| By Bill Mecca
Franklyn Higgs

The USTA Eastern Section and the Long Island Region have again joined forces with the Town of Islip to introduce tennis to the town’s youngsters and others from local Community Tennis Associations (CTA). Joining kids from the Town of Islip’s Summer Tennis Program were those from CTAs Youth Enrichment Services (YES) and the Central Islip CTA.

Held at the tennis courts in Casamento Park and organized by Regional Board Volunteers Terry Fontana and Steve Haar, Islip’s Nancy Howland, and supported by Sandy Hoffman from the USTA Eastern Section, over 110 youngsters learned the game of tennis, won t-shirts and prizes, ate pizza and discovered a new love for the sport of tennis—the sport of a lifetime.


Bill Mecca

<p>Bill Mecca is the Tennis Service Representative on Long Island for the USTA Eastern Section. He may be reached by e-mail at mecca@eastern.usta.com.</p>