Benjamin Snyder is a writer with a flair for capturing action through thoughtfully constructed prose.
Ben is currently the Communications Coordinator for Eastern section of the United States Tennis Association.
In the past, he has contributed to the Straight Sets Tennis blog of the New York Times. He has also worked for the websites of two of the world’s largest tennis tournaments, the US Open and Wimbledon. While realizing his dream to cover the events, Ben enjoyed the opportunity to write about Kim Clijsters’ last professional singles match, Roger Federer’s championship match against Andy Murray, and Yaroslava Shvedova’s ‘golden set’ (one of the rarest feats in professional sport), among other compelling stories.
Passionate about tennis as a lifelong player, fan and blogger, Ben has worked as a contributor for the Emirates Airline US Open Series, has served as a production assistant at the 2011 US Open and has worked as the Official Tournament Reporter and a freelancer for the Western & Southern Open. Ben has worked for Billie Jean King’s World Team Tennis, served as an intern for the website of Tennis Magazine, written for The Baltimore Sun and Tennis Served Fresh.
He has also covered tennis and African diaspora for The Burton Wire as a sports contributor.
In addition, he covered the inaugural World Tennis Day and the BNP Paribas Showdown matches in Hong Kong and at Madison Square Garden in NYC for Stargames as the company’s social media manager and writer.
Apart from covering the tennis industry tennis, Ben has worked for Fortune.com and was published on CNN.com as the website’s youngest contributor for both. During his time with Time Inc., his work also appeared on Yahoo.com.
A recent graduate of Goucher College with honors in both American Studies and Communications & Media Studies, he served as the Managing Editor for The Quindecim student newspaper’s 100th anniversary volume. At the University of Oxford, where he studied abroad for a year at Mansfield College, Ben wrote news and sports commentary pieces for The Oxford Student.
For examples of his work, please view his portfolio.