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

For Immediate Release
Augutst 25, 2013


Author of Book ‘Photographing Tennis’ to Discuss Tennis Photography with USTA Members, Sign Books at the Official US Open Bookstore

NEW YORK, NY — Longtime tennis writer and photographer Chris Nicholson will participate in a Q&A at the US Open's USTA Member Appreciation Day even on Friday, August 30, at 3 p.m., followed by a book signing in the official US Open Bookstore from 4 to 5 p.m.

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

"USTA Member Appreciation Day is a great and fun event, and I'm excited to be part of it,” Nicholson says, a former editor for Tennis magazine who has been shooting tennis for 19 years. "I'm also looking forward to being in the bookstore again, where I met so many great people last year. It's great to see how many people are interested in photographing the tennis when they come out to the Open."

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 on 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), and on the cover of the second edition of This Day in Tennis History (2013). Additionally, he has lectured at B&H Photo and Video in New York City.

The 2013 US Open will be held Monday, August 26, through Monday, September 9.

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.