Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00
Ed Wolfarth of Syosset received the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement in Tennis Award from the U.S. Tennis Association Eastern Section Long Island Region at the organization’s 22nd Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 9. This award is the Long Island region’s highest honor. The Long Island region also recognized several other area tennis players and organizations at its dinner.
Wolfarth is being honored for being one of Long Island’s most dedicated volunteers, both as a member of the Long Island Region Board and as a tireless volunteer at events such as the Fire Island Breast Cancer Tennis Fundraiser, 10 and under clinics and workshops, Long Island Kids Day, Long Island Corporate Challenge, Long Island Corporate Tennis Fundraiser, USPTA workshops, Pro-Am fundraisers and more. He is the racket sports specialist at Hofstra University and a professor of physical education and sport sciences at Queens College.
Ranked No. 1 in the ’60s for his tennis playing, Wolfarth was the tennis director at the Old Westbury Country Club, athletic director at SUNY Old Westbury College and tennis director at the Tam O’Shanter Club. He is the only tennis coach in Nassau County history to coach high school teams to both the boys’ and girls’ championships in the same academic year, with two different schools: Cold Spring Harbor High School girls in the fall of 2004 and Roslyn High School boys in the spring of 2005.
The annual event recognizes adult, junior and high school tennis players for their on-court achievements as well as the dedicated volunteers and others who support the growth of tennis in the region. Additional award winners included Josh Levine of Cold Spring Harbor High School, NY State and Nassau County Boys Singles Champion, and Hannah Camhi of Syosset High School, NY State and Nassau County Girls Singles Champion.