| By Steve Abbondondelo

The 2010 USTA Eastern summer junior team tennis season culminated with the Eastern Summer Sectional Championship. The event was held at Central Park in Schenectady on Aug. 21-22. The round-robin tournament followed the JTT format of boys and girl’s singles, and doubles and mixed-doubles. Sportsmanship and team work demonstrated by the players, and the coaches highlighted the event.

Long Island teams took home second place honors in both 18 &Under Division and the 14 & Under Division. Congratulations to the 14 & Under team from Sun & Surf Beach Club and the 18 & Under team Hicksville Smash representing Hicksville Community Tennis.

Danielle Lapierre from Hicksville Smash and Francesca DeMarco from Sun & Surf were honored with two of the three sportsmanship awards presented. The Long Island Region would like to recognize all the players, parents, and coaches for their hard work and dedication to the JTT program.

The winter junior team tennis program will be starting in November. If you would like any information about the junior team tennis program or the upcoming season please contact Steve Abbondondelo, JTT Eastern Committee Chair/ L.I. Regional Coordinator by e-mail at steveabby@optonline.net.

Danielle Lapierre of the Hicksville Smash, winner of the Sportsmanship Award at the Eastern Summer Sectional Championship


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>