Former tennis pro to share 'Acing Depression'

Sonny Long

March 11, 2011 at 9:03 p.m.
Updated March 10, 2011 at 9:11 p.m.


Former tennis professional Cliff Richey, often called the original "Bad Boy" of tennis before John McEnroe or Ilie Nastase, will be the guest speaker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Victoria celebrity golf tournament March 25.

Richey, author of "Acing Depression: A Tennis Champion's Toughest Match," played tennis professionally for more than 25 years.

His career was highlighted by a 1970 season in which he led the U.S. to the Davis Cup title and finished as the first-ever Grand Prix world points championship.

Richey's daughter, Hilaire Richey Kallendorf, is the book's co-author and a professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M Univeristy.

Richey will speak during the 5:30 p.m. dinner following the golf tournament. Dinner tickets for non-tournament participants are $15.


The golf tournament begins at noon at Colony Creek Country Club, 301 Colony Creek Drive.

Participants have a chance to win a Chevrolet Cruze with a hole in one sponsored by Atzenhoffer Chevrolet. Other sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Entry fee is $65.

Deadline to register for the tournament is Monday, March 21.

For registration and sponsorship information visit or call 361-578-3935.

NAMI Victoria is dedicated to education and support directly to those affected-persons with serious mental illness, their families and their community.


The annual sale of Girl Scout cookies is winding down. In Victoria, Troop 9540 will have a booth at the Builders Association of Victoria Home Products Show at the Victoria Community Center March 26-27. For more information on cookie sales, call 361-573-6451.


March 20, deadline to register for Victoria Kiwanis Club Third Annual Riverside Ride on March 26. Register for Riverside Ride 2011 at For more information contact

March 25, Red Cross Bash, National Guard Armory, Crossroads Chapter of the American Red Cross fundraiser. Call 361-573-2671 for sponsorship and ticket information.

April 3, Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Spring Fling and Artisans Market, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Yoakum Community Center, 361-293-3546.



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