written by: Tournament committee
The Killer B's return to Westchester County on Saturday for their annual tournament. Paddle, friends, favors, BBQ, whiskey tasting and music were the order of the day. At the end of play, new champions were crowned. Ken Katz and Eric Faro defeated Eric Lebenson and Jordan Snider in the Championship finals. Other winners were: Consolation - Dan Gibraltar and David Goldberg; Reprieve - Chuck Reilly and Greg Anderson; and Last Chance - Chris and Matt Falvey. View the complete draws here [ read more ]
Franklin Lakes, NJ
written by: Mike Gillespie
The paddle tournament season at Indian Trail Club began with a Men's B event on Sunday, October 16. A fun day of play saw Alex McDonald and Greg Morgan defeat Mike Fraser and Larry Friedman to claim the crown by a score of 6-3, 6-2. Dennis Cusack and John Holland topped Ben Durfee and Byron Maturo 6-3, 6-3 to claim the Conso title.
Next stop for the B's - Westchester Killer B on November 19 and Beacon Hill B on November 20. [ read more ]
The sun was shining in Westchester County on Wednesday...one of the few days in February without snow! The Westchester Women's PCQ took place before a major storm came through that would have made play impossible. Judy Takach and Jill Feher stormed through the field to win the crown over mother-daughter duo Louise Cash and Lauren Gebbia by the score of 6-4, 6-2. Conso winners were Julie Kennedy & Lynn House. Reprieve Winners were Molly Brown & Kallie Hapgood; Jen Demsey & Danielle Lenois claimed 5th place, and the Last Chance winners were Yuiko Hebner & Yuko Nishii. Thanks again to Carrie Rabuse & Lauren Mandell for organizing...and to Carrie for staying up nights creating the unique prizes. View the complete draw
Franklin Lakes, NJ
The newly createdIndian Trail Club Men's B tournament was a rousing success! Sixteen teams from throughout New Jersey and Westchester County met under beautiful skies at one of the most beautiful sites in the country for a day of competition. Bragging rights go to Steve Bernt and Todd Smith, who did not drop a set in their march to the title. They defeated Jiri Janko and Jon Gieselman in the finals by a score of 6-4, 6-1. Other winners were Dan Gibralter & John Oliva, Alex Woods & Mike St. John and Michael Levine & Paul Marden. The event was so popular that a second one is planned for February. View the complete draw
The Senior Men's Championships wrapped up on Sunday with Ron Erskine and Mike Gillespie topping 2010 Champs Tim McAvoy and Scott Bondurant in 3 entertaining sets. The final score was 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. This concluded 4 days of "senior" play in Westchester County.
The Beacon Hill Men's B tournament returned for a second year and the competition and fun-factor were just as high as in the inaugural season! Jared Lissauer and Greg Weiss traveled from Westchester County to have home the title, topping Adam Drum and Len Gilbert in the finals. The Haines brothers, William and Andrew, were Consolation winners over Jeff Garibaldi and Roger Breene; Reprieve winners were Patrick Collins and Richard Mendolia; Last Chance went to Mark Polemeni and Keith Riabov; Reprieve Consolation to John Blundin and Robert Mannion and Hans Tang and Patrick Collins (another one!) claimed 3rd place. Complete draw.
GREATER BOSTON PLATFORM TENNIS LEAGUE COMPLETES 34th SEASON
Submitted by Mike Reed
Much is written and known about the ballyhooed platform tennis leagues in Chicago, Long Island and Westchester County but very little is known about the Greater Boston Platform Tennis league that just completed its 34th season of Monday night play from October to April. Read more about GBTPTL 34th season.
Beach Tennis at Playland - Rye NY
Rye, NY Platform Tennis players - Don't put away your paddles yet!
Playland will play host to Westchester, NY's first Beach Tennis Event. A combination of Paddle, Beach Volleyball, and Badminton, it is currently played in 57 countries and is the fastest growing paddle sport in the USA. Learn more about Beach Tennis and how you can try out this special sport.
Westchester's Mixed Platform Tennis League is being revived after a 10 year hiatus. Play of Westchester NY area clubs is hopefull to begin on Sunday evenings January 10th, teams are still welcome to participate, visit the WmxPTL for more information
NY State Mixed
The New York State Mixed will return for the 5th year on Saturday, January 9, 2010. All New York residents or those with a NY club affiliation are encouraged to come out for this one-day event. Director Michele Jellinek is looking for Long Island, Upstate and Western NY and Westchester players to fill out the draw!
The largest tennis center in Georgia, Racquet Club of the South adds platform tennis to its facility. Under new ownership by Westchester NY transplant Remington Reynolds and partner Steven Gareleck the Racquet Club of the South adds much needed courts to southern region and will provide excellent exposure for platform tennis. Read details
New Canaan, CT
A new event was established to bring the 4 leagues in Region 1 together. Connecticut, Long Island NY, New Jersey, and Westchester NY each sent their best to duel it out "team style". On April 4th the four leagues were succesfully brought together. Following the team competition an quick fire tournament was held using Red Zone targets. Find out who won, and more about this event.