What is Crosscourt View?
What Crosscourt View is about, how the site started, and how you can get in touch
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:
- Previews All the grand slams, the most important ATP/WTA events, and Ireland's Davis Cup/Fed Cup ties.
- Player Profiles Detailed reports on the most exciting young players around
- Interviews The professionals share their stories of tour life
- Tournament Profiles From the 'Wimbledon of the Alps' to the Istanbul Cup, the professional ranks have a number of fascinating events. Discover their histories here.
- Off Court A place for work of the non-tennis variety. Expect writing on film and music, and some graphic design.
I was a tennis contributor for RTÉ Radio 1's coverage of Rio 2016. I have also spoken about fuzzy yellow balls on Today With Sean O'Rourke, Saturday Sport, Spin 1038 and Dublin City FM.
My name is Stephen Higgins, and I am the creator of Crosscourt View. You can visit my CV/portfolio site here.
This site combines two important facets of my life, journalism and tennis.
After emerging from Griffith College Dublin with a journalism degree, I worked in various capacities for RTÉ, Newstalk and Setanta Sports. During that period, I also wrote about film, music and tennis.
As for 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 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, please drop me a message.
You can email me or find me on the following:
Enjoy the site!