| 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
  | By USTA Eastern Section
All 25 players being honored at the Junior Awards Gala on Aug. 29 finished well in section tournaments this year, earning enough points to be recognized by USTA Eastern on Opening Day of the U.S. Open. But only one managed to achieve perfection: Jamie Loeb. Loeb, 16, of Ossining, N.Y., won all...Read more
  | By Steve Pratt
The youngest and the oldest of the 16 women’s and men’s players selected to play in this weekend’s U.S. Open Wild Card Playoffs punched their tickets to New York with convincing wins on a stormy and thundering Sunday near Washington, D.C. Welcome to the main draw of the U.S. Open, Madison Keys, age...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Player Development has announced the eight men and eight women who will participate in the second annual U.S. Open Wild Card Playoff, being held at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in College Park, Md., Aug. 18-20. The winners will receive main draw...Read more
  | By Anthony Pastecchi
On Friday, Aug. 12, the USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region along with the Town of Islip hosted it's Annual Suffolk County Rally Day, an annual event to promote the sport of tennis to children of all ages with pros on hand to provide free clinics and a day of fun for all. Throughout the event,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Do you want to enter the Guinness Book of World Records? Then, come on down Friday, Aug. 26 to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as USTA Eastern teams up with Wilson Sporting Goods, and professional tennis players Mardy Fish and Andrea Petkovic, to try earn a spot among the world's...Read more