| By Michael Sarro
On the day after New York saw its biggest snow storm in October since 1979, more than 110 high school juniors and seniors, their parents, and more than 40 college coaches braved the treacherous roads to attend the 25th Annual College Showcase Day held at the Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. For 25...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Claire Handa is a seventh grader from Rockville Centre, N.Y. who attends Friends Academy. Currently, Claire is ranked fourth in the Eastern Section in Girls 12s Division and is ranked 61st Nationally in Girls 12s Division, the highest ranked Long Island player in the Girls 12s Division. Long Island...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
High school students will get a chance this month to show off their powerful strokes and strong footwork, and learn about often overlooked opportunities to play college tennis from coaches at USTA Eastern’s 25th Annual College Showcase Day, set for Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Saw Mill Club in Mount...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Local girl goes to national tournament The USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region congratulates eight-year-old Rachel Arbitman who made it to the finals in the national "Little Mo" tournament in Chicago in May. Rachel, coached by Yan Vulisky, is a rising star in the 10-and-Under set. “Little Mo”...Read more
  | By David Drucker
If you’ve never heard of a boy named Matt Zeifman, you surely will in the next few years. Through the years, Long Island has had more than a few tennis greats who have made it to top-level colleges and even scored success on the professional level, but it is not an easy path and the earlier you can...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, Aug. 29, prior to the start of the 2011 U.S. Open, some of the top juniors in the USTA Eastern Section were honored at the Junior Awards Gala. The gala began at 10:30 a.m. in the Indoor Training Center at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. All of the junior players...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 4th Annual Tennis Blitz in the Parks was held in late July, as nearly 1,000 children received free tennis lessons in eight different Nassau County parks. Conceived and organized by Bill Mecca, the USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region Representative and Karen Beckhard-Ravener from Nassau County’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Grace Min, a 17-year-old from Duluth, Ga., upset top-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 7-5, 7-6(3), to win the 2011 U.S. Open Junior Girls singles title on Sunday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Garcia is currently ranked 138th in the WTA rankings while...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the 14 winners of its 13th Annual Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest. The winning essays and art projects were selected from student entries submitted to the more than 600 USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network chapters from around the country. Students were...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