| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

For the second straight summer, four of Long Island's most prestigious country clubs will be fielding professional tennis teams and playing for $10,000 in prize money along with the George Seewagen Cup in the Long Island Professional Tennis League (LIPTL). The four clubs are the Creek Club, Pine Hollow Country Club, North Hills Country Club and Piping Rock Country Club. Last year saw hundreds of fans enjoy world class pros play a very exciting and athletic brand of tennis.

Founder Butch Seewagen said, "It is with pleasure that we welcome several new sponsors for the 2010 season. Without their support this league wouldn't be possible."

Two of the LIPTL’s major sponsors are Cablevision and U.S. Business Technologies (USBT).

“USBT is all about being involved and being local,” said Andrew Napoli, CEO of USBT. “We are proud sponsors of the Long Island Professional Tennis League and make every attempt to support our community. From a business perspective, we have joined the Optimum Business Benefits program that Cablevision created specifically to help small businesses in our community by offering special offers and discounts to qualified Optimum Business customers. We feel it's a winning combination."

LIPTL 2010 Schedule

Date  Home Club
Visiting Club Match Time
Friday, July 9 The Creek Club Piping Rock 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 11 Pine Hollow The Creek Club 4:00 p.m.*
Friday, July 16 The Creek Club North Hills 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 23 The Creek Club Pine Hollow 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 23 North Hills Piping Rock  5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 30 Piping Rock The Creek Club 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 1 Pine Hollow North Hills  4:00 p.m.**
Friday, August 6 North Hills Pine Hollow 5:30 p.m.

*Rain date: July 18 (if necessary).
**Rain date: Aug. 18 (if necessary).

For more information on the Long Island Professional Tennis League, contact Butch Seewagen at (516) 922-0300, ext .130.