The Tennis Nerds was founded in May of 2013 by Joey Hanf, a Journalism Student at Ithaca College. Having written on a wide variety of subjects, Hanf is admittedly still trying to find the focus of this website. From simple match previews and recaps, to investigative work, The Tennis Nerds tend to stray in many different directions. The site may go through weeks or even months of dry spells–with school and work Hanf tends to be fairly busy.
Our niche? Well, we don’t really have one. We love the four Majors as much as the next guy, and often times that is what we’ll write about. We also enjoy the minor leagues of tennis. Challengers and Futures may actually be our strongest point of knowledge.
One thing is for sure: having reported from multiple Tour-level events, we believe there is a significant gap in tennis journalism. There are many who turn a blind eye on the dark side of the sport–yes, there’s a dark side. We want to give our readers as much access as we can. Instead of writing only the feel-good stories, we’ll be hard pressed to find the truth, report facts, and analyze critically.
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