International Tennis Legend Fred Stolle Receives City of Aventura Proclamation at Williams Island

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Honored by Williams Island residents with first annual Fred Stolle Cup raising $30,100 to benefit First Serve Miami.

Aventura, Florida Mayor Enid Weisman presented a City proclamation making April 22, 2017 Fred Stolle Day at the First Annual Fred Stolle Cup at Williams Island benefitting First Serve Miami.

Long time Aventura resident and Tennis Legend, Fred Stolle, was honored by the City of Aventura and Williams Island Club for his many years of dedication to his community.

Williams Island members and tennis enthusiasts enjoyed a fun-filled day of tennis while off the court the action ensued with a silent auction and BBQ lunch to benefit First Serve Miami. A total of $30,100 was raised from the event and will be directed to enhance the Adopt A Player Program which will help attract and support more under privileged children learning to play tennis in Miami-Dade County.

First Serve Miami has been operating in South Florida since 1988, with a mission to develop, organize, and conduct life skills and academic development programs through tennis to youth from economically and socially challenged Miami-Dade communities.

Fred’s friends and neighbors at Williams Island in Aventura, hosted a group of young participants from First Serve Miami in an event filled day of activities. Special thanks to all the Williams Island Members who coordinated this event including Lucien Lallouz, Bill Bieler, Karen Meister, Dennis and Susan Erani and Lorraine Noveck.

Fred Stolle, the 18-time winning Grand Slam Champion, was honored last year by his native country of Australia with a 2016 stamp as part of the Legends of Singles Tennis. He also received an award at Roland-Garros commemorating his 50th anniversary of winning the French Open in 1965.

Ranking seventh on the all-time list of champions, Mr. Stolle was a member of Australia's Davis Cup teams from 1964 until 1967, where he won 13 of the 14 matches while playing on four victorious teams. He won the men’s singles title at the U.S. Open Championships in 1966. He is the male record-holder for the most post-war finals appearances at Wimbledon.

Stolle’s dynamic doubles skills are reflected in his 16 doubles titles, including the U.S. Open men’s doubles, two U.S. Open mixed doubles, two Wimbledon men’s doubles, three Wimbledon mixed doubles, two French Open men’s doubles plus three men’s doubles and one mixed doubles at the Australian Open.

He is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Australian Tennis Hall of Fame and the Australian Sports Hall of Fame. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005.

A native of Hornsby, Australia, Fred’s career continues to be a smashing success. He is an international television commentator and analyst. He and his lovely wife Pat, make their home at Williams Island in Aventura, Florida. They remain active members of the Island’s tennis community.

Williams Island offers an exclusive, private way of life to those accustomed to the finest of things at one of South Florida’s most prestigious addresses. Residents engage in an amenity-rich lifestyle that encompasses a world-class European-style spa and fitness center, Grand Slam-inspired tennis center and exquisite fine dining in The Island Grille, and a magnificent private 106-slip marina worthy of those in its sister Rivieras.

For more information, call 305.937.7883 or visit williamsislandclub.com

To view photos from the day's event visit the dropbox link here:https://www.dropbox.com/home/Fred%20Stolle%20Cup%20Photos/photos%20from%20Stollie%20Event

To view a video from the day's event visit the dropbox link here: https://www.dropbox.com/home/Fred%20Stolle%20Cup%20video?preview=WI-Fred-Stolle-Cup2017.mpg

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