| By Ricky Becker
In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine, we discussed three myths: 1. Going to a school that you would want to attend if you ever stopped playing tennis. 2. The importance of liking your coach during recruiting. 3. Asking kids on the team about the coach and school is worthless. In this...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the first time in school history, the Vassar College men’s tennis team has earned a national ranking. In the most recent Men’s National Team Rankings, which is administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the Brewers secured a number 22 national ranking. “To be ranked...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Men’s National Team Rankings Administered by the ITA Rank Team 1 University of Virginia 2 University of Tennessee 3 Ohio State University 4 University of Texas 5 University of Southern California 6 UCLA 7 University of Florida 8 University of Kentucky 9 Stanford University 10 California 11...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
There are some “nuggets” of wisdom in regard to selecting a college that are way too simplistic and misguided. These nuggets were around when I was playing junior tennis 25 years ago and are still preached. Myth #1: Go to a school that you would want to attend if you ever stopped playing tennis...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 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 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 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
In this column, I wanted to share the thoughts and words of a current NCAA Division I player whose college tennis experience will surely provide you with food for thought and guidance on the importance of team dynamics. When you make the decision to play collegiate tennis, you might not realize it...Read more
  | By Clark D. Ruiz II
Believe it or not, the path that leads to the selection of a college/university for your child, a choice which has the right balance between academics and tennis, actually begins during your child’s junior career. Simply put, the path your child paves in the juniors, starting with the number of...Read more