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.
September 23, 2011
By Bill Mecca
Each year, the USTA Eastern Division and the USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region sponsor two National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Kid’s Days on Long Island.
September 22, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region congratulates eight-year-old Rachel Arbitman who made it to the finals in the national "Little Mo" tournament in Chicago in May.
September 20, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, Aug. 29, prior to the start of the 2011 U.S. Open, some of the top juniors in the USTA Eastern Section were honored at the Junior Awards Gala.
September 19, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA has announced that its SmashZone, a complement to the association’s ongoing youth participation 10 and Under Tennis initiative, will be part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP).
September 14, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 4th Annual Tennis Blitz in the Parks was held in late July, as nearly 1,000 children received free tennis lessons in eight different Nassau County parks.
September 13, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Is your child the next Serena Williams or Novak Djokovic? Find out at the 2011 Bellmore Family Street Festival this Saturday, Sept. 17 where the USTA-Eastern/Long Island Region will be offering lessons for kids and special giveaways for both children and adults.
September 13, 2011
By Bill Mecca
For generations, tennis has been all around them, but the Shinnecock Indian reservation in Southampton, N.Y. had not adopted the sport until this year.
September 12, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the 2011 U.S. Open, First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the USTA for engaging millions of children in tennis, introducing tennis into thousands of elementary schools throughout the country, and building more than 2000 right-sized courts that provide a place for young people to play tennis.
September 2, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Pancho Gonzalez, a tennis pioneer and two-time U.S. National Champion, has been named the 2011 inductee into the U.S. Open Court of Champions, a U.S. Open and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center attraction honoring the greatest singles champions in the history of the 130 years of the U.S. Championships/U.S. Open.
September 1, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the recipients of its 2011 ICON Awards, which not only honor individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on diversity and inclusion in our sport and society, but also emphasize the association’s commitment to fairness and equality.
August 23, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the upcoming U.S. Open, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will present "Serving Their Countries: Tennis and War", a special exhibition showcasing the sometimes tragic, often inspiring, and always heroic and selfless stories of how the tennis community has shown a commitment to a free and safe world in the face of conflict—and continues to do so today.
August 22, 2011
By USTA Eastern Section
All 25 players being honored at the Junior Awards Gala on Aug. 29 finished well in section tournaments this year, earning enough points to be recognized by USTA Eastern on Opening Day of the U.S. Open. But only one managed to achieve perfection: Jamie Loeb. Loeb, 16, of Ossining, N.Y., won all eight tournaments that she entered, earning a perfect 800 points and a place in USTA Eastern history.
August 17, 2011
By Anthony Pastecchi
On Friday, Aug. 12, the USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region along with the Town of Islip hosted it's Annual Suffolk County Rally Day, an annual event to promote the sport of tennis to children of all ages with pros on hand to provide free clinics and a day of fun for all.
August 17, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced a series of enhanced fan experiences and expanded programming for the 2011 U.S. Open that will include new musical entertainment, upgrades to the facility, new mobile technology offerings and a full slate of activities for the sports youngest fans.
August 15, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Do you want to enter the Guinness Book of World Records? Then, come on down Friday, Aug. 26 to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as USTA Eastern teams up with Wilson Sporting Goods, and professional tennis players Mardy Fish and Andrea Petkovic, to try earn a spot among the world's record holders The goal of this event is to break the record for the “most people bouncing tennis balls on tennis rackets,” which currently stands at 383.
August 4, 2011
By Monica Gorny
With the 2011 U.S. Open looming in our midst within the next two months, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center recently welcomed more than 500 entrants for the 2011 U.S. Open Ballperson Tryouts. In 2010, nearly 450 tried out to make the cut of approximately 100 chosen few to serve as ballpersons at the 2010 U.S. Open.
August 2, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Volunteers from around Long Island joined the USTA’s Long Island Tennis Service Representative Bill Mecca to introduce almost 250 of Huntington’s elementary school children to the many fun and health benefits of tennis.
August 2, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The world’s top tennis players and chefs will serve-up a kickoff to the U.S. Open on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the W New York in midtown Manhattan at the 12th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis event, to benefit the New York Junior Tennis League.
August 1, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Malverne School District’s second and third graders took to the courts recently during two field day events sponsored by the USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region.
July 28, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that reigning U.S. Open Champions Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters, world number one ranked Novak Djokovic, former U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick and the 2010 U.S. Open Wheelchair Champion David Wagner will team up with actor Bradley Cooper, New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony, and pop star Cody Simpson at the 16th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day ...
July 27, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced the top American juniors who will represent the United States in the World Junior Tennis Competition Finals. The event features 32 teams (16 boys teams and 16 girls teams) composed of players 14-and-under from 25 nations across the world.