| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced it will be adding same-gender couples’ doubles tournaments to its 2015 adult competition tennis calendar. The groundbreaking announcement opens the door to new play opportunities for same-sex spouses, those in civil unions, domestic partners, and spousal equivalents, making...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
Congratulations to the Long Island teams that won at the Sectional Championship and are now advancing to the National Championship! The local winners include: Women’s 18 & Over League ► 3.0 Blue Point (captained by Jenn Suh-McCormack) ► 4.0 Sportime Kings Park (captained by Michelle Stoerback...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two more teams from USTA Leagues representing Long Island have qualified for the USTA Adult League Nationals. The recently formed Sportime Massapequa Women's 3.0 55+ USTA team came in first place in Albany at the USTA Sectionals this past weekend, are now headed to the Nationals in Arizona the end...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the close knit community of Bayport-Blue Point on Long Island, there's a hidden gem within the area … a tennis club that has had 11 teams make it to the USTA National Championships. This year at Eastern Athletic Clubs (EAC), another team of tennis players, the Women's 3.0 team, fought long and...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
At the time this issue went to print, some of the 18 & Over League playoffs were still in progress and the 55 & Over League was still playing its local season matches. The winning teams in the 40 & Over League are as follows: ►​ Women’s 3.0: Sportime Massapequa (Captains Debbie Trimboli...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
Congratulations to the 6.0 Mixed-Doubles team from Hempstead Lake Tennis, captained by Darlene Sotomayor and Adam Moramarco, and the 8.0 Mixed-Doubles team from Long Beach Tennis Center, captained by Andrew Camacho. Both teams are off to the National Championships! Good luck to both teams! The Men’...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Charles H. Hurme, 101, of Huntington Station, N.Y., passed away May 8, 2014 at the Northport VA Hospital following a brief illness. Born Nov. 5, 1912 in New York City and raised in Brooklyn, friendships started in the Finntown area of Brooklyn lasted seven to eight decades. It was at McKinley Park...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
At the time of this article submission, the mixed-doubles season was coming to an end. The 6.0 and 9.0 Divisions finished up recently with the Hempstead Lake team, captained by Darlene Sotomayor and Adam Moramarco, advancing to the Section Championship in Albany the weekend of May 30-June 1. The 9...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
The Mixed-Doubles League is now underway with playoffs beginning soon. To get the up-to-date League standings, go to www.litennisscores.com . The Long Island winning team from the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 Divisions will advance to the Section Championship in Schenectady, N.Y. the weekend of May 30...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) held its annual awards event during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium on Hilton Head Island, S.C., where Old Westbury, N.Y.’s Elizabeth Kobak was named PTR Female Player of the Year. A relative newcomer to PTR, Kobak’s mother suggested she join PTR...Read more