Welcome to Crosscourt View

Stephen Higgins on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros
Stephen Higgins, Creator and Editor of Crosscourt View, on Court Philippe Chatrier in 2023

Launched in May 2015, Crosscourt View is a tennis site that covers the Grand Slams, the ATP and WTA tours, and Irish tennis. On Crosscourt View you will find:


My name is Stephen Higgins and I am the creator of Crosscourt View. This site combines two important facets of my life, journalism and tennis.

Since I emerged from Griffith College Dublin with a journalism degree, I have worked in various capacities for RTÉ, Newstalk and Setanta Sports. I have written regularly about tennis for Crosscourt View and also had a period where my articles were published on Paddy Power. On the radio front, I am a frequent contributor for Ireland's state broadcaster (RTÉ) and you can hear some of my appearances on the Radio page.

I had the immense privilege of working on behalf of RTÉ Radio at the historic 2022 Laver Cup. At the tournament, I did reports for the station and attended press conferences. During Roger Federer's retirement conference, I asked a question which, to my surprise, ended up going a bit viral!

Clip created by Tennis Channel.

As for my own time on the court, I first picked up a racquet aged nine. After a few summer tennis camps I was hooked!

Due to a rare hip disease called Perthes, I had to stop playing at the age of 12. By my mid teens however, I was healthy enough to resume playing and joined Templeogue Tennis Club in South Dublin. There, you will find me exhibit my array of erratic forehands, decent volleys and questionable dropshots.

Get In Touch

If you're in need of a tennis writer, have good things to say about Fernando Verdasco, or just want to say hello, here are the best ways to get in touch:

Hope you enjoy the site.

Stephen Higgins,
Editor of Crosscourt View