| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Seawolves Classic, a One-on-One Doubles Tournament, was held at Stony Brook University. Eight women's college teams participated, including host school Stony Brook, Bryant, Marist, URI, Army, Navy, Fordham and Fairleigh Dickinson. The singles final came down to two Stony...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
There is no doubt that junior rankings for kids change, and I feel strongly that the kids who are best served are the ones who don’t focus on rankings too much at a young age, but focus more on development. Statistics from ninth grade through 12th grade may surprise you though. In 2009, only one...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
For two weeks in May, I couldn’t stop following tennis. I looked forward to coming home at the end of the day and watching more tennis. It wasn’t the French Open that captivated me … it was the NCAA Tennis Championships which I loved watching on the computer and on ESPNU. In case you missed it or...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Former Brown Coach and current manager of Sportime Syosset/Bethpage Jay Harris has been a great source of information for me. Although we constantly debate how much kids actually improve in college, he is generally “spot on” with his take on things. This is the second installment of my interview...Read more
  | By Gary Simeone
On Sunday, May 1, Robbie Wagner's Tournament Training Center in Glenwood Landing, N.Y. played host to Scholarship For Athletes (SFA) Chief Executive Officer Ross Greenstein to discuss the ins and outs of the college tennis recruiting process to approximately 70 parents and kids. "I help connect the...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Humbly, Jay Harris and I know a lot about college tennis. But this does not stop our college tennis debates. Jay was kind enough to let me interview him for some insight. At what point in a high school player’s career do you suggest he/she contact college coaches? Jay Harris: Some players touch...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Beatrice Capra, an 18-year-old from Ellicott City, Md., has signed a letter of intent to play collegiately at Duke University this fall. Capra gained national media attention last summer when she won a USTA Wild Card Playoff to gain entry into the US Open, where she upset two Top-100 players en...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
My experiences were 15 years ago, but I remember them like yesterday. I stepped foot on Stanford’s Palo Alto, Calif. campus, an academically and socially unconfident kid from Long Island. I almost felt like I didn’t belong. I had two freshman roommates: A “hippie” pot-smoking kid from Chicago who...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the top American collegians selected to represent the United States in the fifth annual Master’U BNP Paribas, an international collegiate competition held Dec. 9-12 in Rouen, France. The event features eight teams composed of college and university players from around the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) have announced the fields for the 2010 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, which will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s new Indoor Building, Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 4-7. The men’s field will...Read more