| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Annual Long Island Tennis Corporate Challenge was delayed a day due rain, which resulted in two teams dropping out of the event, but couldn’t dampen the spirits of the remaining competitors. The courts at Broadway Park in Sayville, courtesy of the Town of Islip, were filled with enthusiastic...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Every baseball season, 20 tennis pros/players and coaches from the Long Island area get together for their annual Fantasy Baseball League. This 20-team league is highly competitive, and of course, bragging rights are at stake. This year, the Orange Crush (aka Long Island Tennis Magazine's David...Read more
  | By Steve Haar
Who says tennis is a young man's game? As the saying goes, “Tennis is a lifetime sport,” and Charlie Hurme of Huntington Station N.Y. is living proof. Charlie will be 97 in November and still plays three or four times a week. His accomplishments on the court over the past 77 years are remarkable,...Read more
  | By Brent Shearer
In this biography of Roger Federer, Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story, Swiss tennis writer Rene Stauffer offers a glimpse of the stages in the development of the recently dethroned U.S. Open champ. Stauffer, who had the cooperation of Federer and his family, goes all the way back to the...Read more
  | By Stephen G. Sombrotto
David Cooper, who currently resides in Washington, D.C., was going to be on Long Island visiting relatives for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. He loves tennis and found the Maverick Tennis Labor Day Pro Set Challenge online at USTA tennis link. Although he was too late to register for the singles...Read more
  | By Ignacio Nacho Arenas
The little engine that could, just did! The 4.0 Carefree tennis team captained by Adam Kolenberg won the National Championships in Las Vegas by defeating the southern team from Arkansas by a score of 4-1 in the national finals. The Carefree team, playing out of the Merrick, N.Y. Carefree Racquet...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the U.S. Open brings us incredible entertainment, excitement and non-stop storylines right here in our own backyard. The 2009 U.S. Open was no different and it did not disappoint. As expected, the competitors came through and delivered two weeks worth of high intensity drama, upsets,...Read more
  | By Clark D. Ruiz II
Players spend their entire careers trying to get a good “read” on their opponents in an effort to better understand their strengths and weaknesses, and achieve success against them. However, getting a good “read” on a college coach is a totally different ballgame, one which, when achieved, can lead...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. I think a lot of us are familiar with that expression, but it is also one of those statements that is easier said than done. Setbacks in tennis and/or life are not always easy to handle, especially when you are in high school, but 16-year-old Amanda Hyman...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
When we last left off with the story of 12-year-old Mia Vecchio in the September/October 2009 edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine, she was preparing herself for tryouts for the Herricks High School varsity tennis team. Going in as a 7th grader, the odds were against her to make the squad, but...Read more
  | By Steve Abbondondelo
The 2009 USTA Eastern Summer Junior Team Tennis Season culminated with 18 teams from the section, including Long Island competing at the USTA Eastern Summer Sectional for the right to be crowned the best in the Eastern Section. Slated to be played outside at SUNY College at Purchase, N.Y. Aug. 22-...Read more
  | By Jonathan Klee
Local tennis pros David Brent of Woodmere, N.Y. and Mark Harrison of East Rockaway, N.Y. were finalists at the 55 USTA National Grass Court Championships, held at the Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence, N.Y. the week of Sept. 14-20, 2009. Brent, who teaches at Nassau Indoor Tennis in Inwood and is...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Congratulations to the Men’s 4.0 team from Carefree Racquet Club on winning the National Title and brining the crown to Long Island. It’s been 20-plus years since a team from Long Island has won the National Championship, but Carefree’s 4.0 team from the Merrick, N.Y. facility took home the...Read more
  | By Alanna Broderick
Over the past couple of years, I have noticed that a lot of my fellow tennis players against whom I competed are still involved in tennis in some form or another. Either, they are coaching at a university, working for a tennis club or coaching part-time somewhere. I found this common thread...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Topspin Tennis & Fitness 218 Jericho Turnpike Syosset, NY 11791 Phone #: (516) 364-9470 Topspin Tennis & Fitness is the premier tennis specialty shop in Nassau County. Topspin has just moved to a brand new location, three blocks east from its former Syosset home, to 218 Jericho Turnpike,...Read more