November 17, 2011
By Steven Kaplan
Perhaps the most important quality for success in tennis is steadiness and the avoidance of errors. It might come as a surprise then, that in practice "Blue Chips" miss more shots than “Five Stars,” while "Five Stars” miss more shots than “Four Stars,” etc.
November 9, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) will present its annual Leadership Awards to Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick and to Hall of Fame tennis legend John McEnroe on Nov. 17 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
October 31, 2011
By Michael Sarro
On the day after New York saw its biggest snow storm in October since 1979, more than 110 high school juniors and seniors, their parents, and more than 40 college coaches braved the treacherous roads to attend the 25th Annual College Showcase Day held at the Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
October 28, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Claire Handa is a seventh grader from Rockville Centre, N.Y. who attends Friends Academy. Currently, Claire is ranked fourth in the Eastern Section in Girls 12s Division and is ranked 61st Nationally in Girls 12s Division, the highest ranked Long Island player in the Girls 12s Division
October 17, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
High school students will get a chance this month to show off their powerful strokes and strong footwork, and learn about often overlooked opportunities to play college tennis from coaches at USTA Eastern’s 25th Annual College Showcase Day, set for Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
September 22, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region congratulates eight-year-old Rachel Arbitman who made it to the finals in the national "Little Mo" tournament in Chicago in May.
September 21, 2011
By David Drucker
If you’ve never heard of a boy named Matt Zeifman, you surely will in the next few years. Through the years, Long Island has had more than a few tennis greats who have made it to top-level colleges and even scored success on the professional level, but it is not an easy path and the earlier you can start the better.
September 20, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, Aug. 29, prior to the start of the 2011 U.S. Open, some of the top juniors in the USTA Eastern Section were honored at the Junior Awards Gala.
September 14, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 4th Annual Tennis Blitz in the Parks was held in late July, as nearly 1,000 children received free tennis lessons in eight different Nassau County parks.
September 11, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Grace Min, a 17-year-old from Duluth, Ga., upset top-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 7-5, 7-6(3), to win the 2011 U.S. Open Junior Girls singles title on Sunday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Garcia is currently ranked 138th in the WTA rankings while Min is ranked 550th.
August 26, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the 14 winners of its 13th Annual Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest. The winning essays and art projects were selected from student entries submitted to the more than 600 USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network chapters from around the country
August 23, 2011
By Ricky Becker
For two weeks in May, I couldn’t stop following tennis. I looked forward to coming home at the end of the day and watching more tennis. It wasn’t the French Open that captivated me … it was the NCAA Tennis Championships which I loved watching on the computer and on ESPNU.
August 22, 2011
By Steve Pratt
The youngest and the oldest of the 16 women’s and men’s players selected to play in this weekend’s U.S. Open Wild Card Playoffs punched their tickets to New York with convincing wins on a stormy and thundering Sunday near Washington, D.C
August 22, 2011
By USTA Eastern Section
All 25 players being honored at the Junior Awards Gala on Aug. 29 finished well in section tournaments this year, earning enough points to be recognized by USTA Eastern on Opening Day of the U.S. Open. But only one managed to achieve perfection: Jamie Loeb. Loeb, 16, of Ossining, N.Y., won all eight tournaments that she entered, earning a perfect 800 points and a place in USTA Eastern history.
August 18, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Player Development has announced the eight men and eight women who will participate in the second annual U.S. Open Wild Card Playoff, being held at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in College Park, Md., Aug. 18-20.
August 17, 2011
By Anthony Pastecchi
On Friday, Aug. 12, the USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region along with the Town of Islip hosted it's Annual Suffolk County Rally Day, an annual event to promote the sport of tennis to children of all ages with pros on hand to provide free clinics and a day of fun for all.
August 15, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Do you want to enter the Guinness Book of World Records? Then, come on down Friday, Aug. 26 to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as USTA Eastern teams up with Wilson Sporting Goods, and professional tennis players Mardy Fish and Andrea Petkovic, to try earn a spot among the world's record holders The goal of this event is to break the record for the “most people bouncing tennis balls on tennis rackets,” which currently stands at 383.
August 15, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., successfully defended his USTA Boys’ 18s National title, and Lauren Davis of Gates Mills, Ohio, captured the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships as the number one seed on Sunday, and both will receive main wild card draws into the 2011 U.S. Open.
August 4, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that defending champion Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., and reigning Orange Bowl champion Lauren Davis of Gates Mills, Ohio, will be the top seeds at the 2011 USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s National Championships.
July 29, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Junior tennis players from across USTA Eastern got a chance to improve their games and learn about careers in professional tennis this week, as they received coaching from four former professional tennis players–Katrina Adams, Leslie Allen, Rodney Harmon and Ann Koger–at the section’s 13th Annual Camp A.C.E.
July 27, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced the top American juniors who will represent the United States in the World Junior Tennis Competition Finals. The event features 32 teams (16 boys teams and 16 girls teams) composed of players 14-and-under from 25 nations across the world.
July 25, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Alexios Halebian of Glendale, Calif. and Luca Corinteli of Alexandria, Va. have captured the Boys 18s and 16s singles titles, respectively, on Sunday at the 2011 USTA National Clay Court Championships at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla.
July 20, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Player Development has announced that it will host its second annual U.S. Open Wild Card Playoff to award a men’s and women’s main draw singles wild card into the 2011 U.S. Open.
July 12, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association, has awarded the Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award to Half Hollow Hills High School Senior Christopher Hunter of Melville, N.Y.