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Jim Martz

Above: Arthur Ashe with Jim Martz

Jim Martz, the dean of tennis writers in Florida, launched Florida Tennis in 1992. He has served as vice president of the U.S. Tennis Writers Association. Before starting Florida Tennis he was the Miami Herald's tennis writer for 18 years and contributed to several national and international publications.

Martz edited the book "50 Love, Advantage Florida", which chronicles the first 50 years of USTA Florida. He co-authored famed tennis coach Rick Macci's book "Macci Magic: Extracting the Best from Yourself and Others" and he authored "Safe Tennis: How to Train and Play to Avoid Injury and Stay Healthy".

He wrote four books on University of Miami football and one on University of Miami baseball. In 1991 he was inducted into the Miami-Dade County Tennis Hall of Fame.

Martz passed away in 2023 and every issue moving forward is dedicated in his loving memory. To learn more about Jim's incredible story, visit here.

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