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November 1, 2009
Congratulations to the Men’s 4.0 team from Carefree Racquet Club on winning the National Title and brining the crown to Long Island.
November 1, 2009
Players spend their entire careers trying to get a good “read” on their opponents in an effort to better understand their strengths and weaknesses, and achieve success against them. However, getting a good “read” on a college coach is a totally different ballgame, one which, when achieved, can lead...
November 1, 2009
Annie Houghton, a junior from Army, defeated Katherine Lange, a junior from Northwestern State (Louisiana) 6-4 to win the Flight “A” One-on-One Doubles Tennis Tournament held at Stony Brook University as part of the Third Annual Stony Brook Women's Invitational, held Sunday, Sept. 20. Houghton now...
November 1, 2009
I used to get mocked from my friends about that all the time. I was fortunate enough to get admitted to a college (Stanford University) that rejected some of the smartest kids from my high school (Roslyn High School). I wasn’t a moron, but by my own admission, I didn’t have the standard academic...
November 1, 2009
Local tennis pros David Brent of Woodmere, N.Y. and Mark Harrison of East Rockaway, N.Y. were finalists at the 55 USTA National Grass Court Championships, held at the Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence, N.Y. the week of Sept. 14-20, 2009.
November 1, 2009
The 3.5 Long Island team began three seasons ago as a 3.0 team that rattled off 21 straight victorious matches, including two at the national championships in Las Vegas. Two seasons ago, the team moved up to 3.5, added a few good players and wound up in the middle of the pack. This past season...
November 1, 2009
Now that the U.S. Open has come and gone, do you feel a void? Would you like to watch some live outstanding tennis and not even have it cost you a dime? How about bringing your children and having them watch great tennis close up?
November 1, 2009
When we last left off with the story of 12-year-old Mia Vecchio in the September/October 2009 edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine, she was preparing herself for tryouts for the Herricks High School varsity tennis team. Going in as a 7th grader, the odds were against her to make the squad, but...
November 1, 2009
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. I think a lot of us are familiar with that expression, but it is also one of those statements that is easier said than done. Setbacks in tennis and/or life are not always easy to handle, especially when you are in high school, but 16-year-old Amanda Hyman...
November 1, 2009
In this biography of Roger Federer, Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story, Swiss tennis writer Rene Stauffer offers a glimpse of the stages in the development of the recently dethroned U.S. Open champ. Stauffer, who had the cooperation of Federer and his family, goes all the way back to the...
November 1, 2009
The 2009 USTA Eastern Summer Junior Team Tennis Season culminated with 18 teams from the section, including Long Island competing at the USTA Eastern Summer Sectional for the right to be crowned the best in the Eastern Section. Slated to be played outside at SUNY College at Purchase, N.Y. Aug. 22-...
November 1, 2009

Directory anyone looking to take a nice tennis vacation in the US or abroad.

November 1, 2009

For many years, there has been a friendly rivalry between the Garden City Casino and the Cold Spring Valley Club. These two tennis clubs have been playing home and away matches for bragging rights. This year, the Casino’s interclub squad captain Rich Antoneck asked if the last interclub...

November 1, 2009
Over the past couple of years, I have noticed that a lot of my fellow tennis players against whom I competed are still involved in tennis in some form or another. Either, they are coaching at a university, working for a tennis club or coaching part-time somewhere.