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Schultz brings home the gold

On the eve of his 80th birthday, El Dorado Hills resident Bill Schultz won a tennis tournament. Courtesy photo
On the eve of his 80th birthday, El Dorado Hills resident Bill Schultz won a tennis tournament. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk, Registrar of Voters and Director of Veterans Affairs Bill Schultz added another accomplishment to his repertoire when he won the Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games men’s singles competition on June 8, the day before his 80th birthday.

“I’d seen this tournament advertised but never was able to get to it,” said Schultz, who lives in El Dorado Hills. “I told my wife that this is what I wanted to do for my birthday. The guy I beat out for the championship had just turned 50 this March and was about 6 foot, 4 inches and a very good tennis player. We played the full eight games and I got him frustrated.”

Schultz had to win three matches in the eight-man bracket to reach first place and he also took medals in men’s and mixed doubles at the two-day event held in Santa Rosa.

“I played the oldest participant, a 92-year-old man, too. He was all over everything. He was amazing,” said Schultz. “He’s my hero.”

Schultz started playing tennis at age 68 and plays about three times a week at the Millennium Sports Club in Cameron Park. ┬áThe spin he puts on the ball is a challenge to return and many a player claims to have been “Schultzed.”

“I believe tenacity, devious spins and placement enabled me to win,” said Schultz. “The whole tournament was exciting for me … what a birthday present!”

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