Joel Drucker

Oakland-based tennis historian and author of Jimmy Connors Saved My Life: A Personal Biography, Joel Drucker came to San Diego off and on from 1995 and 2007 to write for the Reader, including:

Aug. 24, 1995 The Tale of the Brown Indian and the Stupid Sissy Sport (Pancho Segura)

Aug. 23, 2001 San Diego's Tennis Curse (our city's tennis bubble burst)

Be sure to save the story file to your desktop and zoom in to read the text.

Latest Articles

A Jew and and the California Dream

On the tennis court, there is only today.

Dear Dad, Do you remember the first time we walked along the Pacific Ocean? It was in Carmel in the summer of 1965, our first vacation in California. That was during your two-year stint as ...

Broadcast Booth Confidential

Everyone wants Dick Enberg’s job.

If you’re any kind of sports fan, you’ll have to admit you’re at least a teensy bit jealous of La Jolla resident Dick Enberg. And why not? You sit in your living room, watching the ...

The Tale of the Brown Indian and the Stupid Sissy Sport

The straight-talkin', hard-playin' Pancho Segura

Wander into the hills of Carlsbad between 5:30 and 6:35 a.m. and you might encounter a legendary man walking through the streets. He's pigeon-toed, so he'll appear to be walking sideways, but his gait will ...

Win a $25 Gift Card to
The Broken Yolk Cafe

Join our newsletter list

Each newsletter subscription means another chance to win!