Submit Entries for the Tom Perrotta Prize for Tennis Journalism
Entries are now open for the 2023 Tom Perrotta Prize for Tennis Journalism.
This annual award recognises excellence in tennis journalism and is now open to writers aged 35 or under.
The prize includes a $2,000 cash award and will be presented in New York City during the US Open.
The award is in memory of Tom Perrotta whose exemplary contributions to tennis journalism were curtailed by his untimely death at the age of 45.
The Association of Tennis Professionals, The Women’s Tennis Association, The International Tennis Federation and The International Tennis Writers’ Association cosponsor the award.
Applications should include a brief CV and TWO recent examples of the applicant’s published work. Examples can be in any language but articles should be translated into English before submitting.
Submissions should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight (EST) May 14, 2023.
Giri Nathan Awarded Tom Perrotta Prize for Tennis Journalism
The International Tennis Writers Association (ITWA) is delighted to announce Giri Nathan as the inaugural winner of the Tom Perrotta Prize for Tennis Journalism, awarded in 2022.
The annual prize, which is awarded to a writer under the age of 40 who shows excellence in tennis journalism and which includes a $2,000 cash award, will be presented during the US Open at Flushing Meadows.
The five-strong judging panel loved Nathan’s “refreshing” writing style, particularly in two pieces for Racquet Magazine; “Big Nick Energy”, about Nick Kyrgios and “Emma, Inc”, which examined the impact of Emma Raducanu’s stunning US Open triumph in 2021.
The award is in memory of American writer Tom Perrotta, whose exemplary contributions to tennis were curtailed by his untimely death at the age of 44.
The Association of Tennis Professionals, The Women’s Tennis Association, The International Tennis Federation and The International Tennis Writers Association co-sponsor the award.
ITWA would like to thank all those who entered or were nominated and those who gave their time and expertise to judge the entries.
Details of how to enter the competition in 2023 will be announced in due course.
ITWA Offers Support to Peng Shuai
The International Tennis Writers Association (ITWA) has added its support to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and other bodies and players calling on the Chinese authorities to give meaningful reassurances about the welfare and safety of the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, and for her allegations of sexual assault against a senior Chinese official to be properly investigated, without censorship.
The board that runs ITWA, the association representing the world’s leading specialist tennis journalists, issued a statement saying:
“Peng Shuai’s allegations are very serious, and she is very brave to have made them.
“We fully support the efforts of the WTA and other tennis bodies in calling for meaningful assurances that Peng Shuai is safe, and for the allegations she has made to be properly investigated, without censorship.
“In the meantime, we wish Peng Shuai and her family and friends all the strength they need to get through this very stressful time.”