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About Paul
Paul Fein, a tennis journalist for 32 years, has done major interviews with nearly all the great players, including four with Pete Sampras, and with many leading tennis coaches, administrators and authorities. He has covered Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Davis and Fed Cups, and various other pro tournaments, as well as Champions Tour, and international junior events, such as the Orange Bowl.

He has received more than 30 writing awards, and his articles have appeared in tennis and sports magazines around the world. He ranked a career-high No. 7 in singles and No. 4 in doubles in New England open competition, and more recently twice ranked No. 1 in Super Senior singles competition. He is also a USPTA teaching pro with a Pro-1 rating.


Amelie Mauresmo and Paul Fein

Paul Fein (right) interviewing Amelie Mauresmo
World No. 1 Woman Player


(Photo credit: Tim Balestri)

Maria Sharapova & Paul Fein
Paul Fein asks 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova questions at the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven, Connecticut, in August, 2004. (Photo credit: Tim Balestri)
Awards
Paul has received 20 writing awards during his career, including Tennis Week's "Journalist of the Year-original submission"; an award for the his Arthur Ashe interview in 1991 and 1st Prize awards in the 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003* and 2005 United States Tennis Writers Association writing contests. As a certified teaching pro and coach, he received the "Western Pro of the Year" award in 2004 from the New England Professional Tennis Association

*"First Prize award in the Feature Category of the 2003 United States Tennis Writers Association for his piece titled 'When They Were Kings.'The judges deemed the feature to be "The best written brief historical recap in many years."


Martina Hingis and Paul Fein
Paul Fein interviews Martina Hingis, 5-time singles and 9-time double Grand Slam winner, at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Massachusetts, in July, 2004. (Photo credit: Tim Balestri)

Background
His diverse tennis background includes being founder/director of the Springfield (Massachusetts) Satellite Tournament--which was commended in a World Tennis magazine editorial, a top-10 singles and top-5 doubles ranked men's open tournament player in New England, a starting varsity tennis player at Cornell University under renowned coach Eddie Moylan, a commentator for Continental Cablevision, president of the Springfield Tennis Club and Springfield Tennis Council, a USPTA teaching pro, NELTA tournament consultant, college tennis referee and NEPTA ranking committee chairperson. Paul lives in Agawam, Massachusetts.


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