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Joel Drucker Talks Tennis

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Welcome to Season 8 Episode 38 of the ParentingAces Podcast! In this week’s episode, I sit down with veteran tennis journalist Joel Drucker to talk about this year’s US Open Junior players and his thoughts on their future prospects in the college and pro game.

According to his profile on the Tennis Channel website, Joel Drucker has been writing about tennis since 1982 for a variety of magazines and broadcast outlets. He has been part of Tennis Channel’s team since the network stared airing in 2003, including work as story editor at all of the Grand Slam events, as well with various documentaries and special projects. Most recently, he was story editor-researcher for the network’s “Barnstormers” documentary.

In 2016, Joel was named a historian-at-large by the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Drucker’s tennis work spans the worlds of professional and recreational tennis – history, news, player profiles, psychology, instruction, travel, humor and participatory experiences. On the court, he has been berated by John McEnroe, hit with a ball by Jimmy Connors and beaten left-handed by Andy Roddick.

I met Joel in 2007 during my first visit to the US Open. As we quickly discovered, Joel and my husband grew up together in Los Angeles and even attended the same junior high school! Joel and I have stayed in contact ever since, and he always has valuable insights to share when we see one another in New York each year.

You can find Joel online here. If you have a direct question, you can email him at [email protected].

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