| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and USTA Player Development announced that it has started programming at its new USTA Training Center-East, located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Applications to participate in the program are still being accepted. The USTA Training Center-East will...Read more
  | By Steve Abbondondelo
The 2009 USTA Eastern Summer Junior Team Tennis Season culminated with 18 teams from the section, including Long Island competing at the USTA Eastern Summer Sectional for the right to be crowned the best in the Eastern Section. Slated to be played outside at SUNY College at Purchase, N.Y. Aug. 22-...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
In the last issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine , I, along with several other local tennis professionals, was asked “What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a Long Islander at nationals?” In response to this question, a few parents have remarked about their concerns with the daunting...Read more
  | By Steve Abbondondelo
The 2009 Long Island Winter Junior Team Tennis (JTT) season ended with an exciting playoff schedule held at Robbie Wagner Tournament Training in Glen Cove on May 2 and at Rockville Racquet on May 9. Twenty-three teams competed in three divisions for the right to represent Long Island at the Eastern...Read more
  | By Jared Rada
The United States Tennis Association Eastern Section, in conjunction with the USTA Long Island Regional Board and local pros and volunteers, has been promoting tennis in local schools by introducing students to the new QuickStart Tennis USTA program. This new play format utilizes “kid-sized”...Read more
  | By Debbie Cichon
Quick Start Tennis is an exciting new play format for teaching tennis skills to children. The program was developed by the United States Tennis Association to bring children into the game by utilizing specialized equipment and shorter court dimensions, all tailored to age and size. With this...Read more
  | By Alanna Broderick
Orisen Swett Marden once said, “All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.” When I was a young girl, I had a dream of becoming a successful tennis professional. I used to see myself walking up to the net after winning match point against Steffi Graff no less, and shaking her...Read more
  | By Jennifer Kellner
This edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine takes you inside the trip and journey of Hauppauge, N.Y. high school student Jenny Kellner and her recent trip to Tucson, Ariz. for the 2009 Copper Bowl Tennis Tournament. Jennifer is a full-time student at Hauppauge High School. She is enrolled in a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Stephen Peng is the most improved junior player coming out of the Glen Head Racquet Club’s ALPS tennis program. Prior to joining the ALPS program, Stephen had never received more than one game in any United States Tennis Association junior match. As of September 2008 after playing in the ALPS...Read more