On Columbia’s tennis captain, and the perils of going professional

profile of Haig Schneiderman, Columbia University’s tennis captain, and why it’s mighty hard to pursue tennis as a profession.

“Even at college level, tennis is an ethereally beautiful sport. The levels of strategy employed within the small rectangle are almost infinite. The game is played as much in the players’ heads as it is on the court. Watching Haig Schneiderman, 21, and captain of Columbia University’s tennis team, play is as fascinating as it is watching one of the top players in the world. For each shot that Schneiderman makes, whether it is in practice or in game play, has a meaning to it.”