Brookings native to enter the SD Tennis Hall of Fame

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(News Release) — Liz Hamburg and Ripper Hatch will be inducted into the 2022 South Dakota Tennis Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 17th.


Hamburg has been a leader for 14 years in the Northern Section USTA, serving two terms as president from 2018-2021.  Now residing in Rapid City, she was honored in 2011 with the Northern Sectional Delegate of the United States Tennis Association.

Ripper, a Brookings native now residing in Kansas City joins his father Sherwood in the Hall of Fame.  He is best remembers as a three-time high school champion at number one singles for the Bobcats.


The Bill and Nancy Flynn family of Brookings will also be receiving the South Dakota Tennis Achievement Award.  The entire family, led by Bill, has greatly impacted the tennis scene.


The indication ceremony will be held at McKennan Park in Sioux Falls at 11 a.m.