Plain City, OH Brian Heil and the Elysium Tennis Club resurrected the women's portion of the Columbus Open. This is Brian's recap:
The Columbus Open was played on Friday February 7th and was a huge success. We had 24 teams battle it out in single digit temperature with the team of Budde-Glassmeyer eventually prevailing 6-0,6-3 vs Gilbert-Lippy. The ladies all had a great day filled with competition, camaraderie, food and drinks! Thanks to all the staff at Elysium for putting on a great tourney and special thanks to Worthington Hills Country Club for the use of their courts. We look forward to next years tourney and gaining PCQ and possibly NRT status. View the full draw
Wilson 2013 Platform Tennis Paddles now IN STOCK
Wilson 2013 Platform Tennis line introduces 2 New Paddles - The Big Stick and Ugly Stick as well as updates to the Pro Staff and Hope.
On January 28th and 29th, Bronxville Village and surrounding platform tennis courts will once again play host to the Jansen Memorial Platform Tennis Tournament. This mixed doubles tournament has been played annually for over 15 years. All proceeds from the tournament and the cocktail reception are donated to Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care. Jansen has provided compassionate care and unparalleled services to patients facing a serious or life-threatening illness who wish to live in the comfortable surroundings of their own home, among family and friends, with peace and dignity. Jansen's personalized approach to hospice care imparts peace of mind during a very difficult and vulnerable time. Helping family members is an essential part of their mission, and their exceptional staff and professionally trained volunteers are available when needed most. There is still room for you in this event. Download an application
Indian Trail "B"
Franklin Lakes , NJ
The weather and the setting were ideal...and the competition was fierce! The 4th Indian Trail Women's "B" tournament had a distinct Indian Trail presence, as both teams in the finals were composed of ITC members. Christine Eckels and Krisi Behrens prevailed over Nanette Wigginton and Jennifer Mendolia (pictured, left to right) by the score of 6-4, 6-2. Other winners were: Ellis Siedem and Courtney Blundin - Consolation; Karen Dorne and Carolyn Tierney - Last Chance and Juliet Little-Broderick and Martha Ucko - Reprieve. Thanks again to Ana and Mike and the ITC staff for a great day! View the complete draw
A+ for Patterson
The grades are in, and both the Patterson Club B and the new Patterson Club Men's Ranking tournament have been rated A+! With full 32-draws in each event, plenty of courts, great food and even better competition, Region 2 began the season with a rousing success. The Patterson Club staff had to bring in extra seating to accommodate the crowds who gathered to watch afternoon play. Tournament Directors Scott Slobin and Patricio Misitrano, both involved in afternoon play, had things so well organized that they could concentrate on their paddle.
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Wilson Sporting Goods releases 2010-2011 Platform Tennis lineup
Wilson carries over succesful BLX technology to 2010-2011 Platform Tennis line. New Racquets include "ProStaff BLX", "Slash BLX, "Power BLX, "Surge BLX", "Blade BLX", "Hope BLX" as well as updated "Champ" and "Xcel" paddles. More about BLX and the full Wilson paddle line.
Wilson Launches New Technology
Wilson is introducing two new paddles with a new [K]utting Edge technology. The [K]Pro Staff is available in two grip sizes and features Smart Density foam. The Beach Warrior is available in one general grip size and is low density. full press release
The Newport Daily News
Jamestown, RI By Rick McGowan
Daily News staff
The inclement weather Thursday afternoon meant for ideal conditions to swing a racket on an outdoor court while the American sporting world focused on indoor courts. “A perfect paddle day,” Evan Smith said as he looked up at the gray sky. “No sun. Forty degrees. On a day like today, you work up a sweat like you have no idea.” read full article
PPTA Growing the Game
Las Vegas, NV The recent much-talked-about platform tennis event in Las Vegas saw the “paddle” community come together as never before to promote the sport in a new and dynamic way. Commercial sponsors Viking Athletics and Paddlepro.com came through with prize donations as part of a raffle run by P.P.T.A. pros. Proceeds from the raffle were used to finance air, hotel, prizes, and other travel expenses for the pros as well as cover the cost of give-aways and awards used during the event. David Dodge of PremierPlatform assembled the court in Las Vegas and covered all his own expenses in the process. The A.P.T.A. paid the site fee and staffed the booth from Thursday-Sunday and acted as great ambassadors of the game.view full report