written by: Staff
The 2016-2017 Platform Tennis calendar has been released. You can view it here. If you have any additions or changes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. [ read more ]
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 ]
There was a lot of experience on display at the 2013 APTA Men's 145+ Nationals at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Originally conceived as an alternative to holding a Men's 75+ Nationals, the event has become one of the most popular and well-attended senior events on the calendar. Director Rich Lombard has shepherded the tournament through its 13th year. Champions were determined on Friday at the NYAC. See the completed draw and some photos.
Sixteen teams celebrated Valentines Day a few days early at the Centercourt Women's B. Held at Centercourt Athletic Club, this new event was added to the calendar by popular demand - and still had a Waiting List! Main draw winners were Dolores Krzanowski and Michele Byrne (pictured), who defeated Amy Massa and Patrice Shapiro in the finals. The Consolation crown went to Amy Roy and Patty McDonald, who had lost a third set tiebreaker in their opening match and then won the rest of the day. They defeated Ava Reynolds and Maggie Magaldi in the finals. Reprieve honors went to Mary Grubert and Margot O'Connor over Marian Cunningham and Ellen Crowe. The Last Chance final pitted Clearwater teammates Bonnie Codey and Elissa Cordrey against Heather Collins and Karen Haberl (a last minute replacement!), with Heather and Karen prevailing. View the complete draw and some photos
Atlantic is Classic
Essex Fells, NJ
The Atlantic Classic moved to a different spot on the calendar, and the fall weather was definitely a benefit for the spectators. The Saturday afternoon tailgate atmosphere was a perfect backdrop for some exciting, athletic play! New partnerships were on display as well. Bobo Delaney and Kerri Delmonico paired to take home the Women's crown with a hard-fought 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Andrea Noyes and Judy Takach. The Men's semifinals provided great Saturday evening entertainment as newly-paired Scott Estes and Nathan LeFevre withstood the test of current Nationals silver medalists Johan duRandt and Matt Porter by the score of 6-1, 7-5. This was followed by Tournament Director Drew Broderick and Chris Gambino topping Steve DeRose and Jon Lubow in an athletic, fast-paced 7-6, 6-2 match. Sunday morning's Men's final saw Broderick and Gambino prevail over Estes and LeFevre 7-6, 6-2.
Platform Tennis players are known to be generous - and the charity events scattered throughout the calendar reflect this. LOB - Literacy Overcomes Boundaries - is a new event this year. It is positioned in mid-October as a great start to the season and a tune-up for upcoming ranking tournaments. There will be two levels of women's tournaments during the day and cocktails and men's play in the evening. All day long there will be silent auctions and raffles. Mark your calendars now. Participants and spectators are invited! Click here for more information...
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.
The weather cooperated for the 2nd Annual Beacon Hill "B" and the tournament went off as scheduled (unlike last year!). With a Wait List almost as long as the entry list, this is clearly one of the most popular tournaments on the calendar. Patti Sanford and Carolyn Cutler emerged as champs this year. View the complete draw and some photos.
The weather seemed designed to test the mettle of the players, but the players prevailed! By midday, the rains gave way to mostly gray skies and the spectators came outdoors to watch exciting semifinals and finals in the Princeton Mixed. Director Barbara Rebak's desire to not only resurrect the PIMPT but to make it once again one of the most fun tournaments on the calendar was surely fulfilled. Liz Jaffe and Juan Arraya topped the field with steady and athletic play, prevailing over Jaclyn Williamson and Jeff Lyon in the finals. Laura Sullivan-Bob Lee, Kathy Stuhler-Bob Winchester and Barbara Rebak-Alan Laymon were also winners. Click here for complete draws. More photos soon!