| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Century Tennis Inc. 56 Brook Avenue ♦ Deer Park, N.Y. Contacts: Kevin J. Healion & Timothy S. Healion sales@centurytennis.com ♦ www.centurytennis.com (631) 242-0220 In 1965, Michael J. Healion, president of Century Tennis, began servicing tennis courts at Long Island’s Shelter Rock Tennis Club...Read more
  | By Brett Bothwell
A recent article by Fritz Buehning in the January/February 2013 issue of New York Tennis Magazine on string technology was a refreshing reminder of how important it is for tennis professionals and coaches at the grassroots level to stay informed and to take a lead in educating the tennis community...Read more
  | By Adam Wolfthal
It was late Sunday, Oct. 28, most New Yorkers were just beginning to think about what Halloween costume we were going to try and put together while watching Sunday football. Newscasters everywhere were talking about a major storm coming the following day, and most folks figured, “I hope he’s right...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former Wimbledon Mixed-Doubles Champ John Austin has joined BOLT as its first executive board member. He’ll serve a critical role as professional-industry liaison, technical advisor/play-tester, and as BOLT brand ambassador generally. John has roots in a great family tradition of tennis and in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
We’ve all purchased racquets that have had the manufacturer’s logo painted on the strings. Does this add any excitement or fun to your game? The answer is no. It won’t make you play like Roger Federer or Serena Williams. So, why do we leave it there. There is an option that adds excitement to your...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
BOLT Sports LLC, NY has introduced two new tennis racquet models, a 12-pack racquet bag and related apparel into its product line to coincide with the U.S. Open. The new racquet models, the B98.light and the B100.light, feature ZipStrip, BOLT’s spring-suspension design. According to BOLT, the head-...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Penn Racquet Sports Inc. and parent, Head USA Inc., have filed a federal lawsuit against Dunlop International Ltd. and Dunlop Sports Group Americas Inc. over false advertising claims in U.S. District Court in Connecticut. In the suit, Penn contends that Dunlop is misleading the consumer by labeling...Read more
  | By Kevin J. Healion
I have heard this question repeatedly over the past 35 years. I asked that same question when I first started repairing tennis courts in 1976. At an early age, I learned to patch tennis courts and apply rubber and color coatings. Repairing cracks was the most difficult. We would fill cracks with...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
BOLT Sports LLC has announced the launch of its new brand on a platform of cutting-edge, proprietary racquet technology called ZipStrips. “Consumers want innovation and quality design in everything, including tennis racquets,” said BOLT Founder and Director Brett Bothwell. “Look at how mobile...Read more
  | By Kevin J. Healion
Closing court for the winter Winterizing a hard court for the winter months is important. Special attention should be given to windscreens, which are attached to the fence system on your tennis court. The winter months bring severe winds which may not only damage your windscreens, but can also do...Read more