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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 ]

Shrouded at Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow

Scarborough, NY
The heavy fog conjured up images of the Headless Horseman, but did not deter the 40 senior men who arrived at Sleepy Hollow Country Club on Thursday morning ready to do battle. The Men's 145+ National Championships began in heavy fog and wrapped up the day in summer-like weather. The 20 pairs entered represented eight states, and featured 8 men over the age of 80! (Combined ages of the teams needed to total 145 or more for this event.) Finals will be played Friday at Fox Meadow Tennis Club and will feature Bob Brown and Doug Barrow against Blair LeRoy and Larry Garinger for the gold medal. Consolation and Reprieve finals will also be played on Friday. Complete draw     Photos from Thursday

Seniors at Fox Meadow
Fox Meadow

Scarsdale, NY
Forty men - young-ish and not so young - met at Fox Meadow Tennis Club on Friday for a full day of paddle and fun! Jo Rogers, director of the Sound Shore 125+ event, divided the men into groups for round robin play in the morning. Following lunch, round robin results were used to divide the men into brackets for afternoon play. The A Flight winners were Scott Estes & Rich Maier over Mike O'Donnell & Hank Whiting, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. The B Flight was won by Bob Calandruccio & Larry Garinger over Andrew Canning & Bob Brown, 6-3, 7-5. Wayne Jones & David Fuller were winners of the C Flight round robin.

Paddle is his passion -
Bob Brown

Scarsdale, NY
The Journal News - Sunday profiles Bob Brown 82, of Scarsdale, won his 20th national championship in platform tennis in March 2010.

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Brown and Barrow

Westchester County, NY
The 2010 APTA Men's 145+ Nationals wrapped up at Fox Meadow Tennis Club today when Bob Brown and Doug Barrow defeated Mike O'Donnell and Bill Wenrich by the score of 6-2, 7-5. The win was Bob Brown's 20th National title! All of the backdraw play was completed at Sleepy Hollow Country Club on Thursday. The weather and the friendships were quite warm! Click here to view the full results           See some Photos

Hall of Fame
HOF Presentation

Philadelphia, PA
In a warm and fun-filled presentation, Cindy Prendergast was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame during the Nationals party. Cindy was lauded for her contributions both on and off the court, and took the opportunity to thank her "support team". The induction was delayed so that Cindy could finish her quarterfinal match in 3 long sets. Cindy is seen here with Bob Brown, HOF Selection Committee Chairman and Tim McAvoy, APTA President.


Men's 145+ Nationals
Men's 145 Nationals

Scarsdale, NY
Herb Hummers & Bill Morgenroth were able to deny Bob Brown a 20th gold medal today, as they defeated Bob and partner Walter Beatty 6-4, 7-5 to claim the Men's 145+ title.

                  View the complete draw              See some photos

Men's 145+ Nationals
Men'a 145+

Scarborough, NY
A little midday rain couldn't dampen the spirits of 30 seasoned paddle players! Fifteen teams of men whose ages totaled at least 145 came to Sleepy Hollow Country Club for a day of paddle, lunch and camaraderie. At the end of the day, there were winners crowned in all backdraw categories and the finalists for the championship match were set. Bob Brown & Walter Beatty will face Herb Hummers & Bill Morgenroth for the gold on Friday at Fox Meadow Tennis Club.

                  View the complete draw              See some photos

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame 2009

Summit, NJ
At a gathering of family and friends, the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame welcomed two new members today. During a lunch break at the Women's 40+ and 60+ Nationals at Canoe Brook Country Club Winnie Hatch and Sharon Hummers became the 74th and 75th members of this prestigious group. Hall of Famers Bob Brown and Steve Baird delivered induction speeches stressing the qualities that made the two perfect candidates. Following the acceptance speeches by the candidates, there were words of praise from some who know the two well. Included in these tributes was this poem by Marie Minnick.

Scarsdale 1928

Bob Brown
Scarsdale, NY
In the world of platform tennis, 1928 was a very significant year. That winter, Fessenden Blanchard and James Cogswell were looking for some outdoor activity and the sport of platform tennis was conceived. That spring, Bob Brown was born. This second event was celebrated at Fox Meadow Tennis Club on April 5th with a surprise 80th birthday party for Bob, hosted by his wife and attended by family and friends from near and far. All 4 of Bob and Ann's children were there, as well as their grandchildren. Please read more about this fun event and enjoy some photos

2008 Platform Tennis Hall Of Fame Inductees

Platform Tennis HOF
Rochester, NY
According to Chairman Bob Brown, "Induction into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame is the highest award that can be earned in platform tennis.  It is presented to individuals who have earned distinction in the play of platform tennis and/or who have otherwise contributed to the growth, development and administration of the game."  On Saturday night in Rochester, NY, David Kjeldsen, Fritz Odenbach, Flip Goodspeed and Scott Mansager were scheduled to received this honor.  details

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