Community festival kicks off Stanford tennis seasons


The Stanford men's and women's tennis teams will kick off the 2015 season with a "Family Tennis Festival" on Saturday at the Taube Family Tennis Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The festival includes a clinic for youths of all ages and abilities who are invited to join the men's and women's teams, serving as counselors, for a morning of hitting, contests, games, music, autographs, a personal Q&A with the players and coaches and a simple lunch.

Those interested must register by Wednesday for this free event partnered with the USTA NorCal, by clicking here.

The Stanford women open the new year tied for No. 8 nationally with Alabama while the men are No. 30 in the ITA NCAA Division I poll.

Stanford's Carol Zhao is ranked No. 4 in singles with teammates Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyble ranked No. 12 and 13, respectively.

In doubles, Zhao and Davidson are No. 6 nationally with Doyle and Ellen Tsay at No. 12. On the men's side, Cardinal sophomore Tom Fawcett is No. 25 in singles with freshman teammate David Hsu at No. 75. No Stanford doubles teams are ranked among the top 50.

Youth football

Raymond Price III of East Palo Alto, will compete in the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK National Finals on Saturday in Seattle during the weekend of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game. As one of forty young athletes across the United States to compete, Price III will represent the San Francisco 49ers in the Boys 10-11 division.

As a competitor, Price III advanced to the national finals through local, sectional and team championship competitions throughout the NFL season. On Saturday, the local youngster will launch two punts, two passes and two kicks with the hope to be crowned the 2015 national champion in her division.

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick is one of the nation's largest grassroots sports skills competitions, and provides ways for children to play, watch and experience the game of football.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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