| 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
  | By Brian Coleman
Earlier this year, Sportime and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) announced that Patrick McEnroe would be joining their team as co-tennis director at its Randall’s Island location. “I had discussions with Sportime years and years ago when they first had this concept, before they had even built...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sportime and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy will be hosting scholarship tryouts at its Long Island Annex in Syosset, N.Y. on Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Sportime Syosset. Players ages 6-16 are invited to come participate in this open tryout where they will have the opportunity...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first-ever Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros USA, in partnership with Longines, announced the field of 32 of the nation’s best junior tennis players, 16 boys and 16 girls, who will compete for a chance to enter a play-in tournament in Paris along with champions from five other countries. The...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the seventh consecutive year, young hopefuls from across the tri-state area will be out in force at SPORTIME Randall's Island, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) flagship location, on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, as SPORTIME and JMTA coaches seek to discover untapped tennis and...Read more
  | By Jimmy Delevante
As of September of this year, the USTA changed the rules for junior tournament play. Players under 10-years-old are now required to compete in several Orange Ball Tournaments before they are allowed to progress to Green Ball Tournaments and finally to Yellow Ball Tournaments. Most tennis clubs in...Read more