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Hank Pfister - Bio
Bakersfield-born Hank Pfister was a fixture on the pro tennis circuit with achievements as both a singles and doubles player.
Born in 1953, Pfister was heavily influenced by his tennis coach father. At five years old he was hitting tennis balls and by age seven he had played in his first local tournament.
While attending Bakersfield High School his talent led him to club tournaments in Los Angeles. Pfister later attended Bakersfield College before receiving a full scholarship to San Jose State University, where he was an NCAA Division I First Team All-American in 1976.
In 1977 he began a pro career that included French Open doubles championships in 1978 and 1980, and Association of Tennis Professional singles titles in Maui in 1981 and Rhode Island in 1982.
At his peak, Pfister was rated in the ATP top 10 among doubles players and the top 20 in singles.
Pfister is currently the Director of Tennis and Fitness at Stockdale Country Club in Bakersfield. He has twice been selected as the U.S. Professional Tennis Association California Division Pro of the Year.