He’ll be known around here as “Steen the Teen” at first, but don’t let his age fool you: the guy memorizes career ATP rankings like our grandparents memorized the backs of baseball cards. His twitter account is as laced with political organizing as it is with pro tennis. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Steen Kirby. His first report appeared on Tennis East Coast this morning and he’ll have a Davis Cup preview for you next week along with his Tallahassee coverage.
Hello everyone, my name is Steen Kirby and I am one of the new contributors here at Tennis East Coast. I will mainly be covering the Men’s ATP and Challenger tours along with Davis Cup. I have been an avid and dedicated tennis fan for the past 4 years who truly loves the sport. I spend a lot of time watching, reading about, tweeting (my twitter is @nolesfan2011) , and of course, playing tennis. My favorite players include Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, Jurgen Melzer, Marcos Baghdatis, Fernando Verdasco, John Isner, Vasek Pospisil, Michael Russell and Phillip Kohlschreiber on the men’s side and Sabine Lisicki, Sam Stosur, Ana Ivanovic, Dominika Cibulkova and Caroline Wozniacki on the women’s side. I am a 16-year-old resident of Atlanta, Georgia and I look forward to avidly sharing tennis news, views, previews, and reviews with everyone. I hope y’all will enjoy and feedback is most certainly welcome.
For my first post I (previewed) the USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger that I will be attending for my 4th year in a row. The Challenger is one of the top-level ATP Challengers here in the US and always attracts a top-level field of contenders vying for both ranking points and the $50,000 pool of prize money. It is held in sunny Tallahassee, Florida (my hometown) at the Forest Meadows Athletic Center and is a hard court event. The tournament runs March 30-April 7 and I will be covering the qualifying and 1st and 2nd rounds specifically. I covered the challenger last year for tennisthisweek.com (now known as wtatoday.com) and once again my coverage will include live tweeting from the tournament grounds (@nolesfan2011) and a daily tournament report complete with photos here on tenniseastcoast.com. I will also have a post-challenger wrap up at the conclusion of the tournament.