Covering tennis is a bit of a new experience for yours truly. Sure, while I was at SIU Carbondale, one of my first beats was covering men’s and women’s tennis.
It was a unique beat because it’s one that doesn’t get much pub unless something really good — such as going to the national tournament — or something bad — random player disappearance and departure — happens.
So, I’ve embraced covering tennis this year in a rather anonymous setting. Working with a coach who is very open and accessible and covering kids who are having a successful season makes it easy, too. Continue reading