| By Steve Annacone
I know reading has become less prevalent among the younger generation as there are just so many other options including television, podcasts, websites, social media, and on and on, but there are a lot of great books out there that can really help your tennis game. I just started to reread Winning...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
A lot has been said about tennis becoming a baseline game nowadays, with very few players venturing to the net to finish a point. However, it is still a definite advantage to hit the ball from a position closer to the net versus a long distance behind the baseline. Even though you see Daniil...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Playing well in a match is not easy. Even if you know your opponent, every time you step on the court things are different. There have been numerous times when I have worked with players who are hitting the ball great in a practice situation, but then everything falls apart when they get on the...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Every tennis player should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. I am a firm believer that it is more important to know and use your strengths than it is to know and attack your opponent's weaknesses. Most players will hit the ball more solid, be more decisive, and play an overall better...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
My tip this week is about simplifying the sport of tennis. We all know how complicated things can get on the court. You are dealing with the opponent, the conditions, and most importantly, yourself. I have several ideas that I believe will make tennis easier for you. First, always be ready and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The local tennis community boasts some of the top coaches in the world, and with this wealth of talent available, Long Island Tennis Magazine took the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these coaches. These coaches share their thoughts on a wide variety of tennis topics and issues, ranging...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Tennis players all have certain tendencies. In other words, each of us have certain shots that we feel more comfortable hitting in a specific direction. Many servers like to serve out wide and some like to serve down the "T". Serving into the returner's body is another popular placement. The same...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
There’s a saying in coaching that even the best coaches don’t invent anything new. Coaches take the experience of what they have heard, seen and played against, and form their own coaching preferences based on what they think is best. There are many coaching opinions that are just that: opinions...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world at the beginning of last year, Jason Pasion, who at the time was the head coach of the Hofstra men’s and women’s tennis teams, decided to help out. Armed with a medical degree and a desire to contribute, Pasion wanted to do his part. “I remained in...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Confidence is a very important part of a good player's "toolbox". When the point gets long, the game is tight, or the match is on the line, confidence can be the difference in a player's ability to execute the shot or play the point well. The problem is that confidence comes from having success. In...Read more