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Birchwood Adds Platform Tennis Courts 06-05-2018
Westport CT
written by: Demian Johnston
It was a cold, but sunny ribbon cutting ceremony today marking the opening of new platform tennis courts at Westport’s Birchwood Country Club. This was the first expansion of sports facilities at the club, established in 1946, in over two decades and adds a winter option to tennis, golf, and swimming in the summer. Pictured are: Curtis Angell, general manager; Rachel Francis, head of tennis committee; First Selectman Jim Marpe; Spencer Brown, club president; Matthew Mandell, executive director, Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, and Michael Kember, head tennis pro. http://www.westportnow.com [ read more ]

Double the Fun! 02-22-2018
Summit, NJ
written by: marjorie
The 2nd Annual Double Digit Tournament was held today at Canoe Brook Country Club and area courts. Despite a morning of on and off rain, the 32 teams battled through to crown champions in the Green Group and the White Group. Double Digit refers to the series the entrants participate in for the NJ Women's Platform Tennis League; series 10 through 16 are eligible for this event. Green Group champs are Suzanne Dallas & Elisa Todd, who play for Roxiticus in Series 10. White Group champs are Helen Vera Clark & Corinne Saik who play for host Canoe Brook in series 12. More results [ read more ]

New Winnable Champs 03-20-2017
Summit, NJ
written by: Marjorie
The Winnable B, known to many as the unofficial B Championships due to the high level of play, was hotly contested on Sunday at Canoe Brook Country Club and area courts. Multi-time champs Junius Clark and Michael Chen met Adrian Buckley and Rick Sahlman in one semifinal, and went down to the soon-to-be-crowned first-time champs. The other semifinal pitted Ari Borinsky (a former champ) and tournament newcomer Drew Sutton against the reliable team of Matt Bibbo and John deGrandpre, with Matt and John coming out on top. The exciting final went to a 3rd set Super Tiebreaker at the end of a long da [ read more ]

$55K for Children's Village! 10-31-2016
Scarsdale, NY
written by: Ward Doonan
Sally Rogers was finally able to help us from above - the sun was shining on the courts for our 2016 “The Sally” platform tennis charity event after years of rain! We had a strong draw of 32 teams playing primarily at our host club, Fox Meadow Tennis Club as well as 4 surrounding facilities. The Sally has been held at Fox Meadow Tennis Club in Scarsdale, New York, for over 35 years. It is a competitive, yet friendly, women’s paddle and silent auction event for intermediate to advanced players

We are proud to be the largest paddle charity in the country, raising over $55,000 this year tha [ read more ]

Jansen Paddle 08-07-2017
Bronxville, NY
written by: Lynn Joyce
"The Jansen", an annual Paddle event benefiting Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care, was held Saturday,February 20th and Sunday, February 21st. Twenty-eight teams competed in absolute perfect paddle weather at Bronxville Village courts, Bronxville Field Club and Fox Meadow Tennis Club. The successful event was run by Lynn Joyce and "her team". The winners of the Main draw were, Carrie Rabuse and her son Michael Montalbano over Margo DeSantis and Rusty Wright. More info [ read more ]

Group seeks to bolster interest in platform tennis 08-07-2017
Springfield IL
written by: John Reynolds
The tennis courts at Washington Park were mostly vacant Saturday, but there was a lot of activity at the four adjacent platform tennis courts. That's not unusual since platform tennis is a cold-weather game. In fact, enthusiasts say the perfect time to play is an overcast day when the mercury is hovering around the 20-degree mark. On those days, players clean the snow off the outdoor court and turn on the built-in court heater to melt any new snow that might fall. "It's fun to play in the snow," said Dan Kepner, president of the Springfield Platform Tennis Association. "You turn on the heat, and it [ read more ]

Atlantic Classic Draw 08-07-2017
Summit, NJ
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! http://www.paddlepro.com/atlanticclassic/AtlanticClassic2015%20DRAW.pdf Finals: Broderick - Palmer defeated Grangeiro - Wilkinson 6-1, 6-3 [ read more ]

Creve Coeur Offers Events for All 08-07-2017
St. Louis, MO
written by: Jordan Brennan
Creve Couer Racquet Club in suburban St. Louis is one of the few clubs in the area that has platform tennis courts. This fall, they are offering a slate of events for all ages. Although this is a private club, most events are open to non-members as well. Check out their calendar here. http://ccrctennis.com/calendar-2/ [ read more ]

Platform tennis coming to Bitsy Grant Tennis Center
Bitsy Grant

Atlanta GA
Plans are under way to construct three platform tennis courts at the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center in Buckhead. The project is being paid for through private donations to the American Platform Tennis Association and will be given to the city of Atlanta upon completion.

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North Lake George Paddle Courts Built
Darien Paddle

Lake George, NY
The introduction of platform tennis to Northern Lake George will be celebrated this weekend. Family Fun Day will be held on Friday, July 11from 9:00-11:00 AM and on Saturday, July 12th, Northern Lake George Paddle’s courts will formally open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 am. The two courts and a viewing deck, a warming hut and bathroom are located on Route 9N, north of Hague and adjacent to Eddie’s Restaurant. The courts will be available for play for free for the rest of the summer. Memberships will be offered beginning September 1. Those signing up early will receive a special gift.
Full Article from Lake George Mirror.

Columbus Open
Columbus Open Men

Columbus, OH
Paddle is a winter sport...but there are limits to what the heaters can do to clear the courts! Nevertheless, the Columbus Open was played on Saturday, February 8. Director Denny English (winner of the Men's 90+ with partner Mark Kebe on Friday), reported that in the Men's Open division, the 4 seeds held through the semis, and #1 Ryan Baxter and Ricky Heath topped #2 Rob Bakker and Eric Miller in the finals. Brad Meadors & JR Randall claimed the Consolation title; The Reprieve crown went to Triplett & Allison; McEnery & Ghidotti were Conso Reprieve winners; and Vens & Shaeffer claimed 5th place with their Quarterfinal Reprieve victory.
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Columbus Open
Columbus Open 2014

Plain City, OH
Brian Heil and the Elysium Tennis Club resurrected the women's portion of the Columbus Open. This is Brian's recap: The Columbus Open was played on Friday February 7th and was a huge success. We had 24 teams battle it out in single digit temperature with the team of Budde-Glassmeyer eventually prevailing 6-0,6-3 vs Gilbert-Lippy. The ladies all had a great day filled with competition, camaraderie, food and drinks! Thanks to all the staff at Elysium for putting on a great tourney and special thanks to Worthington Hills Country Club for the use of their courts. We look forward to next years tourney and gaining PCQ and possibly NRT status.
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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

Platform Tennis - Captivated by Paddle
Easthampton Star

Easthampton, NY
A game of finesse and quickness rather than power
There was no paddle in Brazil, Fabio Minozi, who directs East Hampton Indoor Tennis’s platform tennis program, said during a conversation Sunday morning in the warm-up hut that lies between E.H.I.T.’s two raised wire-enclosed courts. Continue reading
By Jack Graves | Easthampton Star

Shorelilne PCQ

Essex, CT
For most of the day, the weather cooperated for the inaugural Shoreline PCQ at the Essex Platform Tennis Club. But under a light rain, Guga Goncalves and Mark Parsons defeated Nick Mazzarese and John Hughes in an entertaining final, 7-6, 6-2. In one semifinal, Goncalves and Parsons beat Rob Caserta and Peter Harvey. In the other, Hughes and Mazzarese took down Matt Holmes and Geoff Cartier. There was strong paddle throughout the back draws as well. Drew Sawyer and Bill Horne won the Quarterfinal Reprieve over Brad Hoffman and Dan Nash. Bob Sheehy and John Schaper won the Consolation by defeating Will Katz and Adam King. Dennis Herschel and Craig Waddinton earned the Consolation Reprieve by beating John Crawford and Zach Rosenow. Thanks to Rob Coster, Phil Johnson, and Chad Lyons for all of their help and the Guilford Racquet Club and the Old Lyme Country Club for generously opening up their courts for the tournament.     Full Draw and photos

SERVE group shot

Summit, NJ
Mother Nature certainly has a sense of humor! You plan an event to raise funds to help those impacted by a monster storm, and she decides to get involved with snow and ice - the only day that week that the weather isn't perfect! With 84 players, 22 pros and a host of volunteers and donors, 1st SERVE - Sandy Emergency Relief Volunteer Efforts took place on Tuesday, November 27 at Canoe Brook Country Club, Short Hills Club and Centercourt Athletic Club with beautiful fluffy snow falling and the roads and courts getting slushy. Generous donations from the Beacon Hill Club, Canoe Brook Country Club, NJMPTA, David Kjeldsen and paddlepro ... - read more

Renovated courts a hit in Chatham Township
Chatham Platform Tennis

Chatham NJ
CHATHAM TWP. - Colony Paddle Tennis participation is up this year thanks to the township’s renovation of the paddle courts.

 Full Article form newjerseyhills.com

Mixing it up for Charity

Bronxville, NY
On January 28th and 29th, Bronxville Village and surrounding platform tennis courts will once again play host to the Jansen Memorial Platform Tennis Tournament.  This mixed doubles tournament has been played annually for over 15 years. All proceeds from the tournament and the cocktail reception are donated to Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care.  Jansen has provided compassionate care and unparalleled services to patients facing a serious or life-threatening illness who wish to live in the comfortable surroundings of their own home, among family and friends, with peace and dignity. Jansen's personalized approach to hospice care imparts peace of mind during a very difficult and vulnerable time. Helping family members is an essential part of their mission, and their exceptional staff and professionally trained volunteers are available when needed most. There is still room for you in this event. Download an application

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