| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the seventh consecutive year, young hopefuls from across the tri-state area will be out in force at SPORTIME Randall's Island, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) flagship location, on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, as SPORTIME and JMTA coaches seek to discover untapped tennis and...Read more
  | By Jimmy Delevante
As of September of this year, the USTA changed the rules for junior tournament play. Players under 10-years-old are now required to compete in several Orange Ball Tournaments before they are allowed to progress to Green Ball Tournaments and finally to Yellow Ball Tournaments. Most tennis clubs in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Easter Bowl USTA Junior National Spring Championships Presented by Adidas will celebrate its 50 th tournament starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 and running through Saturday, April 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Started in 1968 in New York City by Seena Hamilton, the Easter Bowl...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hours before Roger Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka to win his fifth BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells on Sunday, Sportime Lynbrook hosted an Indian Wells-themed event as the Sportime World Tour continued to make its rounds across the tennis world. The second stop on the world tour in 2017...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 20th Annual "Road to the Little Mo Nationals" circuit begins in March with 18 sectionals planned around the USA in the spring, leading up to four regionals in the summer and culminating with the "Little Mo" Nationals at the end of September. It will also be offering three international...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Credit all photos to Emily DeAngeliss, Kate Berger and Kendall Delaney With the new year upon us it means the Sportime World Tour is once again traveling the globe, bringing a taste of international tennis tournaments to local Sportime facilities. The first edition of the 2017 World Tour was held...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today held the ceremonial “First Serve” at the USTA National Campus, the new “Home of American Tennis” located at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. Tennis icons, local dignitaries, partners and tennis enthusiasts were on hand to mark the occasion. The USTA...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Each year, the USTA Long Island Region recognizes the achievements of individuals, facilities and organizations who have gone above and beyond, both on the court and off. Some of those awardees are honored for their tennis play and/or rankings, while our Prestigious and Excellence Award Winners are...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Whenever I tell my parents a tennis story about one of my students, a local program or Eastern Section tournaments, I have to throw in a caveat to “This is how they do it now.” As a 42-year-old who played junior tennis out of Long Island 30 years ago, the scene is definitely much different. I’ll...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
In the July/August 2016 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine , I presented a table that is pretty depressing. In 2010, Level 2 10 & Under tournaments averaged 15.6 boys and 8.8 girls per tournament. And now … 1.4 boy and 1.1 girl per tournament. In other words, you are lucky to find a...Read more