Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - May 27, 2011

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HALL OF FAME . . . The Stanford tennis program was well-represented when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) inducted seven new members into the ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame during the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships on Wednesday on the Stanford University campus. The Class of 2011 consists of one coach and six players, four of whom played varsity collegiate tennis at Stanford. The former Cardinal players were Scott Davis, Jim Grabb, Gene Mayer and Jonathan Stark. Players are eligible for election to the ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame 15 years after their last collegiate match and coaches are eligible following retirement. The main criteria for election are college accomplishments as well as honors earned after college.

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . The Palo Alto American Legion Post 375 baseball program will hold two tryouts for the upcoming season, the first on May 28 and the second on May 30th, both from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palo Alto High . . . The Menlo Polo Club will host its second US Polo Association (USPA) sanctioned Ladies Cup on Saturday at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton. The event is also an entry level qualifier tournament for the Women's Championship Tournament (WCT), the most-prestigious tournament title in women's polo today as well as the largest women's tournament series in the world. Opening ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. and last match is estimated to end at 4 p.m. There is an admission fee with limited bleacher seating on the west side of the field. Spectators are encouraged to bring comfortable chairs. Parking is available at nearby Sacred Heart Prep or St. Joseph Middle School.

COACHING CORNER . . . Palo Alto Knights Youth Football is seeking experienced head and assistant football coaches for the 2011 season. Contact: Mike Piha 269-6100 or mike@in2change.com. . . . Sacred Heart Prep is seeking frosh-soph and freshman football coaches as well as a girls' junior varsity volleyball coach for next season. All interested applicants should contact SHP Athletic Director Frank Rodriguez via email at frodriguez@shschools.org or by phone at (650) 473-4031 . . . Menlo-Atherton High School is looking for an assistant volleyball coach. Anyone interested should contact Mary Podesta at mpodesta@seq.org.

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