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Family Holiday 12-08-2017
Morristown, NJ
written by: Marjorie
Families ruled at the Spring Brook Holiday Women's A tournament today, with Judy Takach and her daughter Beth Zweig taking home the crown over Patrice Shapiro and Trish Hall. Sisters Amanda Falk and Christina Melchionni came up short in the Lucky Losers final, losing to Kim Amirata and Wendy Foley. Jenna Mcclintock and Lynn Ivans topped Ruth Ann Connors and last minute sub Patty McDonald in the Consolation bracket and Ellis Siedem and Becky Campbellbested Whitney Saunders and Meghan Duttenhofer for the Reprieve win. Thanks to Steve DeRose and the Spring Brook staff for making it a festive fun d [ 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 ]




David Kjeldsen joins Paddlepro.com! 08-07-2017
New York
written by: paddlepro staff
Viking hat, cigar and a smile for all - David Kjeldsen has been synonymous with platform tennis since the late 1980s. From A2Z Products to founding Viking Athletics in 1995, David has been one of the most knowledgeable, respected and beloved figures in the sport. He has promoted, encouraged and sponsored various aspects of platform tennis, including the Viking Junior Tour, the PPTA, paddlepro.com, Viking Academy and countless individuals. He was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008 based on his wide contributions to the sport. Since selling Viking Athletics in 2008, David has [ read more ]





Senior Hall of Fame Induction
1-27-2014
Bob Callaway

Scarborough, NY
One of Senior Paddle's "legends" will be inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame on Thursday, March 13 during the Men's 145+ National Championships. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee has announced that Bob Callaway will be inducted into the Hall in an evening ceremony at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. All are invited to participate in this celebration ($55 fee covers food, cash bar available), with cocktails beginning at 5:30 and buffet dinner at 6:15. The presentations of the Alph Beane Senior Contributor Award, an overview of the Virtual Hall of Fame Museum, and the HOF Induction will begin at 7:00 PM.

Men's 145+ Nationals application       More info about HOF Induction

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A Rainy Day at the Shore
02-29-2012
Shore B 2012

Middletown, NJ
 It rained...and it rained...and it rained! But the Women's Shore B tournament went on as scheduled...minus a few fair-weather teams! At the end of the day, Donna Miller and Caroline Beers emerged as champions, defeating Mary Grubert and Margot O'Connor in the finals. Other winners are: Consolation - Mary Heins and Robin Gordon over Ava Reynolds and Mary King; Last Chance - Jeanne Kelly and Jennifer Jamin over Midge Leys and Cherlyn Niles; Reprieve - Carol D'Alessandro and Sue Cecere over Barbara Brown and Helen Guarcello and Quarterfinal Reprieve - Marian Cunningham and Dana Emerson over Janet Gillespie and Trish Hall.
    View the complete draw


It Was Classic
12-12-2011
League Classic 2011

Essex Fells , NJ
With a larger than anticipated crowd of spectators, the keg was "kicked" by 8:00 PM and the grill was in use only for hand-warming by 9:00, but the action was just starting to heat up as the finals of the NJ Men's League Classic were beginning. The semifinals saw top-seeded Jon Lubow and Steve DeRose drop the first set and then storm back to defeat Clay Bibbee and Mike Stulac 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Drew Broderick and Pat Kelly, seeded 4th, overwhelmed #2 seeds Anthony Cosimano and Steve Haller 6-2, 6-0. Read more, see some crowd photos and view the complete results of this 128 team tournament.


Winnable "B"
03-12-2011
winnable B

Summit, NJ
The Monsoon Open was not held this year...instead the Winnable B was contested under bright blue skies! Thirty-two teams competed throughout the day with winners crowned in 4 events. An entertaining main draw final saw Tyler Gaffney and Jeremy Lamande charge back in the third set to defeat Rob Schenone and Tim McDougald 2-6, 6-1, 7-5. Other winners and finalists are: Consolation - Ian McDonald & Mark Callahan over Kevin Dillon and Lance Barrett; Reprieve - Jon and Blake Anderson over Steve Bernt & Craig Hall; Last Chance - Patrick Collins & Paul Rippe over Chris Conroy & Andrew Schroeder.  
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Men's National Rankings
01-18-2011
Rankings

USA
As we head into the final stretch of ranking tournaments, Men's Ranking Chair Ray Crosta has released updated rankings. They show Mike Cochrane & Scott Estes remaining in the top spot, followed by Anthony Cosimano & Steve Haller, Steve DeRose & Jon Lubow, Peter Berka & Drew Eberly and Flip Goodspeed & Scott Mansager.     View the complete rankings list


NJ Men's League Classic
12-12-2010
NJMPTA
Short Hills , NJ
Saturday's 128 teams and beautiful weather was winnowed down to 20 teams and heavy rains and wind. The Main Draw seminfinals have been re-scheduled for Monday, December 27 at 6:00 PM at Canoe Brook Country Club. Backdraw semis and finals will be played at various times.
  SEMIFINALS    Full Results
1 Cosimano - Haller    
2 Lubow - DeRose
3 Stulac - Bibbee  
4 LeFevre - Kelly  

Sound Shore Invitational
11-21-2010
Sound Shore Invitational
Scarsdale, NY
Congratulations to Mike Cochrane & Scott Estes and Tom Davis & Justin Boyd. The Sound Shore Invitational Results:
  MENS OPEN   Full Results
1 Cochrane - Estes Cochrane - Estes
6-2, 6-3
 
2 Easterbrook - Jonason Cochrane - Estes
6-4, 6-1
3 Lubow - DeRose Lubow - DeRose
7-5, 6-4
4 Cosimano - Haller  
  MENS B   Full Results
1 Davis - Boyd Davis - Boyd  
2 Lindsay - Pinto Davis - Boyd
6-2, 7-6
3 Cochrane - Caputo Cochrane - Caputo
4 Kapp - Greco  

Passing Shots - New Hard Cover Book
10-11-2010
Passing Shots

Scarsdale NY
The Platform Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum has published a long awaited coffee table book titled 'Passing Shots' by Christina Kelly. This Limited publication hard cover book has over 130 pages containing a history of Platform Tennis. The proceeds of this book will benifit the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame Foundation and Museum.

Passing Shots may be purchased here: www.paddlepro.com/passingshots


Siesta Key Beach Tennis Open
6-06-2010
Beach Tennis

Sarasota, FL
By HALLE STOCKTON - Herald Tribune
Within the 16-by-8-meter sand courts, the sharks of beach tennis volleyed the balls with intensity. On the sidelines, players in the queue dug their toes in the sand, sipped on beers and swayed to the tropical music on Siesta Key Beach.More than 100 athletes from the U.S., Italy and Aruba gathered for the eight-hour Siesta Key Beach Tennis Open on Saturday. visit the Herald Tribune for full story


MEN'S RANKINGS
03-30-2010
Jerry Albrikes - Johan du Randt

USA
The Men's final rankings for the 2009-2010 season show Mike Cochrane and Scott Estes retaining the top spot and Mike Marino and Brian Uihlein holding on to #2. Nationals Champions Jerry Albrikes and Johan du Randt (pictured) moved into the #3 slot ahead of Nationals semifinalists Anthony Cosimano and Steve Haller and finalists Flip Goodspeed and Scott Mansager. View the complete list.


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