The collection contains materials related to the Custado, Kistner and Redondo families, including their involvement in tennis
Sixto Custado was born in the Philippines in 1895. He joined the Navy in 1916 and served in both World Wars. Sophia Tejedor
was born in Manila in 1908. Sophia married Sixto Custado in 1926 and together they moved to the United States to San Pedro,
California. They had two daughters, Teodosia Rita, known as Rita, and Martha Isidra. In 1939 the family moved to San Diego,
California. After the war they ran a Filipino restaurant called the Bataan Café on Island Street from about 1946 to 1954.
Sophia, also known as “Mamita,” was well known in San Diego as an advocate for tennis. She died of a heart attack while watching
her grandchildren play tennis at Morley Field in August 1973. In 1981 the Linda Vista Recreation Council dedicated their new
addition to the Linda Vista Recreation Center and Tennis Courts in memory of Sophia Custado.