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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The 35th Annual Cleveland Cup competition is a celebration of the sport staged by the Greater Cleveland Platform Tennis Association. Congratulations to Eric Miller and Fayez Bhanji for successfully repeating as Champs of the A Division. They competed against Robert Edelstein and Doug Bloom in the finals. Congratulations to Brent Luce and Jeff Gips for winning the B Division. They competed against Steve Goldsword and Dave Lowman in the finals. In the Ladies A Division, Janet Mazzolla and Sue Lencewicz won. They competed against Shaheen Bhanji and Holly Pederson in the finals.
The favors were a big hit thanks to the effort of Chris Klampe, Scott Pollock and Leland Morris.
Many thanks to my partners in crime, Brian McCreary, Brent Luce, Heidi Buggele and Deb Dudley for leading the overall charge; to Bill Cody for coordinating lunch at CSC; and to Norm Blum at Ad-Vantage for their embroidery of the favors. Many thanks also to Marjorie Hodson and PaddlePro for coordinating the sign-ups! PaddlePro saved us a tremendous amount of time and helped with the overall communication of the event.
~Submitted by Andy Sikorovsky Check out the draws
2008 Husband & Wife National Champions
New Canaan, CT
Kerri Delmonico and Mike Stulac add another National Championship
to their trophy cabinet with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over the Mangans
husband & wife draw. In the 50+ Husband & Wife Karen
and Peter Lyons won over Dori and Ken Persson6-3, 6-7, 6-3 - full
50+ Draw. View additional photos
from the husband/wife events and check for live updates from Marjorie
Hodson tomorrow 3-1 for the main
event of Mixed Nationals.
Mens 50+ 60+ 70+ Sr Nationals
Scarsdale, NY 50+ 60+ 70+ Sr Nationals hit by Snow Storm - The Mens 60+ Nationals is delayed until Sunday Feb 24. The Mens 50+ and 70+ will go off as scheduled on Saturday Feb 23. Marjorie Hodson will be reporting results live from Fox Meadow Tennis Club check the draws for results Men's 50+, Men's 70+, Men's 60+ (Sunday)
Women's 40+ and 60+ Nationals
The Women's 40+ and 60+ Nationals will be held at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, NJ and other area clubs on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6th and 7th. Director Marjorie Hodson is promising great competition, camaraderie, favors and food! This tournament is open to everyone - from novice to legend. Plan to join us!
We are pleased to offer a solid sterling silver paddle charm exclusive to paddlepro.com just in time for the holiday season. This charm was commissioned by Marjorie Hodson. It is available on a sterling silver chain, and ships in a jewelry box. The charm by itself can also be purchased. Marjorie has gone the extra step of pre-wrapping any necklace orders placed before Christmas!
SOUND SHORE INVITATIONAL
Come to Fox Meadow for the first Region I Men's PCQ and NRT of the season - the Sound Shore Invitational. This season the tournament committee will be focusing on strengthening the "B" Tournament while keeping the "A" draw as strong as in the past. Tournament Director Mike Cochrane has enlisted Marjorie Hodson to help with all administrative duties for the tournament. Again this year, all surplus proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Charlie's Champions, a foundation created by Tara and John Schmitt, whose mission is to raise awareness and funds to benefit the Cancer Center for Kids. Sign up today to ensure a great day of paddle, food and fun and to support this great cause.
VIKING JUNIOR TOUR
Marjorie Hodson, administrator for the Viking Junior Tour is pleased to announce their new web site. www.vikingjuniortour.com. The web site will help promote and coordinate over 14 Junior Tour Events this season - They can also be found on the tournament schedule for 2007-2008. Junior events are exploding in popularity and have nearly doubled in less than one year. We highly recommend checking out www.vikingjuniortour.com and getting youth involved.
PPTA HIRES MARJORIE HODSON
CHICAGO, IL The PPTA has hired Marjorie Hodson as Executive Administrator. Marjorie will be coordinating communication, handling administrative duties, and working with the PPTA to strenghten their position in the platform tennis community. Marjorie says "I look foward to working with the PPTA to better serve professionals and players alike".
APTA Selects New Executive Director
Summit, NJ The APTA Board of Directors has selected George Douaire of Chicago to serve as its new Executive Director following the resignation of Marjorie Hodson. George will begin on May 21st and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org