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Young Americans to Look Out for in 2011 By Michael Sarro

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ou know the names … Roddick, Isner, Querrey, Serena, Venus, and Oudin … but in 2011, there are other Americans looking to make a splash in the rankings, while making their impact on the tennis world. On both the men’s and women’s tours, here are a few Americans who hope to jump into the spotlight in 2011:

an ATP level match. The other two players to achieve this feat were Richard Gasquet and someone by the name of Rafael Nadal. Harrison is currently ranked 176th in the world, but his career goal is to be ranked in the top 10. To achieve this goal in 2011 might be a stretch, but the sky is limitless for this all-around finesse player.

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Vania King

Even if it is cliché to say, it is the best way to describe Ryan Harrison: You can’t judge a book by its cover. The 6ft., 160 lb., 18-year-old does not look like a tennis player and is often dismissed by his opponents as an easy win. Maybe that is part of his strategy as last year in the U.S. Open, he reached the second round and quickly became a fan favorite despite losing a grueling five-set match against Sergiy Stakhovsky. Before this breakout performance, Harrison was best known for being the third youngest player since 1990 to win

The United States is full of successful immigrant stories and Vania King is a perfect example of that. Vania’s parents moved to the U.S. in 1982 and seven years later, Vania was born in Monterey Park, Calif. Under the tutelage of her coach/father, David, Vania is currently ranked 85th in the world with one WTA singles title. While her singles record is a modest 130-132, her doubles record is an outstanding 157-95 with 12 career WTA titles and two ITF titles. Her career highest ranking in doubles is fourth and often partners with Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. In 2010,

they won the Wimbledon and U.S. Open Women’s Championships. It is clear that she has mastered the doubles game, but can she reach a singles ranking of higher than 50th which is her career best? We will see what the 2011 season holds for this young American.

Coco Vandeweghe Photo credit: Kenneth B. Goldberg

The pressures of being part of an athletic family can sometimes be a lot to live up to, but it is obvious that Coco Vandeweghe has risen to the challenge. The athletic genes began with her grandfather, Ernie Vandeweghe, who played in the NBA as well as her uncle Kiki. Her mother Tauna was an Olympic swimmer in 1976, and also played volleyball in the 1984 Olympic Games. As far as tennis goes, it’s safe to say that Coco is the star of the family even if her brother, Beau, thinks he can beat her. continued on page 3

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Features 1 Young Americans to Look Out for in 2011 By Michael Sarro A look at the next crop of American talent on both the men’s and women’s side as they look forward to making their impact in 2011.

4 The Little Things … There’s Nothing Bigger By Steven Kaplan Steven Kaplan takes a look at the big gains resulting from small on-court victories.

12 Positioning Yourself for Victory By Daniel Kresh Author Daniel Kresh takes a look at on-court positioning and where you should be on the offense and defense.

14 Your Guide to Long Island Tennis Clubs A look at some of the area’s top clubs and what they offer, including Bethpage Park Tennis Center, Carefree Racquet Club, Glen Head Racquet Club, Point Set Indoor Racquet Club, Rockville Racquet Club, Robbie Wagner Tournament Training, Ross School Tennis Center and Sportime.

26 2010: The Tennis Year in Review By Emilie Katz Emilie Katz reviews 2010 on both the ATP and WTA tours … the winners, year-end rankings and who hung up their racquets for the final time from the sport.

30 The Advantages of a Backyard Court By Ed Oliveau Ed Oliveau discusses the advantages of adding sport courts to your backyard to enhance training and exercise all from the comfort of one’s home.

36 Stay Ahead of the Pain (of Tennis Elbow) By Holly Jonas, DC, CSCS, CKT Dr. Holly Jonas takes a look at one of the more common ailments of the tennis player, tennis elbow, and details some preventative measures to take to avoid it.

40 The Importance of Setting Up Realistic Goals for Players By Juan Pablo Perez Rios Juan Pablo Perez Rios discusses the goals a parent has for a child when enrolling them in a tennis program and what their expectations should be.

44 Dissecting the USTA Adult League Rule Changes By Jonathan Klee Jonathan Klee explains a number of changes to the rules for 2011 in Adult League tennis play.

47 I Thought I Was Just a Tennis Coach By Lonnie Mitchel Lonnie Mitchell takes a closer look at the instructor/student relationship and how coaches can become difference makers.

Miguel Cervantes III discusses the importance of communication between doubles players during points, in-between points and in other in-match situations.

54 2010 Nassau & Suffolk Girls High School Season Recap

A look back at the girls high school season, from County finals, to awards dinners to the states, we have it all covered.

7 Adult League Wrap-Up By Kathy Miller

Kathy Miller recaps the Tri-Level League and looks ahead to the MixedDoubles League.

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20 The Sand Pit: Americans Take on the World in International Beach Tennis Championships Follow Team USA and their trip to the 2010 International Beach Tennis Championships and their experience with the growing worldwide phenomenon known as beach tennis.

22 My Opinion: What’s the Story With Wearing All White? By Eric Meditz Eric Meditz takes a look at being brought in as a guest for Member/Guest Country Club Tournaments and the mystery behind the required “all-white everything” dress code.

31 Dr. Tom on How to Develop Confidence By Dr. Tom Ferraro Sports Psychologist Dr. Tom Ferraro provides some tips on confidence building skills.

34 Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund Brings in the Stars for Charitable Cause By Brad Shafran Brad Shafran provides his recap of the Justin Gimelstob charity event in Chatham, N.J. featuring Bob and Mike Bryan, Mary Jo Fernandez, Lindsay Davenport, and Pete Sampras.

38 Court Six: Long Island Tennis Magazine’s Gossip Column By Emilie Katz Emilie Katz delves into the off-court lives of the sport’s top stars.

41 Long Island Tennis Magazine’s Literary Corner By Brent Shearer Brent Shearer takes a look at the book authored by Marshall Jon Fisher, A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played.

42 Tips From the Tennis Pro: The Non-Dominant Hand as a Factor in the Efficient Technique in Tennis By Salomon Levy Bromet Salomon Levy Bromet takes a closer look at the role of the non-dominant hand in a variety of tennis strokes.

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50 Doubles Weapons: Communication By Miguel Cervantes III

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Recruiting Video Is Easy By Ricky Becker Ricky Becker discusses the facts and myths of making a video showcasing your on-court skills and the ideal time in which to send one.

63 USTA/Long Island Region 2010 Tournament Schedule

News Briefs

6 ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES® Returns to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

9 Sampras Set to Renew Rivalry With Agassi at 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown at MSG

24 USTA Eastern Hosts 24th Annual College Showcase Day

28 Australian Open Raises Its Prize Money: A Record $25 Million Now at Stake

34 Serve an Ace for Autism … Tennis Pro-Am & Clinic:

8 USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region

A message from USTA/Eastern-Long Island President, upcoming Region events and an introduction to the 2011 Regional Board.

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YOUNG AMERICANS continued from page 1 In 2008, Coco won the Girls U.S. Open Championship and ever since making her professional debut in 2007, she has climbed the WTA rankings and is currently ranked 113th in the world. Over the last few months, she has been working hard on her training regiment and it has paid off greatly as she won back-to-back USTA Pro Circuit titles, including a victory over then currently ranked number two, Vera Zvonareva. The 2011 season holds endless possibilities for the 19-year-old Vandeweghe. Despite being part of an extremely athletic family, Coco is not being overlooked by anyone in her family or the tennis world.

Donald Young Once thought of to be the next great American phenom, Donald Young is rarely put into the conversation of current, top American talent. He is currently ranked 105th in the world, and his highest career ranking is 73rd. These are modest rankings in comparison to what was expected of him when he was the number one-ranked junior player in the world. Many people attribute his lackluster performance to jumping into the pro circuit too soon. He started playing professional tournaments while his game was still developing. Early in his career, he did not have the match experience that his opponents had, and due to this fact, his confidence was dwindling. He has since played in more tournaments and is starting to gain that experience and confidence back. Donald made a name for himself by dominating junior tournaments, and he is now putting in the work to salvage a career that was once predicted to rival the careers of other American greats. The year 2011 is a make or break year for Young, but is it too late for him to develop into the player everyone thought he would be? G Michael Sarro is marketing assistant for Long Island Tennis Magazine. He may be reached by phone at (516) 409-4444, ext. 330 or e-mail Michael@litennismag.com.

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The Little Things ‌ There’s Nothing Bigger By Steven Kaplan ennis greatness is achieved on remarkably narrow margins of point differential success. The ATP number oneranked player, Rafael Nadal, has won 87.5 percent of his matches in 2010 and 54.6 percent of the points he has played. In contrast, the world’s 99th ranked player, Raniner Schuettler, won just 41.4 percent of the time in 2010 and 50.1 percent of the points played. To understand these numbers in perspective, consider that a favorable outcome change of fewer then one out of every 25 points for Nadal results here in a 110 percent increase in matches won. Small point gains can result in tremendous outcome results, and from my experience, the greatest potential for rapid improvement by young players in this area is accomplished by projecting positive on-court behavior.

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example, that while happiness makes you smile, the behavior of smiling makes you happier. This means that by acting confident on the tennis court, you will feel more confident. If the result of this positive change gains you even one point per set, the impact can be extraordinary. G Steven Kaplan is the owner of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as the director of Reebok Academy for New York City Parks Foundation. Over the last 33 years, Steven has been the longtime coach of more than 500 nationally-ranked junior players, 14 state high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous touring professionals and prominent coaches. Steven’s students have been awarded in excess of $7 million in college scholarship money. He may be reached by e-mail at stevenjkaplan@aol.com.

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ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES® Returns to the USTA BJK National Tennis Center he 2nd Annual Tennis and Rockin’ Blues® Event Featuring One-on-One Doubles is slated for Saturday night, Jan. 22 from 8:00 p.m.-midnight at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s Indoor Complex. This unique, combined tennis and music event includes a $1,000 in prize money, sanctioned by USTA/Eastern, for the Men’s Open and Men’s 35-andOver Divisions of play. Prizes will be awarded to Men’s and Women’s Open NTRP Division competitors. The tournament will be played in round-robin format to allow each player plenty of competition. There will also be a tournament available for recreational players. The half-court, serve-and-volley singles game played on a doubles court, otherwise known as Oneon-One Doubles, allows for two matches to compete on one court. This year’s tournament will also feature a performance by F & G Blues Band, featuring Edlene Hart from Long Island, N.Y., as the band will be performing during the tournament to add an exciting atmosphere for the players and fans.

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Last year’s Men’s Open was won by Jared Palmer, 2001 Wimbledon Doubles Champion. The Men’s 35s event was won by Jay Harris, former Brown coach and Sportime/Bethpage manager. “I had a great time playing in my first One-on-One Doubles event,” said Harris. “The format is a lot of fun. We had so many great points where we had to pull out almost every shot in the book to try and get an advantage. It’s also a great workout, because even though you only cover half the court there’s a lot of up and back/side to side movement as you battle for control of the net. This game should catch on with players of all levels, and I think everyone should get out and try it!” Ed Krass, director/founder of the College Tennis Exposure Camp, is the founder of One-on-One Doubles. Since the game’s inception in 2004, One-onOne Doubles tournaments have been played at ATP, USTA, USPTA and ITA National events. Just recently, two collegiate women’s tournaments at Army and Stony Brook University, held One-on-One Dou-

bles tournaments. The ITA will be hosting a One-on-One Doubles tournament at its Annual Coaches Convention on Dec. 16 at the Grand Naples Resort in Naples, Fla. In addition to the One-on-One Doubles action, there will be a friendly ping-pong competition during the tournament. Tournament fans and players will be treated to a National Tennis Center-style party loaded with snacks, beverages, beer, wine and a breakfast buffet to be served at 11:00 p.m. Players who are interested in participating can call the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at (718) 760-6200. The deadline for entry is Tuesday, Jan. 18. Fees are as follows (*includes active convenience fees): N Online player fee: *$102.63 In-person or by mail: $105 N Online guest fee: *$54.25 In-person or by mail: $60 For more information about the game’s rules, visit www.oneononedoubles.com.


By Kathy Miller

At the time this article was submitted, the Tri-Level League was just winding down. Both the women’s and men’s divisions were very close. The men’s playoffs are first place Sportime Syosset, captained by Ian Shapiro, who will be playing the second place team from Rockville Racquet, captained by Bruce Lindenman. Good luck to both teams! The women’s division is still too close to call. Currently in first place on the women’s side is the team from Carefree Racquet, captained by Bonnie Kolenberg; followed by the second place Rockville Racquet squad, captained by Jackie Gaines; third place in the women’s division is World Gym Setauket, captained by Jeanette Romano; and rounding out the rankings is the fourth place Sportime Syosset team, captained by Dianne Rescigno. Any

one of these teams can be the top two headed to playoffs! The final ratings are available on the USTA Web site, www.usta.com. Click on “TennisLink” and then on “Leagues.” On the following page, click on “Find a Rating.” To appeal a rating, you would then enter the USTA Number of the person appealing. The answer will be immediate and final. Mixed-Doubles leagues begin play in the beginning of January, and run through mid-May. We have teams at the combined levels of 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, and for the first time, 10.0. The winning team from each level will advance to the sectional playoff event in June held in the Albany, N.Y. area. The adult (age 18-plus), senior (age 50-plus) and super senior (age 60-plus) leagues will begin organizing in March.

Past captains and clubs will get the initial information mid-February. If someone is interested in starting a new team, please contact Kathy Miller at kathym65@aol.com For players looking to join an already existing team, please contact kathym65@aol.com in March. The Captains Cocktail Party for the Adult, Senior and Super Senior Leagues is set for Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. This event is for one captain per team and the schedules will be distributed. I look forward to seeing you all on the courts! G Kathy Miller is the manager at Carefree Racquet Club and is also the Adult League Coordinator for USTA/Long Island. She may be reached at kathym65@aol.com.


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A Message From USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region President Daniel Burgess After a busy fall/winter season, holidays that included lots of shopping, numerous festive parties that may be followed by shovels filled with snow … you will also find your local USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region board members gearing up for another action packed year of tennis events. This core group of hard-working volunteers with a common love for the sport of tennis has reaffirmed their commitment to the growth of tennis on Long Island. Each board member has specific oversight responsibilities, including the areas of umpiring, adult leagues, scholastic tennis, junior rankings, tournaments, professional coaching and Community Tennis Associations, special populations, events planning, rally day, junior team tennis, QuickStart and corporate tennis challenge outings. If you have not noticed, there is lots of tennis being played on Long Island, and if you are not a part of this tennis bonanza, you are missing out on the camaraderie, meeting new friends and mostly missing out on experiencing the sport for a lifetime, that some sport medical experts believe to be the perfect vehicle for a health conscious community. The USTA Long Island Region board would like to thank our Immediate Past President Scott Axler for his mentoring, dedication and commitment to excellence. During his tenure, we had a record-setting year for events, such as our annual awards dinner, rally day, junior team tennis and QuickStart workshops, league play and junior tournaments. Scott’s uncanny ability to bring tennis club owners together in order to foment a cooperative setting was a major reason for growth in the region. “SuperScott,” the Long Island Regional Board salutes you and thanks you for years of service to the Long Island tennis community. As the Long Island Region incoming president, I feel confident that with the collaboration of Vice President Mike Pavlides, Secretary-Treasurer Craig Fligstein and the experienced dedicated Long Island Board Chairs, we will be able to follow Scott’s roadmap to continued growth and success. This success can only be accomplished with continued dialogue between YOU, the Long Island tennis communities and your regional board. We welcome your input. Please tell us how we can be a better service provider, and what your immediate needs are. Sincerely, Daniel Burgess, President USTA/Eastern-Long Island Region 8

Mark Your Calendars … Please mark your calendar and save the dates for these events in 2011: N Friday-Sunday, Jan. 28-30, 2011—USTA/Eastern Annual Meeting N February (date to be determined)—Annual Club Owners Meeting N March (date to be determined)—Community Tennis Association Conference N Wednesday, May 4—Long Island USTA Summer League Captains Meeting N Wednesday, May 11—Long Island Annual Awards Dinner N July (date to be determined)—Rally Day Nassau County N August (date to be determined)—Rally Day Suffolk County N August (date to be determined)—Corporate Challenge N Monday, Aug. 29-Sunday, Sept. 11 2011—U.S. Open Visit us at www.ustaonlongisland.com for more information on these events and contact Herb Harris at tfg@optonline.net for further information and volunteer opportunities.

2011 USTA/Eastern-Long Island Regional Board Daniel Burgess—USTA/Eastern/Long Island Region President Scott Axler—Region Past President/Boys Ranking Chair/Junior Competition Mike Pavlides—Region Vice President Craig Fligstein—Secretary/Treasurer Kathy Miller—League Coordinator Bob Coburn—Membership/Marketing Roberta Feldman—Girls Ranking Chair Sunny Fishkind—Nassau District Delegate Joe Arias—Suffolk County District Delegate Terry Fontana—Rally Day Chair/Cooperate Challenge Chair Steve Haar—Rally Day Chair/Web site Committee Herb Harris—Volunteer Chair/Grant Committee Chair Annelies Karp Jr.—Competition Chair Eileen Leonard—Competition Training Chair Emily Moore—Multicultural Committee Chair Brenda White—Scholastic Representative Chair Ed Wolfarth—Grievance Committee Chair Marian Morris—Events Planner/Nominating Committee Chair Jackie Binder—Public Relations

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Sampras Set to Renew Rivalry With Agassi at 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown at MSG 2011 Tennis Night in America set for Feb. 28th at Madison Square Garden On Feb. 28, 2011, one of the sport’s most legendary rivalries will be brought back for one night at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, as Pete Sampras will face off against Andre Agassi at the 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup. Sampras, recently named spokesperson for Tennis Night in America, was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007, holds 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the most Wimbledon titles with seven, two Australian Open titles, and five U.S. Open singles titles. He last played at Madison Square Garden in a sold out event against Roger Federer in 2008. The last time Sampras and Agassi squared off in an exhibition, the Hit for Haiti charity event benefiting victims of the Haitian earthquake in March, the two traded inmatch verbal insults in front of a live audience, stemming from claims Agassi made of Sampras in his recent autobiography, Open. “As competitive as we were in the ‘90s, we got along quite well,” said Sampras. “Obviously he said a few things in his book and we’ve had a few moments here and there. It’s fine and respectful and I’ll leave it at that.” In addition to the Sampras-Agassi match, the 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup will renew another classic rivalry from the 1980s as John McEnroe will face Ivan Lendl in one pro set (the first player to win eight games). “Tennis Night in America,” is an annual celebration of tennis that includes youth registration events at facilities around the country and concludes with the BNP Paribas Showdown on Feb. 28. “I’m excited to be selected as the am-

bassador for Tennis Night in America,” said Sampras. “It’s quite an honor and I’m looking forward to coming back to New York. I haven’t been back since I played Roger there at the Garden which for me was exciting to play in front of 17,000 people like we did when you’ve been retired for six or seven years or so. It doesn’t happen every day. I’m looking forward to playing Andre who was my rival, and hopefully, we can play some good tennis that people can be really excited about.” The Sampras-Agassi match will be a best of three-set match, following the McEnroe-Lendl match and headlining the event. The four all-time greats have won a combined 37 Grand Slam Singles titles, 295 ATP Tour events and a combined 827 weeks ranked at number one. “I’ve always enjoyed playing in front of

the New York crowds,” said Sampras. “Even watching the Open this year and those night matches, they still have that feeling of that buzz in the stadium. The people in New York respect the sport, they know the sport, they know a good show when they see one. They come in there with a lot of energy and that just makes you feel that much better about being out there and I’m looking forward to doing it in a few months time here.” For more information, visit www.stargamesinc.com/bnpparibasshowdown.html.

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Mythbusters: Making a College Recruiting Video Is Easy By Ricky Becker Most high school-aged kids who are thinking about playing college tennis have heard about the hyped college video. Who needs it? What should be on it? When should they be sent? These are always amongst the first questions people ask me when I meet with them. Hopefully, this article can clarify some of the information. Myth: Every college prospect needs a college video. Fact: If you are in the top 100-175 in the country and playing in national tournaments where Division I college coaches are attending, you do not need a video. Your results speak for themselves, and you will be watched live by college coaches at national

tournaments. If you are outside that range, it is a good idea to make a video since the schools that will probably be interested in you do not have the recruiting budget to travel to watch you play. Check with your coach or recruiting advisor to see if you need one. Myth: Videos should be sent out as soon as possible or as late as possible. Fact: You should really hold off on sending your video until the first six months of your junior year and by the end of your junior year at the latest. You do not want a long period of time to elapse after a coach requests the video before he/she actually receives it. The lapse comes off as being unmotivated in attending the school and the coach may not remember much about your correspondence. You also do not want to film a video too far in

advance because you will probably improve your play after making of the video. Myth: When playing points, you should dominate! Fact: Losing an intense 15-shot rally is more impressive than an opponent dumping a second serve return into the net. Play points with someone who is slightly better than you and not looking at the same schools. What I recommend is to film an hour of points and take the two best serve games and two best return games “as is.” This will be a positive and realistic portrayal of you as a player. Never make it look like the other person is trying to make you look good. Myth: Play in the video with your coach. He/she knows you best. Fact: This is actually a half-myth. I see no

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problem hitting with your coach during the “hitting segment.” A coach will probably be better at keeping the ball in your strikezone and making the rallies cleaner. However, college coaches want to see points against a peer in a situation where it looks like the other player is trying to beat you. Myth: Post the video on You Tube. Fact: The You Tube thing is becoming more common. If time and money allows, I would strongly suggest getting your video on a DVD for a few reasons. Firstly, sending the video directly gives a personal touch and shows interest to a college coach. Secondly, the quality of a disc is always going to be better than what appears on You Tube. Lastly, to get a good feel of a player, college coaches that I speak with prefer a 12-15 min. video. Unless you break it up, the maximum length on You Tube is 10 min. Myth: Just send a video of a match. Fact: A coach will be too busy to watch an

entire match. Chances are that he/she will just watch the first 10-15 min. Instead, send a video that is about 15 min. long. The first five to seven min. should be of you hitting, volleying and taking serves. The last eight to 10 min. should be of you playing points against another high school-aged child of the same gender.

you may want to re-edit a portion. If not, then it is time to make and send your DVDs or post it on You Tube (not recommended). This process will take you longer than expected (at least two-weeks). At this point, the coach may either forget your correspondence, see you as unorganized or see you as unmotivated.

“You should really hold off on sending your video until the first six months of your junior year and by the end of your junior year at the latest.”

Myth: Music and sound effects can really make my video stand out. Fact: Remember, this is a video to impress college coaches … not a video to show your children when you are older. Music and sound effects are distracting, and I’ve been told by a couple of college coaches that they are a turn-off. G

Myth: Time your video the best by filming and editing the video after one is requested. Fact: Trust me … it takes longer than you think to organize court time, find practice partners and get a videographer. Then, you have to edit your video. After this is done,

Ricky Becker is the founder of JuniorTennisConsulting LLC, which offers off-court college guidance services to junior tennis players, in addition to teaching tennis at Sportime. He can be reached by phone at (516) 605-0420, e-mail rbecker06@yahoo.com or visit www.JuniorTennisConsulting.com.

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Positioning Yourself for Victory By Daniel Kresh ennis is not just a physical sport; it is incredibly tactical as well. Having a variety of shots in your repertoire is vitally important, but without understanding when it is appropriate to employ each shot in your arsenal, a smarter player could beat you even if your technique is far superior to theirs. Though there are a wide variety of shots, and there can always be exceptions, the majority of shots can be broken down into three categories depending on your court positioning and the position of your opponent. These categories are as follows: Defensive shots, neutral shots and offensive shots.

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Defensive shots Defensive shots are hit when your opponent is in control of the point. Usually, you would be in a vulnerable court position, generally far behind the baseline. You may also hit a defensive shot when you are on the run or if a large part of the court is open. The idea of a defensive shot is to keep the ball in play and hopefully allow yourself time to get into a better position before the next shot. Oftentimes, this means that you want to hit them high over the net, deep, cross-court and with topspin. The higher and deeper you hit the ball, the more time you buy to try to reposition yourself.

Cross-court shots are safer in general and your opponent’s highest percentage shot would be back to you. If you hit down the line from a defensive position, your opponent can attempt to change the direction of the ball and go to the open court with less risk then off of a cross-court shot. Topspin will ensure a higher bounce, making it more difficult for your opponent to reply with an aggressive shot.

“…without understanding when it is appropriate to employ each shot in your arsenal, a smarter player could beat you even if your technique is far superior to theirs.” Neutral shots Neutral shots are your average dependable shots. Generally, you will hit these shots standing relatively close to the baseline. They are not meant to win the point, but to keep you in the point, and ideally, give you the upper hand so you can play more aggressive shots later in the point. Since the tennis court is a rectangle, the longest distance is corner to corner diagonally, and because the net is lowest in the middle

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Offensive shots Offensive shots are usually employed later on in the point when your opponent is in a defensive position (far behind the baseline or where they leave a lot of court open) or if you are in an offensive position (moving into the court, either transitioning to the net off the ground or playing the ball out of the air.) It is safer to play shots down the line from inside the baseline, and as you get closer to the net, the angles you can create to open up the court improve. The time your opponent has before having to return the next shot, you hit gets shorter and shorter, two huge advantages. As a general rule of thumb, the more you move into the court, the safer it is to take a little risk and go for more aggressive shots with lower clearance over the net, and the further back you are, the safer you want to play keeping the ball well over the net to increase its flight time and help you to better position yourself. If you begin to play shots more intelligently based on your positioning and that of your opponent, the percentages will be on your side to construct better points to get yourself out of jeopardy and to get your opponent into trouble. G

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99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 Farmingdale, NY 11735 • Phone #: (516) 777-1385 Bethpage Park Tennis Center is located just a few hundred feet from the Black Course at beautiful Bethpage State Park, which has served as home to the U.S. Golf Open. Four indoor hard and four indoor red clay courts are air-conditioned for year-round play. The Tennis Center offers an array of adult seasonal, leagues, lessons and walk-on court opportunities. It’s free and low-cost program for seniors and special populations is perhaps the largest of its kind in New York State. The Center is best known for its renowned junior development program, led by top coaches Steve Kaplan and Keith Kambourian. Collectively, they have developed more players than anyone else in the east. Steve Kaplan is the owner of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as the director of the Reebok Academy for New York City Parks Foundation. Over the last 33 years, Steve has been the longtime coach of more than 500 nationally-ranked junior players, 14 state high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous touring professionals and prominent coaches. Steve’s students have been awarded in excess of $7 million in college scholarship money. Keith Kambourian is a voice of reason in the often-stressful world of junior tournament tennis. Keith’s philosophy is simple, “Train hard and compete hard, and you will achieve.” This outlook has enabled Keith to excel as both a player and a coach. He was ranked in the top 30 nationally in the Boys 18 Division. His playing career flourished at Duke University, where he received a full scholarship and was ranked nationally among the best collegiate players. He directed the Reebok Urban Youth Tennis Academy at Flushing Meadow, N.Y. and has since coached players from beginners to international touring professionals. In 1998, he was awarded the ETA Long Island Region Tennis Professional of the Year Award. Keith has a Master’s Degree is Sports Management. His level-headed approach to junior tennis ensures that students develop and maintain a positive and productive mental outlook. The Bethpage Park Tennis Center offers a comprehensive program of group and individual lessons, workshops, match plays and tournament team programs during the indoor session. In the summer, the finest players in the east join us for summer camp on eight indoor courts, four outdoor red clay courts and eight nearby outdoor hard courts. Lunch is provided and transportation is available. While our standards are high … our prerequisites are not! We charge no membership fee and encourage and value our beginners equally with our nationally-ranked players. All we require at the Bethpage Park Tennis Center is the desire to attend a serious tennis camp and to learn in an intensive, personal and fun environment … and the drive to achieve your personal best!

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Carefree Racquet Club is Long Island’s finest indoor tennis facility. With seven indoor nova hard courts, we offer programs for all ages and abilities. For children ages six through 18, we offer a 14week junior program from September to January, and January through May. Children are placed by age and ability. To keep their skills honed, Carefree offers a four-week Pre-Camp program from mid-May to mid-June. During the summer months, Carefree offers a summer camp for juniors of all ages on our air-conditioned courts. Camp is held daily, from noon to 5:00 p.m., with a lot of scheduling flexibility. Carefree also excels with programming for younger children. We have a 45-min., six-week class for tots ages three to five years of age, which runs year-round. Adults are also offered many different programs. Carefree offers seasonal courts for groups of friends that want to play together on a regular basis. For those who want to play a variety of players in a competitive format, Carefree offers singles, doubles and team doubles leagues. There are Learn & Play Programs for all levels that are arranged by our director of tennis. This is a 14-week program that offers a one-hour group lesson each week along with 90 min. of practice time. In addition, we have private lessons, Stroke of the Week Clinics, Cardio Tennis, and we are the home of “Walter’s Crunch.” All of the teaching pros at Carefree are United States Professional Tennis Association-certified, bringing years of experience and expertise to the court. For those players with limited time, Carefree offers an “Early Bird Program” from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m., Monday-Friday and a “Senior Program” from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., also MondayFriday. Carefree fields many USTA teams at all levels for men, women and mixed doubles with clinics and practice time in addition to match play. Two Friday nights each month, Carferee hosts “Karen’s Tennis Parties” for some tennis, refreshments and socializing. The parties are a great way to meet new tennis friends. All of Carefree’s programs are competitively priced and we do not charge “membership fees.” In addition to their seven air-conditioned/heated tennis courts, Carefree has two racquetball courts, a half-court basketball court, and full locker room facilities. Carefree has a full-service pro shop, which offers racquet stringing and gripping, along with all the top brands of clothing, sneakers and racquets. Carefree Racquet Club looks forward to being able to service you with all your tennis needs.

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Glen Head Racquet Club 95 Glen Head Road • Glen Head, NY 11545 Phone #: (516) 455-1225 The Early Hit Training Center is located in the Glen Head Racquet Club, at 95 Glen Head Road in Glen Head, N.Y. Home of the ALPS Program, they specialize in accelerated learning through a combination of private lessons, group sessions and physical training in tennis-specific exercises. The program was designed by Carl Barnett with the help of Pat Etcheberry. The program focuses on the players and their need for accessible court time, coupled with a flexible schedule and parentfriendly budget. Early Hit also features a 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. adult program that is open 365 days a year. Late Hit is on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday During the indoor season, Early Hit is a terrific value. They feature a fabulous summer camp, pro shop, restaurant and private training all year long.

Point Set Indoor Racquet Club Inc. 3065 New Street Oceanside, N.Y. 11572 Phone: (516) 536-2323 Web site: www.pointsetracquetclub.com Celebrating its 40th year of delivering a superior tennis experience, Point Set Racquet Club in Oceanside, N.Y. continues to provide the most outstanding venue of customer-driven tennis on the South Shore. It is a tennis haven for the ca-

sual player just looking to get out on the court and hit some balls as well as for the serious player who fantasizes about cracking an ace on Centre Court at Wimbledon. The club was operated by Head Pro and Managing Partner Dan Dwyer until his death in May 2010; noted by John McEnroe who was once Dwyer’s student as a “great loss to tennis.” In keeping with Dan’s high standards, the Club continues to be the premier tennis club on the South Shore by attracting competitive juniors lead by the incomparable Tonny van de Pieterman. Tonny’s rich experience, from training as a European junior in a multi-surface environment to college tennis captain for the University of Miami Hurricanes to ATP play to coach at the prestigious Saddlebrook Academy in Florida, is at the core of a new “Dream Team” of tennis coaches at Point Set. Tonny became head pro and director of tennis in July 2010. He is joined by Brett Nisenson who, as junior development director, oversees a rigorous regimen of tennis and fitness training for the tournament juniors. Claudio Eulau, originally recruited from Argentina’s High Performance Tennis complex, is a master technician and body kinetics specialist who adds great humor to train the youngest players using revolutionary tools and games. Nadia Johnston from Australia is the director of adult tennis and brings tactical skills from her WTA days to the club’s adult programs including clinics and team play. Along with others who contribute to an inclusive tennis environment, Point Set has been able to assert its mission: Point Set Racquet Club aspires to be the most vibrant tennis club on the South Shore of Long Island. A professional and pas-

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sionate staff will offer a complete tennis education to beginner and elite player alike. A clean, safe and successful club that will use the great sport of tennis as a way of growing champions both on and off the court. The owners of Point Set have continued to modernize the club’s physical plant by adding new lighting systems generating a bright, white playing environment with a new reflective ceiling. Resurfaced courts, a refreshed lobby, free WiFi and a partnership with Nike’s Re-Use sneaker recycling all contribute to the superior experience. Daily Operations Manager Lori Pujol is detail-oriented and customer-friendly, a brilliant combination allowing the club to handle the growing traffic of tennis enthusiasts with courtesy and efficiency. Point Set offers daytime and nighttime leagues for both men and women in both singles and doubles along with the only Mixed-Doubles League on the South Shore. Its QuickStart program is a star and is rocking tennis for the youngest players (visit www.PointSetQuickstart.weebly.com). The Tournament Training Program is home to some of the best juniors (visit: www.PointSetTTP.weebly.com). It is home court to 17 teams in the USTA League Tennis program and host to about 14 Eastern Tennis Association tournaments annually. Fresh, exciting and growing—the stalwart indoor club on the South Shore is the pathway to a stimulating tennis future.

Rockville Racquet Club 80 North Centre Avenue • Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone #: (516) 764-5350 Web site: http://rockvilleracquet.net Ideally situated in the heart of Rockville Centre, Rockville Racquet Club is a comprehensive tennis facility, offering state-of-the-art courts, equipment and amenities. Under the direction of manager Susan Alvy, the club is open from early in the morning until 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. Seven nova acrylic courts are available to the public for seasonal rental, league play, junior development, adult lessons and court rental when available. Rockville Racquet’s highly regarded tennis professionals provide an outstanding junior development program for all ages and abilities. Students can choose from private, semi-private and group lessons. Included in the junior development program are weekend drills and ladder matches, as well as free court time and discounted private lessons. A Team Tennis Program is available for those youngsters who are committed to tennis and wish to compete on a local level. In 2010, junior development director Pat Mosquera led the Rockville Racquet USTA Junior Team to the Nassau County Championship. Adults are offered a variety of programs at Rockville Racquet. 16

Men’s and women’s singles and doubles leagues are available for all levels of play. League players enjoy friendly competition and winners receive trophies at the end of each season. Adults who would like to learn to play or want to improve their game can participate in learning leagues, drills and private lessons with our accomplished professional team. A learning league is a weekly group lesson with three or more players of similar ability. Learning leagues provide an inexpensive way to improve skills. The Rockville Racquet staff is available to help new or returning players to find a compatible group. Drills and Cardio Tennis are another exciting way to enjoy learning and improving tennis strokes. Drills are group lessons, with a maximum of six players, which stress tennis skills. Cardio drills, with a maximum of eight participants, combine an aerobic workout with tennis movement. These hour-long sessions are available at one’s convenience throughout the week. Simply sign up in advance to participate. Women or men with young children can take advantage of the free babysitting available weekdays at Rockville Racquet Club. Children will enjoy the toys, television and videos under the loving supervision of an experienced sitter. The Pro Shop at Rockville Racquet is open for customers to test the latest racquets and equipment. Fashionable tennis attire and gift items are available at competitive prices. Stringing, grips and other services are available. The front desk staff is always glad to assist customers with purchases or to provide information about Rockville Racquet’s programs and services.

Robbie Wagner Tournament Training 60 Sea Cliff Avenue • Glen Cove, N.Y. 11542 Phone #: (516) 759-0505 Web site: www.rwtt.com Robbie Wagner Tournament Training (RWTT) has been in the Eastern Section of the USTA for over 30 years. RWTT not only teach the game of tennis … they live it! RWTT’s tennis professionals travel to tournaments with their players every weekend both on the local and national levels. The club’s stellar reputation speaks for itself within the tennis industry. RWTT is totally committed to helping make its clients the best players they can be and strive to help them reach their full potential. RWTT’s tennis professionals are world renowned in the industry and coach a multitude of sectional and national ranked players. The personal relationships that RWTT’s coaches forms with its clients helps guide them in the right direction. Working together as a team, RWTT assists in providing a positive and suc-

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cessful future. RWTT is a privately-owned club, currently with two locations and looking to grow. RWTT’s motivation for success is unmatched as is its dedication to helping children achieve their goals. Whether it’s their first Level 2 tournament or a national event, RWTT has the ability, experience and offers the personal attention they’ll need to succeed. RWTT has the knowledge and capability to give both parent and child the proper guidance towards a career in college tennis. There is no need to pay a high fee for a college tennis advisor when you have RWTT in your corner. Come to RWTT’s Glen Cove, N.Y. location and see the “Wall of Fame” which lists the players the club has helped place in top level colleges and universities around the country.

Ross School Tennis Center 18 Goodfriend Drive • East Hampton, N.Y. 11937 Phone #: (631) 907-5162 Web site: www.ross.org The Ross School Tennis Center, located on the Upper School campus in East Hampton, N.Y., is a wonderful resource in the Hamptons open to seasonal and year-round residents. The Center features six state-of-the-art Har-tru tennis courts that are enclosed by a bubble from mid-fall through mid-spring, allowing for year-round play. The courts are directly adjacent to the beautiful new Fieldhouse where players can sign up to play and also take advantage of amenities, including locker rooms and a lounge. The Fieldhouse is also used for a variety of special events and is available for private parties. The Tennis Center offers many programs for all ages, all year round. Starting in nursery and pre-kindergarten, the Jump Start program allows children to develop spatial awareness, movement and locomotor skills using appropriately sized rackets. They learn volleying, throwing, catching and rallying skills, building a foundation not only for tennis but for any future athletic activities. The Junior Development Program offers games and level specific drills and training for building a strong foundation. It is designed with a lot of fun in mind and to improve skills and motivate the young player into wanting to play more. Advanced players can sign up for Accelerated Tournament Preparation, which features drills, tennis-specific conditioning and game strategy designed specifically to prepare players for junior tournaments and match play. Adults also have many programs to choose from at the Ross School Tennis Center, including Cardio Tennis with John Graham and Local Weekend Round-Up featuring round-robin matches, followed by wine and cheese. Beginners can master the fundamen-

tals of tennis in Learn + Play with fun-filled integrated drills and match play. Meanwhile, the Pro-Am Doubles League allows advanced players to compete with and against the pros in a competitive, high level and inspiring game. Private instruction is available for all levels of play. The Tennis Center staff provides a fun and supportive atmosphere that allows for the greatest amount of success. Guests can also rent courts during the weekday, weekend or seasonally; however, these courts are not available while during school hours. Please call (631) 907-5162 for more information or to make reservations.

SPORTIME Randall’s Island, Syosset, Roslyn, Bethpage, Kings Park, Quogue, Amagansett, Mamaroneck, Lynbrook, Massapequa and Schenectady, N.Y. Phone #: (888) NY-TENNIS Web site: www.SportimeNY.com Why does Sportime have the best tennis programs in New York? We have a system—and it works! We have John McEnroe! And WE ARE SERIOUS! The most exciting thing to happen in tennis in the greater New York area in a long, long time is the opening of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) at SPORTIME’s $19 million Randall’s Island facility. Not only is John McEnroe one of the all-time great tennis players, he is considered by many to be one of the top five competitors in the history of all sports. With JMTA Director of Tennis Gilad Bloom at the helm, the JMTA will be developing and training many of the area’s top juniors and overcoming many of the obstacles towards future champions hailing from the greater New York City area. The new SPORTIME at Randall’s Island features 160,000-sq.-ft. of tennis courts and five-star support facilities, including five deco-turf hard courts housed in an award winning clubhouse building and another 15 courts, 10 Har-tru and five deco-turf, enclosed in state-of-the art air structures during the indoor season and lighted for evening play during the summer. Tennis Kinetics—The Accelerated Learning Method Tennis Kinetics is SPORTIME’s innovative approach to teaching the sport of tennis. This teaching method is founded on the belief that the optimum method of learning the hitting skills needed for tennis requires the development of the essential movement skills that relate to them. At SPORTIME, a Tennis Kinetics student learns how to strike the tennis ball as part of a sequence of reactions and movements that begins when his/her opponent strikes the ball. By having students develop

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and execute the entire sequence for every shot in the game, the learning process is accelerated. In a very short time, Tennis Kinetics students become capable of combining these sequences to play successful points and, ultimately, to change their weaknesses into strengths and their strengths into winning games!

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petition. SPORTIME works extra hard to make every kid feel special. Adults: SPORTIME ‘s Adult Tennis Kinetics program is one the largest adult group lesson programs in the country. For those looking for the ultimate challenge, we offer Adult Elite, modeled after our highly successful Junior Elite programs. Major League Tennis, Cardio Tennis, and our signature “Zone” high-intensity competitive games program are not only great workouts, they are challenging and a lot of fun! Mixed doubles parties, round robin mixers, club tournaments and other special events round out our adult schedule throughout the year. And for those who are always in search of more tennis at their level, the SPORTIME player network offers a comprehensive game arranging service that provides great tennis matches “on demand.” SPORTIME Excel Tennis Camps To provide the best tennis camp experience anywhere, our highly successful EXCEL and JMTA TENNIS CAMPS are now at a SPORTIME club near you. Now, players across Long Island and New York City can experience SPORTIME’s premier tennis program for aspiring junior players of all ages and abilities. Excel’s and JMTA’s training methods are fun and fastpaced, featuring stroke production, competitive games, and tactical training for match play. Our innovative tennis training techniques and tennis-specific conditioning regimens prepare players for the physical, mental and emotional demands

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The Sand Pit Americans Take on the World in International Beach Tennis Championships Where there’s sun, music, great athletes from more than two dozen countries and you are on the beach, this could only mean one thing … beach tennis! As beach tennis continues to grow around the world, in the United States, our top players are competing on the ITF Beach Tennis tour. In November, American teams traveled to Aruba for some fun in the sun at the 2010 International Beach Tennis Championships. The Beach Tennis Championships were played at all levels, from beginner up to the professional level, as more than 400 players from around the world (U.S., Aruba, Brazil, Italy, St. Marten, France, Belgium, Holland, Bermuda, Germany, and the Czech Republic among others) took part. The professional level plays for $10,000 in prize money. ‘The physical layout is the best I’ve seen anywhere with courts on the edge of the water with natural shade trees, tiki huts, night play lighting and lounge style seating all making for a recreational and social destination for locals and tourists alike,” said Team USA member Whitney “The Sandman” Kraft.

Prior to the money tournament, there was the Nation’s Cup competition, where the countries can earn some bragging rights for a few months. Of course, this also means that most of the world’s top players are taking part, so the competition is fierce. Each team representing a country consisted of one men’s team and one women’s team. USA TEAM 1 consisted of Whitney “The Sandman” Kraft & David “The Iceman” Sickmen on the men’s side, along with Jennifer Aldridge & Emilie Katz on the women’s side. The team played well, but did not make it out of pool play in a pool that consisted of the top teams from the Czech Republic, as well as the top teams from Aruba. USA TEAM 2, consisting of Yan Lavrovsky & David Berger on the men’s side, along with Barbara

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Drozdzik & Jennifer Peterson on the women’s side, drew a similarly tough draw and fought hard in defeat. In the end, it was the Brazilians who were victorious in this competition, which sent the entire Brazilian contingent of 30-40 players into a frenzy, dancing on the beach. “Some of us Americans have only been playing for about a year, and not even that long because of weather restraints in the New York area,” said Sickmen. “A lot of the international players have been playing a lot longer than us, so we are playing catch up. But anyone who knows me knows that we will work to even out the playing field. I certainly don’t plan on losing in international play for long. The Americans are coming!” In the two-day doubles tournament, American players took part in all levels. Jim Lorenzo (Fun), Katya Chirkina & Yan Lavrovsky (Fun-Mixed), David Berger (Intermediate), Barbara Drozdzik & Jennifer Peterson (Advanced), and Yan Lavrovsky (Pro) all played very well. In the professional tournament, Whitney Kraft & David Sickmen teamed up in the men’s draw and Emilie Katz teamed up with Karoline Stuyck of Belgium in the women’s draw. Kraft & Sickmen, on two occasions, were the showcased match on center court (once against a World Champion Italian team) playing in front of hundreds of people. “Encompassing all ages and levels, the amount of teams participating was impressive. The pro level showcased shot-making, athleticism and a speed of play that reflected a level of play on the rise as players are specifically training for this up and coming popular sport,” said Kraft. While neither American team brought home a championship, they certainly gained the respect of the international


beach tennis community and showed that beach tennis is growing in the states and the players are improving rapidly. While the American teams need to get more seasoned at this high level of competition, they are definitely moving in the right direction. “Next year it will be USA all the way,” said Drozdzik. The finals, which were played at night on center court in front of hundreds of players, fans and tourists attracted by the spectacle, showcased the highest level of play. On the men’s side the world champions, Italy’s Alex Mingozzi & Matteo Marighella defeated Brazil’s top tandem of

Gui Prata & Vinicius Rodrigues Font in straight sets. In women’s play, there was an all-Brazilian final, as Joanna Cortez & Samantha Barijan were victorious over Paula Cortez & Flavia Muniz. “Congratulations to Team Brazil for winning the Nations Cup,” said Jim Lorenzo, president of Beach Tennis USA. “Thank you to all of the American beach tennis players for making the trip and playing their hearts out ! The sport of beach tennis is really taking off. It was incredible to see 400 teams participate over the four day-span of the ITF Aruba Open.” While the competition was at the highest of levels, the part of the tournament that sep-

A shot of center court action at night during the 2010 International Beach Tennis Championships in Aruba

arated itself from other sports is the camaraderie between the players, fans, etc.. Tourists, attracted by the music and scene that surrounded play, couldn’t help but come by the tournament area. By the end of the week kids were asking for autographs and wearing the country outfit of the top professional players. Each night, the players from different countries went out to dinner together. Players went snorkeling, banana boating, and on catamaran trips together and there were organized player BBQ’s and a post-tournament beach party capped off the trip. I think the band Green Day said it best when they said, “I hope you had the time of your lives!”

Aruba’s Margot van Doorn during match play

Americans Jennifer Peterson and Barbara Drozdzik show their national pride

USA’s David “The Iceman” Sickmen serving during his match

Beach tennis unites the nations as USA’s Jennifer Peterson, Brazil’s Gui Prata and Belgium’s Tom Verdoodt at Moomba in Aruba after the matches are finished

Reps from Aruba’s women’s team pause for a photo

Cado De Lannoy from Aruba in action

Italians Alex Mingozzi & Matteo Marighella react to winning the 2010 International Beach Tennis Championship and $10,000 in prize money

Sunset in Aruba as American Emilie Katz, Belgian Karoline Stuyck, and Arubans Jennifer Aldridge & Liza Blok-Ponse congratulate each other after a tough match

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my opinion BY ERIC MEDITZ

What’s the Story With Wearing All White? rowing up on Long Island, I had a reputation that I was a good tennis player. Much like many people with similar reputations, I was asked constantly throughout the summers of my youth if I could participate in Member/Guest Country Club Tournaments all throughout the area. For those of you who don’t know what they are, they are tennis events where male country club members go out and try to bring in the best doubles partner they can find. Then when play starts, the member stands 3-ft. off to the side of the doubles line and their guest goes out and tries to do all the winning. Occasionally throughout a match, the member puts away an easy overhead because of their guest’s efforts. This is usually followed by everyone making a big deal that the member hit one of the best shots anyone has ever seen. Now I know this all sounds pretty bizarre, and an outsider

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who never heard of Member/Guest Tennis Tournaments probably would have a tough time comprehending all of this lunacy, but for me, this filled many weekends of my summers growing up. Despite all of this, I always accepted this dysfunction for what it was and enjoyed the free meal that usually accompanied it. But there was one thing that always left a bad taste in my mouth.

“For as long as I can remember, I never understood the purpose of wearing all white. What does a clothing color have to do with anything?” Many times after I accepted the invitation to participate as a guest in one of these

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tournaments, the member who invited me to play casually mentions in passing, “Oh, by the way, when you show up on Saturday, you have to wear all white … and also a collared shirt.” For some reason, a lot of tennis clubs force the people who are playing on their courts to wear all white. Even if you are going on the court to hit for 15 sec., you have to be decked out in gleaming white gear. For as long as I can remember, I never understood the purpose of wearing all white. What does a clothing color have to do with anything? Now when I hear that I have to wear all white along with a collared shirt at a Member/Guest Tennis Tournament, I then have to go through cardboard boxes in my parent’s attic to find something I can conjure up. And we all know that there is no way in hell I’m going to buy anything in the country club pro shop to satisfy these people’s sick rules. So I see what I have in the attic, and it’s usually along the lines of something that would have fit me and was fashionable when I was 12-years-old. You can always tell who the guests are because they are in the absurdly tight tennis clothes from years past that either say, “Ellesse” or “The Lendl Collection” on the side of the sleeve. The reason why we do this is because we don’t want to spend any money on new white collared tennis shirts and white shorts that they will never wear again. Nowadays, if you walk around society wearing all white, people will think that something is wrong with you, or that you are a mental patient trying to make a run for it. And to tell you the truth, I have enough problems at this point of my life try-


ing to make people think otherwise without wearing white. Because I was so perplexed by this stupid “wearing all white” rule, I once asked a head pro what the reasoning was behind it. The answer he gave me was that it’s about the integrity of the game, and that it’s about sustaining a tradition from when they played centuries ago. Integrity? Tradition? In the past, tennis was just played by kings, queens and elitist snobs … why would we want to maintain a tradition for those people? Also, and if I’m not mistaken, weren’t these the same people who were giving William Wallace such a hard time in Braveheart? I hated those guys! If tradition is their reasoning for forcing us to wear all white, then why don’t we just bring back the plague or behead court jesters if their jokes aren’t funny. If we want to sustain a tradition from that period of time, wouldn’t these things make just as much sense? Personally, I refuse to keep any traditions alive from people who were too stupid to figure out that it is 95 degrees out and they’re wearing pants and a sweater vest on top of another sweater vest. Doing some research on this topic, I found out that is was only until 1929 when Rene Lacoste finally spoke up and said, “Hey, maybe it is too damn hot out to play tennis and to be dressed like we are attending a wedding in Northern Alaska … maybe we should just wear short sleeves and more comfortable shirts.” The bottom line is that all country clubs need to get rid of this “all white” rule. To tell people what color clothes they have to wear when they are running after a ball hit by a stick couldn’t sound any dumber. You see, these are the rules that gave tennis an elitist reputation for many years and we should be trying to get rid of them. Tennis nowadays should be about building a new reputation … one that is enjoyed by anyone who wants to make an attempt at playing it … even the people who have the nerve to wear blue shorts with a yellow shirt. G Tennis Pro Eric Meditz may be reached by e-mail at meditzisfunny@yahoo.com. LITennisMag.com • January/February 2011 • Long Island Tennis Magazine

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USTA Eastern Hosts 24th Annual College Showcase Day ore than 120 high school students from across the tri-state area got a chance to impress college tennis coaches and learn about the wide range of playing opportunities after graduation at USTA Eastern’s 24th Annual College Showcase Day. The Showcase Day, which was held Nov. 7, 2010 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, featured on-court drills for juniors, a tournament for seniors and special seminars for students and parents about preparing for college tennis. Seniors also attended a College Showcase with coaches representing more than 65 colleges. “We look for those who see competitors and those who look for solutions and solve the puzzle while on the court,” said Brad Dancer from the University of Illinois. “If you have the drive on the court & show your athleticism, colleges will want you.” Some of the coaches were new to the Showcase, including Bucknell University, the U.S. Naval Academy and Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. But others, like Jeff Schmitt of Muhlenberg College, have been

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going for years. Schmitt said the event is a great opportunity to reconnect with players they are recruiting and meet new potential players. For those interested in playing college tennis, his advice was simple: Start early looking at schools and meeting coaches. “The earlier you contact the coach, and the more you get in the loop with that coach or coaches, the better off you will be as far as the recruiting process,” said Schmidt. Adam Waterhouse from Farmingdale State College said, “I’m glad this year they allowed the juniors to get to play some tennis as it helps make more connections and see upcoming potential.” Joanna Haich, a senior at Francis Lewis High School in Queens, enjoyed playing with her friends and getting recognized by coaches, after her recent change to a serve-and-volley style of play. “I know I drew a lot of attention because coaches apparently were telling me that they were looking for me throughout the whole entire Showcase,” said Haich. “That was a great feeling.” Credit all photos to Anthony Pastecchi

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Timon Corwin, USTA senior director for junior and collegiate competition, said, “It’s a good thing that college tennis is being pushed back into the player development area. Tennis on campus is a great way to play tennis without being on varsity teams.” When they were not learning or playing tennis, the students watched some of the top college tennis players in the country compete at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. They also learned about ESMZone.com, a new interactive Web site that promotes community service and character development among young athletes. All of the coaches will receive profiles of the players after the event. “This event is a great way to connect to people, especially when you are a D3 school,” said Richard Migdalski, head coach from NYU-Poly. “These seminars are great that you can watch upcoming players and setup a table afterwards; however’ I wish there were more of these types of events each year.” G


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2010: The Tennis Year in Review By Emilie Katz

A Look Back at the 2010 ATP Tour Grand Slam Champions Australian Open Championship Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(11) French Open Championship Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Soderling, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 Wimbledon Championship Rafael Nadal defeated Thomas Berdych, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 U.S. Open Championship Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Finals: Serbia defeated France, 3-2 N Gael Monfils (France) defeated Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia), 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-0 N Novak Djokovic (Serbia) defeated Gilles Simon (France), 6-3, 6-1, 7-5 N Arnaud Clement & Michael Llodra (France) defeated Viktor Troicki & Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia), 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 N Novak Djokovic (Serbia) defeated Gael Monfils (France), 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 N Viktor Troicki (Serbia) defeated Michael Llorda (France), 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

2010 ATP Year-End Award Winners ATP World Tour No. 1 Singles: Rafael Nadal

Comeback Player of the Year: Robin Haase

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year: Rohan Bopanna & Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi

ATP World Tour Fan Favorite: Roger Federer

ATP World Tour Fan Favorite (Doubles): Bob & Mike Bryan

ATP Final Rankings ATP World Tour Final Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team: Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan

2010 Davis Cup Finals France vs. Serbia Serbian Roster #3......................................Novak Djokovic #30 ........................................Viktor Troicki #49..................................Janko Tipsarevic #3(doubles) ......................Nenad Zimonjic Captain ........................Bogdan Obradovic French Roster #12 ........................................Gael Monfils #23 ....................................Michael Llodra #42 ........................................Gilles Simon #78 ..................................Arnaud Clement Captain ....................................Guy Forget 26

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award: Rafael Nadal

Most Improved Player of the Year: Andrey Golubev

Newcomer of the Year: Tobias Kamke

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1 ............................................Rafael Nadal 2 ..........................................Roger Federer 3 ........................................Novak Djokovic 4 ............................................Andy Murray 5 ......................................Robin Soderling 6 ........................................Tomas Berdych 7..............................................David Ferrer 8 ..........................................Andy Roddick 9..................................Fernando Verdasco 10 ....................................Mikhail Youzhny 11 ........................................Jurgen Melzer 12 ..........................................Gael Monfils 13 ................................Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 14 ..............................................Marin Cilic 15 ....................................Nicolas Almagro 16 ............................................Mardy Fish 17 ..........................................Ivan Ljubicic 18 ..........................................Sam Querrey 19 ..............................................John Isner 20 ..................................Marcos Baghdatis


ATP Tour Retirements Carlos Moya, a former world number one-ranked player and 1998 French Open champion retired from tennis ending a 15-year career because of a nagging foot injury. Moya is 34-years-old. Taylor Dent retired at the age of 29, following a 12-year career that saw him reach as high as number 21 in the world. Sebastien Grosjean retired this year at the age of 32. His career-high ATP ranking is number four, which he achieved in October of 2002. He retired from tennis on May 27, 2010. Paradorn Srichapan announced his retirement from professional tennis in June. Srichapan was a top 10 player who won five ATP World Tour titles. Guillermo Canas brought his 15-year pro career to a close in early 2010. The 32-year-old Argentine reached number eight in the world in singles, won seven ATP World Tour singles titles and was a three-time Roland Garros quarterfinalist.

Nicolas Lapentti retired in 2010 at the age of 34. In 1999, Lapentti was a semifinalist at the Australian Open. He also won two tour singles titles that year and reached his career-high singles ranking of number six in November of 1999. Younes El Aynaui retired this year at the age of 39. He is a five-time singles winner on the ATP Tour and reached his career-high singles ranking of number 14 in 2003, at the age of 31.

A Look Back at the 2010 WTA Tour Grand Slam Champions Australian Open Serena Williams defeated Justine Henin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 French Open Championship Francesca Schiavone defeated Samantha Stosur, 6-4, 7-6(2) Wimbledon Championship Serena Williams defeated Vera Zvonareva, 6-3, 6-2 U.S. Open Championship Kim Clijsters defeated Vera Zvonareva, 6-2, 6-1

WTA Year-End Championship Kim Clijsters defeated Caroline Wozniacki, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

2010 Fed Cup Finals Italy vs. USA Italian Roster #7 ............................Francesca Schiavone #23 ....................................Flavia Pennetta #38........................................Roberta Vinci #42 ..........................................Sara Errani Captain ........................Corrado Barazzutti USA Roster #58 ......................Bethanie Mattek-Sands #67 ......................................Melanie Oudin #114 ............................CoCo Vandeweghe #NR ........................................Liezel Huber Captain......................Mary Joe Fernandez Finals: Italy defeated USA, 3-1 N Francesca Schiavone (Italy) defeated CoCo Vandeweghe (USA), 6-2, 6-4 N Flavia Penetta (Italy) defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA), 7-6(4), 6-2 N Melanie Oudin (USA) defeated Francesca Schiavone (Italy), 6-3, 6-1 N Flavia Pennetta (Italy) defeated CoCo Vandeweghe (USA), 6-1, 6-2 N Liezel Huber & Melanie Oudin (USA) vs. Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci (Italy) Not played continued on page 28

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2010 WTA Year-End Award Winners

reer. She reached her highest ranking in 2003, reaching number three in doubles and 31st in the world in singles.

Player of the Year: Kim Clijsters

Comeback Player of the Year: Justine Henin

Humanitarian of the Year: Maria Sharapova

Doubles Team of the Year: Flavia Pennetta & Gisella Dulko

Newcomer of the Year: Petra Kvitova

Sportsmanship Award: Elena Dementieva

WTA Final Rankings 1 ..................................Caroline Wozniacki 2........................................Vera Zvonareva 3 ............................................Kim Clijsters 4 ......................................Serena Williams 5 ........................................Venus Williams 6 ....................................Samantha Stosur 7 ..............................Francesca Schiavone 8 ......................................Jelena Jankovic 9....................................Elena Dementieva 10 ..................................Victoria Azarenka 11 ......................................................Na Li 12 ........................................Justine Henin 13 ..........................................Shahar Peer 14 ..........................Agnieszka Radwanska 15........................................Nadia Petrova 16 ........................................Marion Bartoli 17 ..........................................Ana Ivanovic 18 ..................................Maria Sharapova 19........................................Aravane Rezai 20 ......................................Maria Kirilenko 28

WTA Tour Retirements Elena Dementieva retires at the age of 29. She is considered by many as one of the best players to never win a Grand Slam Tournament. Dementieva is most notable for winning the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She won 16 WTA singles titles and reached the finals of the 2004 French Open and 2004 U.S. Open. Dementieva achieved a career high ranking of number three, which was accomplished in 2009. She announced her retirement on Oct. 29, 2010 after her final match at the 2010 WTA Tour Championships. Dementieva ended her career ranked number nine in the world.

Jelena Kostanic retired this year at the age of 29. She reached a career high singles ranking of 32 in 2004. Marta Marrero retired in 2010 at the age of 27. Her highest singles rank on the WTA Tour was 47, which she reached in 2004. Her highest doubles ranking was also 47, which she reached in July 2005.

Nicole Vaidisova retired this year at the age of 21. Vaidisova is an Australian Open and French Open semifinalist and also reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. On Aug. 9, 2006, at the age of 17 years, three months and two weeks, she became the 12th-youngest player in WTA Tour history to be ranked in the top 10. She achieved a career-high ranking of number seven in 2007. Her form dipped shortly after, and at the time of her retirement in 2010, she was ranked 177th in the world.

Camille Pin is a former French professional tennis player who retired this year at the age of 29. Pin won eight singles titles in her career.

Janette Husarova retired at the age of 36. In her career, Husarova has won 23 WTA Tour doubles titles in her ca-

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Virginia Ruano Pascual retired this year at the age of 37. She has won three career singles titles, but has been more successful in doubles where she has won 43 titles, including 10 Grand Slam titles.

Australian Open Raises Its Prize Money A record $25 million now at stake he 2011 Australian Open will offer a record $25 million in prize money, up 3.8 percent on the previous year, with the men’s and women’s winners to each pocket $2.2 million. Rafael Nadal’s bid for a non-calendar grand slam will headline the first grand slam of the 2011 season, which will take place in Melbourne from Monday, Jan. 17-Sunday, Jan. 30. The tournament’s other major focus will be whether 13-time grand slam winner Serena Williams can defend her title after a long layoff from a foot injury. Serena had surgery after she cut her foot on broken glass at a restaurant in July and missed the U.S. Open. The grand slam’s organizers also announced a 10-year extension of their rights deal with Walt Disney’s ESPN to broadcast the tennis in North and South America.

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USTA EASTERN ANNUAL MEETING AND VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

JANUARY 28 | 2011 > JANUARY 29 | 2011

Developing a strong tennis program takes more than just courts and racquets; it takes a dedicated team of volunteers, working long hours to support something they believe in. But how do you recruit and develop a team of volunteers? How do you keep them passionate about service to the tennis community? On Jan. 28-29, we will work together to find the answers at USTA Easternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Meeting. There will be workshops on volunteer development, on-court Quickstart training, and awards ceremonies, where we recognize those who have helped make 2010 a great year for Eastern.

USTA Member Full Conference price of $180, Non Member price of $220 before January 14th. A la carte pricing available on www.eastern.usta.com Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY.

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The Advantages of a Backyard Court Giving you the home court advantage By Ed Oliveau hen we hear the term “home court advantage,” we generally think of athletes who play before crowds of adoring fans that will cheer their great shots and urge them on past a challenging opponent. But another type of “home court advantage” is fast becoming increasingly popular. Back yard home courts, batting cages and putting greens provide homeowners with the advantage of being able to get together with family and friends right outside their own back door. There, they play to their heart’s content, reaping all of the advantages of recreation, exercise and time well spent. Whether built for a game of one-on-one one, a basketball hoop above the garage, as a back yard “Center Court,” or to replicate the 18th hole at Augusta, homeowners enjoy being able

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to play when they want to, without the cost of membership and time lost traveling to the park or a club. But convenience is just one of the advantages of a home court. With sports teams being cut from school budgets, and recreation and recess activities being curtailed— often not even allowing kids to run—kids have fewer opportunities to enjoy playing and being healthy. So it’s more important than ever that they have “active options.” If kids can come home to a court, they can play (after they do their homework of course) without needing a ride or playing in the street. Parents can then be comfortable knowing where their kids are and confident that they are making very positive use of their time. Built to any size, layout and color, modular court surfaces provide a fully-customizable,

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Dr. Tom on How to Develop Confidence By Tom Ferraro, Ph.D. onfidence is something that every tennis player needs. It will allow you to relax as you play, handle pressure better and make the losses less painful. But exactly how does one get confidence? That is not so simple. If it were easy, everyone on the court would feel like Roger Federer. Confidence is tough to hold onto, simply because competitive tennis is so challenging and the better you get, the more difficult the matches become. Everyone loses from time to time. I think the key to building or maintaining confidence is selfesteem or that inner feeling of pride. Here are some of the ways to build self-esteem:

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1. Make a list of your greatest achieve-

ments in tennis and keep the list in your tennis bag. Read it before you go out to play in a tournament. 2. Develop a close tight-knit group of friends who will give you unconditional support. 3. Realize that you define who you are, not your tennis game. 4. Develop an air of independence. 5. Act a little like Mr. Cool in the cartoon. Dress and act the part of a winner. Be gracious when you win and when you lose. 6. Make sure that your intention is to have fun and to enjoy the game of tennis. Remember, you will play better when you are having fun.

For consultations, treatment or on-site visits, contact Dr. Tom Ferraro Ph.D., sport psychologist, by phone at (516) 2487189, e-mail drtferraro@aol.com or visit www.drtomferraro.com.

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Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund Brings in the Stars for Charitable Cause By Brad Shafran ormer USTA Eastern Section tennis player Justin Gimelstob held a starstudded charity event supporting the Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund on Dec. 2, 2010 at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, N.J. The event featured a children’s tennis clinic, as well as two adult clinics which preceded a fun and well-played exhibition, featuring the all-star group of players on hand to support the event: Bob and Mike Bryan, Lindsay Davenport and Mary Jo Fernandez. In existence since 1998, the Fund has raised more than $1 million for various children’s causes. Notably absent during the day was Grand Slam champion and America’s top-ranked player, Andy Roddick. As the evening’s tennis was set to begin, Gimelstob took the microphone to thank the crowd and break the

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news that Roddick would miss the event due to a family matter. The noticeable gasp from the audience was short-lived as Roddick’s replacement for the evening was quickly introduced—none other than 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras. While some of the younger kids in the crowd may have preferred to see the flashy Roddick, the intimate setting provided a surprising opportunity to see one of the greatest players in history in action. According to Gimelstob, “I heard on Tuesday that Andy’s grandmother passed away, and as the headliner, he was going to be tough to replace. I knew I needed a big name and since Pete lives a few blocks from me, I went over to his house to give it a shot and he said ‘I’ll be there for you.’ All the players came out and played for free

because they know how much it means to me and the Fund.” The exhibition featured a mixed-doubles set with the Bryan Brothers and Davenport & Fernandez, as well as a set of doubles pitting the Bryans against Sampras & Gimelstob. The night concluded with Gimelstob taking on Sampras in singles. Throughout the night, Sampras showed he still has the powerful serve that helped him claim his many Grand Slams and all the players dazzled the crowd with their shotmaking abilities. I was fortunate to participate in one of the adult clinics and was thrilled to play some points against the pros. Although as cordial and friendly as could be hoped for, the pros certainly let their competitive side show when the ball was in play! Wayne Bryan, father of the Bryan Brothers and a tennis personality

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in his own right, served as the emcee for the clinic, as well as the exhibitions and helped add a humorous element to the action. The evening also featured silent and live auctions to benefit The Valerie Fund, an organization supporting children with cancers and blood disorders. “The Valerie Fund is a great organization doing incredible work so close to home,” said Gimelstob. An amazing grouping of signed mem-

Pete Sampras & Justin Gimelstob took on The Bryan Brothers in a charity exhibition for the Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, N.J.

orabilia and luxury packages, including U.S. Open tickets, rackets signed by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and an opportunity to play tennis with the Bryan Brothers helped raise over $100,000—in addition to the money raised from ticket sales and from “a great group of sponsors,” Gimelstob added. Although not an annual event due to the logistical limitations, according to Justin, “This was the sixth live event we

have done, and we have brought some great players to New Jersey and the club I grew up playing at. It’s great to see such a high level of tennis right at home.” G Brad Shafran is a full-time autograph dealer and part-time tennis pro at Bethpage Park Tennis Center. He can be reached by phone at (516) 978-0094, email brad@shafrancollectibles.com or visit www.shafrancollectibles.com.

The Bryan Brothers with Mary Jo Fernandez were on hand to hold adult and kid’s clinics Pete Sampras poses for a photo with Julie Bliss, director of competition and player development for the USTA

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Mary Jo Fernandez high fives a player during one of the charity clinics

Pete Sampras and Mike Bryan share a laugh during the Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund event

Pete Sampras, a last-minute replacement for Andy Roddick, impressed all those in attendance that even after retirement, he still has his powerful serve Justin Gimelstob and Pete Sampras discuss match strategy during their exhibition

Justin Gimelstob pauses during match play

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Stay Ahead of the Pain (of Tennis Elbow) By Holly Jonas, DC, CSCS, CKT hether you play tennis as a professional, competitive amateur or for occasional recreation, you’ve probably had—or know someone who has had— tennis elbow. The root cause of this syndrome can be as elusive as a correct diagnosis, which can be frustrating when pain is involved. Tennis elbow is an overuse injury of the forearm’s common extensor tendon. While tennis may be the first activity to be

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negatively affected, this injury can eventually impact almost every part of your daily life, even becoming so painful that opening a door or lifting a package is extremely difficult. The best approach to care is being proactive, but doing so is not always easy. Here are some recommendations for players of all levels who want to stay in the game.

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Ask an expert A few sessions with a good professional tennis instructor can be invaluable. Often, it is a simple thing like a tendency to lead with your elbow on a backhand or overpronation of the arm that can be the culprit. Video recordings are potent study aids because they can help drive the point home with visual feedback.

Keep your pace steady If you are in the habit of playing once a week, switching to four or five times a week could be an overload. A proper build up is essential for maximum results. Even a competitive daily player who is getting ready for their season and suddenly increases their play time by a significant amount can experience problems.

Work it out

So what should you do if you’re hurt? The first thing to do is follow the conventional RICE protocol—Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Avoid the use of anti-inflammatory medication in the early stages. Research has shown that anti-inflammatories have an inhibitory effect on the cell circulation in the initial healing process. Soft tissue techniques, such as Active Release and Graston, are extremely important to ensure that the tendon and muscles heal with the proper elasticity they are meant to have and to reduce fibrotic changes within the muscles. Those techniques are complemented with a progressive series of exercises and stretching based on your tolerance levels. Many of these, especially eccentric exercises with the Theraband Flex Bar, can be done at home. Kinesiotaping, or the use of ther-

apeutic tape around and over muscles, can be used initially to support the muscle and eventually applied in such a way as to facilitate and strengthen the area. Additionally, a counter-force brace with or without the kinesiotape can be an important element in the return to tennis. Once you have been cleared to return to the court, you can continue to be proactive. Some players use dampers on their racquets to reduce the shock to the arm. You can also see your equipment specialist to have the string tension reduced on your racquet. Doing so can lessen your chances of incurring further injury. G Dr. Holly Jonas, DC, CSCS, CKT is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of William Smith College and Valedictorian of her class at New York Chiropractic College. She has been listed in Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Young Woman of America. For more information, call (516) 921-1295, email dr.holly@jonaschiropractic.com or visit http://jonaschiropractic.com.

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By Emilie Katz Tennis tweets of late

N Jesse Levine (@jesselevine7) Vacation: “Had an amazing time in the Bahamas. Now back to reality.”

What do your favorite professional tennis players like to do in their down time? N Ivo Karlovic (@ivokarlovic) Shopping: “Just went in the Dash store. Didn’t know the Kardashians have their own water. I’m sure its anything but pure.” N Donald Young (@DonaldYoungJr) Video Games … tennis players like to play video games in their downtime: “Just got NBA JAM for PS3 … this thing is so cool. I’m playing with Miami … the Lebron and Wade combo is outta control. Loving it!” N John Isner (@JohnIsnerTennis) Watching WWE wrestling: “The three-hour old school RAW!”

N Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) Watching soccer: “Going to watch Liverpool playing tonight from my couch with my feet up!”

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Other Twitter news After Justin Gimelstob’s charity event in New Jersey, Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76) wanted to get back to her family in California. “I’m sneaking a ride back to LA with Pete Sampras … he was kind enough to take me on his plane. Be in LA in six hours! Wake up with kids. Yes!” Vince Spadea (@vincespadea) on his encounter with MTV’s The Jersey Shore: “Saw Paulie D from The Jersey Shore in the mall yesterday and girls were screaming and running after him like he was Elvis. Paulie D didn’t sign autos or take pics, he had two overweight friends of his posing as bodyguards.” Jo Wilfried Tsonga (@JoWillyTsonga) on the Davis Cup: “Serbia stuns France to win the Davis Cup title … first-time finalist Serbia completed an impossible dream with 3-2 win in the Davis Cup Final.”

Sunshine Following in the footsteps of Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne and Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki is now a Proctiv girl.

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Wozniacki spoke about the new multi-million dollar deal, and she sure sounded like she’s been practicing her Proactiv testimonial: “When you are in the spotlight, there are thousands of pictures taken of you. I am really happy now that I have good skin, so there is one less thing to worry about.”

He’s back! U.S. Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina will resume his comeback from a 12-month injury layoff as a wild card at the Sydney International in January. Del Potro fell from a ranking of number four to 259th in the world after dropping out of the tour after this year’s Australian Open and having surgery on his right wrist in May.

Hingis Has a New Doubles Partner Tennis great Martina Hingis has married French equestrian Thibault Hutin during a private ceremony in the presence of the couple’s close friends and family in Paris on Dec. 10. The 30-year-old Hingis told Schweizer Illustrierte’s Web site that her marriage “may come as a surprise to many, but it had been planned in advance.” Hingis won five Grand Slam singles titles before retiring in 2007, when she was suspended for two years for testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon. We wish Hingis and Hutin the best of luck with the hope of no faults.


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The Importance of Setting Up Realistic Goals for Players By Juan Pablo Perez Rios It is very common to see parents enroll a six-year-old child in a tennis program and expect a champion out of it, or for a father to have the unrealistic expectation that his son or daughter will be able to beat the number one player in their school after just one month of instruction. Good communication with parents is key when a child joins a program in order to set up realistic and achievable goals for the player. Unrealistic goals may lead to parents losing credibility and trust in the coaches.

ferent objectives. For players who compete in tournaments, we also need to separate training goals from tournament goals. I advise that you set up two types of goals: Short-term and long-term goals. Some characteristics of your goals: N Make them measurable. The player and the coach should be able to quantify progress. N Make them challenging, and keep the player motivated. N Make them increase the player’s selfesteem.

Benefits Setting up goals allows us to align our training towards a final result. These goals give us a tangible way to measure a player’s progress. As a player starts achieving these goals, the coach starts to gain credibility and trust with the player and the parents.

But … how do we set up goals? First, we need to understand that goals are personal. Each player comes with dif-

Short-term goals For beginner players, short-term goals may be hitting more balls over the net, trying to make more hits to different parts of the court (crossed or parallel) or stepping back to 3/4 of the court for mini-tennis. For more advanced players, short-term goals during practice may be hitting only forehand shots, hitting deeper shots, or serve with a particular grip. Short-term

goals for tournaments may be always holding serve or advancing further than the past at an important tournament.

Long-term goals For beginner players, long-term goals may be learning all strokes be able to maintain a long rally or play tournaments. For advanced players, long-term goals may be playing in more tournaments, moving up in the rankings, win a tournament or get on a school team. Identifying realistic goals should be the first step in setting up a training plan. Achieving goals will make each training session a challenge and it will increase a player’s self-esteem. Parents will gain confidence in our abilities as coaches when they see their children improve and achieve their pre-defined goals. G Juan Pablo Perez Rios is a USPTR 4A tennis coach at World Gym in Setauket, N.Y. He is also a Level 2 coach of the Internacional Tennis Federacion (ITF). He may be reached by e-mail at juanpitenis@hotmail.com.

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By Brent Shearer A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played By Marshall Jon Fisher I am almost the perfect reader for Marshall Jon Fisher’s A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played, the story of the 1937 Davis Cup match between the American Don Budge and Germany’s Baron Gottfried Von Cramm. I am a literary snob who loves tennis. So, it wasn’t until page 151 that I threw up my hands and said, “I can’t take this book. It’s too pretentious even for me.” Better adjusted readers will have the same reaction, but earlier. But this is only my opinion. The United States Tennis Writers Association gave A Terrible Splendor an award. How pretentious, you may ask? The title and a passage in the front of the book are taken from something the Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle wrote about the German philosopher Friedrich Schiller. Then comes the contents page, harmless. Next is an author’s note explaining how Fisher was able to imagine what his characters were thinking so many decades ago. He cites Rachel Cohen’s book A Chance Meeting and some other heavyweights. Fair enough as far as it goes. But it is like me saying I use the same racquet as Roger Federer, so therefore, our games have something in common. And it is true that A Chance Meeting and A Terrible Splendor are both books with three-word main titles. Sticking to the pretension checklist, the first paragraph of the first chapter draws on the opening of John McPhee’s Levels of the Game. Later, Fisher describes Von Cramm as enduring the bombing of Berlin while reading

Schopenhauer, a German philosopher, in an underground shelter. You could say it’s not Fisher’s fault that Von Cramm wasn’t reading the newspaper, but if there’s an impressive sounding writer or artist from that period between the wars or earlier, you can count on Fisher to wedge his or her name into A Terrible Splendor. And, eventually, just in case there are any readers who haven’t been bludgeoned into an reverent appreciation that Fisher’s book isn’t a mere story of a tennis match, but is fraught with important political and social themes, he ends it with a quote from that British Isles writer even heavier than Carlyle, heavier than Leon Edel, the Henry James biographer who gets pressed into service back with Rachel Cohen … yes, William Shakespeare. The reception Fisher’s book has gotten is an example of groupthink. It sounds like such a good story, the Budge-Von Cramm match had so much potential, it must be a good book, right? The book carries blurbs from tennis writers Bud Collins and Peter Bodo. It is also recommended by the managing editor of Vanity Fair, Cullen Murphy. Blurbers don’t necessarily read a book; presumably review-

ers do. The guy at The Washington Post liked it. Liz Robbins at The New York Times liked it. But it isn’t a good book at all. Certainly, Fisher did a lot of research, but the execution is flawed. It is a childish version of erudition linked to a tennis story. It’s a damn shame, all of the marketing clicked, the Nazis are usually such reliable bad guys. You could have a nice panel discussion with Jon Wertheim, the author of that other greatest match book. You don’t win a tennis match because you’re researched your opponent’s record and are really familiar with his head-to-head with other players. A book must live or die based on what’s on its pages, no matter how many slots your publishers line up on NPR or how many times you cite better writers. The Budge-Von Cramm match is a good story. An author could use it as a structure to bear a lot of weight. But Fisher piles on an awful lot and doesn’t pull it off. Sorry, the emperor forgot his tennis shorts. G Brent Shearer may be reached by e-mail at bbshearer@gmail.com.

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The Non-Dominant Hand as a Factor in the Efficient Technique in Tennis By Salomon Levy Bromet Many times, we are trying to make a correction in our strokes, but because we’re so focused on racquet movement, the body rotation or the footwork, we often forget an important factor that can be the key to an efficient stroke. We should ask: What’s happening to the non-dominant hand? In this article, I would like to analyze the function of the non-dominant hand in each one of the various tennis strokes.

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N Ball toss: Totally extended to reduce the distance the ball has to travel to the contact point. Increasing the precision of the toss and the consistency of the serve. Initiate the body rotation at the racquet preparation and lead the throwing movement toward the ball helping to generate angular momentum. N At the set up (trophy position): Keep the front shoulder higher than the rear shoulder. It is important for the shoulder over shoulder movement that helps for an effective throwing motion toward the ball. This is important for balance at the end of the shot..

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N Unit turn (coil): Join the racquet in the first part of the unit turn, which helps in the upper body rotation. This acts as a guide for distance from the ball. N During the movement to the ball (uncoil): This initiates the body rotation, keeping it balanced and it thus coordinates the kinetic chain in the link between the body rotation (angular 42

momentum) and the racquet acceleration (linear momentum), stopping the rotation just before the contact to produce a more efficient shot. At the end of the follow through, it helps to balance the body for a faster recovery.

Backhand (two-handed) Here, the non-dominant hand is a crucial factor because in this stroke, it becomes the dominant hand. That’s why the twohanded backhand is often referred to as a forehand with the non-dominant hand.

Backhand (one-handed)

N Unit turn (coil): Keep the head of the racquet in a steady position, thus assisting in the beginning of the acceleration process. The non-dominant hand moves in the opposite direction of the shot just before the contact creating an action-reaction effect. This facilitates the coordination of the kinetic chain in the link between body rotation and racquet acceleration. The end of the follow through helps balance the body for a faster recovery.

Forehand volley The non-dominant hand initiates the rotation during the racquet preparation and stops the forward rotation just before the contact for a steady and consistent shot.

Backhand volley The non-dominant hand is very important in this shot, holding the racquet until just before the contact. The elbow of the nondominant hand must be in front of the body

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to keep the racquet forward. At contact, it moves in the opposite direction of the shot, creating an action-reaction effect, thus increasing the power of the shot.

Overhead In the overhead shot, the non-dominant hand acts as a “radar” helping in the body positioning behind the ball.

Ready position Carries the racquet, allowing the dominant hand to rest. The dominant hand is relaxed and ready for the next shot, thus conserving energy throughout the entire match. Tennis is a precision sport and precision is affected by fatigue so any energy saved during long matches can be a factor in hitting the ball on the line or just out.

Conclusion There are many important factors in the execution of an efficient shot. However, the most important factors are balance and coordination of the kinetic chain. For both, the non-dominant hand is fundamental. So before making decisions in the correction of a stroke, take a look at the non-dominant hand action, since often a small adjustment in that area can make a big difference. G Salomon Levy Bromet is a physical education teacher, and is a master in tennis coaching and high performance training in Wingate, Israel. A former national coach in Colombia, Salomon has worked as a tennis coach for Sportime since 2000. He may be reached by e-mail at zenmaster18@hotmail.com.


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Dissecting the USTA Adult League Rule Changes By Jonathan Klee As the 2011 League Season begins on Long Island with Mixed-Doubles, there are a few major National, Section and Local rule changes all captains and players should be aware of. These rule changes follow a hierarchy similar to our own government structure in that a rule change can be National, affecting all 18 sections if changed in the USTA League Tennis Regulations, Sectional if the change is part of the Eastern Adult League Regulations or Local if there is a change to the LIITL (Long Island Inter-Club Tennis League Regulations). Whereas it would be too long to discuss all of the rule changes made for 2011, I have highlighted three National and two Eastern regulation changes below. An initial review of these major rule changes reveals a common theme. All of these rules changes are aimed directly at enhancing the local league experience. It’s human nature when reviewing rule changes to look at the rule change in a “vacuum” and how it affects me as an individual. However, when a National rule is implemented, committee members must examine how the rule would affect a player in Hawaii compared with a player in New York. The same is true of a Section rule … committee members must see how the rule affects a player in Buffalo, N.Y. or Syracuse, N.Y. compared to a player in Manhattan or on Long Island. It reminds me of an exchange Spock had with Kirk in Star Trek II, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.” If you look at these rule changes objectively, you will see this global versus individual approach. Emphasis on growing and nurturing local league play for the majority of players versus the few active captains or players whose only goal is to advance to championships by any means possible. Whereas, these rule changes are not a “fix it” and a work in progress, the goal and mission of National and Eastern is clear. They want 44

members to play league tennis to socialize with friends, have fun and play against other players with comparable skill levels. With that said, here are the rule changes.

National Regulation 1.04F(1)(b) Mixed doubles results will not be part of generating a player’s year-end rating, except for those players who play in the USTA League Mixed Doubles Division exclusively. Players who play exclusively in the USTA League Mixed Doubles Division and choose to participate in the USTA League Adult, Senior, and/or Super Senior Divisions the next year must enter those divisions by self-rating with the minimum rating being the higher of the self-rating or mixed exclusive rating. In the past, a player who played mixeddoubles and generated an “M” rating could enter Adult, Senior and/or a Super Senior Division at the “M” rating. This rule is recognition by the National Adult League Committee that the ratings obtained by players in mixed matches may not be as accurate as ratings obtained in other league divisions. Besides the obvious gender-related issue, the Mixed format is different from the Adult format in that players may have a partner with a 1.0 spread in their ratings. An 8.0 mixed doubles match may see a 4.5 rated player have a 3.5 rated player as a partner. The Adult leagues only allow players to have a partner with a maximum 0.5 spread in the ratings. This difference in the spread of the player’s ratings, coupled with how some players do not adjust well to the mixed format, has caused an inordinate amount of players to obtain ratings not consistent with their tennis background or subsequent results when entering other national league formats. Some of you may be asking what is this rule specifically trying to prevent and how does this rule affect me? Here is an example. Player “A” who is 20-years-old plays Division

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III collegiate tennis, self-rates and receives a 4.5 self-rating. Player “A” then plays 8.0 mixed-doubles with a 3.5 partner, and at yearend is re-rated by the computer at 4.0 based on their mixed results. Whereas this player can enter the Mixed League next year as a 4.0 if they decide to play other National Divisions before that they would be required to self-rate again. Based on their player experience, they would once again be self-rated a 4.5. Therefore, no longer can a player use the Mixed League, either purposeful or non-purposeful as a way to obtain a “softer rating” when entering other national league formats.

Page 2, National League Regulations, Valid NTRP Computer Ratings Chart Players with expired ratings will not be allowed to self-rate at a lower level than their last published NTRP rating. However, they will have the opportunity to file a self-rate appeal. This self-rating change closes a “loophole” created when a player’s last published NTRP rating expired. The National Adult League Committee saw a number of players who left league play for various reasons reenter league play years later at lower levels then their last published rating. In some cases, these players used the expiration of their ratings to manipulate the system by playing lower than their actual skill levels. The Computer Ratings Chart preserves the integrity of the rating process by acknowledging the prior computer rating and allowing the player an opportunity to file a self-rate appeal to lower their last published rating. No longer will the player or captain be able to rerate a player on their own through the selfrating process. A lowering of a previous rating will now require Section Approval. See National League Regulation 1.04F(1)(D).

National Regulation 2.05C(2) Any player who is 70 years of age or older prior to, or during, the calendar year in


which such player plays his/her first local league match and has achieved the same rating level or lower for the three prior years, without benefit of appeal, will be granted an appeal if they are promoted at year end. This is the first rule which acknowledges age as a factor when determining an NTRP computer rating. Whereas it affects very few players in that they would have to be over 70 and be computer-rated without appeal for three years, the acknowledgment that age is a factor when 18-year-olds can play in the same league as a 70-year-old is noteworthy. Before this year, when the computer calculated yearend ratings, the only factor considered was match results. However, the Adult League Committee has recognized that players who have reached the age of 70 are unlikely to continue to improve as fast and quickly as players who are much younger and carved out this important exception for Super Senior players.

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Eastern Regulation III. PLAYER PARTICIPATION (C) A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the players on a team roster must reside in (using the address registered in TennisLink) or work in (designated work location for tax purposes) the area being represented by the team. A waiver of these requirements may be granted subject to a vote of the Adult League Committee. All matches played by an ineligible player will be scored as a default. An ineligible player will be determined by his/her registration date and is the last out-of-area player to register on the roster. The past few years has seen a number of players from outside of and within the Eastern Section play local league matches in regions having no relationship to where they live or work. The creation of these so called “super traveling teams” has taken away from the local aspect of league tennis. What good is a Section Championship if the team representing Long Island has a majority of its players

made up of members who reside and work in Westchester, Metro or travel from out of state? Eastern looked at how other Sections around the country handled this issue and realized that many of them had in-place residency requirement rules … many of them more stringent than the rule now in place. However, Eastern recognized the close proximity of Long Island, Metro, New Jersey and Westchester and the overlapping of players and settled on the 50 percent requirement for this year. This new rule is specifically aimed at enhancing the local league experience.

Eastern Regulation III. PLAYER PARTICIPATION (G) Players who play on two or more teams at the same NTRP level in different areas (districts and/or regions) in the Eastern Section must declare which team they will represent prior to the start of any local league playoff or any area, district, regional or seccontinued on page 46

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RULE CHANGES tion championship playoff should more than one team qualify to advance. The declaration should be made by (1) filing a Player Intent Form with the Eastern Section Office prior to the playing of the teams last local league match or (2) will be made once the player plays a local league playoff or area, district, regional or section championship playoff match and will remain in effect for as long as that team advances. If a player declares for a team and that team is eliminated, the player is then eligible to reselect and play for a different team as long as they meet eligibility requirements for that team. They will continue with that team as long as that team advances. All matches played by an ineligible player will be scored as a default. An ineligible player is a player who has declared for a team and then plays a match for a different team prior to their original team being eliminated. However, a player who plays local league playoff matches in a region with multiple districts/areas at the same level with different league ending dates will declare the region they will represent at the time of local league playoffs. Once a player plays a local league playoff match in one region s/he may not play a playoff match in a different region until the team they played a local playoff match for has been eliminated.

continued from page 45 Coupled with the residency requirement rule just discussed, Regulation III(G) is a direct attempt by Eastern to limit the use of the traveling “hired gun”. The biggest complaint Eastern receives about local league play is the player who travels from region to region helping teams qualify for Section Championships. These players then must choose one team at Section Championships to play on causing other teams they helped to qualify for the same championship is severely weakened. Eastern has seen a number of teams who have qualified for Section Championships forfeit individual matches or be unable to attend the championship since their rosters have been decimated by players choosing other teams. Whereas the “hired gun” will still be allowed to play on as many teams as they want in local league play, they must now choose who they will represent in their local league playoff and stay on that team until they are eliminated. Therefore, teams who may benefit from the “hired gun” in the local league will not have the services of this “hired gun” as they progress through the local league playoff structure unless the initial team that the “hired gun” chooses is elimi-

nated. The purpose of this rule is to strengthen local league participation and give local players every opportunity to advance. Moreover, captains will now know earlier what players they will have available for playoffs and be able to plan their rosters accordingly. Eastern believes that by implementing this rule there will be less forfeits at Section Championships in that teams who advance in the local league playoffs will now be able to count on those players throughout their playoff run without them jumping back and forth between teams. Hence, the team now moving forward will be the best, strongest team from that Region in that they will not lose players as they advance. G Jonathan Klee is a partner at the Law Firm of Klee & Woolf LLP. He is the Long Island representative on the Eastern Adult League Grievance Committee where he currently serves as chair. He also served on the USTA National Adult League Committee which passed the above mentioned rule changes. He has played in league tennis since 2000, and has captained and played on many teams on Long Island. He may be reached by e-mail at jkleelaw@aol.com.

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I Thought I Was Just a Tennis Coach By Lonnie Mitchel My father, who was in the field of education for almost 20 years, said to me many years ago: “Your students will challenge you in many ways and they will teach you many things.” He also said that “students will give you many gifts that will come back to you in ways that just cannot be measured.” When I got into my 40s and that midlife crisis that so many people talk about snuck up on me, it was tennis that yet again saved me. I would teach 15-20 hours each week, laboring through each lesson, hoping that I could invoke some wisdom to my students and praying that they would understand that it was not just about hitting a tennis ball. I always talked about effort as the most important part of improving and doing things on the court that could help you in other parts of your life. From there, I always thought that a student would also learn to deal better with adversity, the ebbs and flows of life, and the winning and losing that life’s challenges throws our way. That was my greatest motive because I knew that I was not teaching my students to play at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. I wanted them to enjoy tennis as a gift to have for the rest of their lives. I have talked about this subject in other articles, so there is no need to embellish any further. However, here is what I found out and my father’s wise words actually materialized. When mid-life crisis occurs, one usually asks themselves, “Am I making a difference?” I was no different in my daily soul-searching activities. But I did finally have an “Aha!” moment when I needed it most. Some of my students would tell me how they did in their club tournaments, school matches and about a friend that they made because of their involvement in tennis. I had parents call me and thank me for the gift I gave to their children, and because of my efforts, they made the tennis team at school. I had another parent call me and ask me for a recommendation for their daughter

when she was applying for college. At the beginning, when I received these comments and accolades, I dismissed them as just the natural process of teaching. I don’t do that anymore. Now before you read this and say that I am just bragging about my victories as a teacher, its really not true. Like any coach or teacher, I had victories as well as my share of defeats. At times, I was unsuccessful as a teacher, and the student and I would part ways. Thank goodness I had many more victories, but I do realize you just cannot win them all. That is why a tennis club has different instructors, they all have different styles. A variety of styles is good for a tennis club and provides choices. Here is the point of the article for both instructors and students … for the instructor, I say this: “Never think what you are doing is not worthwhile or a chore because teaching on a tennis court five or six hours in row can appear to be a laborious activity. You never know what you say to a tennis student will stick and give him or her that special gift not just to them, but will come back to you in a cherished way.” For the tennis student, ”keep the glass empty.” In other words, you never know when the

teacher can say that one thing that will enrich your life in a way that you never thought. It might even come back to you years later. No, it is not just tennis. It is an opportunity to enrich your life. I finally figured it out…I matter and I do make a difference! G Lonnie Mitchel has been teaching tennis since 1985, mostly at Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick, N.Y. and is a USPTA Level 1 certified tennis instructor. He has produced many high school and collegiate level tennis players, including his own children, Wayne (who plays at Muhlenberg College ) and Trevor (who competes regularly on the USTA Long Island Junior Circuit, gaining the number one ranking in the 14s). Lonnie has also worked in the travel and tourism industry as a regional sales manager for 25-plus years for such companies the Walt Disney Company and Royal Caribbean International. Lonnie is now the national account manager for Sandals and Beaches Resorts. His wife, Harriet, is a club level tennis player and can often be found on the court. Lonnie may be reached by phone at (516) 414-7202 or email lonniemitchel@yahoo.com.

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Doubles Weapons: Communication By Miguel Cervantes III ast issue, I wrote an article on my favorite shot, “the cross-court lob,” as an awesome weapon to add to your arsenal in doubles. This issue, I am writing about a weapon that is a bit more abstract, but just as important. This issue’s doubles weapon of choice is “Communication.” Communication in doubles is vital, it’s necessary, and it’s not used half as much as it should. Some teams may talk about who will serve first, or who they want to play, but communication goes much further than just that and the more it’s utilized, the more of an advantage you give your team. Communication can be separated into verbal and non-verbal, but for the sake of brevity, I’m going to focus on just the verbal element. When talking about the verbal aspect of communication, we separate it into communication during points, in-between points, and those miscellaneous other times we use it. Communication in points is most often used in order to work out who will take the

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ball. We hear things like “yours” and “mine” often while playing points. Honestly, I feel that in a game as fast as tennis that yours and mine are far too long to use. Instead, “you” and “me” are better alternatives. It may seem like a small detail, but in a point, a fraction of a second can mean hitting the ball early or hitting it late. If your team is not doing this, then it should be considered to add to your game. “You” and “me” is a great way to figure out who is going to take the ball when it’s in-between two players, but that doesn’t have to be the only time you use it. Even if the ball is obvious, it’s a good idea to use this form of communication. If you are saying you on a ball that is obviously your partner’s it may help them to be more alert and help them react faster ensuring better contact. If you say “me” when going for a ball that is obviously yours, it functions the same, helping you move to the ball sooner and getting you prepared mentally for making great contact. Aside from who is going to take the ball, you can also use verbal communication to

tell your partner where you are moving to or where you would like them to move. Here, we most commonly use the words “up” and “back.” We sometimes use the word “over,” but it’s less frequent. “Up” and “back” are just as important as “you” and “me” since if both players are in their appropriate positions, you are far more likely to win the point. In doubles tennis, it’s not uncommon for players to play the baseline for more shots than they should. It’s at this point that a player can help remind his partner that it’s time they move up. It should also be mentioned that as soon as one player recognizes that their situation has turned from offensive to defensive, they should communicate this to their partner by saying “back” as soon as possible. In points, the fractions of a second that you save by communicating with your partner pay dividends in quicker reactions, better shots and improved position. Communication in-between points is just as important as communication in the point. In-between points, there’s a few things that a team should be talking about

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and considering. A few of the most important are: N What has happened in the match (set, game) so far? N Why has this happened? N What should be done in reaction to this? N What is our fallback if our opponents respond to our reaction? This communication in-between points (games, sets) is vital. Success in tennis depends a great deal on being able to not over-think things and play the points from your gut, but that is only inside the point. Outside and in-between points is the time to work out strategies and tactics. Without this element, playing a match would be similar to building a house without blueprints. Talking to your partner helps the team play smarter, and playing smarter means the other team has to work harder. Finally, there are times to use communication not just for the sake of communication, but for other reasons. There will be moments

when the other doubles team will seem to be on fire, as if they cannot miss and are playing the match of their lives. It’s in moments like this that you should come together, not just to work out strategies, but additionally to try to break the rhythm of your opponents. If you do not communicate with your partner and just play the match going with the flow, it is more than likely the case that you’ll get beaten and beaten very quickly.

“Communication in doubles is vital, it’s necessary, and it’s not used half as much as it should.” Communication can also be used to allow your partner or yourself to grab a quick breather. Have you ever been in a game that seemed to go 10 deuces long? Have you ever been in a game where you had a point go on and on for around 30 strokes? Times like this are a good time to come together and use communication to

grab a quick breather. As a good partner, it’s your responsibility to know when your teammate needs that breather even if they don’t want to take it. Lastly, communication is essential to help uplift your partner. Regardless if your teammate has missed seven consecutive shots or has double-faulted, staying positive and keeping your partner focused on the task at hand is a responsibility everyone has. Communication separates veteran doubles players from those who are just starting. Whether you find yourself in the former, latter or somewhere in the middle, if you are not communicating, you are not doing as well as you could. Using communication effectively is just as important as having a huge serve or a great volley and must be practiced just as much if not more. G Formerly with Daniel Burgess at Freeport Tennis, Miguel Cervantes III now teaches at the Long Beach Tennis Center and Carefree Racquet Club. He may be reached by e-mail at UnderstandingTennis@gmail.com.

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Season Recap

2010 Long Island Championship Long Island Champion–Syosset Long Island Championship Match: Syosset 6—Half Hollow Hills West 1

2010 Nassau County Girls High School Standings Conference I Conference I Champion: Syosset Playoffs Semifinals Syosset 5–Jericho 2 Garden City 4–Roslyn 3 Finals Syosset 4–Garden City 3 Conference I Final Standings Syosset ............................................11–1 Garden City ......................................11–1 Roslyn ................................................7–5 Jericho ................................................7–5 Hewlett ................................................4–8 Port Washington................................2–10 Friends Academy ..............................1–11

Conference II-A Final Standings Great Neck South ..............................12–2 Cold Spring Harbor ..........................12–2 Manhasset ........................................12–2 Plainview JFK ......................................8–6 North Shore ........................................6–8 Great Neck North ..............................3–11 Oyster Bay ........................................2–12 Herricks ............................................1–11 Conference II-B Final Standings South Side ........................................14–0 Oceanside..........................................10–3 Massapequa ......................................10–4 Sewanhaka/Carey................................7–7 Lynbrook ..............................................7–7 Wheatley ............................................4–10 Bellmore ............................................3–11 Long Beach........................................0–13

Conference II Conference II Champion: Oceanside

Conference III Conference III Champion: MacArthur

Playoffs Second vs. third place playoffs (Conference II-A) Manhasset 7–Cold Spring Harbor 0 (Conference II-B) Oceanside 5–Massapequa 2

Playoffs Second vs. third place playoffs (Conference III-A) Hicksville 4–Glen Cove 3 (Conference III-B) Carle Place 4–Baldwin 3

Semifinals South Side 4–Manhasset 3 Oceanside 5–Great Neck South 2

Semifinals MacArthur 4–Carle Place 3 Mepham 5–Hicksville 2

Finals Oceanside 4–South Side 3

Finals MacArthur 6–Mepham 1

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Conference III-A Final Standings MacArthur ........................................11–1 Glen Cove............................................9–3 Hicksville ............................................7–4 Locust Valley ......................................7–4 East Meadow ......................................2–7 Farmingdale ......................................2–10 Bethpage ..........................................1–11 Conference III-B Final Standings Mepham ............................................12–0 Carle Place ..........................................8–4 Baldwin ................................................8–4 Plainedge ............................................6–6 Calhoun................................................5–7 Lawrence ............................................3–9 Wantagh ............................................0–12

Conference IV Conference IV-A Champion: Valley Stream South Conference IV-B Champion: New Hyde Park Playoffs Conference IV-A Semifinals Valley Stream North 4–Clarke 3 Valley Stream South 5–Freeport 2 Conference IV-A Semifinals Valley Stream South 4–Valley Stream North 2 Conference IV-B Semifinals New Hyde Park 6–Uniondale 1 Malverne/East Rockaway 5–Levittown Division 1


Conference IV-B Finals New Hyde Park 7–Malverne/East Rockaway 0

Alexa Froccaro & Jackie Froccaro (Port Washington) Rithaka Reddy & Natalie Nicholas (Syosset) Claudia Ruiz & Sunaina Vohra (North Shore)

Conference IV-A Final Standings Valley Stream North ............................8–1 Valley Stream South ............................6–4 Freeport ..............................................6–4 Clarke ..................................................5–5 West Hempstead ................................4–6 Valley Stream Central ..........................0–8

2010 Suffolk County Girls High School Standings

Conference IV-B Final Standings New Hyde Park ....................................8–0 Levittown Division................................4–4 Malverne/East Rockaway ....................4–4 Uniondale ............................................4–4 Hempstead ..........................................1–7

League I Final Standings Half Hollow Hills East ..........................9–1 Half Hollow Hills West..........................9–1 Commack ............................................6–4 Harborfields ........................................3–7 Hauppauge ..........................................2–8 Northport ............................................1–9

2010 Nassau County Girl’s Tennis Tournament October 16-17, 2010 at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, N.Y. The top three finishers represent Nassau County at the States

Singles Tournament All New York State & All-County Honors Champion: Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City) Runner-up: Hannah Camhi (Syosset) Third Place: Devlin Ammendola (Farmingdale) Fourth Place: Ashley Sandler (Syosset) All-County Honors: (Quarterfinalists) Shanice Arthur (Jericho) Olivia Funk (Hicksville) Paulina Tafler (Oceanside) Anna Taranova (Hewlett)

Doubles Tournament All New York State & All-County Honors Champions: Rachel Shenker & Deana Davoudiasl (South Side) Runner-up: Missy Edelblum & Paige Mintz (Roslyn) Third Place: Emma Brenner & Nicholle Torres (Great Neck South) Fourth Place: Samantha Perri & Courtney Sokol (Carey/Sewanhaka District)

League II Final Standings Smithtown East ................................10–0 Elwood/J. Glenn..................................7–3 Kings Park ..........................................5–5 Walt Whitman .................................... 4–6 Huntington ..........................................2–8 Smithtown West ..................................2–8 League III Final Standings West Islip ..........................................10–0 East Islip..............................................8–2 Islip......................................................6–4 Bay Shore............................................4–6 Sayville ............................................2–8-0 Connetquot ......................................0–10 League IV Final Standings West Babylon ....................................14–0 Deer Park ..........................................11–3 Lindenhurst ......................................11–3 Copiague ............................................7–7 Brentwood ..........................................7–7 Babylon ............................................4–10 North Babylon .................................. 2–12 Central Islip ......................................0–14 League V Final Standings Patchogue-Medford .......................... 8–2 Ward Melville ...................................... 8–2 Mt Sinai ..............................................6–4 Bayport-Blue Point..............................4–6 Miller Place..........................................3–7 Longwood ..........................................1–9

League VI Final Standings Sachem East ....................................11–1 Stony Brook ......................................10–2 Sachem North ....................................7–5 Middle Country....................................6–6 Comsewogue ......................................5–7 Port Jefferson......................................3–9 Bellport..............................................0–12 League VII Final Standings Ross ....................................................9–1 Westhampton ......................................9–1 East Hampton/BH ..............................5–5 Southampton ......................................4–6 William Floyd ......................................3–7 Mattituck ..........................................0–10 League VIII Final Standings McGann-Mercy ................................14–0 Shoreham-Wading River ..................11–3 Riverhead ..........................................10–4 Eastport/S. Manor ..............................9–5 Rocky Point ........................................6–8 Southold/Gpt/SI ................................4–10 Hampton Bays ..................................2–12 Center Moriches................................0–14

New York State Girls High School Tennis Championships November 6-8, 2010 at the Eastside Racquet Club in Manlius, N.Y.

Singles (Main Draw) Hannah Camhi (Syosset) Second Place/Runner-up (NYS Public and Federation)

Singles (Consolation Draw) Devlin Ann Ammendola (Farmingdale) First Place (NYS Public and Federation)

Sportsmanship Award Emma Brenner (Great Neck South)

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Highlights From the 2010 Girl’s High School Tennis Season Long Island was well-represented at the 2010 NYSPHSAA Girls Tennis Championship at the Eastside Racquet Club in Manlius, N.Y. Garden City’s Jacqueline Raynor, 2010 Nassau County Girls Singles Champion

Syosset’s Hannah Camhi, singles finalist, with the doubles team of Diana Vamvakitis & Jamie Hann from Westhampton High School, at the 2010 New York State Girls High School Tennis Championships in Manlius, N.Y.

The Commack High School Girl’s Tennis Team hosted a student-teacher doubles event to raise breast cancer awareness in October Hannah Camhi in action for the Syosset Girls Tennis team against cross-town rivals Jericho High School in October league play

The South Side High School Girls Doubles team of Rachel Shenker & Deana Davoudiasl with Roslyn’s Missy Edelblum & Paige Mintz at the 2010 Nassau County Girls Tennis Championship

The 2010 Long Island High School Girls Tennis Champs, the Syosset Lady Braves

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County first-place finisher Jacqueline Raynor from Garden City; thirdplace finisher, Farmingdale’s Devlin Ammendola; and runner-up Hannah Camhi from Syosset all took part in the 2010 New York State Girls High School Tennis Championship

Action during the 2010 Long Island Girls Tennis Championship match featuring eventual winners Syosset taking on Half Hollow Hills East

On Oct. 12, the Massapequa High School Girls Varsity tennis team dedicated its home match against Carey/Sewanhaka to breast cancer awareness


Suffolk County Girls Tennis Coaches Association Honors the Tops of the 2010 Season On Nov. 18, the Suffolk County Girls Tennis Coaches Association held its Third Annual Awards Banquet at Villa Lombardi in Holbrook, N.Y., recognizing the accomplishments of teams, coaches and individual girls tennis players from the 2010 girls high school tennis season. All-League, All-County and All-Division Awards were handed out in addition to the League Coach of the Year honoring the following: League I ..................................................Bob Davis (Harborfields) League II ....................................Lou Gambeski (Smithtown East) League III ..................................................Kevin Lewis (West Islip) League IV..........................................Debi Bonaduci (Lindenhurst) League V ............................................Judy Martin (Ward Melville) League VI ..............................Meredith Dragonette (Sachem East) League VII ................................................Dave Pia (William Floyd) League VIII..........................Sharon Waltz (Eastport-South Manor)

Congratulations to Suffolk County Coaches of the Year: Sharon Waltz, Kevin Lewis, Lou Gambeski, Bob Davis and Meredith Dragonette

The Suffolk County Girls Tennis Coaches Association also honored individual players in each League who were deserving of their respective League Sportsmanship Awards. Congratulations to the following girls who exhibited sportsmanship and professionalism on the court and for serving as greats examples and team leaders: League I ..........................................Michelle Graziosi (Commack) League II ........................................Lisa Marotta (Smithtown East) League III ....................................................Maggie Lessing (Islip) League IV ..........................................Cori Connor (West Babylon) League V..........................................Amanda Seeley (Miller Place) League VI ....................................Kristin Snelders (Comeswogue) League VII ..........................................Erica Silich (East Hampton) League VIII............................................Katie Dallon (Rocky Point) Those named All-State players were also honored for their outstanding on-court achievements in 2010 and at the New York State Girls High School Tournament (results are from the Suffolk County Individual Championships):

Joe Arias accepts the 2010 Suffolk County Service Award at the Banquet

Grace O’Hara and Maggie Lessing from Islip receive their Championship Awards

Michelle Grazioski, Lisa Marotta, Kristin Snelders, Cori Connor, Erica Silich and Katie Dallon, Sportsmanship Award winners

Singles Champion ..................................................Nadia Smergut (Ross) Runner-Up ......................Samantha Elgort (Half Hollow Hills East) Third Place ......................................Sara Finger (Smithtown East) Fourth Place ............................................Karen Serina (East Islip)

Doubles Champion ..........Diana Vamvakitis & Jamie Hann (Westhampton) Runner-Up ............Bridget Harding & Mickey Harding (Northport) Third Place ................................Carly Siegel & Zenat Rashidzada (Half Hollow Hills West) Fourth Place ..............Alex Fullham & Erica Silich (East Hampton)

Suffolk County’s 2010 All-State Award winners gather for a photo

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2010 NYSPHSAA GIRLS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS EASTSIDE RACQUET CLUB, MANLIUS, NY NOVEMBER 6-8, 2010 Singles Jamie Loeb

Ossining HS

Jamie Loeb Bye

Jamie Loeb

Devlin Ann Ammendola Farmingdale HS Luisa Fernandez Luisa Fernandez

Pittsford Sutherland HS

Samantha Elgort

Half Hollow Hills East HS

Jamie Loeb Samantha Elgort

Abby Braiman Olivia Messineo

Horseheads HS

Samantha Elgort Christian Brothers Academy

Olivia Messineo Taylor Cole Quinn Gleason

East Aurora

Jamie Loeb

Honeoye Falls-Lima HS

Quinn Gleason Sienna Susko

Fayetteville-Manlius HS

Sara Finger

Quinn Gleason

Smithtown East HS

Catheryn Crummy Catheryn Crummy

Shaker HS

Quinn Gleason Rosemary Li

Horace Greely HS

Rosemary Li Disha Yellayi Jen Ferguson

Williamsville East HS

Rosemary Li

Sacred Heart Academy

Ariel Haber Ariel Haber

Wallkill HS

Sarah Schmitz

Jamie Loeb

Fairport HS

Sarah Schmitz Allison Starke

Susquehanna Valley HS

Claire Schmitz

Nadia Smergut

Emma Willard HS

Nadia Smergut Nadia Smergut Taylor Gurda

Farmingdale HS

Hannah Camhi Minisink Valley HS

Taylor Gurda Ashley Chevallier

Alden HS

Hannah Camhi

Bye Hannah Camhi Sarah Clark

Hannah Camhi Syosset HS

Hannah Camhi

Delaware Academy

Arielle Shuren Arielle Shuren Eva Siska Claire Minnoe

Suffern HS

Arielle Shuren

Cornwall HS

Claire Minnoe Auburn HS

Arielle Shuren Gabriela Peda

Guilderland HS

Courtney Line

St. John the Baptist

Gabriela Peda Jacqueline Raynor

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1-1 Jamie Loeb 8-1 Jacqueline Raynor 8-2 Hannah Camhi 5-1 Quinn Gleason 1-2 Rosemary Li 11-1 Nadia Smergut 3-1 Claire Minnoe 11-2 Samantha Elgort

Bye Jacqueline Raynor Jacqueline Raynor

Garden City HS

Tournament Director Chris Horgan

Quinn Gleason Arielle Shuren

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2010 NYSPHSAA HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS EASTSIDE RACQUET CLUB, MANLIUS, NY NOVEMBER 6-8, 2010 Doubles Sato/Sato

Keio Academy

Sato/Sato BYE

Sato/Sato

T. Greene/K. Brayden

Shenendehowa

Fleckenstein/Boro H. Fleckenstein/E. Boro

Newburgh

D. Davoudiasl/R. Shenker

South Side

Sato/Sato Davoudiasl/Shenker

K. Passero/E. Mehta

Victor

D. Babcock/K. Hizny

Union Endicott

Davoudiasl/Shenker Harding/Harding

B. Harding/M. Harding

Northport

C. DuBrin/S. Engebrecht

Christian Brothers Academy

N. Kalhorn/B. Scullin

Sato/Sato

Pittsford Southerland

DuBrin/Engebrecht Siegel/Rashidzada

R. Buckner/D. Hardman

Hendrick Hudson Half Hollow Hills West

C. Siegel/Z. Rashidzada

Siegel/Rashidzada Mori/Mori

A. Mori/A. Mori

Minisink

Mori/Mori P. Eck/H. Jelonek

Clarence

G. Ciliberti/A. Sloane

St. John

C. Jenkins/S. Mukerji

Shaker

Mori/Mori Jenkins/Mukerji

K. Muller/R. l’Orio

Shiho Sato/ Kaho Sato

Fayetteville-Manlius

Muller/l’Orio E. Snook/J. Cohen

New Paltz

S. Thompson/S. Jarmek

Rogovin/Ho

Sacred Heart

Rogovin/Ho C. Rogovin/C. Ho E. Brenner/N. Torres

Edgemont

Rogovin/Ho

Great Neck

Brenner/Torres J. Weaver/E. Deluccia A. Rowen/S. Siembida

Horseheads

Vamvakitis/Hann Williamsville East

Vamvakitis/Hann D. Vamvakitis/J. Hann

Westhampton

M. Das/M. Goodman

Emma Wilard

Syrnik/Santos Das/Goodman

A. Vizgaitis/C. Romano B. Loomis/S. Stewart

Fayetteville-Manlius

Das/Goodman

Norwich Pittsford Sutherland

Tamoshunas/ Rubenstein

M. Tamoshunas/E. Rubenstein J. Brennan/K. Hollins

Orchard Park

M. Edelblum/P. Mintz

Roslyn

Syrnik/Santos Edelblum/Mintz Syrnik/Santos

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Sato/Sato Syrnik/Santos Vamvakitis/Hann DuBrin/Engebrecht Mori/Mori Rogovin/Ho Tamoshunas/Rubenstein Davoudiasl/Shenker

BYE Syrnik/Santos P. Syrnik/M. Santos

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Long Island Boys 14 Singles Boys & Girls Long Island Rankings Rank ..Name ..........................City (as of 12/15/10)

BOYS

Long Island Boys 10 Singles Rank ..Name ..........................City 1 ........Steven Well Sun ..........Glen Cove, N.Y. 2 ........Benjamin Grossman ....Sands Point, N.Y. 3 ........Daniel Eric Pellerito ....Syosset, N.Y. 4 ........Billy G. Suarez ............Huntington, N.Y. 5 ........Neel Raj ......................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 6 ........Zachary Khazzam........Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 7 ........Ronald P. Hohmann ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 8 ........Oliver Worth ................Locust Valley, N.Y. 9 ........Parker Appel................Locust Valley, N.Y. 10 ......Amani Siddiqui ............West Babylon, N.Y. 11 ......Spencer Brachman......Commack, N.Y. 12 ......David Ammendola ......Massapequa, N.Y. 13 ......Robert Bellino..............Huntington, N.Y. 14 ......Gardner Howe ............Locust Valley, N.Y. 15 ......Sujay Sharma ..............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 16 ......Eli Grossman ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 17 ......Joey Austin..................Hewlett, N.Y. 18 ......Alexander Roti ............Woodmere, N.Y. 19 ......Jeffrey McDonnell........Glen Cove, N.Y. 20 ......Wiktor Marek Figiel......Sea Cliff, N.Y. 21 ......Alec Hunter Barres ......Old Westbury, N.Y. 22 ......Daniel Chikvashvili ......Syosset, N.Y. 23 ......Niles Ghaffar................Massapequa, N.Y. 24 ......Brandon T. Cohen ......Westhampton, N.Y. 25 ......Henry Bilicic ................Locust Valley, N.Y. 26 ......Jacob Weiner ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 27 ......Dylan E. Spilko ............Port Washington, N.Y. 28 ......Michael Kaydin............Valley Stream, N.Y. 29 ......Gregory Han ................Melville, N.Y. 30 ......John Seviroli................Westbury, N.Y.

Long Island Boys 12 Singles Rank ..Name ..........................City 1 ........Yuval Solomon ............Plainview, N.Y. 2 ........Thomas A. Korossy ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 3 ........Curran Varma ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 4 ........Austin Egna ................Port Washington, N.Y. 5 ........Steven Well Sun ..........Glen Cove, N.Y. 6 ........Arjun Mehrotra ............Woodbury, N.Y. 7 ........Michael Jaklitsch ........Islip, N.Y. 8 ........Joonho Ko ..................Huntington, N.Y. 9 ........Brady Berman ............Glen Head, N.Y. 10 ......Ian Bank ......................Old Westbury, N.Y. 11 ......Mark Julian Baker........North Baldwin, N.Y. 12 ......Spencer Bozsik ..........Sag Harbor, N.Y. 13 ......James Kyrkanides ......Stony Brook, N.Y. 14 ......Tyler Spencer Bloch ....Jericho, N.Y. 15 ......Carl Grant ....................Water Mill, N.Y. 16 ......Nasser Ghaffar ............Massapequa, N.Y. 17 ......Brian Shi ......................Jericho, N.Y. 18 ......Aaron Askowitz............Great Neck N.Y. 19 ......Christian Ardito............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 20 ......Titus Syon Sung ..........Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 21 ......Ronald P. Hohmann ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 22 ......Benjamin Tenner..........Roslyn, N.Y. 23 ......Neel Raj ......................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 24 ......Justin Ilan Lempert......Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 25 ......Jack Briamonte ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 26 ......Del Schunk ..........................Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 27 ......Daniel Eric Pellerito ....Syosset, N.Y. 28 ......Kyle C. Yaun ................Sands Point, N.Y. 29 ......Jake Grossman ..........Sands Point, N.Y. 30 ......Amani Siddiqui ............West Babylon, N.Y. 31 ......Zane Siddiqui ..............West Babylon, N.Y. 32 ......William Salzano ..........Dix Hills, N.Y. 33 ......Alex Grossman ............Sands Point, N.Y. 34 ......Max Egna ....................Port Washington, N.Y. 35 ......Benjamin Grossman ....Sands Point, N.Y. 36 ......Adam Stein..................Melville, N.Y. 37 ......Aziz Rashidzada ..........Dix Hills, N.Y. 38 ......Jackson Weisbrot........Dix Hills, N.Y. 39 ......Daniel Weitz ................Roslyn, N.Y. 40 ......Pete Siozios ................New Hyde Park, N.Y.

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1 ........Cole Lafitte ..................East Setauket, N.Y. 2 ........Bryant J. Born ............Manhasset, N.Y. 3 ........Andrew J. Bentz ............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 4 ........Evan Kober..................Wantagh, N.Y. 5 ........Curran Varma ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 6 ........Michael DeNigris ........Islip, N.Y. 7 ........Samuel Federman ......Sea Cliff, N.Y. 8 ........Kevin Alec Kowalsky ..Oyster Bay, N.Y. 9 ........Andrew Muran ............Glen Head, N.Y. 10 ......Daniel Grunberger ......Great Neck, N.Y. 11 ......Erik Joshua Klug..........Sands Point, N.Y. 12 ......Michael L. Schumer ....Syosset, N.Y. 13 ......Rajkumar Pammal ......Dix Hills, N.Y. 14 ......Cory Seltman ..............Smithtown, N.Y. 15 ......Faran Nazir ..................Deer Park, N.Y. 16 ......Jacob Ross Pion ........Roslyn, N.Y. 17 ......Varun Mehta ................Hauppauge, N.Y. 18 ......Nasser Abdel Ghaffar ..Massapequa, N.Y. 19 ......Nikhil Raj ....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 20 ......Jonathan Staudigel ....Northport, N.Y. 21 ......Brandon Eric Remer ....Hewlett, N.Y. 22 ......Kyle Hudson Gower ....Oceanside, N.Y. 23 ......Benjamin Tenner..........Roslyn, N.Y. 24 ......Jack Ian Lindenman ....Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 25 ......Garrett Malave ............Laurel, N.Y. 26 ......Jesse M. Levitin ..........Manhasset, N.Y. 27 ......Raizada Bhavin Vaid....Old Westbury, N.Y. 28 ......Thomas Dacosta ........Massapequa, N.Y. 29 ......Riki Ishikawa................Woodbury, N.Y. 30 ......Michael Liebman ........Roslyn, N.Y. 31 ......Zane Siddiqui ..............West Babylon, N.Y. 32 ......Jacob Lacks ................Woodbury, N.Y. 33 ......Palmer T. Clare ............North Bellmore, N.Y. 34 ......Daniel Lucian Okin ......Amagansett, N.Y. 35 ......Daniel Shleimovich ......Merrick, N.Y. 36 ......Spencer Bozsik ..........Sag Harbor, N.Y. 37 ......Christian Ardito............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 38 ......Matias Lacroze ............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 39 ......Justin Scott Feder ......Bellmore, N.Y. 40 ......Mitchell Reid Berger ....Lake Grove, N.Y.

Long Island Boys 16 Singles Rank ..Name ..........................City 1 ........Trevor S. Mitchel..........East Meadow, N.Y. 2 ........Richard Mitchell ..........Franklin Square, N.Y. 3 ........Erik Ujvari ....................Hauppauge, N.Y. 4 ........Matthew Demichiel......Hewlett, N.Y. 5 ........Sean Jagi Chhugani ....Roslyn, N.Y. 6 ........Daniel Sliwowski..........Islip, N.Y. 7 ........Marcell Rengifo ..........Copaigue, N.Y. 8 ........Samuel Hajibai ............Kings Point, N.Y. 9 ........Jake Horowitz..............Smithtown, N.Y. 10 ......Ian Baranowski............Syosset, N.Y. 11 ......Daniel Wong ................Great Neck, N.Y. 12 ......Jesse Richheimer ........Merrick, N.Y. 13 ......Jeffrey Cherkin ............Melville, N.Y. 14 ......Caleb Van Loon ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 15 ......Dylan Ander ................Hewlett, N.Y. 16 ......Michael Hakimi............Great Neck, N.Y. 17 ......James Heaney ............Locust Valley, N.Y. 18 ......Doron Saraf ................Great Neck, N.Y. 19 ......Jack Vissicchio............Port Washington, N.Y. 20 ......Michael A. Vera............Bethpage, N.Y. 21 ......Dylan Hobbs Appel ....Locust Valley, N.Y. 22 ......Michael McFelia ..........Huntington Station, N.Y. 23 ......Daniel Grunberger ......Great Neck, N.Y. 24 ......Benjamin Mermelstein..Northport, N.Y. 25 ......Roshun Patel ..............Syosset, N.Y. 26 ......Brett Titcomb ..............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 27 ......Julian Koby Adler ........Roslyn, N.Y. 28 ......Christopher Schwab....Seaford, N.Y. 29 ......Ian Combemale ..........Bridgehampton, N.Y. 30 ......Joshua Gordon............Hicksville, N.Y. 31 ......David Saxman ............Plainview, N.Y. 32 ......Aman Sharma..............Roslyn, N.Y. 33 ......Shoki Yamada ............Port Washington, N.Y. 34 ......Derek Esposito ............Stony Brook, N.Y. 35 ......Jayant S. Sani ............Great Neck, N.Y.

RANKINGS

36 ......Gregory Rosenthal ......Syosset, N.Y. 37 ......Matthew Orlich ............Valley Stream, N.Y. 38 ......Connor J. Gehrke ........Miller Place, N.Y. 39 ......Brian Heinze ................garden City, N.Y. 40 ......Sander Brenner ..........Port Washington, N.Y.

Long Island Boys 18 Singles Rank ..Name ..........................City 1 ........Jacob Mishkin ............Woodbury, N.Y. 2 ........Jared Drzal ..................West Sayville, N.Y. 3 ........Sean Jagi Chhugani ....Roslyn, N.Y. 4 ........Sloan Millman..............Woodmere, N.Y. 5 ........Matthew Zuckerman ..Valley Stream, N.Y. 6 ........JT Esposito..................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 7 ........Austin Davidow ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 8 ........Christopher DeSimone..Centerport, N.Y. 9 ........Kesar Virendra Shah....Great Neck, N.Y. 10 ......William Speranza ........Hicksville, N.Y. 11 ......Jaewon Kim ................East Northport, N.Y. 12 ......Steven Ferrantello ......Dix Hills, N.Y. 13 ......Brandon Lum ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 14 ......Jonathan Sanders ......Holbrook, N.Y. 15 ......Brian Heinlein ..............Patchogue, N.Y. 16 ......Jason Quintana ..........Bethpage, N.Y. 17 ......Clark D. Ruiz................Glen Head, N.Y. 18 ......Jason Fiderer ..............Oceanside, N.Y. 19 ......Jordan Lindenmam ....Commack, N.Y. 20 ......Jason Fruchter ............Lawrence, N.Y. 21 ......Ignacio Casali..............Farmingdale, N.Y. 22 ......Darren Reisch..............Floral Park, N.Y. 23 ......Zach Cooper ..............Holbrook, N.Y. 24 ......Paul Abrudescu ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 25 ......Anton Averin ................South Setauket, N.Y. 26 ......Gregory B. Gittler ........Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 27 ......Seth Kornfield..............Jericho, N.Y. 28 ......Eric Sumanaru ............Middle Island, N.Y. 29 ......Kenneth Gaudio ..........Miller Place, N.Y. 30 ......Matthew Ryan Basile ..Smithtown, N.Y. 31 ......Gonzalo E. Mocorrea ..Locust Valley, N.Y. 32 ......Nick Wong ..................Jericho, N.Y. 33 ......David Kane ..................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 34 ......Daniel Wright ..............Babylon, N.Y. 35 ......Christian Damour ........Hauppauge, N.Y. 36 ......Gregory Krolikowski ....Massapequa, N.Y. 37 ......Daniel Sedgh ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 38 ......Anil Nandkumar ..........East Northport, N.Y. 39 ......Daniel Wong ................Great Neck, N.Y. 40 ......Aman Sharma..............Roslyn, N.Y.

7 ........Olivia Rose Scordo......Glen Head, N.Y. 8 ........Abigail Carrie Okin ......Amagansett, N.Y. 9 ........Trinity Chow ................Glen Cove, N.Y. 10 ......Courtney Kowalsky ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11 ......Emily Kate Shutman ....Huntington, N.Y. 12 ......Ayesha Chhugani ........Roslyn, N.Y. 13 ......Cecelia Combemale ....Bridgehampton, N.Y. 14 ......Ashley Yevdosin ..........Hewlett, N.Y. 15 ......Michelle Carnovale......Massapequa, N.Y. 16 ......Marisa L. Menist..........Great Neck, N.Y. 17 ......Amanda Alison Foo ....Manhasset, N.Y. 18 ......Rachel Weiss ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 19 ......Victoria Bialczak ..........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 20 ......Adele Sukhov ..............Westbury, N.Y. 21 ......Julia Kielan ..................Valley Stream, N.Y. 22 ......Taylor Ferguson ..........East Quogue, N.Y. 23 ......Dasha Dlin ..................Glen Head, N.Y. 24 ......Katelyn Walker ............Sands Point, N.Y. 26 ......Kaitlyn Byrnes ............Massapequa, N.Y. 27 ......Devika Kedia ..............East Norwich, N.Y. 28 ......Danah Han ..................Dix Hills, N.Y. 29 ......Alexa Susan Goetz ......Greenlawn, N.Y. 30 ......Marina Hilbert..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 31 ......Francesca Karman ......Port Washington, N.Y. 32 ......Theodora Brebenel......Glen Head, N.Y. 33 ......Alison Coben ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 34 ......Rachel Arbitman..........Hewlett, N.Y. 35 ......Brooke Emily Digia ......Manhasset, N.Y.

Long Island Girls 14 Singles Rank ..Name ..........................City

1 ........Trinity Chow ................Glen Cove, N.Y. 2 ........Olivia Rose Scordo......Glen Head, N,.Y. 3 ........Julia Kielan ..................Valley Stream, N.Y. 4 ........Francesca Karman ......Port Washington, N.Y. 5 ........Katelyn Walker ............Sands Point, N.Y. 6 ........Merri Kelly....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 7 ........Lea Ma ........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 8 ........Rachel Arbitman..........Hewlett, N.Y. 9 ........Marisa L. Menist..........Great Neck, N.Y. 10 ......Emily Austin ................Hewlett, N.Y. 11 ......Celeste Wang Traub ....Jericho, N.Y. 12 ......Maryam Ahmad ..........Albertson, N.Y. 13 ......Alexa Susan Goetz ......Greenlawn, N.Y. 14 ......Cara Becker ................Great Neck, N.Y. 15 ......Amy Delman ................Great Neck, N.Y. 16 ......Kaitlyn Schwarz ..........Oceanside, N.Y. 17 ......Alina Kowalski ............Greenlawn, N.Y. 18 ......Kira Rose Giordano ......Massapequa Park, N.Y.

1 ........Lauren Livingston ........Sands Point, N.Y. 2 ........Katharine Brandow......East Northport, N.Y. 3 ........Brittany Burke..............Garden City, N.Y. 4 ........Rhea Malhotra ............Syosset, N.Y. 5 ........Aidan Owens ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 6 ........Bridget Harding ..........Northport, N.Y. 7 ........Lauren Difazio..............Greenlawn, N.Y. 8 ........Elena Nastasi ..............Bayville, N.Y. 9 ........Julia Khan....................Port Washington, N.Y. 10 ......Sarah Dionisio ............Shirley, N.Y. 11 ......Michele Sheila Lehat ..Great Neck, N.Y. 12 ......Taylor S. Cosme ..........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 13 ......Nicole Koskovolis........Manhasset, N.Y. 14 ......Lexee Taylor Shapiro ..Syosset, N.Y. 15 ......Katie Jane Cirella ........Woodbury, N.Y. 16 ......Ryann Moelis ..............Hewlett, N.Y. 17 ......Julia Ciardullo..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 18 ......Madison Appel ............Locust Valley, N.Y. 19 ......Sofiya Tumanova ........Middle Island, N.Y. 20 ......Lauren B. Dolowich ....Jericho, N.Y. 21 ......Stephanie Nakash ......Great Neck, N.Y. 22 ......Nikalyah Williams ........Wheatley Heights, N.Y. 23 ......Lauren J. Mayo............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 24 ......Caroline Keating ..........Huntington, N.Y. 25 ......Danielle Mirabella ........Wantagh, N.Y. 26 ......Claire Handa................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 27 ......Campbell Howe ..........Locust Valley, N.Y. 28 ......Vanessa L. Scott..........Dix Hills, N.Y. 29 ......Jennifer Yu ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 30 ......Olivia C. Funk ..............Hicksville, N.Y. 31 ......Morgan Hermann ........Garden City, N.Y. 32 ......Eudice Wong Chong....Port Washington, N.Y. 33 ......Laura Jean Halsey ......Westhampton, N.Y. 34 ......Michelle Haykin ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 35 ......Annelise Meyding ........Port Washington, N.Y. 36 ......Rosa LaCorte ..............Merrick, N.Y. 37 ......Denise Vollmer ............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 38 ......Lauren Salzano............Dix Hills, N.Y. 39 ......Noa Alexandra Dubin ..Southampton, N.Y. 40 ......Michelle Vancura ........New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Long Island Girls 12 Singles

Long Island Girls 16 Singles

Rank ..Name ..........................City

Rank ..Name ..........................City

1 ........Lexee Taylor Shapiro ..Syosset, N.Y. 2 ........Nicole Kielan................Valley Stream, N.Y. 3 ........Brynn Maris April ........Dix Hills, N.Y. 4 ........Stephanie Nakash ......Great Neck, N.Y. 5 ........Morgan A. Wilkins ......Syosset, N.Y. 6 ........Jacqueline Bukzin ......Manorville, N.Y.

1 ........Jennifer C. Ferguson ..Franklin Square, N.Y. 2 ........Mary Harding ..............Northport, N.Y. 3 ........Lara Fishbane..............Commack, N.Y. 4 ........Emma R. Brezel ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 5 ........Taylor Rose Anderson Locust Valley, N.Y. 6 ........Ruth Freilich ................Lawrence, N.Y.

GIRLS

Long Island Girls 10 Singles Rank ..Name ..........................City

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Long Island Girls 18 Singles Rank ..Name ..........................City 1 ........Alyssa Lavin ................Glen Head, N.Y. 2 ........Carly Siegel ................Dix Hills, N.Y. 3 ........Alyssa D. Rosello ........Garden City, N.Y. 4 ........Jessica Nowak ............Huntington, N.Y. 5 ........Brett Lieb ....................Cutchogue, N.Y. 6 ........Taylor Wilkins ..............Syosset, N.Y. 7 ........Amanda Seeley ..........Sound Beach, N.Y. 8 ........Mary Harding ..............Northport, N.Y. 9 ........Robin Mehta................Manhasset, N.Y. 10 ......Amy Ginny Naula ........East Hampton, N.Y. 11 ......Veronika Paikin ............Valley Stream, N.Y. 12 ......Courtney Sokol............Floral Park, N.Y. 13 ......Nicholle Torres ............North Hills, N.Y. 14 ......Alison Wang ................Great Neck, N.Y. 15 ......Paige J. Mintz..............Roslyn, N.Y. 16 ......Yuliya V. Astapova ......Port Washington, N.Y. 17 ......Jaclyn Cartwright ........Deer Park, N.Y. 18 ......Cameron Moskol ........Wantagh, N.Y. 19 ......Sophie Lanter ..............East Rockaway, N.Y. 20 ......Jessica Sickles ............Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Boys & Girls Sectional Rankings (as of 12/15/10)

BOYS

Sectional Boys 10 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 4 ........Brian Shi ......................Jericho, N.Y. 8 ........Patrick F. Maloney ......Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11 ......Cannon Kingsley ........Northport, N.Y. 13 ......Neel Raj ......................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 14 ......Ronald P. Hohmann ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 15 ......Daniel Eric Pellerito ....Syosset, N.Y. 17 ......Gardner Howe ............Locust valley, N.Y. 25 ......Michael Medvedev ......Oceanside, N.Y. 27 ......Steven Well Sun ..........Glen Cove, N.Y. 29 ......Eli Grossman ..............Glen Head, N.Y. 31 ......Amani Siddiqui ............West Babylon, N.Y. 33 ......Billy Suarez..................Huntington, N.Y. 34 ......Benjamin Grossman ....Sands Point, N.Y.

ISLAND

40 ......Spencer Brachman......Commack, N.Y. 45 ......Joey Austin..................Hewlett, N.Y. 53 ......Sujay Sharma ..............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 54 ......Oliver Worth ................Locust Valley, N.Y. 55 ......Zachary Ian Khazzam..Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 59 ......David Ammendola ......Massapequa, N.Y. 64 ......Robert Steven Bellino..Huntington, N.Y. 70 ......Alexander Roti ............Woodmere, N.Y. 71 ......Parker Appel................Locust Valley, N.Y. 73 ......Eric Li ..........................Roslyn, N.Y. 78 ......Niles Ghaffar................Massapequa, N.Y. 79 ......Daniel Chikvashvili ......Syosset, N.Y. 85 ......Jeffrey McDonnell........Glen Cove, N.Y. 88 ......Alec Hunter Barres ......Old Westbury, N.Y. 90 ......Kyle C. Yuan ................Sands Point, N.Y. 94 ......Alex Bancila ................Glen Cove, N.Y. 101 ....Wiktor Marek Figiel......Sea Cliff, N.Y. 126 ....Brandon T. Cohen ......Westhampton, N.Y. 131 ....Zachary Reid Berlin ....Dix Hills, N.Y. 135 ....Henry Bilicic ................Locust Valley, N.Y. 137 ....Jacob Wiener ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 142 ....Dylan E. Spilko ............Port Washington, N.Y.

Sectional Boys 12 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 1 ........Brenden Andrew Volk..Dix Hills, N.Y. 11 ......Sean M. Mullins ..........Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 12 ......Athell Patrick Bennett..Valley Stream, N.Y. 13 ......Finbar Talcott ..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 14 ......Colin Francis Sacco ....Brightwaters, N.Y. 20 ......Alan Delman ................Great Neck, N.Y. 21 ......Ryan Goetz..................Greenlawn, N.Y. 22 ......Jordan Bennett............Valley Stream, N.Y. 23 ......Sean Patrick ................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 29 ......Keegan Morris ............Franklin Square, N.Y. 31 ......Chris Kuhnle ................Shoreham, N.Y. 34 ......Vincent Caracappa......Smithtown, N.Y. 42 ......Patrick F. Maloney ......Oyster Bay, N.Y. 46 ......Rajan Jai Vohra............Glen Head, N.Y. 51 ......Alex Grossman ............Sands Point, N.Y. 52 ......Brian Shi ......................Jericho, N.Y. 53 ......Kyle Hudson Gower ....Oceanside, N.Y. 59 ......Daniel Eric Pellerito ....Syosset, N.Y. 61 ......Daniel Shleimovich ......Merrick, N.Y. 63 ......Logan Beckerman ......East Norwich, N.Y. 69 ......Ronald P. Hohmann ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 76 ......Andy Zhou ..................Commack, N.Y. 78 ......Giancarlo Cavallero ....West Hempstead, N.Y. 83 ......Michael Medvedev ......Oceanside, N.Y. 85 ......James Kyrkanides ......Stony Brook, N.Y. 89 ......Ian Bank ......................Old Westbury, N.Y. 96 ......Pete Siozios ................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 102 ....Titus Syon Sung ..........Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 109 ....Zane Siddiqui ..............West Babylon, N.Y. 112 ....Neel Raj ......................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 113 ....Justin Ilan Lempert......Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 114 ....Steven Well Sun ..........Glen Cove, N.Y. 115 ....Yuval Solomon ............Plainview, N.Y. 118 ....Curran Varma ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 122 ....Cannon Kingsley ........Northport, N.Y. 131 ....Carl Grant ....................Water Mill, N.Y. 132 ....Thomas Korossy..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 136 ....Mark Julian Baker........North Baldwin, N.Y. 138 ....Michael Jaklitsch ........South Setauket, N.Y. 142 ....Amani Siddiqui ............West Babylon, N.Y. 148 ....Arjun Mehta ................Woodbury, N.Y. 149 ....Jack Briamonte ..........Great Neck, N.Y.

Sectional Boys 14 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 3 ........Lamar Remy ................Roslyn, N.Y. 4 ........Noah B. Rubin ............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 5 ........Douglas Notaris ..........Wantagh, N.Y. 6 ........Julian Alexi Zlobinsky..Greenvale, N.Y. 7 ........Dylan Hobbs Appel ....Locust Valley, N.Y. 8 ........Philip Daniel Antohi ....Glen Head, N.Y. 16 ......Zain Ali ........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 19 ......Brandon T. Stone ........Melville, N.Y.

RANKINGS

20 ......Josh Silverstein ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 21 ......Alexander Lebedev......Island Park, N.Y. 38 ......Lubomir T. Cuba..........Massapequa Park, N.Y. 39 ......Conor Mullins ..............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 41 ......Jared R. Halstrom........Bellmore, N.Y. 45 ......Jonathan Paris ............Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 46 ......Daniel Grunberger ......Great Neck, N.Y. 52 ......Eric Wagner ................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 59 ......Kyle Alper ....................Dix Hills, N.Y. 72 ......Benjamin Rosen ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 79 ......Josh Young..................Old Bethpage, N.Y. 81 ......Brenden Andrew Volk..Dix Hills, N.Y. 84 ......Zacarias Imperial ........Garden City Park, N.Y. 90 ......Kevin Cino ..................East Quogue, N.Y. 97 ......Palmer T. Clare ............North Bellmore, N.Y. 100 ....Joshua Gordon............Hicksville, N.Y. 102 ....Ian Combemale ..........Bridgehampton, N.Y. 105 ....Alex Brebenel ..............Glen Head, N.Y. 111 ....Andrew J. Bentz ..........Massapequa Park, N.Y. 121 ......Cooper Spector-Salwen..Great Neck, N.Y. 127 ....Cole Laffitte ................East Setauket, N.Y. 128 ....Zachary M. Chang ......Massapequa, N.Y. 129 ....Finbar Talcott ..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 130 ....Cory Seltman ..............Smithtown, N.Y. 138 ....Kevin Alec Kowalsky ..Oyster Bay, N.Y. 141 ....Nikhil Raj ....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 143 ....Bryant J. Born ............Manhasset, N.Y.

Sectional Boys 16 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 2 ........Eric Rubin ....................Lido Beach, N.Y. 5 ........Howard J. Weiss..........Great Neck, N.Y. 6 ........Andrew Yaraghi ..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 9 ........Matthew O. Barry ........Lido Beach, N.Y. 10 ......Josh Levine ................Syosset, N.Y. 12 ......Noah Rubin..................Merrick, N.Y. 15 ......Brendan Henry ............Massapequa, N.Y. 16 ......Samuel Lam ................Old Westbury, N.Y. 17 ......Aidan Talcott................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 22 ......Ethan Bogard ..............Lido Beach, N.Y. 27 ......Alan S. Pleat ................Roslyn, N.Y. 29 ......Kevin Katz ..................Woodbury, N.Y. 32 ......Vihar Shah ..................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 36 ......Eric Bertuglia ..............Dix Hills, N.Y. 41 ......Ofir Solomon ..............Plainview, N.Y. 47 ......Brandon T. Stone ........Melville, N.Y. 53 ......Lamar Remy ................Roslyn, N.Y. 62 ......Daniel R. Grinshteyn....Hewlett, N.Y. 64........Alexander Schidlovsky ..Sea Cliff, N.Y. 68 ......Eric Sumanaru ............Middle Island, N.Y. 69 ......Stephen Peng..............Woodbury, N.Y. 70 ......Alex Sacher ................Glen Head, N.Y. 75 ......Conor Dauer ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 78 ......Austin Davidow ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 79 ......Paul Abrudescu ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 80 ......Sean Jagi Chhugani ....Roslyn, N.Y. 84 ......Tyler J. Hoffman ..........Sayville, N.Y. 89 ......Michael Paul................Baldwin, N.Y. 90 ......Matthew Demichiel......Hewlett, N.Y. 91 ......Benjamin Q. King ........East Meadow, N.Y. 95 ......Dylan Hobbs Appel ....Locust Valley, N.Y. 101 ....Daniel Wong ................Great Neck, N.Y. 103 ....Gabriel P. Lazar............Hewlett, N.Y. 105 ....Mark Daniel Temporal..Carle Place, N.Y. 107 ....Clark D. Ruiz................Glen Head, N.Y. 110 ....Henry D. Lee................Sag Harbor, N.Y. 111 ....Zachary A. Lessen ......Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 112 ....Brian W. Slivonik..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 118 ....Doron Saraf ................Great Neck, N.Y. 119 ....Jeremy Dubin ..............Southampton, N.Y. 122 ....Douglas Notaris ..........Wantagh, N.Y. 126 ....Gonzalo E. Mocorrea ..Locust Valley, N.Y. 133 ....Michael Frelich ............Lawrence, N.Y. 139 ....Nick Bauer ..................Great River, N.Y. 140 ....John P. D’Alessandro ..Northport, N.Y. 145 ....Jacob Mishkin ............Woodbury, N.Y.

Sectional Boys 18 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 5 ........Josh M. Levine ............Syosset, N.Y. 9 ........Andrew Yaraghi ..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 16 ......Bert Vancura................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 18 ......Matthew O. Barry ........Lido Beach, N.Y. 25 ......Jensen H. Reiter..........Syosset, N.Y. 26 ......Eric Ambrosio ..............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 31 ......Alex Tropiano ..............Laurel Hollow, N.Y. 36 ......Zachary Morris ............Garden City, N.Y. 38 ......Howard J. Weiss..........Great Neck, N.Y. 43 ......Jonahiby Tauil..............Valley Stream, N.Y. 46 ......Jonathan Defrancesch ..Manhasset, N.Y. 49 ......Shaun Bernstein..........Plainview, N.Y. 57 ......Eric Rubin ....................Lido Beach, N.Y. 61 ......Alan S. Pleat ................Roslyn, N.Y. 65 ......David Greenbaum ......Great Neck, N.Y. 66 ......Austin Blau ..................Roslyn, N.Y. 69 ......Adam S. Gottlieb ........Great Neck, N.Y. 71 ......Jason Hubsher ............Sands Point, N.Y. 74 ......Kevin A. Katz ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 79 ......Eric Sumanaru ............Middle Island, N.Y. 86 ......Harrison R. Digia ........Manhasset, N.Y. 94 ......Matthew J. Richards ..Bayport, N.Y. 96 ......Noah B. Rubin ............Rockville 97 ......Oliver Loutsenko ........Bellmore, N.Y. 98 ......Dennis Zlobinsky ........Greenvale, N.Y. 99 ......Michael T. Puntillo ......Sands Point, N.Y. 104 ....Austin Davidow ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 106 ....Paul Abrudescu ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 112 ....Clark D. Ruiz................Glen Head, N.Y. 114 ....Conor Dauer ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 122 ....Richard Sipala ............Quogue, N.Y. 124 ....Sloan Millman..............Woodmere, N.Y. 128 ....Brendan Henry ............Massapequa, N.Y. 133 ....Jared Drzal ..................West Sayville, N.Y. 134 ....Alexander Schidlovsky..Sea Cliff, N.Y. 136 ....Jason A. Fruchter ........Lawrence, N.Y. 137 ....Stephen Peng..............Woodbury, N.Y. 138 ....JT Esposito..................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 143 ....Ignacio Casali..............Farmingdale, N.Y.

GIRLS

Sectional Girls 10 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 3 ........Jacqueline Bukzin ......Manorville, N.Y. 5 ........Lea Ma ........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 6 ........Jennifer Yu ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 11 ......Francesca Karman ......Port Washington, N.Y. 16 ......Celeste Wang Traub ....Jericho, N.Y. 17 ......Julia Kielan ..................Valley Stream, N.Y. 26 ......Alexa Susan Goetz ......Greenlawn, N.Y. 27 ......Olivia Rose Scordo......Glen Head, N.Y. 31 ......Merri Kelly....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 37 ......Trinity Chow ................Glen Cove, N.Y. 46 ......Emily Austin ................Hewlett, N.Y. 48 ......Maryam Ahmad ..........Albertson, N.Y. 49 ......Katelyn Walker ............Sands Point, N.Y. 52 ......Nicole Kyrkanides........Stony Brook, N.Y. 55 ......Amy Delman ................Great Neck, N.Y. 65 ......Rachel Arbitman..........Hewlett, N.Y. 78 ......Alison Coben ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 79 ......Cara Becker ................Great Neck, N.Y. 85 ......Kaitlyn Schwarz ..........Oceanside, N.Y. 100 ....Kira Rose Giordano ....Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Sectional Girls 12 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 2 ........Madison Battaglia ......Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 3 ........Morgan Herrmann ......Garden City, N.Y. 7 ........Alexa Graham..............Garden City, N.Y. 17 ......Celeste Rose Matute ..Amityville, N.Y. 19 ......Esther Chikvashvili ......Syosset, N.Y. 20 ......Claire Handa................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 28 ......Stephanie Chikvashvili ..Syosset, N.Y. 34 ......Jasmine Olivia Abidi ....Glen Head, N.Y.

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LONG 48 ......Dominique Woinarowski ..Syosset, N.Y. 51 ......Jennifer Yu ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 52 ......Courtney Kowalsky ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 54 ......Jacqueline Bukzin ......Manorville, N.Y. 66 ......Lea Ma ........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 69 ......Josephine Winters ......Elmont, N.Y. 71 ......Nicole Kielan................Valley Stream, N.Y. 77 ......Theodora Brebenel......Glen Head, N.Y. 79 ......Stephanie Nakash ......Great Neck, N.Y. 83 ......Morgan Wilkins............Syosset, N.Y. 84 ......Abigail Carrie Okin ......Amagansett, N.Y. 87 ......Brynn Maris April ........Dix Hills, N.Y. 88 ......Lexee Taylor Shapiro ..Syosset, N.Y. 89 ......Celeste Wang Traub ....Jericho, N.Y. 90 ......Emily Kate Shutman ....Huntington, N.Y. 100 ....Amanda Allison Foo ....Manhasset, N.Y. 103 ....Alexa Susan Goetz ......Greenlawn, N.Y. 105 ....Olivia Rose Scordo......Glen Head, N.Y. 107 ....Katelyn Walker ............Sands Point, N.Y. 114 ....Devika Kedia ..............East Norwich, N.Y. 117 ....Nicole Kyrkanides........Stony Brook, N.Y. 119 ....Ashley Yevdosin ..........Hewlett, N.Y. 123 ....Marisa Menist..............Great Neck, N.Y. 126 ....Julia Kielan ..................Valley Stream, N.Y. 128 ....Merri Kelly....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 131 ....Trinity Chow ................Glen Cove, N.Y. 132 ....Francesca Karman ......Port Washington, N.Y. 133 ....Gillian Moser................Hewlett, N.Y. 135 ....Rachel Weiss ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 139 ....Brooke Emily Digia ......Manhasset, N.Y. 142 ....Adele Sukhov ..............Westbury, N.Y.

Sectional Girls 14 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 5 ........Ola Mally......................Franklin Square, N.Y. 14 ......Paulina Tafler ..............Oceanside, N.Y. 18 ......Isabella Pascucci ........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 24 ......Madison Battaglia ......Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 30 ......Mia M. Vecchio............Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 33 ......Shanice Nadia Arthur ..Glen Head, N.Y. 34 ......Alexa Graham..............Garden City, N.Y. 38 ......Claudia M. Ruiz ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 43 ......Cameron Moskol ........Wantagh, N.Y. 47 ......Sunaina Vohra ............Glen Head, N.Y. 48 ......Morgan Hermann ........Garden City, N.Y. 54 ......Karen A. Serina............Islip Terrace, N.Y. 55 ......Rachel Gastaldo..........Syosset, N.Y. 56 ......Taylor S. Cosme ..........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 65 ......Aimee N. Manfredo ....Shoreham, N.Y. 70 ......Madison Appel ............`Locust Valley, N.Y. 75 ......Lauren Livingston ........Sands Point, N.Y. 85 ......Bridget Harding ..........Northport, N.Y. 92 ......Michele Lehat ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 98 ......Olivia C. Funk ..............Hicksville, N.Y. 100 ....Elena Nastasi ..............Bayville, N.Y. 109 ....Nicole Koskovolis........Manhasset, N.Y. 113 ....Katharine Brandow......East Northport, N.Y. 121 ....Esther Chikvashvili ......Syosset, N.Y. 138 ....Rhea Malhotra ............Syosset, N.Y. 149 ....Aidan Owens ..............Manhasset, N.Y.

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67 ......Madison Battaglia ......Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 72 ......Taylor A. Diffley............Hampton Bays, N.Y. 73 ......Nicholle Torres ............North Hills, N.Y. 74 ......Sunaina Vohra ............Glen Head, N.Y. 78 ......Mia M. Vecchio............Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 93 ......Bianca Posa ................Valley Stream, N.Y. 96 ......Rithika D. Reddy..........Syosset, N.Y. 97 ......Melissa Carlay ............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 100 ....Zenat Rashidzada ......Dix Hills, N.Y. 104 ....Erica Bundrick ............Mattituck, N.Y. 108 ....Jennifer Ferguson........Franklin Square, N.Y. 111 ....Lila Martz ....................Long Beach, N.Y. 113 ....Aimee N. Manfredo ....Shoreham, N.Y. 114 ....Ludmila Yamus ............Melville, N.Y. 116 ....Laura Torsiello ............Bayport, N.Y. 117 ....Emma R. Brezel ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 120 ....Rachel Gastaldo..........Syosset, N.Y. 121 ....Yuliya V. Astapova ......Port Washington, N.Y. 128 ....Mary C. Harding ..........Northport, N.Y. 136 ....Cameron Moskol ........Wantagh, N.Y. 139 ....Julia Zhuang................Great Neck, N.Y. 140 ....Gabriella Leon ............Woodmere, N.Y.

Sectional Girls 18 Singles— Long Island Region Rank ..Name ..........................City 7 ........Jacqueline Raynor ......Garden City, N.Y. 9 ........Katherine Yau ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 10 ......Theresa Smith ............Port Washington, N.Y. 13 ......Hannah L. Camhi ........Woodbury, N.Y. 20 ......Jennifer Kellner............Smithtown, N.Y. 21 ......Shelby Talcott..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 33 ......Samantha L. Elgort......Melville, N.Y. 35 ......Stephanie Loutsenko ..Bellmore, N.Y. 37 ......Missy Edelblum ..........Roslyn, N.Y. 42 ......Samantha Gann ..........Massapequa, N.Y. 43 ......Julia Elbaba ................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 59 ......Samantha Rosca-Sipot..Malverne, N.Y. 72 ......Olivia Pascucci ............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 73 ......Morgan Feldman ........Glen Head, N.Y. 77 ......Devlin-Ann Ammendola..Massapequa, N.Y. 86 ......Melissa Carlay ............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 87 ......Carly Siegel ................Dix Hills, N.Y. 88 ......Taylor A. Diffley............Hampton Bays, N.Y. 90 ......Nadia Smergut ............East Hampton, N.Y. 91 ......Jessica Nowak ............Huntington, N.Y. 103 ....Paige J. Mintz..............Roslyn, N.Y. 111 ....Jamie Hann ................Westhampton, N.Y. 117 ....Ludmila Yamus ............Melville, N.Y. 120 ....Brett A. Lieb ................Cutchogue, N.Y. 121 ....Jennifer Fridman..........Port Washington, N.Y. 129 ....Mia M. Vecchio............Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 130 ....Alyssa D. Rosello ........Garden City, N.Y. 131 ....Sophie Barnard ..........Mill neck, N.Y. 132 ....Vivian Cheng ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 134 ....Ashley Sandler ............Jericho, N.Y. 136 ....Elan King ....................Baldwin, N.Y. 139 ....Daria Schieferstein ......Sag Harbor, N.Y. 142 ....Nicholle Torres ............North Hills, N.Y.

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448 ....Alan Delman ................Great Neck, N.Y. 483 ....Vincent Caracappa......Smithtown, N.Y. 535 ....Rajan Jai Vohra............Glen Head, N.Y. 566 ....Ronald P. Hohmann ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 761 ....Alex Grossman ............Sands Point, N.Y. 780 ....Daniel Eric Pellerito ....Syosset, N.Y. 817 ....James Kyrkanides ......Stony Brook, N.Y. 873 ....Logan Beckerman ......Muttontown, N.Y. 929 ....Patrick Maloney ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 989 ....Andy Zhou ..................Commack, N.Y.

National Boys 14 Singles— Long Island Players Rank ..Name ..........................City 8 ........Lamar Remy ................Roslyn, N.Y. 19 ......Noah B. Rubin ............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 42 ......Julian Alexi Zlobinsky..Greenvale, N.Y. 114 ....Dylan Hobbs Appel ....Locust Valley, N.Y. 120 ....Alexander Lebedev......Island Park, N.Y. 151 ....Josh Silverstein ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 191 ....Brenden Andrew Volk..Dix Hills, N.Y. 223 ....Lubomir T. Cuba..........Massapequa Park, N.Y. 249 ....Zain Ali ........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 300 ....Jonathan Paris ............Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 339 ....Jared Halstrom ............Bellmore, N.Y. 351 ....Eric Wagner ................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 380 ....Daniel Grunberger ......Great Neck, N.Y. 720 ....Kyle Alper ....................Dix Hills, N.Y. 839 ....Conor Mullins ..............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 855 ....Benjamin Rosen ..........Port Washington, N.Y.

National Boys 16 Singles— Long Island Players Rank ..Name ..........................City 25 ......Howie J. Weiss ............Great Neck, N.Y. 33 ......Andrew Yaraghi ..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 47 ......Josh M. Levine ............Syosset, N.Y. 65 ......Noah B. Rubin ............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 118 ....Brendan Henry ............Massapequa, N.Y. 131 ....Aidan Talcott................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 134 ....Samuel Lam ................Old Westbury, N.Y. 203 ....Vihar Shah ..................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 217 ....Ofir Solomon ..............Plainview, N.Y. 245 ....Ethan Bogard ..............Lido Beach, N.Y. 297 ....Kevin A. Katz ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 311 ....Alexander Schidlovsky ..Sea Cliff, N.Y. 452 ....Conor A. Dauer............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 599 ....Lamar Remy ................Roslyn, N.Y. 687 ....Philip Daniel Antohi ....Glen Head, N.Y. 729 ....Brandon T. Stone ........Melville, N.Y. 753 ....Austin P. Davidow........Glen Head, N.Y. 781 ....Douglas Notaris ..........Wantagh, N.Y. 802 ....Eric P. Bertuglia ..........Dix Hills, 924 ....Daniel R. Grinshteyn....Hewlett, N.Y. 966 ....John P. D’Allesandro ..Northport, N.Y. 970 ....Tyler J. Hoffman ..........Sayville, N.Y. 979 ....Dylan Hobbs Appel ....Locust Valley, N.Y.

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Boys & Girls National Rankings

4 ........Katherine Yau ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 6 ........Hannah L. Camhi ........Woodbury, N.Y. 16 ......Nadia Smergut ............East Hampton, N.Y. 18 ......Sophie R. Barnard ......Mill Neck, N.Y. 20 ......Julia Elbaba ................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 23 ......Vivian Cheng ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 37 ......Morgan C. Feldman ....Glen Head, N.Y. 38 ......Stephanie Loutsenko ..Bellmore, N.Y. 40 ......Paulina Tafler ..............Oceanside, N.Y. 48 ......Ola Mally......................Franklin Square, N.Y. 49 ......Samantha Rosca-Sipot..Malverne, N.Y. 50 ......Claudia Li ....................Jericho, N.Y. 59 ......Sara Finger ..................St. James, N.Y. 61 ......Alison Wang ................Great Neck, N.Y. 63 ......Claudia M. Ruiz ..........Glen Head, N.Y.

RANKINGS

BOYS

National Boys 12 Singles— Long Island Players Rank ..Name ..........................City 6 ........Brenden Andrew Volk..Dix Hills, N.Y. 110 ....Sean Mullins ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 115 ....Sean Patrick ................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 157 ....Finbar Talcott ..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 183 ....Athell Patrick Bennett..Valley Stream, N.Y. 211 ....Ryan Goetz..................Greenlawn, N.Y. 213 ....Colin Francis Sacco ....Brightwaters, N.Y. 239 ....Jordan Bennett............Valley Stream, N.Y. 306 ....Chris Kuhnle ................Shoreham, N.Y. 402 ....Keegan James Morris..Franklin Square, N.Y.

148 ....Bert Vancura................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 191 ....Jensen Reiter ..............Syosset, N.Y. 239 ....Eric Ambrosio ..............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 250 ....Shaun Bernstein..........Plainview, N.Y. 285 ....Josh M. Levine ............Syosset, N.Y. 298 ....Andrew S. Yaraghi ......Mill Neck, N.Y. 307 ....Howie J. Weiss ............Great Neck, N.Y. 330 ....Matthew O. Barry ........Lido Beach, N.Y. 355 ....Jonathan Defrancesch ..Manhasset, N.Y. 407 ....Alex Tropiano ..............Laurel Hollow, N.Y. 426 ....Zachary Morris ............Garden City, N.Y. 490 ....Eric Rubin ....................Lido Beach, N.Y. 751 ....Alexander Friedlich......Great Neck, N.Y. 784 ....David Greenbaum ......Great Neck, N.Y. 826 ....Jonahiby Tauil..............Valley Stream, N.Y. 894 ....Noah Rubin..................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 990 ....Oliver Loutsenko ........Bellmore, N.Y.

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National Girls 12 Singles— Long Island Players Rank ..Name ..........................City 24 ......Madison Battaglia ......Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 39 ......Morgan Herrmann ......Garden City, N.Y. 135 ....Alexa Graham..............Garden City, N.Y. 302 ....Claire Handa................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 341 ....Celeste Mautute ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 357 ....Esther Chikvashvili ......Syosset, N.Y. 506 ....Jasmine Olivia Abidi ....Glen Head, N.Y. 578 ....Stephanie Chikvashvili..Syosset, N.Y. 630 ....Courtney Kowalsky ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 745 ....Merri Kelly....................Oyster Bay, N.Y.

National Girls 14 Singles— Long Island Players Rank ..Name ..........................City 144 ....Isabella Pascucci ........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 183 ....Ola Mally......................Franklin Square, N.Y. 195 ....Paulina Tafler ..............Oceanside, N.Y. 278 ....Madison Battaglia ......Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 306 ....Mia M. Vecchio............Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 328 ....Sunaina Vohra ............Glen Head, N.Y. 515 ....Karen A. Serina............Islip Terrace, N.Y. 563 ....Shanice Nadia Arthur ..Glen Head, N.Y. 569 ....Claudia M. Ruiz ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 696 ....Cameron Moskol ........Wantagh, N.Y. 749 ....Aimee Manfredo ..........Shoreham, N.Y. 808 ....Taylor Cosme ..............New Hyde Park, N.Y.

National Girls 16 Singles— Long Island Players Rank ..Name ..........................City 39 ......Hannah L. Camhi ........Woodbury, N.Y. 61 ......Julia Elbaba ................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 76 ......Katherine Yau ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 119 ....Vivian Cheng ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 174 ....Nadia Smergut ............East Hampton, N.Y. 204 ....Sophie R. Barnard ......Mill Neck, N.Y. 405 ....Morgan C. Feldman ....Glen Head, N.Y. 553 ....Stephanie Loutsenko ..Bellmore, N.Y. 725 ....Samantha Rosca-Sipot..Malverne, N.Y. 793 ....Taylor A. Diffley............Hampton Bays, N.Y. 949 ....Ola Mally......................Franklin Square, N.Y. 968 ....Claudia Li ....................Jericho, N.Y. 993 ....Paulina Tafler ..............Oceanside, N.Y.

National Girls 18 Singles— Long Island Players Rank ..Name ..........................City 116 ....Shelby Talcott..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 133 ....Theresa Smith ............Port Washington, N.Y. 155 ....Julia Elbaba ................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 178 ....Jennifer Kellner............Smithtown, N.Y. 220 ....Katherine Yau ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 282 ....Jacqueline Raynor ......Garden City, N.Y. 314 ....Hannah L. Camhi ........Woodbury, N.Y. 509 ....Samantha L. Elgort......Melville, N.Y. 540 ....Stephanie Loutsenko ..Bellmore, N.Y. 589 ....Olivia Pascucci ............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 854 ....Samantha Rosca-Sipot ..Malverne, N.Y. 901 ....Morgan Feldman ........Glen Head, N.Y. 950 ....Missy Edelbaum ..........Roslyn, N.Y. 983 ....Samantha B. Gann ......Massapequa, N.Y.

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE For detailed information on these and all USTA tournaments, visit tennislink.usta.com/tournaments. JANUARY 2011 Saturday-Sunday, January 1-9 Carefree NTRP 9.0 Mixed Championship Carefree Racquet & Health Club 1414 Jerusalem Avenue North Merrick, N.Y. Divisions: Ranked: Combo MX(9.0)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $32.75 per player (deadline for entries is Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 11:59 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 489-9005. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 & Friday-Monday, January 14-17 +L1 RWTTC Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Robbie Wagner Tournament Training at Glen Cove 60 Sea Cliff Avenue Glen Cove, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix: B(16)s, FIC; B(16)d Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 per player for singles/$28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 & Friday-Monday, January 14-17 +L1 Point Set Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Point Set Indoor Racquet 3065 New Street Oceanside, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix: B(18)s, FIC; B(18)d, SE Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: $54.25 per player for singles/$28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 536-2323. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 & Friday-Monday, January 14-17 +L1 Kings Park Eastern Designated Closed Championship USTA L4 FIC Sportime Kings Park 275 Old Indianhead Road Kings Park, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix: G(18)s, FIC; G(18)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 per player for singles/$28 per player for doubles/an additional $25 for players qualifying accepted directly to the Main Draw (deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 269-6300.

Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 & Friday-Monday, January 14-17 +L1 Sportime LR Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, P.O. Box 1 • Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix: B(14)s, FIC; B(14)d, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $54.25 per player for singles/$28 per player for doubles/an additional $25 for players qualifying accepted directly to the Main Draw (deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 & Friday-Monday, January 14-17 +L1 Huntington Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Street Huntington Station, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix: G(12)s, FIC; G(12)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 per player for singles/$28 per player for doubles/an additional $25 for players qualifying accepted directly to the Main Draw (deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 & Friday-Monday, January 14-17 +L1 Deer Park Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Deer Park Tennis Center 30 Burt Drive • Deer Park, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix: B(12)s, FIC; B(12)d, SE Surface: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 per player singles player/$28 additional and per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 667-3476. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 & Friday-Sunday, January 14-16 +L1 World Gym Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC World Gym Racquet & Sports Arena 384 Mark Tree Rd • East Setauket, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix: G(14)s, FIC; G(14)d, SE Surface: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $54.25 per player for singles/$28 per player for doubles/an additional $25 for players qualifying accepted directly to the Main Draw (deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 751-6100.

Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 L3 Sportime Massapequa Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Massapequa 5600 Old Sunrise Highway Massapequa, N.Y. Divisions: Novice: BG (10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $40 per player (deadline for entries is Sunday, Jan. 2 at 11:59 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 799-3550. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 L2O Sportime Lynbrook Championship Sportime Tennis Lynbrook 175 Merrick Road Lynbrook, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(14)s, SE Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 31 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 887-1330. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 L2O Hempstead Lake Championship Hempstead Lake Indoor Tennis Center 525 Eagle Avenue West Hempstead, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(16-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 24 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 486-2165. Friday-Sunday, January 7-9 L2O LBTC Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(10-12)sd, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 per player for singles/$28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 24 at 1:00 p.m.) Friday-Monday, January 14-17 L1B Sportime Bethpage Challenger Sportime Tennis Bethpage 101 Norcross Avenue Bethpage, N.Y. Divisions: Challenger: BG (16,12)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 31 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 933-8500.

Friday-Monday, January 14-17 L1B LBTC Challenger Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Challenger: BG(10)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 31 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, January 14-16 L3 Sportime Lynbrook Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Tennis Lynbrook 175 Merrick Road Lynbrook, N.Y. Divisions: Novice: BG(10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 887-1330. Friday-Sunday, January 21-23 L2R Long Island Regional Sportime Syosset Championship Sportime-Syosset 75 Haskett Drive Syosset, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(16-18)s, SE Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: $45 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 7 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 364-2727. Friday-Sunday, January 21-23 L1 RWTTC Doubles Championship USTA L5 Robbie Wagner Tournament Training at Glen Cove 60 Sea Cliff Avenue Glen Cove, N.Y. Divisions: Championships: BG(10-18)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $25.50 per player for singles (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 7 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Friday-Sunday, January 21-23 L3 Long Beach Eastern UPS Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Novice: BG(12-16)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $40 for per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060.

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE For detailed information on these and all USTA tournaments, visit tennislink.usta.com/tournaments. Friday-Sunday, January 21-23 L3 Sportime Roslyn Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, P.O. Box 1 Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Novice: BG(10-14)s, RR Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $40 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, January 21-23 L2R Long Island Regional Sportime Massapequa Championship Sportime Massapequa 5600 Old Sunrise Highway Massapequa, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(10-14)s, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 7 at 11:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 799-3550. Saturday, January 22 10U & 8U Quickstart Sportime Syosset Championship Sportime-Syosset 75 Haskett Drive Syosset, N.Y. Divisions: Quick Start: BG(8-10)s, RR Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: $40 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 364-2727. Friday-Sunday, January 28-30 L1B Sportime Roslyn Challenger Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, P.O. Box 1 Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Challenger: BG(14, 18)s, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, January 28-30 Huntington Men’s Open Singles Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Street Huntington Station, N.Y. Divisions: Ranked: M(Op)s Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $55 per player (deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 24 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040.

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Friday-Sunday, January 28-30 & February 4-6 L2R Long Island Regional Deer Park Championship Deer Park Tennis Center 30 Burt Drive Deer Park, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(12-18)s, SE Surface: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 667-3476. FEBRUARY 2011 Friday-Sunday, February 4-6 L2R Sportime Bethpage Championship Sportime Tennis Bethpage 101 Norcross Avenue Bethpage, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(10-18)s, SE Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 933-8500. Friday-Sunday, February 4-6 10U & 8U Quickstart Sportime Syosset Championship Sportime-Syosset 75 Haskett Drive Syosset, N.Y. Divisions: Quick Start: BG(8-10)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $40 per player (deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 31 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 364-2727. Friday-Sunday, February 4-6 L2R Long Island Regional Westhampton Championship Westhampton Beach Tennis & Sport Club 86 Depot Road Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(12-16)s,SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 288-6060. Friday-Sunday, February 4-6 L3 LBTC Eastern UPS Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Novice: BG(10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Monday-Sunday, February 11-13 L1B Sportime Lynbrook Challenger Sportime Tennis Lynbrook 175 Merrick Road • Lynbrook, N.Y. Divisions: Challenger: B(12)s, SE Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 28 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (646) 852-2283. Monday-Sunday, February 11-13 L2O Sportime Roslyn Championship Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, P.O. Box 1 • Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(10)s, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 28 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Monday-Sunday, February 11-13 & Tuesday-Sunday, February 18-23 L1 Port Washington Winter Classic Championship Port Washington Tennis Academy 100 Harbor Road • Port Washington, N.Y. Divisions: Championships: BG(10-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 31 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516)883-6425. Monday-Sunday, February 11-13 & February 18-20 L2R Long Island Regional RWTTC Championship Robbie Wagner Tournament Training at Glen Cove 60 Sea Cliff Avenue Glen Cove, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG(12-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 28 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Monday-Sunday, February 11-13 & February 18-20 +L1 World Gym Eastern Designated Closed Championship L5 FIC World Gym Racquet & Sports Arena 384 Mark Tree Rd • East Setauket, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix: B(18)s, FIC Surface: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $54.25 per player for singles/an additional $25 for players qualifying accepted directly to the Main Draw (deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 31 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 751-6100.

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Friday-Sunday, February 18-20 L3 Sportime Roslyn Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, P.O. Box 1 Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Novice: BG(10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, February 18-20 L1B Sportime Massapequa Presidential Classic Sportime Massapequa 5600 Old Sunrise Highway Massapequa, N.Y. Divisions: Challenger: BG(12-14)s, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 4 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 799-3550. Friday-Sunday, February 25-27 8U & 10U Quickstart Sportime Syosset Championship Sportime-Syosset 75 Haskett Drive Syosset, N.Y. Divisions: Quick Start: BG(8-10)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $40 per player (deadline for entries is Monday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 364-2727. Friday-Sunday, February 25-27 L1 Section Doubles Huntington Championship—Level 5 Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Street Huntington Station, N.Y. Divisions: Championships: BG(10-18)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $25.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 11 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040. Friday-Sunday, February 25-27 & March 4-6 L1 Huntington Championship Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Street Huntington Station, N.Y. Divisions: Championships: BG(10)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 11 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040.


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