October 4, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2012 College Tennis Showcase will be held Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Saw Mill Club, located 77 Kensico Drive in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. The College Tennis Showcase is an event to help players learn more about the college tennis process and connect better with college coaches ...
September 21, 2012
By USTA Eastern Section
Hannah Camhi credits tennis with helping her develop self-confidence, optimism, and perseverance. And it is those traits–along with her outstanding grades, leadership, and match play—that earned Camhi of Woodbury, N.Y., a 2012 USTA National Junior Scholar Athlete Award. The award was announced at the USTA’s Semi Annual Meeting this month.
September 20, 2012
By Jeff Fenton
Representing your college as a participant on its tennis team is a thrill of a lifetime. I try to open the door for as many high school hopefuls as I can. When a college coach requests a video from a high school prospect, they might be asking, “Who are you and why should I be considering you?”
September 14, 2012
By Ricky Becker
It’s late in the summer and you want to play college tennis and use your tennis game to help your college prospects, but you haven’t done anything yet to prepare for your college search. This is what you should do first …
August 20, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A new championship format has been proposed by the Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Committee. The proposals, which would take effect the 2014 season, recommends that the number of days spent at the finals site is decreased from 12 to just eight.
July 24, 2012
By Ricky Becker
A great source of untapped recruiting wisdom is from former Long Island players who have finished college. These young adults have all the experience of college and are still young enough to relate to today’s junior players. I asked two Long Island-bred college graduates some recruiting questions and tapped on their wisdom. Our panel for this discussion includes Allison Dender from Washington University in St. Louis (Class of 2010) and Ryann Cutillo from Wake Forest University (Class of 2012).
July 17, 2012
By Adam Wolfthal
Dillon Pottish grew up in East Quogue, N.Y., a small coastal community on the south shore of Long Island’s East End. As a youngster, his parents encouraged him to play every sport, but he developed a liking for two in particular, tennis and baseball. Knowing that both sports are played in the spring season for high school, Pottish knew that he had to choose one or the other.
June 11, 2012
By Ricky Becker
A great source of information for prospective college tennis-playing freshmen are the people who have gone through their college tennis years. We took four Long Island raised student/athletes who just finished their first year of college and asked them to give us some insight on college tennis and what, if anything, was different than they expected.
May 23, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the second consecutive year, Lauren Embree was involved in the decision in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships final and the Gator All-American delivered in the end. Embree defeated McCall Jones, 6-4, 6-0, and Florida defeated top-seeded UCLA, 4-0, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
April 26, 2012
By Ricky Becker
"Back in the day,” people were never home-schooled to play tennis. Back a “half-day ago,” it was done by a select few who had a slightly reasonable chance to make a living as a professional tennis player. It was considered putting all of your eggs in one basket. But what about today?
April 24, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After inclement weather not only moved Sunday's Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship match out of Cary, N.C., and indoors to Wake Forest's indoor tennis complex, Duke rallied back from a lost doubles point to win four singles matches, defeat rival North Carolina, 4-2, and claim its 17th ACC title in program history.
April 3, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that co-ed intramural and sport club tennis teams representing 64 colleges and universities across the country have qualified for the 2012 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship to be played in Cary, N.C., April 12-14.
March 27, 2012
By Gary Simeone
The evening of March 24th brought fun for the whole family to the Eastern Athletic Club in Blue Point, N.Y. as the Stony Brook University Family Fun Fest and Fundraiser was held where members of the Stony Brook University Seawolves men's and women's tennis teams were on hand to provide lessons, instructional drills and play points with members of the local community.
March 23, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Saturday, March 24 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., the Stony Brook Men's Tennis team will bring their 2012 Seawolves Tennis Family Fun Fest to Eastern Athletic Tennis Club, located at 9 Montauk Hwy #A in Blue Point, N.Y.
March 7, 2012
By Bennett Kelly
The Fordham Men’s Tennis team caught the attention of Atlantic 10 conference foes during the fall semester by storming to a 6-0 record backed by strong performances in all matches, winning all but one by 7-0 shutouts.
March 7, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Saturday, March 24 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., the Stony Brook Men's Tennis team will bring their 2012 Seawolves Tennis Family Fun Fest to Eastern Athletic Tennis Club, located at 9 Montauk Hwy #A in Blue Point, N.Y.
February 29, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Syracuse University Women's Tennis team has defeated the Yale Bulldogs to advance to 39th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. The Orange has defeated the highest-ranked opponent in the program history, 4-3, against the Bulldogs, and has jumped up to the school's highest ranking to date.
February 17, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
SUNY Oneonta Director of Athletics Tracey Ranieri has announced that Long Island native Lonnie Mitchel has been selected as the interim tennis coach effective immediately. Mitchel replaces Bill May, who resigned earlier this month to take the head coaching position for men and women's tennis at Southeastern University in Florida.
February 7, 2012
By Ricky Becker
Early college choices are starting to be decided by the Class of 2012 and Long Island should be very proud. So far, Long Island junior tennis players have been accepted to colleges with great academics and great tennis. According to TennisRecruiting.net, Long Island junior tennis players have been accepted to: Duke, Penn State, Wake Forest, Williams, Amherst, Washburn-Topeka, Virginia, Brown, Dartmouth, Emory, Marist and Adelphi.
February 2, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There is no doubt that in order to get to the next level there is a need for speed. Now, more than ever, athletes are investing in personal trainers, speed training programs, and gym memberships to help improve performance on the field. In this Free Speed Training Clinic, set for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at Sports and Fitness Performance in Islip, N.Y., Coach Frank Dolan will dispel the myths about speed training and lay out a blueprint to successfully improve running speed.
December 21, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Duke men's tennis head coach Ramsey Smith has announced on Monday the signing of three of the nation's best recruits, as well as one of the top international recruits. Among this crop is Cold Spring Harbor's Josh Levine, who will join Michael Redlicki, Daniel McCall and Bruno Semenzato will join the Blue Devils for the 2012-13 season.
November 18, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the top American collegians selected to represent the United States in the Sixth Annual Master’U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate team competition held Dec. 8-11 in Rouen, France. The event features eight teams composed of college and university players from around the world.
November 15, 2011
By Ricky Becker
At this point in my college consulting career, each of my consults fall into one of a few categories. For example, many consults are with parents of freshmen in high school who want to know whether their child should make an academic or athletic run through college doors.
November 10, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each November, along with countless other student athletes, the country’s top tennis-playing high school seniors determine their collegiate futures on National Signing Day.