| 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
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two Long Islanders, Julia Elbaba and Shaun Bersnstein, will play their first round matches in the Junior U.S. Open on Friday, Sept. 3. Elbaba will face number two-seeded Lin Zhu of China in her first round match. Bernstein will face Augusto Laranjo of Brazil, the 10th seed, in his first round match...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, Aug. 30, 24 junior players from across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were awarded for their outstanding performance in tournaments this year at USTA Eastern’s Annual Junior Awards Gala. The gala honored juniors, ages 12 to 18, who have excelled in sectional tournaments and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
City Parks Foundation’s annual CityParks Tennis Benefit, co-chaired by Billie Jean King and John McEnroe, and hosted by Mary Carillo will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The event raises important funds for CityParks Tennis, a free youth instructional...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This year, tennis was a priority for the county and the USTA Eastern Section and the Long Island Region were there to help. In May, the unique event "Love on Long Island”—a day of free lessons for all Nassau residents was held at Eisenhower Park, with more than 140 adults and juniors taking part...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will feature a series of Kids Tennis initiatives at the 2010 U.S. Open, including a QuickStart Tennis demonstration in Arthur Ashe Stadium and a full day of QuickStart Tennis activities during Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 4. Kids Tennis programming will also...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that NCAA singles champion Chelsey Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), Jamie Hampton (Auburn, Ala.), local favorite Christina McHale (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), 2010 USTA Girls’ singles champion Shelby Rogers (Daniel Island, S.C.), and Coco Vandeweghe (Rancho Mirage, Calif...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will host a new U.S. Open Wild Card Playoff to award a men’s and women’s main draw singles wild card into the 2010 U.S. Open. Eight men and eight women will be invited to compete for the wild cards, Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 18-20 at the USTA Training Center Headquarters...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States girls’ teams continued its string of dominance at the 2010 World Junior Tennis Finals, winning its fourth consecutive title at the 14-and-under version of Fed Cup and Davis Cup, in Prostejov, Czech Republic, Aug. 2-7. It is the first time in the history of the event that one...Read more