| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff


Long Island Tennis Magazine celebrated its 10th anniversary at its annual Holiday Brunch at Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich, N.Y. Many members of the local tennis community came out for a morning of great food and drinks, as the Magazine moved into its second decade of publication.

One of the primary goals of the publication is to unite the community and use its media platform to connect the people and businesses of the local tennis community. The Annual Brunch is a small way to thank people for their support and offer a networking opportunity to the tennis community.

The following are some thoughts on the publication from the local tennis community …

Long Island Tennis Magazine is the single most valuable resource for tennis information on Long Island. No one in the local area has done more to grow the sport in the last 10 years and this publication deserves the gratitude and continued support of the Long Island tennis community.”—Steve Kaplan, Co-Owner, Bethpage Park Tennis Center

Long Island Tennis Magazine has become a real staple of the tennis industry on the Island for tennis lovers and tennis providers. We’ve appreciated the years of partnership in promoting this great sport and bringing us closer to our tennis community.”—Mike Kossoff, Tennis Director, John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) Long Island

Long Island Tennis Magazine is a great source of information and a great way to get the word out regarding tennis events in the area! Great job by David Sickmen and his entire staff and congratulations on your 10-year anniversary!”—Kathy Miller, General Manager, Carefree Racquet Club

"Long Island Tennis Magazine has been an incredible partner for both the girls and boys high school tennis seasons. The amount of coverage student/athletes have received over the last 10 years has increased exponentially, which has engaged communities across Nassau County and helped increase participation in the sport of tennis. I am looking forward to our partnership continuing to grow even further."—Shai Fisher, Syosset High School Head Tennis Coach

“The sport of tennis has changed, and it is more accessible than ever before. It’s so important that we are out in the community reaching new people to inspire them to get involved in the game. Long Island Tennis Magazine allows us to shine a light on all of the great local programming that is happening right in our own backyard.”—Jenny Schnitzer, Executive Director and COO, USTA Eastern

“I have worked with David Sickmen and his crew for many years and have been impressed by his kindness and the scope of his vision. I remember many years ago when I wrote for the first edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine. It was a little 32-page magazine in black and white. And look at what we have now. LI Tennis Magazine is a full-on glossy, high-end tennis magazine, filled with local tennis stats, interesting ads and useful articles. The tennis world ought to thank you all for the gift your hard work has produced. ‘You've come a long way baby.’”—Dr. Tom Ferraro

“All of us at inPhorm would like to congratulate Long Island Tennis Magazine on their 10th anniversary. Words cannot aptly express the gratitude we have for the many past years' business relationship. Moreover, we want to share our appreciation for all that Long Island Tennis Magazine does for not only the game of tennis, but for the community as well. Well done!”—Susanne Taylor, Vice President, InPhorm LLC

“I have been working closely with Long Island Tennis Magazine for over six years now and our relationship is one of extreme professionalism, respect and passion for the game of tennis. As someone who wants to get a message out to the tennis public, I cannot think of a better organization to be involved with.”—Lisa Dodson, Developer and Owner, ServeMaster LLC

Scenes from the annual Holiday Brunch