TENNISBALL [I thought bailiff]Stop and shop, e.g.
RHYMES [I thought grocery or market]
Only the "creme de la creme" know DAMEMURIELSPARK
; I'm shocked! And I never heard of RONEE Blakely. But I did know AUNTJEMIMA and CLETE Boyer, so it evens out.
It's a perfect touch having the last clue in the puzzle "solve" the theme.