| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced a series of reforms to the National Junior Tournament Schedule designed to make the system more efficient, effective and affordable for current players and those who will enter the pipeline through the association’s 10 & Under Tennis initiative. The new system also aims...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island Tennis Services is offering a new Saturday training program for junior players designed to introduce new players to the game of tennis and prepare those with some experience for tournament and team play. The affordably-priced Early Training Program, offered at a price of $100 per child...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As part of their ongoing partnership, the USTA and Nickelodeon have announced the launch of the “Tennis Really Rocks” sweepstakes. One lucky kid will win the grand prize—a trip for four to New York to attend Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the annual kick-off event to the U.S. Open; as well as hang with the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Shanice Arthur of Glen Head, N.Y. received the Edith Martin Girls 14 Sportsmanship Award at the USTA Eastern Section Annual Awards Reception. Shanice, who is ranked seventh in the Girls 14s Division, is a ninth grade student at K-12 International Academy. She previously attended Jericho Middle...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Jonathan Klee of East Rockaway received the USTA League Award at the USTA Eastern Section’s annual awards program. Klee has served for more than four years as chairman of the USTA Eastern League Grievance Committee. In that role, he has dedicated countless hours working to address complaints from...Read more
  | By Michael Sarro
As one of the largest non-for profit organizations in the world, the USTA is driven by many dedicated individuals who donate their time and effort to help develop and grow the sport we all love. In having so many willing volunteers, the USTA holds workshops to help instill in their volunteers the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Taylor Townsend, a 15-year-old from Stockbridge, Ga., defeated 17-year-old Russian Yulia Putintseva, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to win the 2012 Australian Open Girls Singles Title. Earlier, Townsend partnered with 15-year-old Gabrielle Andrews of Pomona, Calif., to win the 2012 Australian Open Girls Doubles...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has named the 10 girls and four boys who have been accepted into the main draw and the qualifying draw at the 2012 Australian Open Junior Championships. The main draw will be played Jan. 22-Jan. 28 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne; qualifiers will be played Jan. 19-20. Among those selected...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that the 33rd season of the USTA Pro Circuit began with two clay-court events in Florida—the $10,000 men’s Futures in Plantation, Fla., and the $25,000 women’s event in Innisbrook, Fla. The USTA Pro Circuit, the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, is scheduled to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Saturday night, Long Island's Noah Rubin downed the number five seed, Connor Farren of Northern California, in three sets 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win an all-American final at the 48th Copa del Café in Costa Rica. Rubin and Farren had played in late 2011 when Rubin had beaten the 17-year-old...Read more