September 4, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region is seeking volunteers for two exciting upcoming events: The Merrick Street Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8 and The Bellmore Street Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22. USTA Eastern Long Island will have a strong presence at both fairs again this year.
September 3, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that 10-year-old Brandon Gicquel of Huntington, N.Y., has been selected to sing “America the Beautiful” prior to the night session on Monday, Sept. 3, at the U.S. Open. Gicquel is set to perform in front of a capacity crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which seats 23,771 spectators.
August 31, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region has announced that the newest issue of its newsletter, On the Ball: News From LI, is now available online at its Web site, www.ustaonlongisland.com/newsletter.pdf.
August 24, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, has announced that Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning actor and star of the recent hit film “The Hunger Games” Stanley Tucci and Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning actor and star of NBC's “30 Rock” Alec Baldwin will headline the 12th Annual Opening Night Gala on Aug. 27 at this year’s U.S. Open.
August 24, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the names of 12 vocalists, all under the age of 12, who will perform patriotic-themed songs during the night sessions of the 2012 U.S. Open, and on Arthur Ashe Kids Day. The lineup for this year’s event features talent from throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, as well as Hisperia, Calif; Charlotte, N.C.; and Whitefish Bay, Wis.
August 23, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will honor 27 junior players on Aug. 27 at the at the Indoor Training Center of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for their outstanding performance in Sectional Tournaments and provide them with free grounds passes to see the best players in the world compete on Opening Day of the 2012 U.S. Open.
August 20, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced a series of major building enhancements that are designed to elevate the overall fan experience at the 2012 U.S. Open.
August 16, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the 13 men and 13 women who will compete in the U.S. Open National Playoffs – Men’s and Women’s Championships, Aug. 17-20, at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven, Conn.
August 13, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced a dramatic opening night ceremony that will include an immersive video and light show for the first time, and a special performance by pop star Jordin Sparks. The ceremony will take place prior to the night session in Arthur Ashe Stadium, on Monday, Aug. 27.
August 8, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Ed Wolfarth of Syosset, N.Y. received the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement in Tennis Award from the USTA Eastern Long Island Region at its Annual Awards Dinner in May. This award is the Long Island Region’s highest honor.
July 26, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Junior tennis players from across USTA Eastern are getting a chance to improve their games and learn about careers in tennis this week, as they receive coaching from top tennis executives and two former professional tennis players, Rodney Harmon and Leslie Allen, at the Section’s 14th Annual Camp A.C.E.
July 25, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that F. Skip Gilbert has been named managing director, professional tennis operations and U.S. Open tournament manager. In his new role, Gilbert will be responsible for the USTA’s professional tournaments including Cincinnati, New Haven and Atlanta ...
July 18, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the 10 photos that have been selected—from hundreds of entries received—as finalists in its “Create Your Own Tennis Court” Photo Contest.
July 17, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that pop band The Wanted, chart-topping singer Carly Rae Jepsen, special guest performer Owl City, and from Nickelodeon’s "How to Rock," Cymphonique Miller and Max Schneider, will team up with reigning U.S. Open Champion Novak Djokovic, U.S. number one men’s singles player John Isner, three-time U.S. Open Champ Kim Clijsters and Mardy Fish at the 17th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day ...
July 9, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former world number six tennis pro Chanda Rubin will be on hand to instruct the participants in this year’s USTA Eastern LI Region Kids Day benefitting the USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Program.
July 9, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, has announced that it has awarded the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) in Woodside, N.Y., a $12,500 grant. During its 2012 spring funding cycle, USTA Serves awarded 44 community tennis and education organizations more than $400,000 in grants.
June 27, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former world number six tennis pro Chanda Rubin will be on hand to instruct the participants in this year’s USTA Eastern LI Region Kids Day benefitting the USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Program.
June 25, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA is a proud partner in the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative. In 2012, the USTA will continue its pledge of support for military service members, veterans and families.
June 19, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region recently participated in Healthy Hempstead Day, a 5K Race/Walk-A-Thon and Health Fair in the Incorporated Village of Hempstead.
June 18, 2012
By Kristen Kelleher
On Saturday, June 16, the U.S. Open National Playoffs came to a close at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center as the women’s singles, men’s singles, and mixed-doubles finals were all played.
June 14, 2012
By Adam Wolfthal
The 12th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament was held from June 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Jana Hunsaker was the director of the wheelchair tennis program at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park center until her death in 2000.
June 14, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has joined with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Queens officials to release details of a proposed strategic vision for future development at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of the U.S. Open.
June 11, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tickets to the 2012 U.S. Open to the general public are now available, as the event is set to be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 27-Sunday, Sept. 9. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, presented by Hess, a full-day tennis and music festival for children and families, will kick off the U.S. Open for the 17th consecutive year and will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25.
June 6, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region Kids Day, benefitting the USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Program, has been scheduled for Friday, July 13.