| By Ricky Becker

Some information probably won’t actually help you much, but may still be interesting. The table below is probably just that. Have you ever wondered which states are the biggest producers of top junior tennis players? The table is a fairly empirical way of ranking the states.

The list below was compiled by taking the top 150 kids in the Tennisrecruiting.com national junior rankings for both genders in all four high school grades (Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman) and assigning a point value for each child. The state where the number one player in the country lives got 150 points, number two player 149 points, etc. There were eight lists in the calculation: Boys for all-four classes and Girls for all four classes. Would you have predicted it to fall something like this?

Ricky Becker is the Director of Tennis at the prestigious Pine Hollow Country Club for his ninth year, coaches high-performance juniors throughout the year and has been the Director of Tennis at three of Long Island’s biggest junior programs.  As a player, Becker was the Most Valuable Player for the 1996 NCAA Championship Stanford Tennis team and ranked in the top-five nationally as a junior.  He can be reached at rbecker06@yahoo.com, 516-359-4843 or via juniortennisconsulting.com.