Articles

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?

January 1, 2009
Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournaments For nearly 30 years, the Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournaments have been played on Long Island. The impetus of this effort began with the work of a very nice and charitable man by the name of Matt Swit of Amityville, N.Y. Matt used to be a marathon runner who...
January 1, 2009

Long Island Tennis Magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with Jenna Poczic and Jennifer Colton of the 8th grade girls tennis team from Thompson Middle School in Syosset, N.Y. Jenna and Jennifer shared their insights on the sport of tennis and took a look forward to their future in the...