Many junior players go off to college and don't find time for paddle. In an effort to "bring them back" a group of pros is offering College 101 paddle events at holiday times. On January 4, Mike Gillespie and Patty Hogan will host a College 101 event at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, NJ. All players (or potential players) 17 and older are invited to attend this fun, free afternoon event. Contact Mike or Patty for more info, or just show up at Canoe Brook between 2:00 and 4:00 that day.
Another season is here and several dedicated teaching pros have volunteered their time to get kids pumped for play by offering two hours of drills and thrills and tricks and treats. Hosted by Drew Broderick and the Canoe Brook Country Club, this free event will run from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 26. All junior players - from beginner to advanced levels - who are at least 8 years old are invited to attend. Patty Hogan, Mike Gillespie, Ana Brzova and other local teaching pros will be joining in the fun. If your junior paddle player would like to participate, or if you have questions about the event, please contact Patty Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: Plan to be there by 1:45 PM, and no jeans, please!)
2007 Junior Nationals Results
The 2007 APTA Junior Nationals
fielded with a record 244 participants this year. Sponsorship by Marsh, Viking Athletics, the New Jersey Men’s Platform Tennis Association, the New Jersey Women’s Platform Tennis League and Bulletworks, a volunteer force led by Patty Hogan made everything possible. 2007 Jr National champions: Girls 10 & Under: Kendall Smith/Paige Moriarty, Boys 10 & Under:Jake Colville/Stephen Zabrowski, Girls 12 & Under: Phoebe Wilks/Ariana Ross, Boys 12 & Under: Tyler Kratky/CJ Purse, Girls 14 & Under: Margaret Souther/Rachel Whitney, Boys 14 & Under: Nick Newhouse/Jason Ottomano, Girls 18 & Under, Christie Pollin/Stephanie Brown, Boys 18 & Under: Chris Kelley/Hallet Nichol. details and pictures of all finalists.
Summit Paddle Blitz
The Summit Tennis Association (www.statennis.com) and the American Platform Tennis Association combined forces on Sunday, November 19 to introduce area residents to the sport of platform tennis at the Summit public courts, located at Wilson Park. With help from Patty Hogan, Keith Riggin, the Summit Recreation Board, Viking Athletics and paddlepro.com, 35 new players were treated to instruction and fun on the court. photos and more
Bobo Delaney and Tonia Mangan
Winners:Patty Hogan and Hilary Debbs