| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Henrik Wiersholm, a 13-year-old from Kirkland, Wash., captured the boys’ singles title at Les Petits As in Tarbes, France on Sunday, defeating Bogdan Borza of Romania 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, to become the first American boy to win the prestigious 14 -and-under title since Chase Buchanan in 2005, and just...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Most high school-aged kids who are thinking about playing college tennis have heard about the hyped college video. Who needs it? What should be on it? When should they be sent? These are always amongst the first questions people ask me when I meet with them. Hopefully, this article can clarify some...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Tennis greatness is achieved on remarkably narrow margins of point differential success. The ATP number one-ranked player, Rafael Nadal, has won 87.5 percent of his matches this year and 54.6 percent of the points he has played. In contrast, the world's number 99th ranked player, Raniner Schuettler...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Jan. 29, USTA Eastern will recognize 22 outstanding students for their sportsmanship and their appreciation of Arthur Ashe’s legacy at the section’s 2011 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 USTA has announced eight top American juniors selected to represent the United States in two elite 14-and-Under events in Europe: The AEGON Junior International, held in Bolton, England, Jan. 17-23; and Les Petits As, held in Tarbes, France, Jan. 24-30. The events annually feature some of the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Eric Johnson, 17, of San Jose, Calif., and 14-year-old Gabrielle Andrews of Pomona, Calif., each swept the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s Winter National Championships on Saturday. Many of the nation’s top junior tennis players competed in eight USTA National...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Everyone remembers the last couple points of Ryan Harrison’s last Grand Slam appearance, his grueling five-set loss to Sergey Stakhovsky in the second round of the U.S. Open. On Sunday, Harrison said thinking back to that match gave him some needed inspiration as he beat fellow 18-year-old Jack...Read more
  | By Laurie Gruppuso
As Matt Richards prepared to play in his first USTA match seven years ago as a 10-year-old, something would happen off the court that would change his life forever. It was the morning before Thanksgiving when Matt was awakened by his father and he was told that his 19-year-old sister Jenn was taken...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the acceptance lists for the 64th Dunlop Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, which begins Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla. The qualifying draw will take place beginning Friday, Dec. 3. The Dunlop Orange Bowl features singles...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This year, two Long Islanders had the opportunity to live out one of their dreams by getting to play in the 2010 U.S. Open Junior Tournament. The U.S. Open Junior Tournament is played on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the U.S. Open. Long Island Tennis...Read more