March 4, 2014
By Dave Suskin

The USTA set a new Guinness World Record Sunday, with 406 enthusiastic kids ages 6-18 set the record for "Largest Tennis Lesson." Held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., the 30-minute lesson began at 9:00 a.m. with participation from several of the area’s largest tennis and education themed after school programs, including the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) and Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (HJTEP). 

February 25, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that, in conjunction with World Tennis Day on March 3, it will launch thousands of Tennis Play Events nationwide throughout the month of March. These events are designed to encourage families and children of all ages and skill levels to try tennis.

February 24, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA announced it will present the Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, N.J., with the USTA Organization Member of the Year Award. The Award is given annually to an organization that provides outstanding service to its members and to the local community. The club will be honored at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, March 15-17 at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.

February 5, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

During the next couple months, the USTA will invite families and kids of all ages and skill levels to try tennis at local events and facilities across the country—encouraging kids to get on the court and into the game.

January 7, 2014
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Eastern will honor more than 35 juniors, adults and organizations on Jan. 25 as the Section hosts its Annual Awards Celebration at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y. 

December 19, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA announced that it is awarding $65,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants to 18 wheelchair tennis programs across the country for the sixth consecutive year.

December 11, 2013
By USTA Eastern

USTA Eastern will honor more than 35 juniors, adults and organizations on Jan. 25, 2014, as the Section holds its Annual Awards Celebration at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y. 

December 6, 2013
By USTA Eastern Long Island Region

Members of the USTA Eastern Long Island Region offered tennis lessons to hundreds of youngsters at the Merrick Street Fair and Bellmore Family Festival, as part of the Region’s initiative to grow the game, especially among children. 

November 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and StarGames have announced that the Second Annual World Tennis Day will take place on Monday, March 3, 2014. World Tennis Day will center around a series of high profile special events, produced by StarGames, featuring current and former professional players, enhanced by activities generated by the ITF’s National Associations around the globe to grow tennis participation.

October 28, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Long Islanders Luke Louchheim and Alexander Karman were among the four boys and four girls chosen to represent the USTA Eastern Section at its Annual “Capital Clash” 10-and-under round robin tournament held over the weekend of Oct. 19-20 at the USTA Regional Training Center in College Park, Md.

October 1, 2013
By USTA Eastern Long Island Region
Team Eastern, coached by Jason Pasion, was bursting with pride this summer after winning the Church Cup, an achievement it has accomplished only twice before in the last 25 years of play.
September 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that as part of its ongoing celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the WTA, of equal prize money for women and men at the U.S. Open, and for the historic win by Billie Jean King over Bobby Riggs, it will hold a “Battle of the Sexes” Pro-Celebrity Doubles Match on Thursday evening, Sept. 5 at Arthur Ashe Stadium, featuring actors Rainn Wilson & Jason Biggs taking on tennis greats Chris Evert & Monica Seles.
August 30, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Sixth Annual Tennis Blitz in the Parks was held at six Nassau County parks in early July, with nearly 1,000 of the County’s adults and children being treated to three hours of free, non-stop tennis lessons courtesy of over two dozen USTA staffers, teaching professionals and other Long Island volunteers.
August 19, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced exciting, new dining options for players and fans alike at this year’s U.S. Open, introducing the dynamic, new Balance Kitchen for players and bringing fans an incredible variety of globally- and locally-inspired menus.
August 15, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that 2013 Wimbledon junior singles quarterfinalist, 18-year-old Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y., and French Open and Wimbledon girls singles semifinalist, 17-year-old Louisa Chirico of Harrison, N.Y. were among those who received a 2013 U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament wild card entry.
July 24, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the past 17 years, fans of all ages have been entertained by some of biggest names in music and tennis, and with chart-topping singer Ariana Grande and rising star Austin Mahone leading the way in 2013, the 18th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day Presented by Hess promises to be no different.
April 23, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the return of its SmashZone Mobile Tour which will hit the road for a 22-city tour to introduce youth tennis to kids and parents across the country. SmashZone began as the premier fan interactive attraction at the US Open before being showcased across the country.
April 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it is offering two audition options for the seventh annual U.S. Open casting call, starting with a DVD submission process.
March 20, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that in keeping with its mission to grow the sport of tennis, it has reached agreement with the ATP and WTA that ensures the vitality and competitiveness of the U.S. Open as a world class, premier event for many years to come.
March 19, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will celebrate the refurbishment and creation of 10,000 youth-sized tennis courts in the United States as part of USTA’s commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. A special celebratory event, Court 10K, will be held on March 19 at the Tamiami Tennis Center in Miami to commemorate the milestone.
March 18, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Kids ages 10 and under are invited to the free USTA Long Island Junior Team Tennis Party on Saturday, March 30 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Carefree Racquet Club, located at 1414 Jerusalem Avenue in Merrick, N.Y.
March 15, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Redfoo of the music group LMFAO and “Heroes” TV star Sendhil Ramamurthy have both entered the 2013 U.S. Open National Playoffs, which provides the opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a berth into the U.S. Open.
March 11, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Are you a past Long Island USTA award winner? In advance of the annual USTA Long Island Region's 23rd Annual Awards Dinner, the volunteers on the regional board have compiled a history of the awards in the region.
March 6, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region has announced that grant money for 2013 is available to member organizations who will support and participate in the Region’s mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis on Long Island. Additional grants are available to member through the USTA’s National Disaster Relief Program, which provides money to help rebuild facilities and replace equipment lost or damaged in Hurricane Sandy.