Peter Litsky, a senior at Shorecrest Preparatory in St. Petersburg, is a high school tennis standout. His 2015-2016 season highlights include winning the Class 1A FHSAA overall singles title, being ranked No. 2 in the USTA Boys 18s for Florida as well as a Blue Chip Recruit at No. 24 nationwide for the 2016 recruiting class on www.tennisrecruiting.net.
Standing just 5-foot-8, Litsky relies heavily on his speed and agility during match play, and says his best shot is his forehand. Last summer he represented Florida in the USTA Team National Championships at the University of Illinois for Boys 18s, as well as competed at Kalamazoo (USTA Boys 18 Nationals), where he won two matches until losing to French Open Junior Champ and current ATP World No. 225, Tommy Paul, 6-3 6-2.
Following a similar path as his older brother, Nick, who plays No. 1 at Vassar College in New York, Peter will attend Brown University in Providence come fall, where he’s expected to start for the Bear’s tennis team and study finance.
Photo correction: The 2016 issue of Tampa Bay Tennis [p. 15] incorrectly displayed a photo of Peter’s tennis friend Evan Holvoet, a 2014 Canterbury graduate.