June 22, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In time for Wimbledon, AT&T and Tennis Channel have announced the addition of Tennis Channel to the U-verse TV lineup. Tennis Channel is available on channel 660 and channel 1660 (High Definition) in the AT&T U450 package, in addition to The Sports Package, with plans for expanded future distribution across multiple AT&T screens, including AT&T mobile and U-verse Online services.
June 4, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, will debut, "Serena: My Journey to Africa," on Monday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Far from the clay courts of Roland Garros and the grass courts of Wimbledon, this 30-min. original program chronicles American tennis icon Serena Williams’ recent visit to a small, poverty-stricken village in Kenya
June 1, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, has re-signed French Open and U.S. Open announcer Ted Robinson, extending his role with the network through 2013. The Emmy Award-winning sportscaster is currently on the air in Paris in the play-by-play role he has held since the channel’s first year of French Open coverage in 2007.
May 26, 2010
By Jonathan Klee
The year is 1987. Ronald Reagan is president and country club tennis is flourishing on the South Shore of Long Island. American tennis players, such as John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert and Tracy Austin, solidify tennis as part of the American landscape. South Shore golf and tennis country clubs, Inwood, Seawane, Woodmere and Middle Bay, have bustling programs.
May 25, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel, the television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, will provide a portion of its advertising inventory to Google TV Ads’ system, effective immediately. The arrangement makes the network the first single-sport channel inventory partner of the three-year-old online-based television platform.
April 21, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
racquetTune, an easy and inexpensive way for tennis players to check that their racquet is correctly strung, has been released as an application for the Apple iPhone and iTouch devices. A couple of taps on the strings and racquetTune displays the tension with high accuracy.
April 14, 2010
By USTA Eastern Section
Tennis is a sport for a lifetime, and USTA Eastern strives to grow tennis at every level with a goal of making the game accessible to everyone. Tennis can be adapted to fit the needs of the player.
April 1, 2010
By Alan Fleishman
Living in Florida allows the dedicated tennis player (or fanatic—depending on who is doing the defining) to play outdoors all year round. Actually, I live right across the way from the Evert Academy. When we bought our home, the agent said we might hear the sound of tennis balls late at night, which was music to my ears. Needless to say, there are many fine teaching pros in the area.
March 30, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Associated Press reports that once retired in 2002/then returned in 2006/then banned from 2007-2009/now horse jumping and ballroom dancing former tennis champ Martina Hingis will be playing a full schedule—14 matches—of World TeamTennis this season.
March 29, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Kevin O’Rourke (pictured here, right) has been presented with the USTA Eastern Long Island Regional Volunteer of the Year Award by Bill Mecca (pictured here, left) of the USTA Eastern Section.
March 17, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Polo Club of Boca Raton has been named the "2010 Private Tennis Facility of the Year" by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). PTR is a global organization of tennis teaching professionals with 14,000-plus members in 122 countries.
March 15, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Ubisoft announced that Racquet Sports, the multisport game that includes tennis, ping-pong, badminton, squash and beach tennis is now available on North American retail shelves, exclusively for the Wii system from Nintendo.
March 12, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Grand Slam Champions Kim Clijsters and Svetlana Kuznetsova faced off at Madison Square Garden in a match of jumbo-sized proportions! They competed in a heated tennis match in Ubisoft’s, Racquet Sports game on Nintendo Wii that was broadcast on Madison Square Garden’s world famous Gardenvision.

March 8, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Cable industry veteran, Ken Solomon, was sworn in as a member of President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in the U.S. Supreme Court.
March 8, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Martina Hingis has announced her engagement to lawyer boyfriend, 38-year-old Andreas Bieri.
March 4, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that it is awarding more than $34,000 in USTA Wheelchair Program Grants to 23 wheelchair tennis programs across the country for the second consecutive year.
March 3, 2010
By Sunny Fishkind
Do you play tennis in your community or county park? Are the courts you play on in great shape? If not, LET US KNOW !!!!!!!!!
February 10, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves—Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence., the philanthropic and charitable entity of the USTA, announced that under its “Aces for Kids” umbrella, it has awarded 24 year-end grants, for a total of $297,325. Among the organizations honored was Family and Children’s Association in Mineola, N.Y., with a $10,000 grant. The number of program grants awarded in 2009 was 37, for a total amount of $549,325. Combined with scholarship awards, USTA Serves distributed nearly $1 million in 2009.
February 4, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World TeamTennis is donating hundreds of clothing items for children impacted by the earthquake in Haiti to K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), a charity that focuses on the needs of children and their families. While the immediate call from relief organizations is for funds to support rescue efforts and emergency medical treatment in Haiti, a number of charities such as K.I.D.S. will also provide a “second wave” of support to displaced children and their families.
January 30, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
January 2, 2010
By Emilie Katz

The 98th Australian Open Tennis Championship, the first of the world’s four grand slam tennis tournaments during the year, is scheduled to start at Melbourne Park on Jan. 18, 2010. For two weeks in January, Melbourne Park has it all. The eyes of the world will zone in as the best tennis players in the world battle for one of the biggest grand slam titles the sport has to offer. As the 2010 tennis season approaches, tennis fans are excited to see what some of the players will be wearing at the start of the year

January 2, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and Tennis Industry Association (TIA) have announced that tennis participation in the United States topped 30 million players for the first time in more than two decades.
November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

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