| 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
  | By Jonathan Klee
Local tennis pros David Brent of Woodmere, N.Y. and Mark Harrison of East Rockaway, N.Y. were finalists at the 55 USTA National Grass Court Championships, held at the Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence, N.Y. the week of Sept. 14-20, 2009. Brent, who teaches at Nassau Indoor Tennis in Inwood and is...Read more
  | By Ignacio Nacho Arenas
The little engine that could, just did! The 4.0 Carefree tennis team captained by Adam Kolenberg won the National Championships in Las Vegas by defeating the southern team from Arkansas by a score of 4-1 in the national finals. The Carefree team, playing out of the Merrick, N.Y. Carefree Racquet...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Congratulations to the Men’s 4.0 team from Carefree Racquet Club on winning the National Title and brining the crown to Long Island. It’s been 20-plus years since a team from Long Island has won the National Championship, but Carefree’s 4.0 team from the Merrick, N.Y. facility took home the...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
Long Island had 256 teams with more than 3,500 players participate this past USTA season. The winning teams advancing to sectionals are the following: Adult League ►Women’s 2.5 Eastern Athletic Blue Point: Therese Ebarb ►Women’s 3.0 Eastern Athletic Blue Point: Maureen Casaburi ►Women’s 3.5 Long...Read more