Articles

May 1, 2009
Long Island Tennis Magazine had a chance to chat with Jericho, N.Y. native Bryan Koniecko, a senior at Ohio State University. Bryan has been ranked number in the country for most of the year by the NCAA.
March 10, 2009
On Wednesday, May 6, the United States Tennis Association/Long Island Region board will host its 19th Annual Awards Dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club, located at 8325 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury, N.Y. It will be the largest and most prestigious tennis gathering held on Long Island to honor...
March 1, 2009
Playing tennis on a regular basis is good for your heart. It's also good for the body and mind. In fact, playing tennis on a regular basis produces positive physical, physiological and psychological benefits.
March 1, 2009

Multi-tasking (MT) is now the mantra of our generation. It is indiscriminately accepted not only in colloquial conversation, but among astute teachers and scholars. It is empowering. According to this widely-held axiom, our students can and do learn efficiently doing several things at once. Our...

March 1, 2009
Yoga, a Hindu system of meditation and self-control, involves a plan of physical exercises and breathing control … it strives for complete unity between the mind and body. The sport of tennis also requires complete unity between mind and body; in fact, it’s a mind-body game. If you want to improve...
March 1, 2009
As you approach your favorite tennis courts for a match, from a distance, you hear some terrific dance music. Getting closer you see a large group of adults moving in rapid fashion around the court and hitting tennis balls, all with smiles on their faces. What’s going on here? Welcome to Cardio...
March 1, 2009
Tennis is a sport enjoyed by many. Its benefits increase the wellness of the body and its function, but with any sport, there is risk of injury. One of the most common tennis related injuries seen at North Shore Rehab Associates is lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as “tennis elbow.”...
March 1, 2009

Most of us have heard the saying: “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” For years, financial experts have urged investors to spread their money across different types of asset classes—such as stocks, bonds and cash—in order to help reduce risk and enhance long...

March 1, 2009

Are pee wee tennis players better athletes than pee wee football players? Are they stronger then soccer and basketball players?

March 1, 2009
The first Grand Slam of the year concluded, amidst extreme emotions and compelling action. The event produced high drama and spectacular tennis.
March 1, 2009
Tennis is a game which brings people together. However, there are many children who will never have the opportunity to play the game due to limited economic resources. Zachary Mintz and his twin sister, Paige, two high school sophomores, founded Tennis Racquets for Kids Inc. Both Paige and Zachary...
March 1, 2009

The dilemma that faces many tennis families today, after spending nine to 10 years on the junior tennis circuit running from tournament to tournament is, “How do we find the right college for our child?” Ask most young junior tennis players where they want to go to college, and the...

March 1, 2009

The ancient Roman playwright, Terence wrote: “Moderation in all things.” He could have been referring to optimum tennis performance. Often, I hear both players and instructors repeating phrases of tennis wisdom that, while partially true when applied in the right context, can be...

March 1, 2009

The Tennis Association of Farmingdale (TAF) is an adult tennis league providing its members the opportunity to play outdoor competitive tennis during the months of May through September. TAF is comprised of seven ladders, men’s and women’s singles and doubles, mixed-doubles, and men...

March 1, 2009
The USTA has announced that more than 700 tennis facilities, recreation departments and community centers across the country will host the first-ever national youth registration initiative for all spring and summer tennis programs on Monday, March 2. The launch is part of the “Tennis Night in...
March 1, 2009
Tennis has certainly become a global sport, but it is disappointing to see its leading country, and one of that country’s largest markets, having lost some high-profile events from both the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tours. New York has lost a...
March 1, 2009

This edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine takes you inside the trip and journey of Hauppauge, N.Y. high school student Jenny Kellner and her recent trip to Tucson, Ariz. for the 2009 Copper Bowl Tennis Tournament. Jennifer is a full-time student at Hauppauge High School. She is enrolled in a...

January 1, 2009

Proudly representing the Association of Tennis Professionals, Merrick, N.Y.-native Scott Lipsky recently took a break from giving opponents service ace-induced whiplash and enlightened Long Island Tennis Magazine on the man behind the racket.

January 1, 2009
As the assistant coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Hofstra University, I had the pleasure of starting the team off this year, but was truly happy when our athletic director hired a new head coach, Amanda Foukas. The team has been truly impressed with Coach Foukas, as she has great plans for both...
January 1, 2009
League tennis continues to grow on Long Island, with more than 4,000 players on men’s and women’s adult teams, men’s and women’s Master’s (over 50) and Grand Master (over 60) teams, as well as mixed-doubles teams.
January 1, 2009
Stephen Peng is the most improved junior player coming out of the Glen Head Racquet Club’s ALPS tennis program. Prior to joining the ALPS program, Stephen had never received more than one game in any United States Tennis Association junior match. As of September 2008 after playing in the ALPS...
January 1, 2009

In 1975 at the age of two, Phil Stevanovic, a construction manager who builds airports in the metropolitan area, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a degenerative genetic disease that affect the lungs and digestive systems. At the time, doctors told him he wouldn’t live past 18 years of...

January 1, 2009

Should I play on my high school varsity tennis team? Should I play USTA Regional, Sectional and National tournaments? Should I try to do both?