Joel Drucker is one of the world’s leading tennis writers – spanning everything from coverage of the contemporary game to recreational play, history, humor and more. Over the last 30 years, his work has appeared in dozens of print and broadcast media. These include Tennis, Tennis Week, USTA Magazine and many others. Drucker’s tennis work also extends to dozens of general interest media, including Men’s Journal, Los Angeles Magazine, the San Diego Reader, People and Cigar Aficionado. In television he has worked with Tennis Channel since the network’s start ten years ago, starting as co-producer of the interview show “Center Court” and currently as Tennis Channel’s story editor for its coverage of the Grand Slam events, as well as an ongoing series of tournaments, documentaries and special programs. His book, Jimmy Connors Saved My Life, is considered one of five “must-read” tennis books by Sports Illustrated. Joel has been playing tennis for more than 40 years, including experience as a Southern California junior and instructor for Tony Trabert.
In August 2016 Joel was appointed the first American “Historian-at-Large” for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.