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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 ]
written by: paddlepro staff Viking Athletics has introduced two new colors for the popular T22 shoe and Prince has introduced the T22 Lite. All have a 6-month outsole warranty. See these new shoes here > [ read more ]
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Viking hat, cigar and a smile for all - David Kjeldsen has been synonymous with platform tennis since the late 1980s.
From A2Z Products to founding Viking Athletics in 1995, David has been one of the most knowledgeable, respected and beloved figures in the sport. He has promoted, encouraged and sponsored various aspects of platform tennis, including the Viking Junior Tour, the PPTA, paddlepro.com, Viking Academy and countless individuals. He was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008 based on his wide contributions to the sport.
Since selling Viking Athletics in 2008, David has [ 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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Viking Introduces new "Long Body" Paddle
Viking continues the heritage of pushing the boundries and revolutionizing technology with new 19" paddle. While this paddle is not yet approved for National Ranking Tournaments it is available to the public today.
Fairfield, CT Scott Slobin hosted The Patterson Junior Open - part of the Viking APTA Junior Tour - on Sunday, November 9. With good weather and enthusiastic juniors it was a great day of paddle! Thanks to Viking for their sponsorship and all the volunteers who made it happen!
Viking, announces the launch of the first ever, multi-region summer league as one additional step to help grow the sport across the U.S.A. Registrations have already flooded in since the announcement that landed the week of Nationals.
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The Viking APTA Junior Tour Beacon Hill Junior Open took place on Sunday ahead of an impending snow storm...with all but one match decided before it was time to get on the road and head home! Champs were crowned in Girls 10s (Grace Denious & Amelia Hughes), Girls 12s (Kelly Van Hoesen & Isabel Sanchez), Girls 15s (Tori Blundin & Cami Haarmann), Girls 18s (Audrey Randazzo & Kendall Codey), Boys 10s (Griffin Cramer & Charles Brossy), Boys 15s (Jordan Beacham & Terrence Small) and Boys 18s (Griffin Kulick & Lukas Mahler). The Boys 12s final between Colin Wahl & Luke Muse and Luke Crowley & Peter Denious will be completed at a later date. See the full resultsSee some photos
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 bracketsPhotos
Ben Porter promoted to General Manager of Viking
As part of the ongoing development of the Viking business we are pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Porter to the position of General Manager of Viking. Ben has been an instrumental part of the Viking sales force and overall brand for years. Ben will immediately assume his new responsibilities and continue working to ensure that our service to our dealer and consumer partners remains the number one priority for Viking. In addition to his new role with Viking, Ben will continue as the Prince Brand Manager for the NY and NJ territory.
Whats HOT for 2013 Platform Tennis
Review of 3 Hot Paddles for 2013. From Viking The Re-Ignite Lite, and O-Zone, and The Ugly Stick BLX from Wilson.
Authentic Brands Completes Prince Sports Acquisition
Authentic Brands Group officially acquired the Prince brand name, adding another strong brand to its growing family of properties. ABG, which already owns TapouT, Sportcraft and Silver Star Casting Company, said its objective is to maintain Prince Sports' historical reign in the tennis world while expanding into new categories.