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.
June 5, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Thursday, June 21, the 2012 U.S. Open Ballperson Tryouts will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
May 30, 2012
By Adam Wolfthal
While many Queens County residents ran for shelter from the rain on Thursday May 24th, Over 650 students from the Far Rockaway district were running after tennis balls in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.
May 24, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the launch of its "Create Your Own Tennis Court" contest, a photo contest seeking the most creative tennis court set-up.
May 23, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern announced the appointment of Jill Fonte as the section’s new Executive Director. Fonte, who begins June 4, will lead the section as it places a new emphasis on growing tennis participation among players of all ages and abilities.
May 17, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Nintendo has signed on as an Official Sponsor of the SmashZone Mobile Tour, the interactive tennis fan attraction which introduces children to tennis in a fun and engaging way. As part of the agreement, Nintendo, the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, will incorporate video game kiosks into the SmashZone experience throughout the duration of the tour.
May 15, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Wednesday, May 9, the USTA Eastern Long Island Region Annual Awards Dinner was held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. There were more than 300 in attendance to honor all of the award recipients for all of their hard work on behalf of the tennis community over the past year.
May 8, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will host its annual open casting call on Tuesday, June 19 at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City to select children to perform at the 2012 U.S. Open, set for Aug. 27-Sept. 9. Winners will perform “America the Beautiful” live at Arthur Ashe Stadium during night sessions of this year’s U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
May 8, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region will be bringing its 10 & Under tennis courts plus kid-sized equipment and local pros to the Bellmore-Merrick Relay for Life on Saturday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. at Merrick Road Park, located at 2550 Clubhouse Road in Merrick, N.Y.
May 7, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2012 Long Island Annual Carrabba’s Corporate Tennis Challenge has been scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at Broadway Park in Sayville, N.Y. This event brings together teams from many Long Island businesses, clubs and social organizations ...
May 4, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced today that registration will close next week for the first U.S. Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournament of 2012, held in the USTA Southwest section.
May 4, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern Long Island Region has announced that the next issue of its new quarterly member newsletter, “On the Ball: News from LI,” is now available at www.longisland.usta.com or by e-mailing ustaonlongisland@gmail.com.
May 3, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Wednesday, May 2, the USTA Eastern-Long Island Region kicked off the summer 2012 season with it's annual Captain's Meeting held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y.
May 2, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, has announced that it will complement its donor-supported Avenue of Aces by adding new “neighborhoods” honoring U.S. Open singles champions Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Stefanie Graf and the late wheelchair tennis pioneer, Randy Snow.
April 27, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region will be out in force on Sunday, April 29th helping to make the 7th Annual Robbie’s Run in Merrick a success, and local tennis enthusiasts are urged to participate.
April 24, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Families in the USTA Eastern Region can enjoy free tennis lessons, hear from tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri, and watch a performance by Disney signing sensation Tiffany at the 2nd Annual TennisFest, a free day of activities for players of all ages and abilities, on Sunday, May 20 from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
April 12, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the 2012 Easter Bowl at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif., 14-year-old Stefan Kozlov of Pembroke Pines, Fla., defeated local player Dennis Uspensky of Atlantic Beach, N.Y, 6-4, 6-3, to move into the third round of the event.
April 12, 2012
By Kathy Miller
It’s a busy time of year with the USTA Leagues! First, congratulations to the Women’s Tri-Level Team from Point Set Indoor Racquet Club, captained by Jen Jaeger and the Men’s Team from Carefree Racquet Club, captained by Adam Kolenberg, on representing Long Island at the Sectional Championship in Albany, N.Y.!
April 9, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Longines, the official timekeeper and partner of the French Open, has announced the United States’ participants for the 2012 Longines Future Tennis Aces—On the Road to the French Open U.S. qualifying tournament.
April 9, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it has partnered with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to support the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll.