July 18, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On the weekend of July 10-11, the fast-growing sport of beach tennis held its first ever U.S. National Championships, as the sport's top players converged in Chicago to compete for $3,000 in prize money and to vie to see who is the best of the best in the world of beach tennis.
December 15, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
People often ask what is there to love about beach tennis. The response should always be the same … What's not to love? You get to spend the day outside in the sun on the beach. You get to socialize with the other players opening up new friendships.
August 11, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The final leg of the Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge was the most successful of all, as the tournament, the magazine and the sport of beach tennis continues to grow. Thirty pro beach tennis teams, between the men’s and women’s draws, competed on Saturday, Aug. 7 and another 20 amateur teams competed on Sunday, Aug. 8.
June 29, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
More than 60 players of all levels came out to compete in the second leg of the Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge in Long Beach this past Sunday. Top-level beach tennis was on display in the pro division, while amateur players came out to improve their skills and try out this summer's hottest sport.
June 17, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On June 11-12, Beach Tennis USA, along with Long Island Tennis Magazine kicked off the first of four Beach Tennis USA tournaments this summer that will be held in Long Beach, N.Y. Although the poor forecast kept some away from the beaches and inside for the weekend, Mother Nature was generous to the many who did make it out and kept the skies clear for two days of fun in the sand.
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.
July 1, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
When Oceanside, N.Y. resident Nadia Johnston played beach tennis for the first time, she realized she had an opportunity that most professional athletes rarely get—a second chance. The Australian-born Johnston was a rising tennis star in the late 90s, attaining WTA rankings of 314 for singles and 245 for doubles, and competing in the 2001 Australian Open. Throughout her seven-year run as a touring pro, Johnston’s future looked bright, until a wrist injury in the summer of 2001 changed everything.
May 9, 2009
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
What do you get when you combine the best elements of tennis and beach volleyball with the laid-back beach lifestyle? You get the hottest new sport in America: Beach tennis.