| By Kathy Miller
This is usually the article where I try to get across how the bad behavior, bad sportsmanship and the newly added bashings on social media are the things ruining this League. I’m going to keep it really short since the people creating these situations usually refuse to see themselves as the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams enters the 2016 U.S. Open as the WTA’s top-ranked player, and has had a stranglehold on the top spot since Feb. 18, 2013. She will look to continue her historic roll as she faces Russian Ekaterina Makarova under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium kicking off the evening session...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
When this article was due, I was having a lot of nasty and inaccurate accusations thrown at me for doing nothing more than my job of coordinating this League. I told David Sickmen, publisher of Long Island Tennis Magazine, that for the first time since the publication started, I cannot submit an...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The Adult League is set to start, with a total of 256 teams. We have teams for the 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over, and now also for the 65 & Over Leagues. The 18 & Over and 40 & Over Leagues must have their rosters finalized by June 1 with the 55 & Over and 65 &...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
Registration has begun for USTA League Summer teams! We will have teams for the 18 & Over League, the 40 & Over League, 55 & Over League, and we are working at getting teams for the 65 & Over League. 18 & Over League The minimum age for players is that they must turn 18 in the...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The Tri-Level League, which is played on three doubles courts—one at the 3.5 Level, one at the 4.0 Level and one at the 4.5 Level—wrapped up in October and November. The winning men’s team was captained by Gabe Moreira & Mitch Low. The winning women’s team was captained by Karen Levine. Both...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Called "The Third Game of Tennis," One-On-One Doubles held its 11th annual prize money tournament at the ITA Coaches Convention in December. The tournament's compact, round-robin format allowed for every player in the draw to compete against three opponents in short sets (first to win four games,...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Bill de Blasio may be the official Mayor of New York City, but he isn’t the only one who wears that title in the city that never sleeps. Jeffrey Appel is commonly and appropriately referred to as the “Mayor of New York Tennis” because of the relationships and connections he makes and develops...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
Congratulations to all of the teams who competed in Sectionals this year. There was some exceptional tennis, and best of luck to those who will be competing in Nationals! The 2015 winning Long Island teams that advanced to Sectionals include: 18 & Over League ►2.5 Women from Point Set (Captains...Read more
  | By Kelsey Clark
The New York Athletic Club (NYAC) men’s tennis team recently won its fifth championship during the National Open Team Championships at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas. The tournament benefited the American Cancer Society. “The quality of players Jeff brings elevates the competition,” Susan...Read more