August 6, 2010
By Russell Heier
“Vilas go to court one, Wade go to court four, Connors … I will have a court for you in a minute …” There I was, a local Long Island tennis pro telling some of the legends of tennis what to do as we all raised money for a worthy cause.
August 4, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Stony Brook University and Head Coach Gary Glassman will stage an exciting serve and volley event that will showcase college women's tennis' true athletic ability. Ten East Coast collegiate teams will be playing the half court serve and volley singles game played on the doubles court known as One-On-One Doubles, on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. as Stony Brook hosts the Second Annual Women's Collegiate One-On-One Doubles Championships.
August 2, 2010
By Gary Simeone
North Hills brought their "A" game to Pine Hollow Country Club on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 1st for a showdown with Pine Hollow in the Long Island Professional Tennis League (LIPTL). North Hills remained on top of their game throughout the match, defeating Pine Hollow by a score of 18-9.
August 2, 2010
By Gary Simeone
Piping Rock got off to a good start against the visiting Creek Club in Long Island Professional Tennis League (LIPTL) play on Friday night, July 30th.
July 29, 2010
By Brent Shearer
It would be understandable if Bayside, Queens, native and ETA legend Butch Seewagen were content to rest on his laurels instead of launching Long Island’s first pro team competition.
July 1, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the second straight summer, four of Long Island's most prestigious country clubs will be fielding professional tennis teams and playing for $10,000 in prize money along with the George Seewagen Cup in the Long Island Professional Tennis League (LIPTL).
May 21, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Long Island Region Board of the United States Tennis Association/Eastern Section takes great pleasure in recognizing our top junior and adult awardees for their outstanding accomplishments both on and off the tennis courts. Your achievements are the result of your hard work and dedication. Each of you is an inspiration to the Long Island tennis community.
May 10, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Legends Ball, which benefits the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, returns to Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York City, on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. – the last Friday of the U.S. Open. Regarded as the premier social event of the U.S. Open, this special night of celebration will honor a host of tennis luminaries including the Hall of Fame Class of 2010.
April 15, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The SASS Foundation for Medical Research annual Tennis Tournament & Golf Outing will take place on Monday, May 17th at the fabulous Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove. The annual event to benefit cancer research, patient care & education is comprised of both a Ladies and Mens Round Robin Tournament.
April 8, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
“I was introduced to tennis 40 years ago this year through the efforts of tennis players giving back to their sport,” said Joe Arias, district board president, Long Island Region Suffolk County delegate, president of Arias Tennis Corp., USTA High Performance coach, USPTA Certified Pro 1 and specialist in competitive player development.
April 7, 2010
By Bill Mecca
Nassau County Parks Commissioner Jose Lopez presented Bill Mecca, USTA Eastern Section’s Long Island representative, with a Citation of Appreciation for working to make Nassau County a healthier place to live.
March 19, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Long Island Regional Board is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Awards Dinner to be held this year on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 P.M. at the beautiful Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
March 16, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Family and Children’s Golf and Tennis Tournament will be held on May 20 at The Creek Club Golf Course, located on Club House Hollow Road in Locust Valley, N.Y. This annual event brings together individuals who share a love and commitment to the underserved people of Long Island and to the work being done by Family and Children’s.
January 1, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Long Island tennis community came out and reinforced just how large and strong a community it really is. The 1st Long Island Tennis Expo was a huge success (planned and organized by the staff of Long Island Tennis Magazine), as the event drew 1,200-plus tennis enthusiasts from all across the Long Island and Metro areas.

November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2009 Beach Tennis USA National Championship demonstrated two days of exciting, fast-paced action. For the first time ever, the National Championship in the United States featured a “Paddle Battle,” in addition to the regular racquet competition. The National Championships are held in our backyard, in Long Beach, N.Y., and in addition to the extreme competition, the National Championship also has a beach party feel to it with a stage, food, drinks and music.
November 1, 2009
By Stephen G. Sombrotto
David Cooper, who currently resides in Washington, D.C., was going to be on Long Island visiting relatives for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. He loves tennis and found the Maverick Tennis Labor Day Pro Set Challenge online at USTA tennis link. Although he was too late to register for the singles draw, tournament director Stephen Sombrotto invited him to participate in the doubles draw and offered to find him a partner so he could participate. Dave and his new partner, Lenny Bonacasa, went on to win all six of their pro sets, defeating Warren Espiritu and Victor Mercado in the final.
November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Annie Houghton, a junior from Army, defeated Katherine Lange, a junior from Northwestern State (Louisiana) 6-4 to win the Flight “A” One-on-One Doubles Tennis Tournament held at Stony Brook University as part of the Third Annual Stony Brook Women's Invitational, held Sunday, Sept. 20. Houghton now captures the number one one-on-one doubles ranking for Women's Collegiate Tennis. The tournament was held on the final day of the three-day Invitational, with all nine Division I teams entering their players into four different flighted divisions.
November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
November 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
September 13, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Alex Bogomolov of Long Branch, N.J. defeated Noam Okun of Israel 20-18, 17-20, 10-8 to win the $10,000 first prize at the First Annual Gotham Tennis Academy “Hamptons 20-Ball Open” at the Napeague Tennis Club, located at 2145 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, N.Y. The unique single day event featured first-to-20-point match formats beginning with a ground-stroke feed.
September 1, 2009
By USTA Eastern Long Island Region
September 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach, N.Y. will play host to the Beach Tennis USA National Championship Tournament on Labor Day weekend. For those of you who have been there before, it's easy to understand why some people describe it as “Lollapalooza meets tennis on the beach.” Beach Tennis USA (BTUSA) culminates its 10-city national tour with a grandiose event that is beyond the pale. Whether you’re a spectator or a participant in the tournament, this Labor Day weekend will be nothing but a day at the beach. Featuring live music, sampling tents, audience giveaways and raffles, this event has something for everyone.
July 1, 2009
By Eric Dietsche
Playing tennis at Deer Park Indoor Tennis Club has had more than one meaning for me. It was more than just ladder matches and group lessons. It has become about the Sundays that I have spent playing tennis with the SCORE (Student Caring Offers Recreational Excel-lence) guys, who come from a group home in East Northport, N.Y. At this juncture in my life, when I am about to head off to college in the fall, it is with great pride that I tell you about the great things that are happening at the Deer Park Indoor Tennis Club. I would also like to extend my immense gratitude to Afzal Ali for giving me the opportunity to take part in these activities.
July 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The beautiful and historic Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y. will play host to the annual Alan King Pro-Am Tennis Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Some of the most famous names in the history of the sport will team up with local amateurs for an exciting day of tennis, all in support of local charities.