the 1970s and early 1980s. He came from humble means, as both of his parents were teachers. His father was an avid tennis player, playing on outdoor courts across New York City.

November 8, 2016
By Luke Jensen

Are you one of the lucky ones who had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Open this year? The anticipation for this year’s U.S. Open was extremely high, with so much going on.

October 7, 2016
By Lonnie Mitchel

Tennis starts with commitment. Let's use the collegiate level as a starting point and provide you an idea as to what it is that makes commitment a challenging endeavor.

October 6, 2016
By Rob Polishook

Why is it that whenever a player in any sport wins a tournament, they are usually in a good place off the court? James Blake, in his book Breaking Back, said “My greatest professional successes occurred after I had faced my most personal challenges.

September 27, 2016
By Barbara Wyatt

In the July/August 2016 edition of New York Tennis Magazine, I defended the idea that the rules of tennis should carry into our everyday lives. I admire tennis players who understand the rules and apply them fairly … especially what I consider some of the essentials.

September 27, 2016
By Richard-John Mensing Jr.

“You play how you train and train how you play.” This mantra is echoed across fields, on courts and in athletic training facilities around the world.

September 20, 2016
By John Curtis

I am often asked what prepares a young tennis player for playing at the collegiate level. Over the course of 25 years in the business, my answer has evolved.

September 16, 2016
By Gilad Bloom

People always claim that tennis is a mental sport. This statement is true, and it’s a fact I learned early in my career, but was never more evident than during one memorable match in 1989 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

September 14, 2016
By Damir Barisic

Tennis is a global sport with a long history and tradition. At its highest level, the professional level, the game is played at an extremely fast pace.

September 13, 2016
By Dr. Brandyn Fisher

Throughout my travels to junior and professional tennis events, I have seen some pretty crazy things that players have to deal with, so much so that I could write an entertaining book about it all.

September 12, 2016
By Luke Jensen

Wow! What a day in the world of tennis. I am a big news talk radio guy, and on my bike ride to teach my lessons for the day at Sea Island, the sports report mentioned breaking news in the world of tennis.

September 1, 2016
By Chris Lewit

Spain is known for its extremely high work ethic, both for the players and the coaches. Players work like beasts, suffering hours each day performing long sets of basket drills and high intensity shorter exercises as well. But one aspect of Spanish training that is often overlooked is injury prevention and overtraining avoidance.

August 22, 2016
By Salifu Mohammed

It all starts with the love and passion for the game. It is accomplished by hard work, parent/family support and great coaching. Elite junior players begin as recreational players, usually in small classes of between three and six students.

August 17, 2016
By Sinisa Markovic

To get the best out of your students, tennis pros need to build a detailed curriculum just like school teachers. This ensures that players will more likely get the most out of their lessons. 

August 12, 2016
By Bill Longua

Having problems with the backhand? Here some easy cures that will it improve. We’ll begin with the one-handed backhand.