| 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
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) will present its annual Leadership Awards to Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick and to Hall of Fame tennis legend John McEnroe on Nov. 17 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. “We are proud to honor two recognized leaders of the New York...Read more
  | 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