January 10, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the 10 award winners to be honored during the USTA Community Tennis Development Workshop (CTDW), which will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La., Jan. 13-15. The honorees will be recognized in a variety of categories for their dedication to growing the game of tennis at the grassroots level.
January 5, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region will host a junior play date for children ages five through 13 on Monday, Jan. 16, when they are off from school for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
January 3, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sixteen-year-old Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y. swept the Girls 18s Singles and Doubles Titles at the 2011 USTA 18s Winter National Championships, and 17-year-old Jared Hiltzik of Wilmette, Ill., won the boys’ 18s title on Monday.
December 22, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Local tennis players are encouraged to start cleaning out their closets and removing unused and unwanted tennis clothing. Beginning on Jan. 15, the USTA Eastern Long Island Region will be collecting new and gently used tennis clothing to help athletes in need.
December 19, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Boca Raton, Fla., residents Madison Keys and Jesse Levine both won coveted trips to Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday with convincing victories at the 2011 Kia Motors USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoff played at the Racquet Club of the South.
December 16, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Racquet Club of the South outside of Atlanta is once again the site for the USTA Austrailian Open Wildcard Playoff. Coco Vandeweghe, who reached the finals at this event last year was matched up with 15-year old Taylor Townsend. In the end, Vandeweghe's experience paid off with a 6-4, 6-4 straight set victory.
December 15, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, it is awarding $50,000 in USTA Grassroots Wheelchair Program Grants to 16 wheelchair tennis programs across the country.
December 13, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Jan. 21, USTA Eastern will recognize 16 outstanding students for their sportsmanship and their appreciation of Arthur Ashe’s legacy at the section’s 2012 Junior Awards Luncheon.
December 13, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Charles Nanton of West Hempstead, N.Y., affectionately known as “Coach” throughout the Malverne schools community, was named a “Hero on Our Island” by FIOS-1 News, the Long Island-focused news channel seen on Verizon FIOS cable systems.
December 7, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A team representing Carefree Racquet Club of Merrick was the big winner at the First Annual Corporate Tennis Challenge Fundraiser held by USTA Eastern Long Island and the United Way of Long Island.
December 7, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will honor 28 volunteers, tennis pros, players and organizations at its Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 21, 2012 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains.
December 6, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A Long Islander came through with one of the biggest upsets of Day One at the 65th Annual Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. Fifteen-year-old Noah Rubin, one of the youngest competitors in the Boys 18s draw who got in as a wild card, stunned the number nine seed, Karim Hossam of Egypt, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
December 5, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island and Long Beach Tennis Center (LBTC) are joining forces to help save lives. The two organizations will host a three-hour Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR Training session on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
December 5, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Section and USTA Eastern Long Island have joined with the national office in operation Yellow Ribbon to say so long to our deploying neighbors.
November 29, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern Long Island and the United Way of Long Island are teaming up to support members of the U.S. military, and local businesses are urged to help. On Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., the Region will be hosting a Corporate Tennis Challenge Fundraiser at the Port Washington Tennis Academy ...
November 28, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sue Hunt has been named the USTA’s Chief Marketing Officer, it was announced today by Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Hunt will report to Kurt Kamperman, the Association’s Chief Executive, Community Tennis.
November 15, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern Long Island and Long Beach Tennis Center are joining forces to help save lives. The two organizations will host a three-hour Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR Training session on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Long Beach Tennis Center, located at 899 Monroe Boulevard in Long Beach, N.Y.
October 31, 2011
By Michael Sarro
On the day after New York saw its biggest snow storm in October since 1979, more than 110 high school juniors and seniors, their parents, and more than 40 college coaches braved the treacherous roads to attend the 25th Annual College Showcase Day held at the Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
October 27, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hundreds of children from around Long Island learned tennis basics and had fun trying a new sport at the Annual Merrick Fair.
October 17, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
High school students will get a chance this month to show off their powerful strokes and strong footwork, and learn about often overlooked opportunities to play college tennis from coaches at USTA Eastern’s 25th Annual College Showcase Day, set for Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
October 13, 2011
By Jacki Binder
Following up on a recent successful participation at the Bellmore Family Festival, the USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region is gearing up for the Merrick Street Fair on Saturday, Oct. 22.
October 5, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that, effective immediately, the appointment of Todd Martin of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. as a director-at-large on the USTA Board of Directors. Martin will replace Jeff Tarango, who resigned from the Board following the 2011 U.S. Open ...
October 4, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. has been selected as the site for the 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II First Round tie between the United States and Belarus, set for Feb. 4-5.
September 27, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition lauded the USTA during Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP) this past Saturday, Sept. 24th, for its leadership and participation in the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge.