Tom Perrotta

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

A full-time freelancer and frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal (lead tennis writer). I have written about tennis, football, basketball, music, internet technology and the law for local and national newspapers and national magazines, including WSJ Magazine, The Atlantic, Tennis Magazine, Men's Journal, and The Weekly Standard. Two WSJ stories have appeared on A1. I also have reviewed books. Multimedia experience: shooting video and writing scripts for brief video reports. Radio appearances include NPR and Radio France International. Television appearances: Tennis Channel, CBS and HLN.


17 Years
17 Years


Sports & Recreation
12 Years
6 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Newspaper - National
6 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Wall Street Journal (10+), Tennis Magazine (10+), Grantland (1-2), Men's Journal (1-2), WSJ Magazine (1-2)

Other Work History

Copy editor/associated editor at Internet World Magazine. Staff reporter, The New York Law Journal. Senior editor, Tennis Magazine

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Mac, PC


Laptop, digital camera, digital recorder



In 2013, Pakistan was forced to forfeit a match in Davis Cup, the tennis team competition between nations. It was the first time this had happened in the history of Davis Cup.
A profile of Novak Djokovic, the world's top-ranked tennis player. Cover story for the March issue of WSJ Magazine.
Feature on Wimbledon's strawberries that ran on A1.
Racket technology saved tennis. Roger Federer is proof.
Former top-ranked tennis champion Mats Wilander has a new gig: He drives around in his Winnebago and gives tennis lessons. Story includes video.
A profile of Ivan Lendl, former No. 1 tennis player, as he took on the role of coach for British tennis star Andy Murray.
The inexplicable collapse of a tennis phenom.
The can't-miss 90s band Lotion never quite made it big. The band's members get back together for a reunion show and reflect on their careers.
I flew to California to spend time with Vic Braden, the legendary tennis instructor. He died the day I arrived. This article was published several months later.
In the Big 12 Conference this college tennis season, schools are saying pish-posh to polite crowds and umpires who announce "Quiet, please!" at the slightest provocation. Tennis fans there have permission to scream, scream, scream-even during rallies and as players try to serve.