| 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 director of tennis at Pine Hollow Country Club and independently coaches high-performance juniors year-round at Bethpage State Park and Jericho/Westbury Tennis where he is the junior tournament director. He can be reached by phone at (516) 605-0420, e-mail rbecker06@yahoo.com or visit JuniorTennisConsulting.com.