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THE JOHN L. HINDS
IN MEMORY OF:
TEAM KICK-OFF DINNER
SAP OPEN – Feb. 8-14 “Stanford Night” – Tuesday, Feb. 9, featuring a pre-match buffet with an appearance by the Bryan Bros. For information:
BANK OF THE WEST- June 26-August 1. For information: 866-982-8497.2011 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Taube Tennis Center, May 19-30
STANFORD TENNIS – 2010
The home season opens with the men hosting their 2009 1st round NCAA opponent, Sacramento State on Saturday, Jan. 23rd @ 1pm, followed at 5:15 by our annual men’s and women’s Kick-Off Dinner.
Remember that all home matches are free, and that Dick Gould will meet by arrangement with youth or adult groups for a pre-match “chalk talk.” You won’t want to miss any of the exciting action this year, so if you are unable to attend, catch the action live: www.gostanford.com Click on “men’s or women’s tennis,” and then on “Live Scoreboard.”
2011 NCAA MEN’S/WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
In preparation for what promises to be another fantastic participant and community event May 19-30, 2011, we are hard at work with several major facility up-grades:
Contact Dick Gould if interested in supporting this facility improvement or as a Championships Volunteer.
It will soon be available on line (www.gostanford.com).
We remind you we are actively seeking significant help for endowing our head men’s tennis coaching position and our assistant women’s coaching position. Each of these “named” endowments represents an investment of app. $1.5 million, which may be spread over a five-year period.
Dick Gould, John Whitlinger and Lele Forood once again are offering both day and boarding camps for youths and one weekend adult camp. For information and to register: www.ussportscamps.com
WOMEN'S COACHING STAFF
The fall went well for our 2010 squad. We had tournament wins by Mallory Burdette at the St. Mary’s Invitational in October and doubles titles by Lindsay Burdette and Hilary Barte at the ITA/ Wilson NW Regionals and then the ITA National Indoor Championships.
We have a busy schedule starting in January followed by our first trip to Texas in many years - a match at TCU followed by a visit to play alum Patty Fendick’s UT squad. Please join us in February for some intriguing matchups with Sac St. and Boise St. before heading to LA and renewing our home and away series with USC and UCLA. The quarter will finish with up-and-coming St. Mary’s visiting in March before our first of two showdowns with the 2009 NCAA finalists Cal Bears.
After the usual tough winter schedule we will know a lot about this team and where we are headed this year. We look forward as always to your continued support!
Jan 15-17 Fri-Sun - Freeman Invitational Las Vegas
ITA National Indoor Doubles Champions
MEN'S COACHING STAFF
Jan. 15-18 Sherwood Cup, Sherwood Country Club, Westlake Village, CA
Follow the team on Twitter:http://twitter.com/StanfordTennis
Happy New Year! Brandon, JJ, and I were very pleased with our fall season. The team worked extremely hard in practice and in strength and conditioning. Our strength coach (Jason Quan) did an outstanding job with the team this fall. Our trainer (Myra Tara) did a great job keeping the team healthy.
We had some excellent results in the early season fall tournaments. Sophomores Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher and Junior Alex Clayton competed in the All-American tournament in Tulsa. Thacher/Klahn reached the semifinals of the doubles. In the ITA Regional’s in Berkeley, Klahn was the singles champion. Klahn/Thacher won the doubles title. The ITA National Individual Indoor tournament was played in New Haven, CT. Klahn/Thacher were the doubles champions of the event. A new tournament was added to the schedule, “Battle of the Bay” played at the Cal Club in San Francisco. Freshman Denis Lin was the singles finalist. Lin, and fellow freshman Walker Kehrer were the doubles champions.
One of the highlights of the fall was our visit to San Quentin to play tennis with the inmates. On Saturday November 14 eight of us went to the prison to play some doubles, and do a few drills. We also were taken on a tour of the facility. It was a morning we will never forget.
We are looking forward to the beginning of the dual match season. We have fourteen home matches this year, starting with Sacramento State on January 23. We will be hosting the Team Indoor qualifying tournament, January 29 & 30. We must win two matches to qualify for the National Team Indoor at the University of Virginia, Feb. 12-15. The teams playing in the qualifying tournament along with us are San Diego State, Oklahoma, and UNC-Wilmington. Between February 19-March 3 we have five home matches highlighted with matches against Cal, UCLA, and defending NCAA champion USC. The quarter ends with our annual trip to La Jolla for the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships Mar. 5-7. We will travel to Illinois and Michigan during our spring break to play two tough intersectional matches. We then return to begin our Pac-10 season against Arizona on March 27. Before the dual matches begin, we have a tournament at the Sherwood Country Club, Westlake Village, CA January 15-18. This should be another exciting year for Stanford Men’s Tennis!!
We look forward to seeing you at our matches at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Thank you for all your support over the years.
Stanford Men Visit San Quentin Prison
The John L. Hinds
Director of Tennis