| By Jason Wass

I just got home from watching the NY Sportimes v. Boston Lobsters featuring James Blake.  Now I realize that it is always nice to go to an event where big names are playing, but this is good tennis.  More so, its a fun, family friendly atmosphere that should be supported by anyone and everyone in the tennis world. 

I love the traditions of the sport, but its nice to have a few weeks a year where tennis isn't so prim and proper.  I say get out and watch these athletes, support the game and make some noise!!!

Jason Wass

<p>Jason Wass&nbsp;is a rising star in the development and coaching of tennis talent, and has been teaching tennis since the age of 13. He has a unique ability to combine learning and having fun. He is a USPTA Professional 1 Certified Instructor, with experience coaching all ages and levels. As the former director of tennis at Sportime Kings Park, he has created programming that has cultivated one of the top programs on Long Island, producing multiple national titles, New York State Championships and Sectional victories. Jason&rsquo;s versatility as a tennis coach is demonstrated by his list of students that range from total beginner to nationally -ranked. Recently, the USTA awarded Jason the honor of &ldquo;Tennis Professional of the Year&rdquo; for Long Island, a distinction he takes great pride in. Jason grew up and currently resides in Farmingdale, N.Y. with his wife Julie, and their two dogs, Riley and Shelby.&nbsp;He may be reached by phone at (631)&nbsp;269-6300, ext. 5220, visit <a href="http://www.sportimeny.com/kings-park">www.sportimeny.com/kings-park</a>&... e-mail&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jwass@sportimeny.com?subject=Re%3A%20Long%20Island%20Tennis%20Mag...@sportimeny.com</a>.</p>