| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the USTA Long Island Region recognizes the achievements of individuals, facilities and organizations who have made a positive impact on our community, both on and off the court. Nominations for the 2018 awards are now open, and the region encourages nominations . Awardees should be USTA...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sportime Kings Park hosted the latest installment of the Sportime World Tour series this past Saturday, as kids came together for a Beijing-themed event. The first World Tour event in almost eight months paid homage to the China Open and saw players taking part in different drills and games as they...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Yes! Yes, you can play too well in a lesson. Think about the best that you have ever played. This was the time that everything seemed easy. The time you felt like you had all the time in the world to hit your shots. The time you almost wanted your opponent to play even better because you wanted to...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
New Jersey-born Amanda Anisimova won the U.S. Open Girls' Singles title on Sunday. (Credit photo to USTA/Mike Lawrence) Sixteen-year old Amanda Anisimova, of Aventura, Fla., won the US Open girls' singles title Sunday, defeating American 13-year old Cori 'CoCo' Gauff, 6-0, 6-2. It was the first...Read more
  | By nytm_web_admin
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced its new revolutionary youth brand, “Net Generation,” which aims to inspire the next generation of tennis players. For the first time, American tennis will have one unified youth brand for children to get into the sport. Net Generation will...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Long Island and Long Island Tennis Magazine hosted its annual Nassau County and Suffolk County Kids Days, bringing together hundreds of kids from across Long Island for days of tennis and fun. “Thanks to Long Island Tennis Magazine, Randi Wilkins, Terry Fontana and all the staff and volunteers...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
Just before a USTA tournament or league match begins, the official walks onto the court and stands near the center of the net. Whether you are engaged in the warm-up or walking onto the court, that is your cue to meet with the official. You will be reminded of the rules: “You have a seven-minute...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
One of the most exciting tournaments to come to New York each year is the “Little Mo” Internationals at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, where the best juniors in the world come together for top-level tennis done the right way with fairness, sportsmanship and integrity. The “Little Mo”...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
At this year’s annual USTA Long Island Region Awards Dinner, Sportime’s Jared El Gayeh was presented with the 10-and-Under Tennis Award which is given to the region’s top coach for U10 programming. “That was a really amazing award to receive,” said El Gayeh. “But it doesn’t just go to me, it goes...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Right around her fifth birthday, Vitalina Golod’s father began playing tennis and brought his daughter along with him. “He wanted to play for fun and decided that I should try it as well,” recalls Golod. “I can’t say that I had a natural talent for tennis. My progress has taken a lot of work,...Read more