Southern Region

USTA Eastern's

Southern Region 

March 2, 2023

USTA Eastern Southern Region organizes all USTA tennis programs throughout seven counties in New York State: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester, plus Southern Connecticut (Greenwich). 



  • Janet Lefkowitz, a local adaptive tennis legend who serves as the tennis director for the Greenburgh Parks & Recreation Department, was honored as the Tennis Woman of the Year at USTA Eastern's Annual Awards Dinner on January 28, 2023. Read our profile.
  • A 40 & Over Mixed 9.0 team from Rye, N.Y. finished as finalists at the 2022 USTA League National Championships. Read our recap.
  • For Pride month, we interviewed former Vassar athlete Nicholas Lee about his experiences in the sport. Read our Q&A.
  • Dennis Zaide has helped hundreds of kids discover tennis through the Rockland County Tennis Association. ADVERTISEMENT Read about his extraordinary efforts.
  • A 40 & Over 3.0 Men's team based out of Chestnut Ridge Racquet Club captured the title at the 2021 USTA League National Championships. Read our recap.
  • An 18 & Over 2.5 Women's team based out of the New Rochelle Racquet Club placed third at the 2021 USTA League National Championships. Read our recap.


Upcoming Events


Information will be posted here as it becomes available.


The Southern Region Team


Adult League Coordinators


Community Tennis Coordinator


Southern Region Council

  • Johnny Benoit, Regional Council Director
  • Michele Arbogast
  • Steven Bayard
  • Urvashi Gupta
  • Sandy Hoffman
  • Igal Katan
  • Bobbie Kim
  • Lauren Levine
  • Daria Pascale
  • Ari Roberts
  • Deanna Santoro
  • Jennifer Sepulveda
  • Kelsey Shea
  • Dennis Zaide


Southern Region Junior Board

  • Gianna Benoit
  • Sophia Martinez
  • Liam Millie
  • Shyia Prizel
  • Jaden Zaide


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