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    Mid-1920's Helen Wills "Berkeley Tennis Club" Silver Award Medals Lot of 2. Pair of identically designed medals derives from the "Berkeley Tennis Club," the name forming a semi-circle beneath a figural tennis player on the obverse of each. Versos are engraved with the details of the award. One announces, "Club Doubles Championship, W.M. Alexander Cup 1925, Runners Up Helen Wills and Ward Dawson." The other reads simply, "Girl's Handicap Singles Winner." Each is stamped "Sterling, Shreve Treat & Eagret" below. Both measure approximately approximately 1.25" in diameter. Mild tarnishing but no other issues.

    It was at the Berkeley (CA) Tennis Club where Wills got her start in the game at age fourteen, and where she met Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, four-time winner of the US Championships (now the US Open), inspiring the young Wills to even greater levels of achievement.


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    November, 2013
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