Speaking of tennis and the Davis Cup and local athletes, I almost forgot to mention Mitchell Krueger. In fact, I did forget. Until now.
Who he, you ask? With any luck, and some computer click support from you, he could be the December cover boy on Sports Illustrated for Kids.
Krueger, 14, is the nation’s No. 5-ranked tennis player in his age group and one of 10 finalists (out of 5,000) for the mag’s Sports Kid of the Year. Krueger, who attends Spring Creek Academy in Plano and trains at T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas, is currently in Madrid playing against top youth players from Spain in advance of this weekend’s Davis Cup semifinal.
When he returns I think I’ll call him up for a match. Wonder if he’ll spot me 5-0? -- Richie Whitt
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.