David Shaffer, ’62 remembers playing varsity tennis at Sunny Hills, One of his teammates was Jim Hobson, ’64.
Wow, great post. Thanks for doing this. Jim was #1 and I was #2 on our tennis team in 1962 when we took second in CIF. Jim and I played against each other in the Freeway League singles championship. We played doubles and went undefeated that year.
We also played in the Santa Monica Open known as the Dudley Cup and we lost in the quarterfinals. Jim was a great player even in his sophomore year and we all knew that great things were ahead for him.
He was good friends with Stan Smith and Bob Lutz, played singles and doubles against them. They went to USC and played at Wimbledon and other major tournaments with great success.
Jim was always ready to help others and was well liked and respected by his teammates.
I went to the U of Redlands and lettered on the freshman team. Because I was chosen to be the drum major and was majoring in music, I had to drop off the tennis team after my freshman year. That same team went on to win NAIA national championships under renowned head coach Jim Verdict. We played USC and UCLA. Thanks again for posting, made my day.
Follow up: In the Dudley Cup tournament both Jim and I lost in singles to Cliff Drysdale who later became the USA’s Davis Cup captain.