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Tennis pro Bradley wins Lifetime Achievement honors

Longtime local tennis coach and pro Chris Bradley recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Professional Tennis Association.

He received the award at Stanford during the NorCal USPTA convention.

  Bradley, who still coaches mostly in the Woodside and Portola Valley areas, was head coach at Alpine Hills Tennis & Swimming Club from 1975 to 2008.

Among his honors over the years, he was named USPTA NorCal Pro of the Year in 1982 and 1986, and USPTA NorCal Coach of the Year in 1994.

He coached teams to 17 Northern California USTA Junior League team championships and 11 state USTA Junior League team championships.

For 28 consecutive years, from 1981 to 2008, his teams were Midpeninsula Junior Interclub champions.

Bradley gives private and group lessons and his clients range in age from 4 to well over 80.

He started coaching 47 years ago, at age 16, at Stanford, then taught in Colorado for a time before hooking up with Alpine Hills in 1975.

Two years ago, he coached the Woodside Elementary School boys and girls teams.

The U.S. Professional Tennis Association is made up of 15,000 teaching pros.

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