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

Sportime Syosset pros show support for St. Patrick’s School
Sportime Syosset pros headed out to Lloyd Harbor Bath Club for a fundraiser benefitting the St. Patrick’s School in Huntington at the 34th Annual St. Patrick’s School’s Golf and Tennis Outing and Dinner Dance. The pros were on hand to conduct tennis drills and clinics for fundraiser attendees.


Game Set Match Tennis Academy rolls at Eastern Sectionals
The 12 and Under Junior Tennis Team out of Game Set Match Tennis Academy (World Gym, East Setauket, N.Y.) enjoyed a successful weekend at the USTA Eastern Sectionals. Led by Coach JP, the team advanced all the way to the finals.


LI’s Rubin signs with Lagardere Sports and Entertainment
Long Island’s Noah Rubin announced a partnership with Lagardere Sports and Entertainment, a firm that represents hundreds of tennis, golf, football, baseball and cricket athletes.

“I’m thrilled to take the next step in my career and partner with Lagardere Sports to represent me,” said Rubin. “With a longtime tradition of tennis and impressive global infrastructure, Lagardere Sports is a great fit to help my career grow, both on and off the court.”


NTC hosts 700-plus for Annual Say Yes to Tennis … No to Violence event
More than 700 kids were on hand at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the recent 19th Annual Say Yes to Tennis … No to Violence event. Students from 10 public schools were bussed to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the event. Say Yes to Tennis … No to Violence is the culmination of the Queens District Attorney's S.T.A.R. Track anti-violence program, which encourages area youngsters to take an interest in sports.


Two-time state champs recognized in Oyster Bay
Two-time New York State Doubles Champions Courtney Kowalsky & Celeste Matute were recognized by Oyster Bay High School with a plaque on their home court.

“Courtney & Celeste have so much fun playing doubles together. They showed me that you can perform at a high level and still enjoy yourself,” said Oyster Bay Girls High School Head Coach Greg Bilello. “I hope that players who see that sign, whether old or young, do the same.”

Kowalsky will return to Oyster Bay High School for her senior season, while Matute will be taking her talents to UNC Wilmington in the fall of 2016.


Glen Cove’s Bielen a Little Mo Eastern Sectional winner
Glen Cove’s Sebastian Bielen captured the Boys 8 Green Dot Title at the Little Mo Eastern Sectionals at the Armonk Tennis Club in Armonk, N.Y. Bielen defeated fellow Long Islander, Jack Kennedy of Huntington, in the finals.


SCJTL honors the best of 2016 at Annual Awards Dinner
The Suffolk County Junior Tennis League (SCJTL) recently hosted its Annual Suffolk County Boys Varsity Awards Dinner at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook to honor the players, coaches and parents who made the spring 2016 season a success.