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Blind Dates & Medals 03-24-2017
Franklin Lakes, NJ
written by: Marjorie
Sometimes a blind date turns out better than expected...Fritz Odenbach and Brian Mitchell found that out today in the Men's APTA 60+ National Championships. Mutual friends suggested that the two pair up, and they managed to reach the finals before falling to Jim Kaufman and Bob Kleinert, upsetting top seeds Ivan Harlow & Ken Persson en route. This is Kaufman's second gold medal of the season, and he will go for #3 tomorrow as Senior Men's competition continues at the Indian Trail Club. [ read more ]

Senior Camaraderie 03-24-2017
Scarsdale, NY
written by: Marjorie
One of the repeated hallmarks of platform tennis is "camaraderie". This is always on display at the APTA Men's 145 National Championships. Hosted by the "Home of Platform Tennis" (Fox Meadow Tennis Club) once again, and steered by Jo Rogers and Rick Reuter, the event had sixteen teams competing for the coveted medals. Most of the teams playing on Thursday, however, were there for the fun and friendships. The Alph Beane Award, presented annually to a player who exemplifies this spirit of camaraderie, as Alph did so well, was given this year to Bob Brown (pictured).

Tournament results: Scott Estes & M [ read more ]

Short Hills, NJ
written by: Marjorie
Finals of the APTA Junior Nationals will be streamed live this afternoon from the Short Hills Club, beginning at approximately 2:00 PM. National Champion Drew Broderick and friends will be commentating on the next generation of players. View it on Facebook or streamed live from Paddle Tennis Television. [ read more ]

Grand Prix at Patterson 08-07-2017
Fairfield, CT
written by: paddlepro staff
The APTA Grand Prix series began with the Patterson Open Men's and Women's championships. In the Women's division, all four seeded teams reached the semifinals. Top seeds Ana Brzova and Viki Stoklasova claimed the women's crown with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 victory over second seeds Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay. The Men's draw saw the second seeds bow out in the quarterfinals, but the other three top-seeded teams reached the semis. The finals saw #4 Steve DeRose and Jon Lubow topping #3 Martin Bostrom and Sebastian Bredberg 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Complete results http://platformtennisonline.org/TournamentHome.aspx?eid= [ read more ]

Patterson Junior Group 2014

Fairfield, CT
Scott Slobin hosted The Patterson Junior Open - part of the Viking APTA Junior Tour - on Sunday, November 9. With good weather and enthusiastic juniors it was a great day of paddle! Thanks to Viking for their sponsorship and all the volunteers who made it happen!

See some photos and some of the results

2014 Nationals

Pittsburgh PA
The Mens Semi finals, and Women's Finals of the PNC 2014 APTA Nationals to be broadcast live starting 9:30am March 9

Watch LIVE

Juniors Beat the Snow
Boys 18s - BHC Junior

Summit, NJ
The Viking APTA Junior Tour Beacon Hill Junior Open took place on Sunday ahead of an impending snow storm...with all but one match decided before it was time to get on the road and head home! Champs were crowned in Girls 10s (Grace Denious & Amelia Hughes), Girls 12s (Kelly Van Hoesen & Isabel Sanchez), Girls 15s (Tori Blundin & Cami Haarmann), Girls 18s (Audrey Randazzo & Kendall Codey), Boys 10s (Griffin Cramer & Charles Brossy), Boys 15s (Jordan Beacham & Terrence Small) and Boys 18s (Griffin Kulick & Lukas Mahler). The Boys 12s final between Colin Wahl & Luke Muse and Luke Crowley & Peter Denious will be completed at a later date.     See the full results     See some photos

Juniors Rock!
Juniors 2013

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Ninety-four juniors gathered on the courts at Indian Trail Club on Saturday for the Indian Trail Club Junior Open, part of the Viking APTA Junior Tour. Following round robin play, the juniors entered bracket play. Champs were crowned in 7 divisions: 10 & Under Girls - Amelia Hughes & Grace Denious; 12 & Under Girls - Kelly Van Hoesen & Isabelle Sanchez; 15 & Under Girls - Tori Blundin & Stephanie Maluso; 10 & Under Boys - Charlie Stuhr & Trevor Ramirez; 12 & Under Boys - Peter Denious & Luke Crowley; 15 & Under Boys - William Cannon & Henry Fishman and 18 & Under Boys - Gardner Tregellas & Will Burger.   Complete brackets Photos

National Championships
Scott and Lloyd

Pelham, NY
The final APTA National Championships - Men's 50s, 60s and 70s - were played at the New York Athletic Club March 22-24. Even though new players become eligible each year, making it difficult to hold onto a title, this year the champions were all familiar. In the 60 & Over group, Scott Estes and Lloyd Ucko (pictured) repeated as champs; Mike Gillespie and Ron Erskine retained their 50 & Over title; and 2-time defending champ Mike Hanna paired with Jim Bishop to claim the 70 & Over crown.
Complete draws: Men's 50+     Men's 60+     Men's 70+

Senior Men
Men's 145+ Nationals

Scarborough, NY
There was a lot of experience on display at the 2013 APTA Men's 145+ Nationals at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Originally conceived as an alternative to holding a Men's 75+ Nationals, the event has become one of the most popular and well-attended senior events on the calendar. Director Rich Lombard has shepherded the tournament through its 13th year. Champions were determined on Friday at the NYAC. See the completed draw and some photos.

Mixed Champions
Laurie Hissey & Tim McAvoy

Bethlehem, PA
The final APTA Mixed Champions for the season were crowned yesterday at Saucon Valley Country Club, with the sister-brother duo of Laurie Hissey & Tim McAvoy defeating high school tennis teammates Andrea Noyes & Mike Gillespie in "perfect paddle weather" - wet, snowy conditions - by the score of 6-4, 6-2 to claim the 50+ Mixed gold medals. Diane Tucker & Rusty Wright claimed 3rd place over Sue & Pete Pijawka and Sally & Mark Allen claimed 5th over Abigail Burke and Paul Wishnoff, a team they had lost to in the first round!
View the complete draw

It's OVA - Ana Brzova and Viktoria Stoklasova are 2103 Women's National Champions
Brazova - Stoklasova

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Second Seed Ana Brzova (Franklin Lakes NJ) and  Viktoria Stoklasova (Stamford CT) win 2013 APTA National Championship over Mary Doten and Chelsea Nusslock   Draw and photos

Men's and Women's National Rankings

APTA has published the current National Rankings, Topping the chart for the men is and Johan Durandt & Matt Porter, Cynthia Dardi &Amy Shay for the women.
Full List of Mens and Womens National Rankings

Platform Tennis Players Survey
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The APTA asks you standup and be counted. Take the 2012 Platform Tennis Players Survey    Take the Survey

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