BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT
In California they are already talking about this 15-year-old from Long Beach as another potential Alice Marble. She has a devastating American twist service, a lot of strength and stamina and is definitely one of the most promising youngsters on the West Coast.
If pretty 15-year-old Roberta from Alexander City, Ala. fulfills her promise she could become the first player of national reputation from her home state. Instructed by her father, she plays mostly from the backcourt and has tremendous power off both her forehand and backhand.
An outstanding athlete hailing from El Cajon, Calif., Dave hits the ball with medium pace and has developed excellent control with his ground strokes. He volleys with a deft touch and moves about the court extremely well. He has a fine sense of strategy for a 15-year-old.
Cliff is the brother of the well-publicized Earl, who was with our 1958 Davis Cup squad in Australia. Aged 15, he is National Indoor Boys champion. The son of a St. Louis pro, he has lightning reflexes, easy and graceful strokes and a fine fighting heart. But he tends to overhit.
This smiling 13-year-old from New York City is a tennis star by inheritance. Her father, Julius, was once a ranking player in the U.S., and her mother, Gladys, publishes World Tennis magazine. Julie, who has a sound forehand and volley, holds the U.S. 13-and-under indoor title.
A big girl with a big game, Carol has a good tactical approach to tennis through the benefit of excellent coaching. She volleys beautifully, but she needs to work on steadying her ground game. Aged 15, Carol comes from St. Louis and holds the Orange Bowl under-18 championship.
One of the rare southpaws in topflight tennis, Justina brings back memories of Kay Stammers. Only 16, she has great natural ability, plays with great rhythm and grace. She was runner-up in last year's National Girls Indoors, but she lacks experience. She is from St. Louis.