STORY AND PHOTO BY GEORGE DEIBEL
Anthony Kirchner’s unconventional tennis trek started in the sand of a New Jersey beach.
He honed his skills on asphalt in New Providence, made national news on hardcourts in Texas, and created international intrigue on Florida clay.
He hopes his journey ultimately leads to the hallowed grass of Wimbledon.
Kirchner, a fifth grader at Providence Elementary School, is regarded as the best 11-year old boys tennis player in the world.