| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This past weekend saw the conclusion of many Level 1 Eastern Designated Closed Championship tournaments across Long Island. Here are the results along with photos of the action. Congratulations to all of the winners and a special congratulations to the Long Island Champions, Nadia Smergut of East...Read more
  | By Gerry Ashley
The following is taken from the blog of Gerard Ashley of Sportime at Roslyn, tennis director and USTA tournament director, documenting his coaching trip to the USTA Boys and Girls 14 North Zone Team Championships, held at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., July 28-Aug. 1. Tuesday,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Mia Vecchio of Manhasset Hills, N.Y. was featured on the MSG television show MSG Varsity, on Wednesday night Sept. 22. The show featured an interview with Mia and clips were shown of her time spent on the practice court. Mia's appearance on MSG Varsity was inspired by the fact that she played first...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
More than 40 of the best girls in the east, ages 8 to 12, came to Central Park in early September to hear tennis legends Steffi Graf and Billie Jean King talk to them about their involvement in junior tennis. After their speeches, Graf stuck around for nearly three hours to work on the court with...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Recently, Long Island Tennis Magazine had the chance to sit down with 2009 New York State High School Girls Tennis Champion Blair Seiderman of Jericho N.Y. to discuss her past accomplishments, present and future in the tennis game. At what age did you start playing tennis and please take us through...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The following is taken from Jack Sock's post-match press conference on Saturday, Sept. 11th during the 2010 U.S Open. The top-seeded men's junior Sock defeated the number two seed Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, 6-3, 6-4 to capture the 2010 U.S. Open Men's Junior Championship. Talk about the week and...Read more
  | By Steve Abbondondelo
The 2010 USTA Eastern summer junior team tennis season culminated with the Eastern Summer Sectional Championship. The event was held at Central Park in Schenectady on Aug. 21-22. The round-robin tournament followed the JTT format of boys and girl’s singles, and doubles and mixed-doubles...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Oyster Bay, N.Y. native Julia Elbaba made Long Island proud yesterday at the 2010 U.S. Open Juniors. Elbaba, along with her partner Krista Hardeback, defeated Danka Kovinik & Sasha Gavrilovska in the first round of the Girls Junior U.S. Open Doubles Tournament. Playing on Court 6, Elbaba &...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced today that it has passed new rules governing competition for 10-and-under tennis tournaments. The new rules require that 10-and-under tournaments be played using slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, on smaller courts and utilizing shorter, lighter racquets. The rule change...Read more
  | By Bill Mecca
Recently, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) held a QuickStart training for tennis professionals at Sportime Lynbrook. QuickStart Tennis is the USTA’s new play format for juniors ages 10 and under. It has been designed to make tennis learning and playing more fun, and to help juniors have...Read more