| 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 Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Annie Houghton, a junior from Army, defeated Katherine Lange, a junior from Northwestern State (Louisiana) 6-4 to win the Flight “A” One-on-One Doubles Tennis Tournament held at Stony Brook University as part of the Third Annual Stony Brook Women's Invitational, held Sunday, Sept. 20. Houghton now...Read more
  | By Sunny Fishkind
Now that the U.S. Open has come and gone, do you feel a void? Would you like to watch some live outstanding tennis and not even have it cost you a dime? How about bringing your children and having them watch great tennis close up? There are a number of colleges and universities on Long Island with...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
  | By Ricky Becker
I used to get mocked from my friends about that all the time. I was fortunate enough to get admitted to a college (Stanford University) that rejected some of the smartest kids from my high school (Roslyn High School). I wasn’t a moron, but by my own admission, I didn’t have the standard academic...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine , I, along with several other local tennis professionals, was asked “What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a Long Islander at nationals?” In response to this question, a few parents have remarked about their concerns with the daunting...Read more
  | By Parsa Samii
As long as there has been sport, there has been coaching. Coaching is an occupation that requires several specific qualities that continue to evolve as a sport, and in this particular case, tennis, continue to change year after year. A great coach must be passionate, direct, knowledgeable, sincere...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hotel/Resort Name Tennis Highlights Amenities About the Facilities Club Med www.clubmed.us Perfect your game at Club Med! Whether you're hitting the courts in the U.S., Caribbean or Mexico, you'll find the perfect tennis getaway for you and your family. From Le Petit Tennis(R), to offering kids...Read more