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James Beck began working for newspapers in Charleston in 1971. He has served as sports editor of The News and Courier, and executive sports editor and systems editor of The Post and Courier. He has written a tennis column for the newspaper since the 1970s. James has since retired from The Post and Courier but still continues to cover tennis for the newsroom. He won the national U.S. Tennis Association's Media Excellence Award for 2003, becoming the first winner from the nine-state Southern Section. A native of Bamberg, Beck holds an undergraduate degree from Limestone college and a master's degree in business administration from The Citadel. He and his wife, Carrol, have two daughters.

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Charleston area is a hotbed for ranked tennis juniors

The Charleston area is the state’s hottest hotbed for junior tennis, thanks mainly to excellent junior programs such as...




Family Circle starting American collegiate event

The Family Circle Cup was the very heart and soul that carried the area to America’s Best Tennis Town honors a decade...



League tennis ends disqualification match reversals

Disqualification has been almost a “no-no” word in league tennis’ championship spring season. Two years ago,...



Emma Navarro may be area’s next touring pro

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