| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On March 16, 2016, the Tennis World lost one of its biggest supporters, Sol Schwartz. He was 46 years old. He was a husband, a father of two, a son, a brother, an uncle, a coach, a mentor, and a friend. Lisa Stone, creator of the ParentingAces website and radio show , had a short-lived but very...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Although well-intentioned, are short courts, deflated balls, round-robins and short sets pulling kids into tennis on Long Island? Through five years, the answer is: “No!” Age Group/Level 2010 Players Per Long Island Tournament (Average) 2016 Players Per Long Island Tournament (Average) Boys 10’s...Read more
  | By Jimmy Delevante
The benefits of playing against a stronger opponent are more obvious than those of playing against a weaker opponent. A player who “plays up” has the opportunity to experience first-hand the skills of a stronger player and hopefully learn from it. A stronger player might implement tactics against...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The college tennis season here on Long Island is wrapping up, as a number of local schools have finished the regular season and are gearing up for their respective conference tournaments. Hofstra Men, Women Earn Season Honors Marcus Smith, who played his high school tennis at Cardozo High School in...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Many relationship magazines like to run columns with the format “What a member of one gender says and what the member of the other gender really hears.” I’d like to revisit the topic of speaking with a college coach. What a prospective student-athlete says and what the coach really hears. The...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The success of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) men’s and women’s tennis teams continued this past season, as both teams reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 and had players honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The ITA announced its 2015-16 Division II regional and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The NYIT women’s tennis team captured the NCAA East Region 1 championship on Tuesday afternoon, downing Chestnut Hill 5-1 to advance to the NCAA Division II tennis championships in Denver, Colorado. Playing in its first match since a loss to Division 1 Fordham on April 16, the Bears did not show...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Institute of Technology men’s tennis team won its fourth consecutive East Coast Conference (ECC) championship on Saturday, defeating Queens College 5-3 to capture the crown. The Knights of Queens College took the early lead in this one thanks to its play on the doubles court. Queens...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Adelphi men’s tennis team came up just short in its run to a Northeast-10 (NE-10) championship, as top-seed Southern New Hampshire beat the Panthers 5-2 in the conference’s title match on Sunday afternoon. The doubles play of the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire (SNHU) started things off with...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo courtesy of Adelphi University Athletics The Adelphi men’s tennis team is heading back to the Northeast-10 championship match for the second straight season as the Panthers downed Merrimack 5-1 in a semifinal showdown on Friday, a rematch of last year’s conference championship. The first win...Read more