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Tennis Staff
 Sunny Fishkind
Asst Coach
Hofstra University




Sunny Fishkind, a longtime scholastic tennis coach on Long Island, is in her second season as an assistant coach with the Hofstra Tennis program.


Fishkind served as the girl’s varsity tennis coach at Bethpage High School from 1979 through 2005 and coached the boy’s varsity team from 1979 through 1990. She was named the Nassau County Coach of the Year in 1982, and also earned High School Coach of the Year accolades from the United State Tennis Association (USTA) in 1996 and 1997.


From 1993 to 2004, she served as president of the Nassau County High School Women’s Tennis Association and was also the coordinator of girl’s tennis for all Nassau County high schools. As coordinator, Fishkind coached the Nassau County team at the New York State Tournament, sat on the state girl’s tennis committee, created the Nassau County Girl’s Tennis Handbook and was in charge of scheduling matches for the county schools.


In 1986 Fishkind became director of the Hofstra University Summer Tennis Camp and still holds that position today. In her role she is responsible for introducing and furthering the skills of tennis to children ages 6 to 16, as well as the supervision of camp instructors.


Fishkind is an active volunteer as a member of the Long Island Board of the USTA and is a yearly volunteer at the U.S. Open. In 1994 she was named Volunteer of the Year and in 2002 she was presented with the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA Eastern Section, Long Island Region.


A 1977 graduate of Queens College, Fishkind earned a master’s in library science from C.W. Post in 1979. She worked as a library media specialist and computer teacher in the West Babylon School District from 1979 to 2001 and served as the district library chairperson from 1990 to 2001.


Fishkind and her husband, Eddie, who is a volunteer coach with the Hofstra Tennis team, reside in Bethpage, New York.