August 10, 2016
By Lonnie Mitchel

I have been watching the campaign for delegates for the presidential nomination in both major parties with great interest. One day Donald Trump throws accusations at his opponents, and the next moment, Hilary Clinton does the same.

August 10, 2016
By Rob Polishook

In addition to talent, skills and technique, an athlete brings many attributes, values and characteristics to the court. These attributes can be thought of as the fuel that drives and motivates the performance.  It’s essentially the player’s “X Factor.”

August 1, 2016
By Luke Jensen

I am often asked “What is the very best way to improve in the sport of tennis?” There are many aspects of a growing and developing game. The ability to be consistent is always essential. 

July 28, 2016
By Dr. Brandyn Fisher

"I forgot she was a lefty." This was Sarah's response during the 10-minute break after splitting sets at a USTA National match. I had asked her what she was seeing out there and about her game plan and the adjustments she made.

July 27, 2016
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

I have worked for many years with top level athletes and have come to realize that the 24 hours leading up to any big event will determine how you do during your match. Here are the basic psychological approaches that will help you to win ...

July 27, 2016
By Eric Faro

For junior players, summer is a great time to improve upon all aspects of their game. These student-athletes do not have the pressures and responsibilities that go along with their education and schoolwork, and can work on their game with a free and focused mind. Summer training is crucial to their development as solid tennis players.

July 25, 2016
By Eliza Davis

As a former junior player, I fully understand the ups and downs of playing tennis consistently. You love it when you are winning, but lose interest when losing. Passionate when the weather is perfect, but frustrated when conditions are unfavorable (wind, sun, heat). The key to keeping juniors passionate about the sport of tennis is to keep the game fun.

July 22, 2016
By Christopher Dong

Tennis can truly be the “Sport of a Lifetime” if your skills can age as gracefully as your passion for the game. As we get older, everyone from the recreational player to Roger Federer has needed to make adjustments to keep themselves competitive and enjoy their longevity in the sport.

July 22, 2016
By Steven Kaplan

The top tennis stars have distinctive styles that we love to mimic because the sport is so highly individualistic. Back in the 1970s, young players carefully applied surgical tape to their racket grips to be like local hero Vitas. They wore Fila headbands to embody the coolness of Borg. 

July 14, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

For many young tennis players, finding the right tennis program or academy that offers a consistent balance of academics and tennis can be an elusive process. But if you look far out onto the South Fork of Long Island, The Ross School is providing just that.

June 29, 2016
By Gilad Bloom

In the March/April 2016 issue of New York Tennis Magazine, I wrote Part One of what I have learned in my 20 years of teaching tennis.

June 20, 2016
By Bill Longua

In the March/April 2016 issue of New York Tennis Magazine, I discussed the ways in which the partner of the server can be instrumental in helping hold serve. Let’s talk about some other ways partners can be helpful to each other.

June 17, 2016
By Dr. Tom Ferraro

The most important key to good tennis is to learn how to accept a lost point. If you allow the point to get under your skin, you will begin to make the long downward spiral to defeat.

June 16, 2016
By Richard-John Mensing Jr.

You've probably heard from almost everyone involved in tennis that our sport is the “Sport of a Lifetime”–that tennis’ benefits of fitness, community and health are unparalleled. What you may not know is that for young people, tennis can provide another huge upside: A pathway to college.

June 10, 2016
By Whitney Kraft

Tennis has often been called “The Sport of a Lifetime" because it can be played at all stages of our lives. When we are young, we tend to start by using Red, Orange and Green tennis balls on smaller courts.

June 9, 2016
By Rob Polishook

What if your primary focus in tennis wasn’t about the winning or losing? What if it wasn’t about being better or worse than your opponent? Certainly, that seems like a radical approach.

June 7, 2016
By John Adamek, CSCS, CTPS, USAW

Resistance training for adult athletes promotes many positive benefits. However, for one reason or another, the topic of resistance training for young athletes has become a controversial topic. 

May 26, 2016
By Steven Kaplan

Over the past four decades, I've spent thousands of hours as a coach at local, national and international junior tournaments, and as they say, "I have seen it all." Here are 20 candid observations about the behaviors and interactions between players, coaches and parents before, during and after matches. 

May 20, 2016
By Eric Faro

One of the age old questions our tennis academy students’ parents ask coaches around this time of the year is: How can our children improve their game this summer?

May 16, 2016
By Luke Jensen

What a great time of year to be playing tennis and what a crazy year 2016 has been so far in the world of pro tennis! First, the match-fixing and gambling scandal and now Maria Sharapova fails a drug test? 

May 13, 2016
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The New York tennis landscape is always growing and evolving. There are a myriad of options, both indoors and outdoors, for local tennis players to choose from. So how does a successful tennis entity separate itself? How does a successful club increase its player base and continue to grow? 

May 11, 2016
By Vania Yui

I called a parent today to inform him that his child didn't fit into an Orange Ball Class and would be a better fit for a Red 3 Class. Luckily for me, the parent seemed open-minded to the idea, but felt it would be hard to explain to his child the "demotion" from Orange Ball to Red Ball.

May 6, 2016
By John Brennan

Having coached high school tennis for 24 years and having been a USPTA professional for 41 years, I’ve heard the term “mental toughness” thrown around repeatedly. What exactly is mental toughness? How can you recognize it? Is it something that can be learned? Can you teach it?

April 26, 2016
By Bill Longua

There are ways to improve your doubles play as a team, as you and your partner should always be on the same page. In this article, I will discuss the server’s partner while playing the net. Strong communication between partners is a must. In between points, talk to each other about the placement of serve and some basic strategy for the next point.