January 25, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
My name is Carl Summerlin and I’m the regional president of the USTA Eastern Metropolitan Region. As an avid tennis player, coach and program administrator of tennis in the New York City area, I bring you this message: Tennis is alive and well in New York City.
January 12, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, has announced that it has granted 41 community tennis and education organizations in the U.S. more than $400,000 in grants. Combined with scholarship awards, USTA Serves distributed more than $1.5 million in 2011.
January 11, 2012
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that the 33rd season of the USTA Pro Circuit began with two clay-court events in Florida—the $10,000 men’s Futures in Plantation, Fla., and the $25,000 women’s event in Innisbrook, Fla.
December 16, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The Racquet Club of the South outside of Atlanta is once again the site for the USTA Austrailian Open Wildcard Playoff. Coco Vandeweghe, who reached the finals at this event last year was matched up with 15-year old Taylor Townsend. In the end, Vandeweghe's experience paid off with a 6-4, 6-4 straight set victory.
December 15, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, it is awarding $50,000 in USTA Grassroots Wheelchair Program Grants to 16 wheelchair tennis programs across the country.
December 13, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Jan. 21, USTA Eastern will recognize 16 outstanding students for their sportsmanship and their appreciation of Arthur Ashe’s legacy at the section’s 2012 Junior Awards Luncheon.
December 7, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
If you love playing tennis, you’ll love it even more as part of a team. Similar to the World TeamTennis (WTT) format, the Junior TeamTennis (JTT) format consist of co-ed teams where individual matches incorporate an overall team score. It creates a fun-filled team atmosphere for what is thought of as an individual sport.
December 7, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern will honor 28 volunteers, tennis pros, players and organizations at its Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 21, 2012 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains.
December 6, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
For the past 13 years, the world’s best junior tennis players have annually gathered at the hard courts of the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla., to compete in the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.
November 28, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Sue Hunt has been named the USTA’s Chief Marketing Officer, it was announced today by Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Hunt will report to Kurt Kamperman, the Association’s Chief Executive, Community Tennis.
October 31, 2011
By Michael Sarro
On the day after New York saw its biggest snow storm in October since 1979, more than 110 high school juniors and seniors, their parents, and more than 40 college coaches braved the treacherous roads to attend the 25th Annual College Showcase Day held at the Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
October 17, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
High school students will get a chance this month to show off their powerful strokes and strong footwork, and learn about often overlooked opportunities to play college tennis from coaches at USTA Eastern’s 25th Annual College Showcase Day, set for Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
October 5, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that, effective immediately, the appointment of Todd Martin of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. as a director-at-large on the USTA Board of Directors. Martin will replace Jeff Tarango, who resigned from the Board following the 2011 U.S. Open ...
September 27, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition lauded the USTA during Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP) this past Saturday, Sept. 24th, for its leadership and participation in the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge.
September 23, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Metro Region Board had a presence at the New York Sportimes World Team Tennis home matches at Sportime Stadium at Randall’s Island. Metro Region Board members gave out free racquets to all children that came to the matches.
September 20, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday, Aug. 29, prior to the start of the 2011 U.S. Open, some of the top juniors in the USTA Eastern Section were honored at the Junior Awards Gala.
September 19, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA has announced that its SmashZone, a complement to the association’s ongoing youth participation 10 and Under Tennis initiative, will be part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP).
September 13, 2011
By Michael Sarro
On Thursday, Sept. 8, New York Tennis Magazine had the privilege to spend some time with tennis legend Steffi Graf for the Longines Tennis Court for Kids Clinic at the Harlem Armory.
September 12, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
At the 2011 U.S. Open, First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the USTA for engaging millions of children in tennis, introducing tennis into thousands of elementary schools throughout the country, and building more than 2000 right-sized courts that provide a place for young people to play tennis.
September 2, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that Pancho Gonzalez, a tennis pioneer and two-time U.S. National Champion, has been named the 2011 inductee into the U.S. Open Court of Champions, a U.S. Open and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center attraction honoring the greatest singles champions in the history of the 130 years of the U.S. Championships/U.S. Open.
September 1, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the recipients of its 2011 ICON Awards, which not only honor individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on diversity and inclusion in our sport and society, but also emphasize the association’s commitment to fairness and equality.
August 26, 2011
By Pablo Sierra
The South Brooklyn Tennis Association (SBTA) and USTA/Eastern recently participated in the “Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!” event in the Bronx at the Fordham Road Renaissance Festival.
August 22, 2011
By USTA Eastern Section
All 25 players being honored at the Junior Awards Gala on Aug. 29 finished well in section tournaments this year, earning enough points to be recognized by USTA Eastern on Opening Day of the U.S. Open. But only one managed to achieve perfection: Jamie Loeb. Loeb, 16, of Ossining, N.Y., won all eight tournaments that she entered, earning a perfect 800 points and a place in USTA Eastern history.
August 22, 2011
By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, will host its 11th Annual Opening Night Gala in the USTA President’s Box at the U.S. Open on Aug. 29.