| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Jan. 29-30, 2010, USTA Eastern used its Annual Meeting as a forum for volunteers to meet and discuss strategies to grow tennis throughout the section. The meeting, called “You Serve 2010,” was held at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y. and attracted more than 130...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and USTA Player Development announced that it has started programming at its new USTA Training Center-East, located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Applications to participate in the program are still being accepted. The USTA Training Center-East will...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
2009 season recap Last year, Cold Spring Harbor was crowned winners of the 2009 Nassau County Championship, while in Suffolk, Commack High School was the winner of the 2009 Suffolk County Championship. Cold Spring Harbor went on to defeat Commack 5-2 in the Long Island Championship to capture the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves—Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence., the philanthropic and charitable entity of the USTA, announced that under its “Aces for Kids” umbrella, it has awarded 24 year-end grants, for a total of $297,325. Among the organizations honored was Family and Children’s Association in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Melanie Oudin won her two singles matches to lead the United States to a 4-1 victory over France and secure a spot in the Fed Cup Semifinals. Oudin ousted Julie Coin 7-6 (3), 6-4 in just over two hours Sunday to give the Americans an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The U.S. will next face Russia, April 24...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World TeamTennis is donating hundreds of clothing items for children impacted by the earthquake in Haiti to K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), a charity that focuses on the needs of children and their families. While the immediate call from relief organizations is for funds to support rescue...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association’s Eastern Section presented 24 awards at its Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 30, recognizing the ways its members have helped grow tennis—from developing instructional programs for young children, to revitalizing recreational tennis in public housing. Among the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the number one seeds of their respective draws, were able to once again overcome obstacles and play at an elite level to win another title in the year’s first Grand Slam in Australia. Serena defeated unseeded, and the recently unretired, Justine Henin, for her...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After weeks of rumors of her return, speaking to the Belgian television station RTL, former world number one-ranked women’s player, Justine Henin, officially announced her plans to come back to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in January 2010. “I am really happy and am deeply moved to be able to announce...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
2009 Long Island Championship Long Island Champion—Syosset High School Long Island Championship Match Syosset 5–Half Hollow Hills West 2 2009 Nassau County Girls High School Standings Conference I Conference I Champion: Syosset Playoffs Semifinals Syosset 7-Port Washington 0 Jericho 4-Roslyn 3...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The USTA League just completed its first local season of the Tri-Level League. The Tri-Level League is three courts of doubles with one court at the 3.5 level, one at the 4.0 level and the one at the 4.5 level. It gives friends of differing levels the opportunity to play on the same team and share...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2010 Australian Open has all the ingredients to make the year’s first Grand Slam event a memorable one. On the men’s side, the resurgent Roger Federer, a steadily improving Andy Murray, a one again fit Rafael Nadal, and a newly-crowned Grand Slam champion in Juan Martin del Potro will be mixed...Read more
  | By Chris Ostling
Shoulder pain is one of the more common injuries in tennis players, affecting both young and old alike. The general reason is fairly simple: By design, the shoulder is not meant to perform such forceful, and often overhead, movements. Include the tremendous amounts of repetition inherent in the...Read more
  | By Emilie Katz
The 98th Australian Open Tennis Championship, the first of the world’s four grand slam tennis tournaments during the year, is scheduled to start at Melbourne Park on Jan. 18, 2010. For two weeks in January, Melbourne Park has it all. The eyes of the world will zone in as the best tennis players in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and Tennis Industry Association (TIA) have announced that tennis participation in the United States topped 30 million players for the first time in more than two decades. The annual survey of 6,000 Americans showed that tennis participation grew in all age groups under the age of 50 and...Read more