TheTennisChannel.Com Launches 'Roving Player' Advice Column with Renowned Tennis Reporter Joel Drucker

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The Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to tennis and the healthy, active lifestyle that surrounds it, is introducing an online advice column written by longtime tennis reporter Joel Drucker.

The Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to tennis and the healthy, active lifestyle that surrounds it, is introducing an online advice column written by longtime tennis reporter Joel Drucker. The regular Q&A piece, titled “Roving Player,” features Drucker’s answers to tennis-related questions submitted by http://www.TheTennisChannel.com visitors.

Drucker, who is widely recognized in tennis circles for his coverage of the sport for such outlets as CBS, ESPN and Tennis magazine, responds to readers who have questions about their recreational tennis games. Himself a frequent player, the reporter offers advice on such things as doubles-partner etiquette, staying mentally focused during matches and the ratio of better and worse opponents that allows improvement in young players.

“We’re excited to offer our Web visitors Joel’s expert on-court advice,” said Lynn Forbes, vice president, Web and new media, The Tennis Channel. “He’s been around tennis all his life, and is passionate about growing the sport and helping others to get the maximum enjoyment when they play too. The ‘Roving Player’ column is also a perfect example of the type of unique, applicable online content that speaks to the tennis lifestyle of our television and Internet audiences.”

This is not Drucker’s first work with The Tennis Channel. The veteran reporter has been an on-air analyst for the network in the past, and is a co-producer of its original interview series Center Court with Chris Myers. In addition to regular publication on http://www.TheTennisChannel.com, the “Roving Player” column is being made available to other online media outlets.

Joel Drucker is based in Oakland, Calif., and one of the world’s leading tennis writers. Author of the book, “Jimmy Connors Saved My Life,” Drucker’s work has appeared in a wide range of print and broadcast media, including Tennis magazine, USTA Magazine, ESPN, CBS and The Tennis Channel. For The Tennis Channel he has worked as an on-air analyst and is co-producer of the program Center Court with Chris Myers. An avid recreational player, Drucker’s left-handed 4.5 game attempts to combine the tactical array of Brad Gilbert with the variety of John McEnroe, a style he fondly refers to as “Spinning Ugly.”

The Tennis Channel (http://www.TheTennisChannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to tennis and the healthy, active lifestyle that surrounds it. As the most concentrated single-sport network on television, the brand combines comprehensive sports coverage with health, fitness, pop culture, lifestyle and travel programming. Fifty-two week tournament telecast rights include the US Open Series, ATP Masters Series, top-tier WTA Tour championship competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, Fed Cup and Hyundai Hopman Cup, offering compelling coverage of the game’s most dramatic rivalries and energetic personalities.

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