Tennis Writings

Innovative Writing on Tennis, Audio Files Included: In the first two links below, you can read some of my short writings on famous tennis players published in literary journals. The links after that are from “Tennis Players as Works of Art,” a creative column I write for the National Senior Men’s Tennis Association. Unless you are a member of this highly recommended organization for senior tournament tennis players, you will not be able to open the links. But beneath each link you can see snagit screenshots of most of my posts with the artist’s name and website directly beneath each article. You can also hear a recording of me reading each work if you click on the audio files, which are free to download. To see more works of art on tennis players from these artists and others who will contribute to “Tennis Players as Works of Art,” you can follow me on Instagram.

  • A five part series in Cagibi on Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Steffi Graf, Suzanne Lenglen, and Althea Gibson. Each tennis player is described in relation to a famous work of art.
  • Ah, Arthur is Here” from Another Chicago Magazine features portraits of players celebrated for their diverse contributions to tennis as a world sport: Arthur Ashe, Brad Parks, Billie Jean King, Evonne Goolagong, Li Na, Yannick Noah, Amelie Mauresmo, Andre Agassi.

“Jimmy Connors,” August 31, 2020

Artwork of “Jimmy Connors” by Leonardo Luque.
Text of Jimmy Connors based on Joel Drucker’s book: Jimmy Connors Saved My Life.

“Andy Murray: The Pressure of Wimbledon,” August 15, 2020

Artwork of Andy Murray by Bam

“Andy Roddick’s Serve,” June 26, 2020

Painting of Andy Roddick by Jeffrey Sparr

“Venus Williams,” June 11, 2020

Painting of Venus Williams by Brian Estill

“Vitas Gerulaitis: In Memoriam,” May 27, 2020

Painting of Vitas Gerulaitis by Joan LeMay

“Li Na,” May 9, 2020

Painting of Li Na by Debra Di Blasi

“The John McEnroe Challenge,” April 9, 2020

Painting of John McEnroe by Leonardo Luque

“Roger Federer and Myron’s Discus Thrower,” March 25, 2020

Painting of Roger Federer by Hazel Soan

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