| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the USTA Long Island Region recognizes the achievements of individuals, facilities and organizations who have gone above and beyond, both on the court and off. Some of those awardees are honored for their tennis play and/or rankings, while our Prestigious and Excellence Award Winners are...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Whenever I tell my parents a tennis story about one of my students, a local program or Eastern Section tournaments, I have to throw in a caveat to “This is how they do it now.” As a 42-year-old who played junior tennis out of Long Island 30 years ago, the scene is definitely much different. I’ll...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
In the July/August 2016 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine , I presented a table that is pretty depressing. In 2010, Level 2 10 & Under tournaments averaged 15.6 boys and 8.8 girls per tournament. And now … 1.4 boy and 1.1 girl per tournament. In other words, you are lucky to find a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern recently launched a “youth progression pathway,” designed to create a greater experience for children beginning and developing in tennis competition. The pathway ensures young players, ages 7-10 years old, will compete at appropriate levels of play as they progress through competitive...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Southern Californian Kayla Day celebrated two milestone achievements on Sunday, Sept. 11 in New York City. The 16-year-old Day, the number five-seed from Santa Barbara, Calif., defeated the 13th-seeded Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia, 6-3, 6-2, on the Grandstand Court at the USTA Billie Jean King...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will utilize a serve clock for the first time at the 2016 U.S. Open, timing how long servers take between points during the U.S. Open Junior Championships and the American Collegiate Invitational. The serve clocks will be used to objectively assess time violations,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will hold its 2016 Junior Awards Gala on Monday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Hospitality Pavilion to recognize the top juniors in the Eastern Section. Each of the 30 players honored are the top three in their age group as a result of their...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In 1953, Maureen Connolly was the first woman to win the Grand Slam in tennis history. Known by her nickname “Little Mo,” she is still the only American woman and the youngest at age 18 to have accomplished this feat. Although her career only spanned three years, many premier sports writers...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
French Open Girls Finalist Amanda Anisimova, 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion and U.S. Open Girls Finalist Sofia Kenin and Ulises Blanch, the number two-ranked junior in the world, lead a deep field of American girls and boys currently set to compete at the Wimbledon Junior Championships in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Young hopefuls from across Long Island will be out in force at SPORTIME Syosset, the Long Island home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, on Thursday, June 9, to try out for scholarships to attend JMTA at SPORTIME Syosset for the 2016-17 season. The Tryout begins with registration at 5:00 p.m...Read more