January 22, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Taylor Fritz and Michael Mmoh, two of the Top 10 juniors in the world, will headline the Americans playing in the Australian Open Junior Championships, set to begin this weekend, Jan. 24-31, in Melbourne.

December 18, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that the 2014 USTA National Winter Championships will be held Dec. 27-Jan. 2 in the Scottsdale and Tucson, Ariz., area, drawing the top boys and girls nationwide in the 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s age divisions. The players competing in this tournament are vying for the title in the last national tournament of the 2014 season.

December 15, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Players travel from all over the world to compete for the Orange Bowl junior championship. This year’s champions didn’t have to come far at all. Stefan Kozlov and Sofia Kenin, both from nearby Pembroke Pines, Fla., won the Boys and Girls 18s Singles titles at the Metropolia Orange Bowl Tennis Championships, held at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center, the first American sweep of the Orange Bowl 18s singles titles since 2004 when both Timothy Neilly and Jessica Kirkland were crowned champions.

December 8, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

One of the world’s most prestigious junior tournaments gets underway today as the 68th installment of the Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships takes place in Plantation, Fla.

 

October 6, 2014
By Andrew Eichenholz

James McGee is finding his way in the world of professional tennis. With recent success on the Challenger Circuit, which acts as a second tier for those trying to either break onto the big stage or cling to a career, he has risen to a career high in the rankings, breaking into the top-200 in the world.

September 29, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Led by singles victories from CiCi Bellis, Tornado Alicia Black, Michael Mmoh and William Blumberg, the United States won both the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals on Sunday in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, sweeping the 16-and-under world team titles for the second time in the last seven years.

September 17, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

World number one junior CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif., who made international headlines with her upset of Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open, and top-15 junior Michael Mmoh of Temple Hills, Md. will lead the United States in the Junior Fed Cup and Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Finals–the premier world team competitions for players age 16 and under, set for Sept. 23-28 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

September 5, 2014
By Andrew Eichenholz

Long Island’s own Noah Rubin was in his third semifinal at the USTA Boys National Championships in the 18-year old division. The first two times, he fell short, failing to reach the final. Up 5-1 in the third set of a grinding battle against the 11th ranked junior player in the world, Michael Mmoh, Rubin was on the verge of breaking his curse. 

September 2, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Eastern recently hosted its 2014 Junior Awards Gala to honor the top juniors in the Eastern Section. Former professional tennis player and First Vice President of the USTA Katrina Adams was a guest speaker at the event. 

August 11, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Fifteen-year old CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif. won the USTA Girls 18s National Championship to earn a main draw wild card into the U.S. Open, defeating 16-year old Tornado Alicia Black of Boca Raton, Fla., 6-3, 6-1, at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.

August 11, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Eighteen-year old Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y. has won the USTA Boys 18s National Championship singles title to earn a main draw wild card into the U.S. Open, defeating Sacramento’s Collin Altamirano, the defending champion, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.

August 8, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Eastern will hold the 2014 Junior Awards Gala on Monday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Indoor Hospitality Pavilion to recognize the top juniors in the Eastern Section.

August 6, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) has announced that it will be accommodating its growing Long Island base of students with a move of its home facility on Long Island to SPORTIME Syosset Tennis & Multi-Sport this fall. The flagship JMTA location will remain at SPORTIME Randall's Island, and SPORTIME Bethpage will remain a valuable Academy resource.

July 30, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Six of the top young American boys and girls tennis players age 14 and under will compete for the U.S. in next week’s World Junior Tennis Finals, Aug. 4-9 in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

July 23, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Wimbledon Junior Champion and Long Island native Noah Rubin and 2013 U.S. Open Junior finalist Tornado Alicia Black will headline the top American juniors accepted into the main draw of the 2014 U.S. Open Junior Championships, set for Aug. 31-Sept. 7 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

July 7, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Long Island's Noah Rubin defeated the sixth-seeded Stefan Kozlov in three tough sets that lasted over two hours 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Boys Junior Wimbledon Championship on Sunday.

July 7, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, has announced that it will grant 49 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $330,000. Among those receiving scholarships are Long Island’s Cory Seltman of Dix Hills, N.Y. and Claudia Ruiz of Glen Head, N.Y. Both Cory and Claudia will be playing tennis for the Sacred Heart University Pioneers in the fall.

July 4, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Friday morning, local junior Noah Rubin advanced to the semifinals of the Junior Wimbledon Championships with a big win against Holland's Tim Van Rijthoven. The match was tightly contested throughout, but in the end, Rubin pulled through two tie-breakers to win 7-6, 7-6 and advance to the semis.

July 3, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

In a battle of top American juniors, Long Island's Noah Rubin defeated seventh-seeded Francis Tiafoe of College Park, Md. 7-6(7-4), 4-6, 6-3 to advance to the Wimbledon Juniors Quarterfinals.

June 19, 2014
By Ricky Becker

Most high-school aged kids who are thinking about playing collegiate tennis have heard about the hyped college video. Who needs the video? What should be on the video? When should prospective schools be sent? These are always amongst the first questions people ask me when I meet with them. Hopefully, this article will clarify some of the information.

June 10, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Two local New Yorkers in boys’ singles qualifying for the Wimbledon Junior Championship include 18-year-old Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y. and 17-year-old Dennis Uspensky of Atlantic Beach, N.Y., who will also be joined by 16-year-old Taylor Fritz of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

June 9, 2014
By Miguel Cervantes III

Eighteen-year-old Zain Ali is an incredible tennis player, and if you saw him at work, you’d remember his game for a long time. But if you take the time to sit down and speak with him and his father, you’ll remember more than just his tennis game. 

May 22, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The 2014 Long Island Winter Junior Team Tennis season ended with two exciting weekends of competition. More than 150 players on 23 teams competed in three different Divisions.

May 12, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The United States has qualified for the world finals in all four junior team events this past weekend– The Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and boys’ and girls’ World Junior Tennis (14-and-under) – at the North/Central American and Caribbean Final in Montreal, Canada.