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LI Region Teaches at Local Street Fairs; Offers T-Shirts to Long Island Tennis Magazine Readers
Members of the USTA Eastern Long Island Region offered tennis lessons to hundreds of youngsters at the Merrick Street Fair and Bellmore Family Festival, as part of the Region’s initiative to grow the game, especially among children. USTA volunteers, including local tennis pros and high school varsity players, came out to work with children ages 10 and under. Special thanks to Syosset High School, Calhoun High School, Grand Avenue Middle School, Carefree Racquet Club and Long Beach Tennis Center for making their pros and players available to help.

If you see your picture on these pages, e-mail your name, address and t-shirt size to ustaonlongisland@gmail.com and the USTA Eastern LI Region send you an “I Love LI Tennis” t-shirt!



USTA Long Island Region Web Site Offers Location-Based Service
New functionality on the USTA Long Island Region Web site (www.longisland.usta.com) makes it easy for online visitors to find tennis clubs and facilities with the click of a mouse.

Users can now look at a map of Long Island and identify the USTA member organizations with tennis courts closest to their home or work, or to any zip code they choose. They can also get driving directions and complete contact information for each member organization, including address, phone number, Web site and more.

To access the new mapping feature, please visit www.longisland.usta.com and click on “Getting Started” in the left-hand column. Then, scroll down to “Long Island Member Organizations” and click. There you’ll see a map of Nassau and Suffolk Counties with blue dots indicating Nassau facilities and red dots showing courts in Suffolk.

This new Web feature is part of the LI Region’s efforts to make its site as user-friendly and comprehensive as possible, while providing all the information that local tennis enthusiasts need in one easy-to-use place.

Additional information available on the LI Region’s Web site includes:

►Long Island tennis news
►Photos from local tennis clubs, events and activities
►Calendar of upcoming events
►Application for grants that are available to fund a wide range of tennis programming
►High school tennis scores and information
►Tournament registration through TennisLink

For more information on the USTA Long Island Region, please e-mail ustaonlongisland@gmail.com.


High School Girls Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Varsity and junior varsity tennis players from across Nassau County dedicated many of their October matches to breast cancer awareness thanks to an initiative of the Nassau County high school girls coaches. Student athletes from many of the teams wore pink t-shirts and other pink clothing to show their support for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Participants in the Oceanside/East Meadow match wore pink


Oceanside High School JV girls wore their pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts during all October matches

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>