written by: paddlepro staff
Marjorie's Militia was out in force at Canoe Brook Country Club on Friday, December 4. In support of friend Marjorie Hodson, Pam Randazzo conceived of the Marjorie Matters Platform Tennis Tournament to raise funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Along with all those who played and/or donated, special thanks to Drew Broderick; Dave Sprague, graphic designer; Sally Tracy, cake baker and decorator; and Viking Athletics for their donation of professional services or product. Congratulations to Brenda Colvin and Karen Proscia in their win over Theresa Hellmuth and Jenna McClintock. See [ read more ]
Battling Multiple Myeloma
Marjorie's Militia was out in force at Canoe Brook Country Club on Friday, December 4. In support of friend Marjorie Hodson, Pam Randazzo conceived of the Marjorie Matters Platform Tennis Tournament to raise funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Along with all those who played and/or donated, special thanks to Drew Broderick; Dave Sprague, graphic designer; Sally Tracy, cake baker and decorator; and Viking Athletics for their donation of professional services or product. Congratulations to Brenda Colvin and Karen Proscia in their win over Theresa Hellmuth and Jenna McClintock.
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Platform tennis coming to Bitsy Grant Tennis Center
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.
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
There will be 24 hours of paddle at The Patterson Club, beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 21. The "Paddle Against Hunger" marathon will raise funds in support of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The marathon will kick off with a pizza party and concert from a local band and will culminate in a modest cocktail party on Saturday evening. During the twenty-four hours in between pizza and cocktails, at least one of the paddle courts will be in use, with participating players raising money through donations.
Women's 60+ Nationals
Snow might have stopped them two weeks ago, but the APTA Women's 60+ Nationals was played yesterday with rain falling non-stop. With only 8 teams available for this re-scheduled date there was plenty of time for socializing and for remembering our friend Winnie Hatch. The tournament was played at Centercourt Athletic Club, future home of the Platform Tennis Museum, and donations to the museum in Winnie's memory were collected. BJ DeBree and Muffin Slonaker became gold medalists for the second time - having won the Women's 40+ title twenty years ago. They upended Helen Garrett and Sandy Simmers in the final. Helen and Sandy have won 6 gold medals and 2 silvers in the last 8 years. See the full resultsSee some photos
Rain, rain go away was the chant of the day...and finally it worked! But not until all but the final matches were played! The Sally, a platform tennis tournament held to benefit the Sanctuary Shelter at Children's Village was held in drenching rain throughout the morning and drizzle and showers in the afternoon. Judy Arden and Susan Lovejoy defeated Louise Cash and Darlene Finnegan in the main draw final. Other winners were: Hogan-McMahon (1st Consolation), Palmedo-Simensky (1st Consolation Reprieve), Kaplan-Schwab (2nd Consolation), Cherna-Wachtenheim (2nd Consolation Reprieve) and Cromie-Saydah (16 Reprieve). Sharon Saunders and Jo Rogers reported that through entry fees, donations, raffles and silent auctions the event raised enough to cover more than one-third of the Sanctuary's annual needs.
Boston Open Men's
The Boston Open Men's National Ranking Tournament is scheduled for January 10th, 2009. Tournament Director Jerry Albrikes has announced that a donation will be made to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Sign up soon to participate in this event and support a worthy cause.
Las Vegas, NV The recent much-talked-about platform tennis event in Las Vegas saw the “paddle” community come together as never before to promote the sport in a new and dynamic way. Commercial sponsors Viking Athletics and Paddlepro.com came through with prize donations as part of a raffle run by P.P.T.A. pros. Proceeds from the raffle were used to finance air, hotel, prizes, and other travel expenses for the pros as well as cover the cost of give-aways and awards used during the event. David Dodge of PremierPlatform assembled the court in Las Vegas and covered all his own expenses in the process. The A.P.T.A. paid the site fee and staffed the booth from Thursday-Sunday and acted as great ambassadors of the game.view full report
Bash For Ash
Benefit for Ashley Rose Herr, daughter of Peter and Cathy Herr.
This 5 month old recently had a heart transplant and is fighting
for her precious life. Please help one of our own and support this
great family. All proceeds go to the Ashley Rose Herr Fund. Come
celebrate a night of platform, raffle items, fun, and supporting
a family in need! You do not have to attend to help donate. If you
wish to donate please contact Fifth Third Bank @ (513) 759-3800
and ask for the Ashley Rose Herr Fund. All donations are greatly
appreciated! For more information please contact Jason Gray @ Beckett
Ridge Country Club @ 513 874-9909.