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May 25, 2010 > Bill Patton Tennis Clinic and exhibition

Bill Patton Tennis Clinic and exhibition

Submitted By Bill Patton
Photos By Kyle Jones Photography

It was a great day on the tennis court as Jason Beardslee opened up Hidden Hills Racquet Club in Hayward for the Davis Cup and Grand Slam Champion Pro-Am. Amateurs from around the Bay came and played, although the bulk of the tennis was played by members of the club.

The most notable amateur was Bill McAvoy, who is also a certified public accountant by day, but on Saturdays he puts on his cape and tangles with grand slam champions.

Alisa Yee, a strong 5.0 who had played her high school tennis under Bill Patton at Piedmont High School and went on to play at UC Davis, also acquitted herself quite well.

Rick Leach, former number one in doubles in the world in 1990 with nine career grand slam titles commented: "Those are some strong players, that was fun tennis."

Also among the professionals was Ross "The Snake" Case, owner of two grand slam titles and with wins in singles over Laver, Newcombe and Tony Roche.

Bob Lutz, who was a career high No.-7 in the world in singles, and had five grand slam doubles titles, to go with five Davis Cup titles.

Scott Borowiak, brother of Jeff Borowiak, and owner of Golf and Tennis Tours, acted as part emcee and part on-court professional. Scott puts together world class tennis trips to destinations throughout North America and Europe.

All these people came together in an effort to raise money for the resurfacing of the tennis courts at San Lorenzo High School. A special thank you goes out to all the sponsors that made the event possible.

"We are calling on all those who came and had a great time to consider opening up the wallet just a bit bigger and make a donation to help this to really become a success," asks Patton. "From an enjoyment standpoint the event was a rousing success and should give rise to other events in the future."

All donations are tax deductible, and a tax ID number will be provided. You can contact Bill Patton about donations at 510-881-2525 or There are numerous gifts that can be yours with your donation.

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