About the Player
Amy Eddings is a USTA-rated 3.0 player who lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, with her husband Mark and their cat. One of her goals in life is to take away Mark's ability to hit a drop shot return winner against her serve. Amy plays all over New York City, but her cries of frustration are most often heard on the courts at the Prospect Park Tennis Center in Brooklyn.
She can also be heard -- talking, not crying -- on WNYC Radio, the nation's largest public radio station, where she's the host of NPR's "All Things Considered." She's written about the US Open and the city's tennis scene, including the arcane paper-based court reservation system in Central Park. As a reporter, Amy covered environmental issues and the city's sanitation department and recycling program, earning her the moniker "Garbage Queen" from her colleagues.
She is 0-4 in WNYC's annual Thanksgiving Pie Throw-Down, and is thinking about starting a separate blog about that, called "I Hate Pie."