About Steve

Born and raised in Baltimore, Steve Krulevitz completed an outstanding high school tennis achievement by winning the Maryland Scholastic Association (MSA) Championships four years running at his alma mater, Park School. He was ranked seventh in the nation and was elected to the United States Junior Davis Cup tennis team.

Krulevitz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was named to the 1973 National Collegiate Association All-American (NCAA) tennis team.

Playing at the 1974 Italian Open Tennis Championships in Rome, Krulevitz made his professional debut by reaching the quarterfinals. For over a decade, Steve competed on the ATP Grand Prix Tennis Circuit where he played Wimbledon nine times, the US Open thirteen times, the French Open–Roland Garros eight times, and the Australian Open two times. Krulevitz won twenty-two professional singles titles and four doubles titles. He ranked top 50 in the world. His opponents were among the greatest tennis players of all time, including Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Ilie Nastase, Stan Smith, and Ivan Lendl.

In 1977, Krulevitz won the Gold Medal for the United States at the Maccabiah Olympic Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. After becoming a dual citizen, Krulevitz represented Israel in the Davis Cup from 1978 to 1980, and coached the Israel Davis Cup Team in 1989.

After retiring from the professional tour in 1984, he started The Steve Krulevitz Tennis Program. Krulevitz competed on the Grand Champions 35-and-older tour from 1985 to 1989.

Krulevitz has coached professional tour players including Jaime Yzaga (Peru), Vince Spadea (USA), Gilad Bloom (Israel), and Tom Shimada (Japan). Locally, Krulevitz helped develop young pro tennis stars, Reed Cordish and Patrick Osuna. In 1993, Krulevitz was inducted into the USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame. Krulevitz is now in his thirty-third year of teaching tennis and currently offers clinics and camps for players of all ages.