Photographing Tennis, A Guide for Photographers, Parents, Coaches & Fans

For Immediate Release
Augutst 25, 2012


Author of New Book ‘Photographing Tennis’ to Meet Readers, Sign Books at the Official US Open Bookstore

NEW YORK, NY — Longtime tennis writer and photographer Chris Nicholson will appear for a book signing in the official US Open Bookstore on Friday, August 31 from 4 to 5 p.m.

The signing will be in support of Nicholson's new book, Photographing Tennis: A Guide for Photographers, Parents, Coaches and Fans (ISBN: 978-0-9835038-0-4;

"I'm very excited that the U.S. Tennis Association invited me to do a signing at the US Open bookstore," Nicholson says. “It's a beautiful store at one of the world's premier sporting events. I really couldn't ask for any better hospitality, or any better spot to meet tennis fans who like to photograph the matches.”

Nicholson points out that the US Open is one of the best tournaments for photographing the sport's biggest stars.

“Most sports are hard for a fan to get close with a camera,” Nicholson says. “But in tennis, it's actually pretty easy. In fact, it could be the most accessible sport for photography, and the US Open is prime ground for photo opps. All of the top players are there, and you don’t have to be in the big stadium to photograph them. Especially in the early rounds of the Open, important matches are being played at a lot of the 14 side courts and two smaller stadiums. And it's on those courts that fans can get just as close to the action as a credentialed photographer can.”

Nicholson is a photographer and writer based in New York City and southern Connecticut. He has been shooting professional tennis since 1995, covering the US Open, Australian Open, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, International Tennis Hall of Fame and other events on and off the pro tours. His work has appeared in Tennis magazine,, USTA Magazine, Tennis Life, Racquet Sports Industry, the New York Times, the US Open program and myriad tennis and sports publications throughout Europe, Asia and South America. His tennis photos were included in the coffee-table books US Open Unmatched (2002), Open Season (2006) and Unmatched (2011). Additionally, he has lectured at B&H Photo and Video in New York City.

Chris also worked as an editor for Tennis magazine for nine years, and is currently a contributing editor for Racquet Sports Industry. His book “Photographing Tennis” (Sidelight Books) was released in paperback on August 14.

The 2012 US Open will be held Monday, August 27, through Sunday, September 9. Tickets for the 2012 US Open can be purchased four ways: 1) at; 2) by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX; 3) at all Ticketmaster outlets; or 4) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office. American Express is the Official Card of the US Open.

Nicholson's US Open book signing will be from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31. The US Open bookstore is located just inside the East Gate of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.