Many nationally ranked tennis players grew up on the BRC courts: Jack Lynch, Louise Snow, Sally Moore Huss, Dennis Ralston, Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, Camille Benjamin, Hank Pfister, and numerous talented junior players, like our own U.S. Girls Super National 16's Champion Danon Beatty.
Dennis Ralston was ranked #1 by the US Lawn Tennis Association for 1964, 1965 and 1966. He played on the Davis Cup team in the middle 60 and later became Captain of the US Davis Cup team for a number of years.
. Dennis was instrumental in bringing to the Bakersfield Racquet Club the Davis Cup tie between the U.S. and Canada in June of 1965, making Bakersfield one of the few cities in California ever to host a Davis Cup event.