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Another Classic! 12-17-2017
Short Hills, NJ
written by: marjorie
The New Jersey Men's Platform Tennis Association (NJMPTA) League Classic is no doubt the largest single draw tournament in the country. It is also the most fun! The 160 team field saw a lot of good play on Saturday, and the tournament will continue for 2 more days. Backdraw semis and finals are scheduled for Sunday morning. The Main Draw semis and finals will be played on Monday beginning at 5:30 PM. Everyone is invited to come to Essex Fells Country Club to enjoy Vinny's cooking (and a beverage) and watch some great play. Last year's finalists, Champions Jamie Ferriero & Steve DeRose will face p [ read more ]

The End!
Last Chance Group 2014

Morristown, NJ
It was a perfect paddle day and a perfect way to close out the season...The Last Chance Invitational celebrated its 7th year in style - wonderful food, great people, and entertaining play! Thanks to all the participants and organizers for reminding us how much fun paddle can be! See the complete results and photos.

Muni Paddle
Muni paddle

Bernards, NJ
Saturday, March 22nd marked the third annual NJ Men’s Municipal Platform Tennis Invitational Tournament.  Open only to municipal (public park) teams in the NJMPTA, there was enthusiastic participation from Maplewood, Bernards, Glen Ridge / Bradford, Florham Park / Colony and Farifield players.   Jeff Regan, Chuck Molinary and Bob Kopchains hosted the event at Bernards on an unseasonably warm paddle day and supplied ample food and adult beverages... Read more

Classic Snowstorm
LeagueClassic 2013

Short Hills, NJ
The Men's League Classic - sponsored by the New Jersey Men's Platform Tennis Association - always features 128 teams and a full day of paddle and food and fun! This year, there was the added attraction of an all day snow storm which was strong enough to overcome many of the court heaters. Despite the obstacles, the tournament was played as scheduled, with main draw finals on Monday night. Congrats to Anthony Cosimano & Jeff Hipkins on defending their title, this time over Steve DeRose & Tim McDougald in a 3 set thriller. See the complete main draw and some photos

Last Chance!
Last Chance

Morristown, NJ
It is officially over! The paddle season in New Jersey closed with the playing of the Last Chance Invitational at Spring Brook Country Club and area clubs. In its 6th year, the tournament was the biggest and best yet, with the organizers reluctantly expanding to 32 teams to accommodate more players. (Expanding the draw means spreading the teams over more clubs...but all returned to SBCC for afternoon play, cigars, massages...) Although they reached the final again, two-time defending champs Steve DeRose and Scott Giannetti were dethroned by Anthony Cosimano and Robert Krauss. See the: Complete Draw     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

A New Tradition
NJ Muni Invitational

Bernards Township, NJ
 Saturday, March 10th marked the first annual NJ Men’s Municipal Platform Tennis Invitational.  Open only to municipal (public park) teams in the NJMPTA, there was enthusiastic participation from Maplewood, Bernards, Glen Ridge/Bradford, Florham Park and Colony players.   Patrick Tuohy and Jeff Regan hosted the event at Bernards on a blue-sky paddle day and supplied ample food and adult beverages.      Read more      View the complete draw

The Classic

Short Hills, NJ
With a full 128-team draw (and many teams on the Wait List), the NJMPTA League Classic was once again a rousing success. This year, the weather cooperated to make it a fun day for the spectators as well! Sunday morning will see the semifinals (followed by the finals) of all four backdraw categories - Consolation, Reprieve, Buckshot and Last Chance. All these matches will take place at the Short HIlls Club, with semifinal play beginning at 8:30 AM and finals to follow. The Main Draw semifinals and finals will be held over until Monday evening. Play will begin at 7:00 at Essex Fells Country Club. Fans, friends, spouses and casual observers are invited to join the festivities that evening.

View the "completed" draw by clicking here.

NJ Men's League Classic
Short Hills , NJ
Saturday's 128 teams and beautiful weather was winnowed down to 20 teams and heavy rains and wind. The Main Draw seminfinals have been re-scheduled for Monday, December 27 at 6:00 PM at Canoe Brook Country Club. Backdraw semis and finals will be played at various times.
  SEMIFINALS    Full Results
1 Cosimano - Haller    
2 Lubow - DeRose
3 Stulac - Bibbee  
4 LeFevre - Kelly  

Men's B - Beacon Hill Club

Summit, NJ
The 1st Annual Beacon Hill Club Men's "B" tournament targeted players in the F through J divisions of the NJMPTA (or those of similar ability). The 16 teams had a great day of paddle and fun and are looking forward to another "B" tournament! The finalists were all from Centercourt Athletic Club, with Erik Matkiwsky and Keith Maddox prevailing over Rick Sahlman and Jiri Janko. Len Gilbert and Adam Drum, Steve Nitti and Greg Chiarello and Corey Grad and Andy Regan were all backdraw winners. View the complete draws here.

Beacon Hill Men's B
Beacon Hill Men's B

Summit, NJ
New on the calendar this year is the Beacon Hill Club Men's "B" tournament. The target group for this event is men who play in NJMPTA Divisions F, G, H, I or J, or those of similar abilities. Director Darlene Finnegan is promising a fun day of play on Sunday, October 24 at Beacon Hill and local clubs.

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