News and notes from across the L.I. tennis community
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

ITA honors Hofstra Tennis program
The Hofstra tennis program received numerous accolades from the International Tennis Association (ITA) following its spring campaign.

The women's team was named an ITA All-Academic Team and six student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades. The Hofstra men were also named an ITA All-Academic Team, while four student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.

Sarah Bowen, Bianca Derrick, Giulia Leone, Carmen Pestano, Bianca Posa and Ria Shah were named ITA Scholar-Athletes from the Pride Women's Tennis team. It was Bowen's third time earning scholar-athlete accolades from the ITA, while Derrick and Pestano earned the distinction for the second consecutive year.


 

Hewlett’s Arbitman captures 12-and-Under USTA Clay Doubles Title
Rachel Arbitman of Hewlett, N.Y. partnered with Charlotte Owensby of Boca Raton, Fla. to win the 12-and-Under Doubles Title at the USTA Clay Court Championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The pair came back from a set down to defeat Savannah Broadus (Texas) & Kenadee Semenik (Las Vegas) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.


 

Jericho’s Shi named to Team USA National Junior Team
The USTA has announced that 15-year-old Brian Shi of Jericho, N.Y will be part of the 2015 USA National Junior Team. He will be joined by top-ranked 16-year-olds Sam Riffice and Oliver Crawford, along with Junior Davis Cup champion Gianni Ross, to headline the eight junior boys selected for the 2015 Team USA National Junior Team.


 

Bethpage Park trains in the Big Apple
Credit photos to Frank Dolan
Players and coaches from Bethpage Park Tennis Center have been going to Pier 40 at Hudson River Park in Manhattan every Tuesday this summer to do Nike Performance Training Sessions. The group worked on things such as conditioning and speed.


 

Summer camp season winds down Islandwide
Tennis summer camps were a huge hit across Long Island this past summer, as tons of kids flocked to various courts and clubs across the Island to enhance their tennis game and spend time with their peers outside of school. Pictured here, campers at Hofstra’s camp show off their copies of Long Island Tennis Magazine, while campers at Early Hit Training Center in Glen Head take a break from the action for a photo.


 

Sportime World Tour punches ticket to London
The Sportime World Tour made a stop in London recently for a Wimbledon-themed event. Kids of all ages came out for a day of tennis and games, and had a bloody good time, enjoying the Wimbledon theme from the staffers of Sportime Kings Park.


 

Point Set takes part in Green Dot League
Kids from Point Set Indoor Racquet Club and Carefree Racquet Club recently competed in the 10 & Under Green Dot League. The League featured teams from across Long Island, and helped expose players to friendly competition against players from different areas. Pictured here is the Point Set squad after their match at Carefree Racquet Club in Merrick, N.Y.