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The 11th Frame: Chris Hill’s journey from tennis dreams to winning an Open Championships Eagle

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016 6:30 pm

Greg Thomas, left, and Chris Hill won the 2016 USBC Open Championships doubles Eagle with 1,401. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
Chris Hill once was a very good tennis player, but it didn’t take him long to realize his talent didn’t match up with his dreams. Hill played on a conference championship team in college at Valparaiso University and in 2001 was the No. 1 ranked player in the Wisconsin men’s adult open division. He even taught tennis for a while and played weekends with guys “who were super high ranked once,” he said in a recent interview. “I quickly learned that those guys...

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