| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 31st Annual USTA Long Island Awards Dinner is set for Wednesday, September 22 at Chateau Briand Caterers in Westbury. From the USTA website: USTA Eastern's Long Island Region is thrilled to announce the return of its Awards Dinner this September. The 31st celebration of Long Island’s tennis...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
I made a mistake. I tossed a rule away because I wanted to be kind. I’ll never do that again. A muffled ringing resonated during a USTA match. Four tennis bags lay on the bench; one was guilty. All four players stood frozen. Who left their phone on? The ringing stopped. Rule 36 in The Code states...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
I am the luckiest recreational doubles tennis player on the planet. When I step on a tennis court with Noel, our opponents’ knees are already knocking because of his ability to deliver a ball one inch over the net which then drops like a cannonball. On another USTA team, I partner with Kathi, a...Read more
Kathy Miller has been the General Manager at Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick for more than two decades.
  | By Brian Coleman
The Long Island tennis community is a tight-knit one, where almost everybody knows each other, no matter where you are from or what club, park or court you play at. And few people are more visible or known than Kathy Miller, the General Manager at Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick. Miller has...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
We lost the second set. It wasn’t merely a loss, but the slaughter of two players at 0-6—after winning the first set, 6-2. Pat, my partner, and I looked at each other in bewilderment. What happened? We have a problem and must fix it before the start of the third set tiebreak. We admitted we had...Read more
Members of the 65 & Over Mixed Doubles League in their custom USTA shirts
  | By Kathy Miller
The Tri-Level league which is three courts of doubles, one court at the 4.5 level, one at the 4.0 level and another at 3.5 is underway for both the women and the men. We also have a ladies Tri-Level league running at the 4.0, 3.5, 3.0 levels. Sectionals for the Long Island winning teams are being...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
I sat down to write this article (late as always because I always struggle with what to write), and due to procrastinating, decided to check my email first. I opened the email below and was smiling ear to ear as this is what it’s all about! We are living in such crazy times and this year’s goal for...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
One of the most frequent requests I hear from my students is how to achieve more power. After a short discussion and acknowledgement of the first priorities of getting the ball in and getting the ball in away from the opponent, the goal of power may be addressed. The two biggest components to...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
It hit me the other day. Not a tennis ball, but a realization. Our tennis pros hung up their racquets and stayed home during the pandemic. These men and women made the same financial sacrifice as personal trainers, physical therapists, restaurant and café owners, bookstore owners, and other small...Read more
Maxine Oresky and Amy Tacher (left) won the Pine Hollow Country Club Women's Doubles Championships by beating Robyn Finn and Randi Fagen.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the eighth year in a row, Maxine Oresky and Amy Tacher are the winners of the Pine Hollow Country Club Women’s Doubles Championships. The duo defeated Robyn Finn and Randi Fagen 6-3, 7-5 to capture the title and continue their reign. “I think it’s because we’re very positive with each other on...Read more