Tennis (magazine)

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Tennis magazine cover.jpg
Cover of Jan/Feb 2015 issue featuring Eugenie Bouchard
Editor-in-chief James Martin
Staff writers
Categories Sports magazine
Frequency Monthly (8 per year)
Total circulation
(June 2012)
First issue August 16, 1954
Company Miller Publishing Group[2]
Country  USA
Based in New York, USA
Language English

Tennis (styled as TENNIS)[3][4] is an American sports magazine owned by the Miller Publishing Group. It is a monthly magazine – but publishes only 8 issues per year – which covers news from the world of tennis.


It has been published for over forty years and it has been available online for over ten years. It was purchased by The New York Times Company in 1967. Miller Publishing bought the magazine in 1997.

Aside from articles about the most recent events and most active players, the magazine also includes the recent ranking for both ATP and WTA, as well as brief summaries of the future tournaments, their participants and the past winners.


Tennis legend Chris Evert became the publisher as of the March 2001 issue.[5] She has her own personal section in the magazine—usually the first page—which is called "Chrissie's Page".

Aside from Chris Evert, other famous players and coaches also contribute to the magazine. Paul Annacone, former coach of Pete Sampras, is the Senior Instruction Editor and Brad Gilbert, former coach of Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick, is Touring Instruction Editor. Pete Sampras is a part owner and special consultant to the magazine.


  • Publisher: Jeff Williams 4/2000-3/2001, Chris Evert 3/2001-
  • Editor-in-Chief:
  • Executive Editor: Steve Tignor
  • Senior Editors: Peter Bodo, Jon Levey, Tom Perrotta
  • Online editor: Ed McGrogan

"The 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era" (2005)[edit]

In celebration of its 40th anniversary (1965–2005), TENNIS magazine published its opinion of the 40 best players of the last four decades. It should be noted that Pete Sampras became a part owner of TENNIS in 2003.[6]

  1. United States Pete Sampras
  2. Czechoslovakia United States Martina Navratilova
  3. Germany Steffi Graf
  4. United States Chris Evert
  5. Sweden Björn Borg
  6. Australia Margaret Court
  7. United States Jimmy Connors
  8. Australia Rod Laver
  9. United States Billie Jean King
  10. Czechoslovakia United States Ivan Lendl
  11. United States John McEnroe
  12. United States Andre Agassi
  13. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia United States Monica Seles
  14. Sweden Stefan Edberg
  15. Sweden Mats Wilander
  16. Australia John Newcombe
  17. United States Serena Williams
  18. Germany Boris Becker
  19. Switzerland Roger Federer
  20. Australia Ken Rosewall
  21. Australia Roy Emerson
  22. Switzerland Martina Hingis
  23. Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  24. Argentina Guillermo Vilas
  25. United States Venus Williams
  26. United States Jim Courier
  27. Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  28. Romania Ilie Năstase
  29. United States Lindsay Davenport
  30. United States Arthur Ashe
  31. Belgium Justine Henin
  32. United States Tracy Austin
  33. Czechoslovakia Australia Hana Mandlíková
  34. Australia Lleyton Hewitt
  35. United States Stan Smith
  36. United States Jennifer Capriati
  37. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
  38. United Kingdom Virginia Wade
  39. Australia Patrick Rafter
  40. Argentina Gabriela Sabatini


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Miller Publishing Group to Acquire Tennis, Sailing, and Ski Magazines from The New York Times Company". Business Wire. October 3, 1997. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Miller Publishing Group, LLC". Hoover's. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Miller Publishing Group, LLC". YahooBiz. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  5. ^ "TENNIS Magazine Taps Tennis Legend Chris Evert for Publisher". Business Wire. 2000-12-07. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  6. ^ Thomaselli, Rich (6 October 2003). "PETE SAMPRAS BECOMES PART OWNER OF 'TENNIS' MAGAZINE". Advertising Age. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 

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