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Tennis Expo a Huge Success

November 14, 2009 01:58 PM


Saturday November 7th saw the birth of a dream so many tennis people on Long Island have had: our own first annual Tennis Expo! Planned and organized by David and Russell Sickman and the staff of Long Island Tennis Magazine, the event drew over 1200 players, pros, and fans: more than double the number of people as had been registered.

Held on the beautiful campus of Farmingdale State College, and with the weather in a cooperative mood, exhibit space was completely sold out. Represented were tennis equipment manufacturers, tennis organizations from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, clubs, and other affiliates as well as the USTA/Long Island Region. Specialty areas included USTA's QuickStart demonstration, Sportime's Speed Serve competition area, and Virtual Tennis provided by Dave and Busters

Adjacent to the Expo venue was a theater in which all-day clinics featured the best and most knowledgeable speakers. Bob Litwin, Steve Kaplan, Frank Dolan, Lawrence Kleger, Carl Barnett, and Joe Arias provided valuable insight into their areas of tennis expertise.

We are looking forward to an even bigger and better Tennis Expo II in 2010.