Is Tennis Dying in the US? Part 2 – Prognosis Negative

Note – On one hand, this column is quite anecdotal.  On the other, there are a lot of wrecked public tennis courts across this country. This sign should read “Courts Are for Tennis Play and the Cultivation of Plants that can Crack Decoturf II Only” Klondike Park is attached to Klondike Lane Elementary School in…

Is Tennis Dying in the US? Part 1

  A couple of weeks ago, a strong junior player asked me, “Don’t you think tennis is a dying sport in the US?” My first reaction was to think no followed by I hope not.   I didn’t vocalize either of those views though.  I tried to think about things as this is a complicated question. …

Should the USTA Be Pleased with the Men’s Results?

US men’s tennis has been in a dismal place since Andy Roddick retired.  John Isner has hung around the top 10 for several years, but he also tends to clean-up at 250 level events on US soil.  Isner has reached one career Grand Slam quarterfinal and Robby Ginepri has reached one career Grand Slam semifinal….

A Plan that Can Help Save US Tennis

Is Tennis in the US on Life Support? On the WTA, I don’t think this is the case even if Serena Williams is not considered due to being over 30.  A group of young and talented US citizens play on the WTA Tour.  Odds are that someone of this group will emerge as a top…

The State of US Men’s Tennis

 The Big Four Help The US Open is obviously a Grand Slam event.  One third of the ATP’s Masters 1000 events reside inside of the United States.  The Wimbledon and French Open championship start times are designed to get access to some of the television market in the US.  Yet, the US does not currently…