The inaugural Long Island Tennis Expo is coming this fall … are you ready?
  | By USTA Eastern Long Island Region

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Farmingdale State College Roosevelt Hall (Expo Room and Auditorium)

2350 Broadhollow Road (Route 110)

Farmingdale, NY 11735

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the folks over at Long Island Tennis Magazine regarding the upcoming Long Island Tennis Expo, set for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Farmingdale State College’s Roosevelt Hall. Considering this event is the first of what we hope to be many, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on what the events planners have in store for you, the Long Island tennis enthusiast, come this November.

Members of the USTA/Long Island Region will be on hand to share their expertise and years of accumulated knowledge on the sport with all interested parties. Board members will share their experiences with presentations throughout the day and will be on hand in the exhibit hall to answer any questions you may have about USTA and its programs.

The site of the event, central Long Island, was strategically chosen as a convenience to residents of both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Not too far east, not too far west, but centrally located to make it an easy trip for all who wish to attend.

For starters, this event is FREE for everyone! Adults, children, junior players, collegiate players, parents … this event will look to serve all of your tennis needs. From the informative discussions, to the live demonstrations, to games and activities for the kids, the Long Island Tennis Expo will offer something for the tennis fan of all ages and interest levels. And did I mention the free raffles and door prizes? Thanks to the generosity of our exhibitors and sponsors, attendees will have the chance to walk away with some fabulous gifts and offers just by walking through the expo hall doors.

Do you have children who are 10 years of age and under just starting out in the sport? Then stop by the QuickStart Tennis demonstration for a primer on the game of a lifetime? In fact, I suggest that you bring along some friends who are interested in the sport, so they too can experience all that the game of tennis has to offer.

Are you the parent of a child seeking college tennis advice? There will be seminars presented by college tennis advisors, tennis professionals and coaches and those who have been in your shoes will guide you down the right path, while making this ever-important life decision for your child’s higher education. In addition, representatives from several colleges and universities have been invited to discuss their schools’ academic environment and tennis program as you begin searching for schools. The invited advisors have years of experience in seeking out the ideal fit of academics and athletics for your child, and many of them have been in your shoes at one time or another in the search for that perfect school.

Are you a seasoned veteran looking to further enhance your game? If so, we haven’t forgotten about you either! The Long Island Tennis Expo will feature top trainers and tennis pros who will be available to chat and provide the tips that will take your game to the next level. Have a nagging injury? Then stop by the booth of one of the many local experts in the field of sports medicine to consult with to rid yourself of your ailments and get back on the pain-free path to success.

Looking for that “perfect” program to get involved with? Representatives from the area’s top tennis clubs will be on hand in the exhibit hall to explain what their club has to offer. Here you will have the opportunity to visit with some of Long Island’s top tennis clubs and training facilities and get the lowdown on rates, court times and get to know their respective staff of tennis pros.

Seeking a warmer climate to mix your tennis game with a little rest and relaxation this winter? Then stop by and chat with one of the many travel companies that will be on hand for the Long Island Tennis Expo to get the inside scoop on your travel options for the winter and beyond, for locales where you can sun in the sand on the beach, and work on your forehand and backhand at the tennis courts of a tropical resort. These days of 90 degree weather will soon give way to the biting cold of another New York winter, so why not reward yourself and your family with a tropical trip, and in the process, work on your tennis game?

Want to know about the latest equipment set to hit the market in 2010? Manufacturers will be available to demonstrate their equipment and apparel as you begin to prepare for next season. From the latest in lightweight and ergonomically-designed equipment, to the hottest tennis fashion set to hit the courts in 2010, these manufacturers will exhibit their latest product offerings throughout the event.

I hope you make plans to join us for this event, which we are hoping is the first of many for years to come. Never before has the Long Island tennis community gathered for an event like the Long Island Tennis Expo. We plan to bring everything the sport has to offer to you, under one roof, on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Farmingdale State College, conveniently located on Route 110, and easily accessed from both the Long Island Expressway, and the Northern and Southern State Parkways.
I think I speak for the USTA/Long Island Region board when I say that I am truly looking forward to this event. The experienced team setting the agenda and planning the speakers look to present their knowledge of the sport so that you and your children can take it to the next level. What better way to arm yourself with the tips, techniques and expertise on the sport of tennis than by attending the inaugural Long Island Tennis Expo.
Attendees can log on to to pre-register for free admission. Also, log on to to view the program of events and agenda of the Long Island Tennis Expo as the event is finalized.

For more information on how to exhibit or demonstrate your products and become a part of this exciting event, call (516) 409-4444 or e-mail or visit

See you in November!

Scott Axler, President
USTA/Eastern Long Island Regional


USTA Eastern Long Island Region

<p><img width="100" height="50" align="left" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u12/USTA_Eastern_LI_Logo.jpg" />The USTA Eastern Long Island Region promotes the growth and development of tennis on Long Island. In particular, the Region supports Junior Team Tennis, School Tennis, USTA League Tennis, NJTL's and Community Tennis Associations.</p>