| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Copa Del Cafe is a Junior ITF World Tour Tournament played in Costa Rica taking place this week. The tournament is a Grade 1 event played on hard courts. Long Island's Noah Rubin is participating in the event and has made Long Island proud once again as he has advanced to the semifinals where he...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sixteen-year-old Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y. swept the Girls 18s Singles and Doubles Titles at the 2011 USTA 18s Winter National Championships, and 17-year-old Jared Hiltzik of Wilmette, Ill., won the boys’ 18s title on Monday. Many of the nation’s top junior tennis players competed in eight USTA...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Boca Raton, Fla., residents Madison Keys and Jesse Levine both won coveted trips to Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday with convincing victories at the 2011 Kia Motors USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoff played at the Racquet Club of the South. The 16-year-old Keys, who won a similar playoff in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Jan. 21, USTA Eastern will recognize 16 outstanding students for their sportsmanship and their appreciation of Arthur Ashe’s legacy at the section’s 2012 Junior Awards Luncheon. The luncheon, which begins at noon, will be held at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, N.Y., and is...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that on Jan. 1, 2012 the rules of tennis officially will be changed and require that 10 & Under Tennis tournaments be played utilizing smaller, lighter racquets and lower-bouncing balls on smaller courts. The change was adopted by the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After a week of thrilling competition, the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships boys and girls 18s singles finals were expected to feature tight, competitive matches involving two pairs of highly-seeded players. Both matches were repeats from last week’s Eddie Herr, and the players knew...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American boys have had a rough time adapting to the clay courts at the 2011 Orange Bowl, taking place at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. Only two Americans reached the round of 16 in the Boys 18s draw, and Americans were shut out entirely from the Boys 16s quarterfinals. But the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A Long Islander came through with one of the biggest upsets of Day One at the 65th Annual Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. Fifteen-year-old Noah Rubin, one of the youngest competitors in the Boys 18s draw who got in as a wild card...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the acceptance lists for the 65th Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, which begins Monday, Dec. 5 at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. The event will be contested on clay for the first time since 1998. The qualifying draw will take place beginning...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Perhaps the most important quality for success in tennis is steadiness and the avoidance of errors. It might come as a surprise then, that in practice "Blue Chips" miss more shots than “Five Stars,” while "Five Stars” miss more shots than “Four Stars,” etc. If you are thinking that superior players...Read more