| By Kathy Miller
Congratulations to the Long Island teams that won at sectionals and have or will be advancing to the Nationals! The Women's 2.5 team from Carefree Racquet Club, captained by Carrie Alfano and coached by Gabe Raneses, went to the nationals in Palm Springs and placed fourth. Congratulations to them...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Aug. 13-15, a USTA team of women from Long Island, all members of the Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick, N.Y., went undefeated in the state championship in Syracuse, N.Y. They were also undefeated in the local championship played earlier in the summer. On Oct. 1-3 they are headed to the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Women's 2.5 team from Long Island has won the New York state Championship and are supposed to be headed for the USTA National Championship in Palm Springs, Calif. to represent Long Island women's tennis. Unfortunately, it is an expensive trip. We hope to go to California and represent us all...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The Adult, Senior and Super Senior USTA League is underway. Play began the week of May 17 for most divisions and will run until August. We have a record number teams with 268 this year. Just a reminder to all captains that in addition to entering the scores on the USTA site within 24 hours of your...Read more
  | By Miguel Cervantes III
So you are in a USTA League here on Long Island and you have split sets. Now comes the dreaded 10 Point Super Tie-Break and you're thinking to yourself, “Ugh, this is so stupid, it's anyone's match now.” Changing my attitude, I looked at the Super Tie-Break from a different perspective, and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Hall of Famer, native New Yorker and former world number one John McEnroe has announced that he will open and direct the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, with its inaugural, full-year programs commencing just after the 2010 U.S. Open. The McEnroe Academy will be housed at the new $18 million...Read more
  | By Brent Shearer
Chris Evert helped the USTA honor tennis moms by giving a lesson to kids from the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program on top of the Empire State Building on May 13. As part of the 13th annual National Tennis Month, the USTA is honoring tennis moms while conducting festivities nationwide to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2010 USTA Adult League Summer Season kicked off Thursday night, May 6 with the USTA Captains Meeting at Crest Hollow Country Club. There were 267 men's and women's captains from the Eastern/Long Island Region on hand to receive their schedules for the upcoming season, as well as learn of any...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As the Adult League Summer Season approaches, new players to the USTA or intraclub systems can refer to the NTRP ratings sheet to determine what level would best suit your play. The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is the official system for determining the levels of competition for USTA...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The USTA League just completed its first local season of the Tri-Level League. The Tri-Level League is three courts of doubles with one court at the 3.5 level, one at the 4.0 level and the one at the 4.5 level. It gives friends of differing levels the opportunity to play on the same team and share...Read more