| By Steve Abbondondelo

The 2011 Long Island winter Junior Team Tennis season ended with three exciting weekends of competition. On April 30, Point Set Racquet Club’s (Oceanside, N.Y.) 14 & Under intermediate team captained by Matt Levy, squeaked past Rockville Racquet Club (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) in a tie-breaker in one match.

The following weekend saw Rockville Racquet's squad, captained by Pat Mosquera, edging out seven other teams for the 12 & Under intermediate division title.

The Regional Championships then culminated on May 14 as the Hicksville Smash I, representing the Hicksville Community Tennis Association, coached by Steve Abbondondelo, prevailed over Pat Mosquera’s Rockville Racquet I.

The 12 & Under and the 18 & Under intermediate divisions were held at Robbie Wagner Tournament Training Center in Glen Cove while the 14 & Under intermediate division was played at Eisenhower Park.

Good luck to all the teams representing Long Island in Schenectady, N.Y. on June 18-19.

Junior Team Tennis has been growing dramatically on Long Island with over 30 teams and hundreds of children competing in the various categories. This year, Junior Team Tennis in Long Island was sponsored by PM Pediatrics, who provides after-hours pediatric urgent care for a broad array of illnesses and injuries.

To learn more about Junior Team Tennis in Long Island, or to start or join a team, contact Junior Team Tennis Coordinator Steve Abbondondelo at Steveabby@optonline.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Abbondondelo

<p>Steve Abbondondelo is Junior Team Tennis Eastern Committee Chair/Long Island Regional Coordinator. For questions or inquiries about the USTA JTT program, e-mail Steve at steveabby@optonline.net.</p>