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Sally Moore Huss

athlete

Inducted February 1977

Born in Long Beach, California. Raised in Bakersfield. Attended Bakersfield High School. Considered the best female tennis player developed in Kern County. Was girls under 18 national champion. Won national hardcourt singles title in 1958. Also member of national hardcourt doubles champions. National clay court singles champion 1959. Member of Wightman Cup Team 1959 and 1960. Retired from competition 1961. Returned to action 1974 and won national age 35 singles and doubles title at Forest Hills. Has been associated with films, television and teaching tennis. Became head tennis professional at Aspen Club, Colorado. Husband Marvin Huss. Lake Lovelace A fighter pilot in World War I, resided in Bakersfield since shortly after that time. Was the founder of the first public tennis courts in Jastro Park and became the city’s frist teaching professional. Gave untold free lessons and encouraged large numbers to play tennis. Became manager and teaching professional at the Bakersfield Racquet Club in 1948. Crippled by a serious circulatory disease, gave lessons from a wheelchair. Developed and advisor to former state champion Louis Snow, national junior champion Sally Moore and former world number one amateur Dennis Ralston.