written by: Staff
It's not easy doing it all...tournament director, commentator, trouble-shooter and champion...but Drew Broderick managed to pull it off at the Atlantic Classic tournament last weekend. He and Jared Palmer repeated as champs this year, defeating Mikk Irdoja and Dan Regan in an exciting final. Coming back from a set point down in the semifinals, the champs did not drop a set in the event.
Using an 8-game pro set format for the backdraws was a well-received addition to the tournament, as was the use of a new team for the live video feed. The weather was perfect for the spectators, if a bit warm fo [ read more ]
Short Hills, NJ
written by: Marjorie
Results from the 65th Short Hills Invitational prove that sometimes champions have to make comebacks. Ana Brzova and Viki Stoklasova lost the first set to Kerri Delmonico and Lauren Gebbia before coming back to win the title by the score of 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Not to be outdone, after dropping the first set 6-0, Drew Broderick and Jared Palmer fought back to defeat Juan Arraya and Max LePivert 0-6, 6-2, 6-1. Other weekend winners were Adrian Buckley and Rick Sahlman over Bobby Feher and Alex McDonald in the Men's B; Whitney Saunders and Haleh Shafaie over B Campbell and Ellis Siedem in the Women's B; [ read more ]
written by: Drew Broderick
The draw for this weekend's Atlantic Classic National Ranking Tournament has been released. You can view it under Upcoming Events (on the right). Play will begin Saturday morning at Canoe Brook Country Club and area courts, with finals scheduled for Sunday morning at Canoe Brook. Check the draw to see when and where your favorite players are scheduled. Join us for a fun day of paddle - costumes are optional!
Essex Fells, NJ
For the second straight week they entered the tournament unseeded, and for the second staright week they claimed the crown! With the loss of only 8 games through 5 rounds of play in the Atlantic Classic, Drew Broderick and Jared Palmer proved themselves to be a team to be feared. Last week they met in the semifinals, and this week in the finals, but Juan Arraya and Lennart Jonason have yet to win a set from the season's hot new team. With many high level teams playing, there was fierce competition throughout the day on Saturday. Check out the complete draws here.
As much as things change, the more they remain the same! And the Patterson Open 2014 edition certainly showed that. Ana Brzova and Viki Stoklasova continued their dominance with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over the new team of Kerri Delmonico and Lauren Gebbia to retain the women's crown. Two new teams faced off in the finals of the Men's Open draw. Drew Broderick defended last year's title, this time teaming with Jared Palmer to beat newcomers Mark Innes and Mikk Irdoja 6-2, 6-1. The Men's B crown went to Dave and Zach Rosenfeld, who took out last year's finalists Larry Garinger and Alain DeCoster before defeating Keith Komline and Scott Swinarton in the finals by a score of 6-0, 6-1. Complete draws: Men's OpenWomen's OpenMen's BSome photos
LAST CHANCE INVITATIONAL
The 4th annual "Last Chance" Invitational was held April 10th at the Spring Brook Country Club. What makes the event so special besides it being the last chance of the season to play paddle in balmy weather is the quality of the field each year. This year players like Anthony Cosimano and Steve DeRose were the headliners. But the list goes on... national champ Greg Moore, Mike Palmer, Kendall Osborne, Ivan Harlow, Mike Atkinson and new senior champ Steve Griggs. Great weather, great food and fun. Hosts Greg Robertson and Hank Whiting, along with club pro Jim McCready, had it easy with the quality and sportsmanship everyone brought to the event. Pictured are runners-up Greg Robertson and Kendall Osbourne and champions Anthony Cosimano and Robert Krauss. ~ submitted by Jim McCready
Congratulations to Ron Cummins and Brett Kraft on their defense of their Winnable B title. They survived torrential rains and high winds throughout the day, and finished with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Mike Palmer and Hank Whiting. Other winners include Callahan - Tierney over McDonald - Lamande in the Reprieve; Bernt - Smith over Hall - Petrillo in the Consolation; and Graff - Richardson over Emerson - Peck in the Last Chance. The players went through dozens of towels and multiple clothing changes in what will be the final tournament of the season for most of them. View the full draw See some photos
NJ Men Brave the Cold
South Orange, NJ
Although the cold weather forced most spectators indoors, the competition heated up in the afternoon during the NJ Men's State Championships. Mike O'Donnell and Steve Griggs (pictured) braved the cold to become the inaugural winners of the Men's 120+ (combined) division, beating top seeds Scott Estes and Lloyd Ucko 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. Others champs were Mike Palmer and Ivan Harlow in the 50+ division and Steve DeRose and Jon Lubow in the Open division. Draws and Photos
South Orange, NJ
In the midst of five straight weeks of tournaments in the state, the New Jersey Men again came out for a day of great competition and camaraderie. The New Jersey Men's State Open and 50+ tournaments were held at Orange Lawn Tennis Club and surrounding clubs. Tom Bass, Scott Moore and their committee staged a wonderful event. Congratulations to Steve DeRose and Jon Lubow, who defeated Drew Broderick and Mike Furman for the Open title. Senior winners were Pennsylvania residents (with Jersey ties) John Embree and Mike Palmer, who topped Mark Cook and Chuck Faig for the crown.
9 of the top 10 men's teams and 14 of the top 15 women's teams wowed the crowds at this weekends event held at Waynesborough CC. The lure of $22,000 in prize money offered by lead sponsor - MARVIN & PALMER ASSOC brought them in from all parts of the country. full coverage and photos
Philadelphia Open offers $22,200.00
Dave Marvin, Co-Founder and CEO of Marvin and Palmer Associates, Inc announced that prize money for The 2008 Philadelphia Open will be increased to $22,200. Philadelphia hospitality will welcome all visitors February 23rd and 24th with open
arms, plenty of food and drink and extra amenities, including
on-site massage therapy, available all day Saturday. The final event before Nationals, Chaired by
Simon Peppiatt promises to be the best Phily Open yet . Apply Online
$20,000 Philadelphia Open set to begin
The largest money platform tennis tournament will take place in Philadelphia February 24th and 25th. Sponsored by Marvin and Palmer Associates the APTA Philadelphia Open will be offering $20,000 to the men and women who finish in the top ten of their respective events. The Women's Open Draw featuring 36 teams and the Mens Open Draw, fielding 58 teams, are set to begin Saturday 2-24.
Philadelphia Open Offers $20,000 in Prize Money
The largest money platform tennis tournament will take place in Philadelphia February 24th and 25th. Sponsored by Marvin and Palmer Associates the APTA Philadelphia Open will be offering $20,000 to the men and women who finish in the top ten of their respective events. Dave Marvin, founder of Marvin and Palmer Associates says his goal is to 'help grow the game, along with trying to bring the best players to the Philly area for the locals to see platform tennis at its best." view breakdown of prize money and more details.