June 9, 2017
By Brian Coleman

Earlier this year, Sportime and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) announced that Patrick McEnroe would be joining their team as co-tennis director at its Randall’s Island location.

April 14, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Sportime and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy will be hosting scholarship tryouts at its Long Island Annex in Syosset, N.Y. on Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Sportime Syosset.

April 13, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The first-ever Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros USA, in partnership with Longines, announced the field of 32 of the nation’s best junior tennis players, 16 boys and 16 girls, who will compete for a chance to enter a play-in tournament in Paris along with champions from five other countries. 

March 28, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

For the seventh consecutive year, young hopefuls from across the tri-state area will be out in force at SPORTIME Randall's Island, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) flagship location, on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, as SPORTIME and JMTA coaches seek to discover untapped tennis and athletic talent.

March 24, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Easter Bowl USTA Junior National Spring Championships Presented by Adidas will celebrate its 50th tournament starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 and running through Saturday, April 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

March 24, 2017
By Jimmy Delevante

As of September of this year, the USTA changed the rules for junior tournament play. Players under 10-years-old are now required to compete in several Orange Ball Tournaments before they are allowed to progress to Green Ball Tournaments and finally to Yellow Ball Tournaments. 

March 20, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Hours before Roger Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka to win his fifth BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells on Sunday, Sportime Lynbrook hosted an Indian Wells-themed event as the Sportime World Tour continued to make its rounds across the tennis world.

February 1, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA Eastern Long Island Region will be hosting its 27th annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 3, and is currently holding nominations for the 21 prestigious awards it gives out.

January 30, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The 20th Annual "Road to the Little Mo Nationals" circuit begins in March with 18 sectionals planned around the USA in the spring, leading up to four regionals in the summer and culminating with the "Little Mo" Nationals at the end of September. It will also be offering three international tournaments (California, New York, and Florida) for players from the USA and worldwide.

January 23, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

With the new year upon us it means the Sportime World Tour is once again traveling the globe, bringing a taste of international tennis tournaments to local Sportime facilities. The first edition of the 2017 World Tour was held on Saturday at Sportime Syosset in an Australian Open theme.

January 5, 2017
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today held the ceremonial “First Serve” at the USTA National Campus, the new “Home of American Tennis” located at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla.  Tennis icons, local dignitaries, partners and tennis enthusiasts were on hand to mark the occasion. 

November 22, 2016
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 let you be the judge of what is better and what is worse.

October 4, 2016
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.

September 28, 2016
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. 

September 11, 2016
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 Tennis Center to capture the U.S. Open Junior girls singles title at the year’s final Grand Slam.

September 3, 2016
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.

August 23, 2016
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 tournament performances over the past year.

August 17, 2016
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. 

June 30, 2016
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 London.

June 1, 2016
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 p.m. concluding at approximately 8 p.m. following various tennis and athletic assessments.

May 26, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Ulises Blanch, the number three-ranked junior in the world, and 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion and U.S. Open Girls Finalist Sofia Kenin lead a deep field of American boys and girls currently set to compete at the French Open Junior Championships in Paris. Qualifying begins today, with the main draw running from May 29-June 4.

May 9, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that eight top junior girls qualified for the 2016 Team USA National Junior Team, a training program designed to give a collection of America’s best young players, born in either 2000 or 2001, opportunities to train together during the summer and travel to play against top junior competition from around the world.

April 29, 2016
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 a full scholarship to attend JMTA at SPORTIME Syosset for the 2016-17 season. The evening begins with registration at 5 p.m., with a variety of tryout evaluation sessions concluding at approximately 8:00 p.m.

March 18, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

With the BNP Paribas Open taking place this week out in California, the Sportime World Tour continued its trek through the world’s tournaments, with an Indian Wells-themed event at Sportime Syosset.