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Merry Christmas
12-24-2011
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It Was Classic
12-12-2011
League Classic 2011

Essex Fells , NJ
With a larger than anticipated crowd of spectators, the keg was "kicked" by 8:00 PM and the grill was in use only for hand-warming by 9:00, but the action was just starting to heat up as the finals of the NJ Men's League Classic were beginning. The semifinals saw top-seeded Jon Lubow and Steve DeRose drop the first set and then storm back to defeat Clay Bibbee and Mike Stulac 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Drew Broderick and Pat Kelly, seeded 4th, overwhelmed #2 seeds Anthony Cosimano and Steve Haller 6-2, 6-0. Read more, see some crowd photos and view the complete results of this 128 team tournament.


New England Men's PCQ
12-11-2011
New England Men finalists

Manchester, MA
The newly configured Region 2 held a Men's Presidents Cup Qualifying tournament on Saturday, December 10 at the Essex County Club and area courts. Tournament Director Paul Fairchild had a full draw for the event and a good run at the title before falling in the semifinals in three tough sets. Todd Hiscox and Johan du Randt proved too strong for the field as they defeated Matt Dana and Bill Power in the finals by the score of 7-6, 6-4. Other winners include: Consolation - Joe Maher and Todd Carpenter over Adam Ware and Scott Brockelman; Reprieve - Rob Pierce and Mike Fried over Jeff Doran and Karl Gregor; Last Chance - Ed Young and Jim Hamilton over Brad Hoffman and Dan Nash.     View the complete draw


The Classic
12-10-2011
NJMPTA

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.


Detroit Invitational Tournament
12-3-2011
Detroit

Detroit, MI
The "Fast and Furious" Detroit Invitational Tournament was held on Saturday, December 3. After a full day of play, Jay Woldenberg and Jeronie Barnes emerged as victors over Mike Parks and Dave Cosgrove. Adam Erickson and Todd Wojtkowski were Consolation champs. Tournament Directors Patrick Mercier and Tom Dow squared off in the Reprieve final, with Patrick and partner Chris Rockwell prevailing. Rich Moellering and Rich Carron were Last Chance winners, Brent Luce and Leland Morris took the Reprieve Consolation crown and Doug DiRosario and Pablo Russo took 5th place with their victory in the Quarterfinal Reprieve. View the full draw


Happy Thanksgiving
11-24-2011
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Sound Shore Invitational
11-19-2011
Sound Shore Invitational

Rye, NY
The Sound Shore Invitational Open Draw final was a repeat of last season's National Championship final, with a different outcome. An amazing display of athleticism, racquet skills, quick hands and feet saw Matt Porter and Johan du Randt top Mark Parsons and Mike Stulac by the score of 6-2, 2-6, 6-0. Michael Montalbano and Bill Horne won the "B" Division. Completed draws: Open Division     B Division


Sound Shore Invitational
11-19-2011
Sound Shore Invitational

Rye, NY
The Semifinals are set for the Open Division of the Sound Shore Invitational and the "B" draw is nearing a conclusion. The top 3 seeds made it to the semis, while unseeded Scott Estes and Nathan LeFevre ousted #4 Juan Arraya and Alex Bancila. Check out the draws here: Open Division     B Division


Orange Balls Are Back!!
11-18-2011
Orange Viking balls

USA
Color choices are back!  Balls are now available in 3 Colors from Viking and 2 colors from Wilson.
Details and availibility


Soundshore Invitational webcasts draw live today @ 1pm
11-16-2011
Sound Shore Invitational

Rye, NY
In 2003 The Sound Shore Invitational was the first tournament administered 100% online, and set the standard for all tournaments since. Today, again with paddlepro.com The Sound Shore Invitational will set a new standard by broadcasting the 'Mens Open' draw live.

Tune in to the webcast live at 1pm EST


Junior Tour
11-15-2011
Patterson Juniors

Fairfield, CT
The Patterson Club kicked off the Viking Junior Paddle Tour on November 13 with beautiful warm fall weather for the Patterson Junior Open. 32 teams entered the event for boys and girls in 10, 12, 14, and 18 and under divisions. Special thanks to The Patterson Club as the host club and to Weston Field Club, Wilton Riding Club, Country Club of Fairfield and Aspetuck Valley Country Club for the use of their paddle courts. Thanks to Viking and Paddlepro for all their support. See the results and some photos ~submitted by Scott Slobin, Head Racquets Professional, The Patterson Club


Border War!
11-10-2011
Sapporo Cup Captains

Denver, CO
The tradition of the Border War was born last year, and this year's rematch was greatly anticipated. In preparation for this year’s event, the line-ups on both sides were being discussed months in advance. With Colorado being a small platform tennis market, it is always refreshing to cross swords with a new talented player.  Colorado ordered up another perfect clear and cold night for the match. As the Boulder players fought traffic to make it to the Arapahoe Tennis Club, the Denver players lounged in the comfort of their club house and began eyeing the Sapporo Cup trophy over frothy beverages. But which team would come out on top? Read more


Rochester Open
10-31-2011
Rochester Open 2011

Rochester, NY
It was a perfect day for paddle in Rochester despite what was happening up and down the East Coast! And even though the name was changed from the Shadow Lake Invitational to the Rochester Open, this 33rd edition of the tournament was just as much fun as the rest! Among the more than 60 teams competing in 4 events, there were a record 7 teams from the Pittsburgh area and another 4 from Cleveland! Congratulations to Jeff McMaster & Brett Engelsberg who upheld their #1 seeding in the Men's Open tournament; Jennifer Schneider & Kelly Brown, who came from Buffalo and surprised 3 seeded teams on their way to the Women's Open title; Jack Odenbach & John Newell, locals who claimed the Men's B crown and Katy Hanrahan & Lynn Diefendorf, top-seeded local players who won the Women's B tournament. View the complete draws: Men's Open     Men's B     Women's Open     Women's B


Indian Trail "B"
10-30-2011
Indian Trail women 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


Atlantic is Classic
10-23-2011

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.

View the complete draws: Women's Ranking         Men's Ranking


B is for Beacon
10-23-2011
BHC Men B 2011

Summit, NJ
The Beacon Hill Men's B tournament returned for a second year and the competition and fun-factor were just as high as in the inaugural season! Jared Lissauer and Greg Weiss traveled from Westchester County to have home the title, topping Adam Drum and Len Gilbert in the finals. The Haines brothers, William and Andrew, were Consolation winners over Jeff Garibaldi and Roger Breene; Reprieve winners were Patrick Collins and Richard Mendolia; Last Chance went to Mark Polemeni and Keith Riabov; Reprieve Consolation to John Blundin and Robert Mannion and Hans Tang and Patrick Collins (another one!) claimed 3rd place. Complete draw.


Atlantic Women's B
10-21-2011

Essex Fells, NJ
The ladies took center stage at Essex Fells Country Club on Friday, with 12 teams competing for the "B" crown. The winners were Jill Collins and Regina Feeney, who defeated Carolyn Vegliante and Katie Bizub in the finals by the score of 6-3, 6-4. The Consolation title went to Kathy Petersen and Nancy Leccese, over Liz Dunn and Gail Bradley. Reprieve Winners were Amy Massa and Patrice Shapiro, who outlasted Jane Parkes and Elizabeth Del Duca 1-6, 6-0, 6-4. Juliet Little-Broderick and Beth Jennings won the Last Chance bracket; Sue Mackie and Regina Kelly won the Reprieve Consolation; and Patty Corn and Gigi Foley-Cox took 3rd Place over Beth Madsen and Marla Kearney by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. View the complete draw


Instructional Video - Win from the Wires
10-19-2011

Beacon Hill, NJ
PPTA's Stephen Caccam of the Beacon Hill Club with Darlene Finnegan & Jill Feher show ways to set up offense with lobs.

playPlay This Video --- more instructional videos


LOB for Literacy
10-17-2011
Bobo and Things

Chatham, NJ
The weather threatened all day, but the skies didn't open up until the very end, and LOB was a success! LOB - Literacy Overcomes Boundaries, in its inaugural year raised more than $7000 to benefit year-round literacy programs in the Port section of Elizabeth. Good food, good paddle, good friends and fun auction items all contributed to the good feeling!  Bobo Delaney & Andrea Noyes prevailed in the "A" draw and Beth Madsen & Carol D'Alessandro in the "B" draw. But the real winners were all the children who will benefit from the generosity displayed! Thanks to all our donors and supporters, and remember that we are still accepting books to fill our new library! completed draws and photos coming soon!


Mixed Rules
10-18-2011
PIMPT finalists

Princeton, NJ
The Princeton Invitational Mixed Platform Tournament drew players from New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Jersey, with a large number of the teams having a family connection. Teams from Rochester and West Chester prevailed, with the mother-son duo Laurie and David Hissey outlasting husband-wife Sandra and Fritz Odenbach in the final by the score of 6-3, 7-6. Other winners were:  Quarter Reprieve - Newhall & Newhall (husband-wife) over McDougald & McDougald (brother-sister); Consolation - Rabuse & Montalbano (mother-son) over Marchese & Marchese (husband-wife); 2nd Conso - O'Conner & O'Conner (husband-wife) over Garrett & Garrett (mother-son) ; and Last Chance - Finnegan & McGlone (fiances) over Kennedy & Kennedy (husband-wife). See the complete draw.


A+ for Patterson
10-17-2011
Patterson Crowd Scene

Fairfield, CT
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.   Read more and see some photos


Free Shipping on orders $99 and up
10-13-2011
Free Shipping

USA
We hear you! Now we offer free shipping on all orders over $99

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Paddle Marathon
10-04-2011
Bridgeport REscue Mission

Fairfield, CT
There will be 24 hours of paddle at The Patterson Club, beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 21. The "Paddle Against Hunger" marathon will raise funds in support of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The marathon will kick off with a pizza party and concert from a local band and will culminate in a modest cocktail party on Saturday evening. During the twenty-four hours in between pizza and cocktails, at least one of the paddle courts will be in use, with participating players raising money through donations.   Read more


War Open Season
09-25-2011
Atlantic Club
Wall Township , NJ
The War at the Shore once again opened the tournament season in New Jersey, and some familiar names were victorious again. Andrea Noyes and Mike Atkinson defeated tournament director Judy Takach and partner Bob Winchester in the semifinals before coming back to defeat Liz Jaffe and Mark Ruppert in the finals 0-6, 7-6, 7-6. Liz & Mark had beaten Joanne O'Shaughneesy and Bill Browne in their semifinal. Other winners include Tina Wein and Miguel Cobbs (Quarterfinal Reprieve); Cammy McFadden and BJ Paret (Consolation); Tina Lum and Junius Clark (Reprieve) and Barbara and Rob Rebak (Last Chance). In an unusual occurence in New Jersey this year, there was no rain!


Literacy Overcomes Boundaries
08-22-2011
LOB logo
Chatham, NJ
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...


Tournament Schedule
08-17-2011

USA (and CANADA)
Hot weather is still here, but it's not too early to begin planning for the upcoming paddle season. The tournament and event schedule for the 2011-2012 platform tennis season has been posted. If you would like to have your event added to our schedule, or have changes or more information about your event for us to post, please contact us. We are happy to post applications for all events, and can help you with event registration and logistics.


Wilson Paddle launches new technology
08-15-2011
Wilson

Chicago IL
The leader in innovation has taken the paddle tennis world by storm and introduced a new paddle racquet technology to enhance every players’ game.

Learn more about "Gator Grit" Technology


Windy City Hosts First Ever U.S. Beach Tennis Nationals
07-18-2011
Beach Tennis

Chicago IL
On the weekend of July 10-11,  the fast-growing sport of beach tennis held its first ever U.S. National Championships, as the sport's top players converged in Chicago to compete for $3,000 in prize money and to vie to see who is the best of the best in the world of beach tennis. Top players from Long Island to California teamed up for this first-ever national showdown amongst the Americans.
Full Story from Chicago


JULY 15th - Last day for 2010 Prices!!
07-14-2011
platform tennis balls

USA
JULY 15th - Last day for 2010 Prices!!
Wilson and Viking have given Paddlepro the opportunity to buy new balls at last years price.  We are passing this opportunity along to the players. Beginning July 15 2011 new pricing will take effect. Take advantage of old pricing fast.. Details on new pricing

Stock up now at last years price! shop all balls


Introduce Platform Tennis to 80,000+ residents
07-03-2011
The Villages

The Villages, FL
We have not skipped a beat, even in this 90+ degree weather, to introduce Platform Tennis to the 80,000+ residents in The Villages.  We have run our weekly "Introduction to Platform Tennis - 101" all year long and have attracted hundreds to our sessions.  Every other Friday, we offer our Platform Tennis 102 (the next stage in learning the sport after they have taken 101) which is the springboard into our open play sessions, leagues, and tournaments.

Read more about Platform Tennis at the Villages, FL
by: Russ Jones


$3,600 Prize Money in Chicago Beach Tennis Tournament
07-02-2011
Beach Tennis Chicago

Chicago IL
Beach Tennis USA runs first Beach Tennis tournament on Chicago's North Avenue Beach Sunday July 10th.$3,600 prize money. Pro Mens & Womens Doubles and Pro Mens & Womens Singles Details on this Event


Platform Tennis Ball Price Increase On July 15th
07-01-2011
platform tennis balls

USA
Wilson and Viking have given Paddlepro the opportunity to buy new balls at last years price.  We are passing this opportunity along to the players. Beginning July 15 2011 new pricing will take effect. Take advantage of old pricing fast.. Details on new pricing

Stock up now at last years price! shop all balls


Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge Kicks Off 2011 Local BTUSA Season
06-20-2011

Long Beach, NY
Beach Tennis USA, along with Long Island Tennis Magazine, kicked off the summer beach tennis season on the weekend of June 4-5 with its first of five Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge Tournaments. The challenge included all levels of beach tennis play, from amateur to professional, and for the first time, men’s singles in addition to all the doubles play. Great weather brought a big turnout which made for a great weekend at the new beach tennis location in front of the Allegria Hotel on National Boulevard in Long Beach, N.Y

.Full Story


Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge Kicks Off 2011 Local BTUSA Season
06-20-2011

Long Beach, NY
Beach Tennis USA, along with Long Island Tennis Magazine, kicked off the summer beach tennis season on the weekend of June 4-5 with its first of five Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge Tournaments. The challenge included all levels of beach tennis play, from amateur to professional, and for the first time, men’s singles in addition to all the doubles play. Great weather brought a big turnout which made for a great weekend at the new beach tennis location in front of the Allegria Hotel on National Boulevard in Long Beach, N.Y

.Full Story


The San Diego Beach Tennis Association started its 2011 tennis season
06-20-2011
Eric Basart, ex-pro tennis player and avid Beach Tennis fan, with Gretchen Magers

San Diego, CA
The San Diego Beach Tennis Association started its 2011 tennis season with a round robin social tournament on Sunday, June 19, in Ocean Beach. Continue reading on Examiner.com Beach Tennis season opener in Ocean Beach last Sunday June 19 - Los Angeles Tennis. The location of Beach Tennis activities in Ocean beach is at the corner of Spray Street and Brighton Ave near the lifeguard tower. Four permanent sets of poles for Beach Volleyball were outfitted with extra hooks for Beach Tennis nets. Continue reading on Examiner.com Beach Tennis season opener in Ocean Beach last Sunday June 19 - Los Angeles Tennis |

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Beach Tennis now exclusively paddles
05-27-2011
Beach Tennis

USA
Havent heard of Beach Tennis yet? Beach Tennis USA has adopted international rules using paddles! Check out this video

. Read more about 2011 Beach Tennis Season from Long Island Tennis Magazine


Beach Tennis Season Begins This Weekend
05-5-2011
Beach Tennis

LONG BEACH, NY
Republished from: Long Island Tennis Magazine
This weekend's forecast calls for beautiful weather on Long Island, and with that comes the kickoff of the 2011 Beach Tennis season in New York. The new location for tournament play and permanent Beach Tennis courts in New York this summer is in Long Beach, right next to the Allegria Hotel (on the beach at the Allegria Hotel - National Boulevard and the Boardwalk). Read more about 2011 Beach Tennis Season


GREATER BOSTON PLATFORM TENNIS LEAGUE COMPLETES 34th SEASON
04-16-2011
Greater Boston Platform Tennis League

BOSTON, MA
Submitted by Mike Reed
Much is written and known about the ballyhooed platform tennis leagues in Chicago, Long Island and Westchester County but very little is known about the Greater Boston Platform Tennis league that just completed its 34th season of Monday night play from October to April.  Read more about GBTPTL 34th season.


The Canadians
04-15-2011
Canadian Flag

Toronto, ON, Canada
At the official season ending tournament in Canada, Americans teamed with Canadians to take Men's, Men’s B and Women’s titles. For the first time, The Canadian Open took a charitable slant in honour of those paddlers, past and present, who face the realities of cancer every day. Paul Stulac and Scott McFaden claimed the Joe Stulac Memorial trophy and Sandra Odenbach and Suzanne Lanthier won the women's title.  John (Prince William) Newell and Andrew Corneil emerged as "B" champs.   Read more


Year End Rankings
04-15-2011
rankings

USA
Women's and Men's final rankings for the 2010-2011 season have been released. They show Sally Cottingham and Liz Hayward leaping to the top of the Women's list, while Mike Cochrane and Scott Estes maintained their #1 spot in the Men's.

View the complete:    Women's Rankings    Men's Rankings


Iron Matt Mixed Paddle
04-2-2011
Iron Matt

Franklin Lakes, NJ
The platform tennis community loves a good cause...and what could be a better cause than "helping children win the race against brain tumors"? The Iron Matt Mixed Paddle tournament (Iron Maddle) was back for a second year with a full draw, perfect weather, good friends, good paddle, good music, great cause! At the close of day, Ana Brzova and Anthony Cosimano prevailed over Kelly Van Calcar and Mike Gillespie to claim the crown. The winner was the Matthew Larson Foundation and all of the children and families who will be affected by their generosity.   See some photos


Last Chance
04-2-2011
Robertson-Osbourne

Morristown, NJ
Summer is coming...and there was one last chance...to play in an organized platform tennis tournament during the 2010-2011 season. That tournament, The Last Chance, took place at Spring Brook Country Club on April 2nd. Featuring quality players, quality people, quality (and quantity) food, fire pit, massage therapist, cigars and music...All who were invited to play were winners! The tournament champs were Steve DeRose and Scott Giannetti, who defeated Drew Broderick and Steve Griggs in the finals. Best tournament of the year? Maybe...

    View the draw          See some photos


Married Mixed
03-22-2011
Ill Mixed

Chicago, IL
The rules are simple: entering teams must be married...before, during and after the tournament! The Illinois Married Mixed was based at Sunset Ridge Country Club this year, and featured both an "A" and a "B" draw for those couples who qualified. Winning the "A" level were Katie & Jim Mangan, defeating former winners Gayle & Mike Sullivan in the finals. The "B" title was claimed by Kim & Tim Gorham, who topped Melissa & Kip Read in the finals.

    View the draws:    "A" Level     "B" Level        See some photos


Wilton Open
03-21-2011
Wilton Open

Wilton, CT
The Wilton Open is a charity event featuring 2 draws (A and B), a steel drum band, amazing food, great paddle and even a Kraken sighting or two. The tournament is traditionally associated with St. Patrick's Day, so green and fun are the order of the day. This year's winners are Mike Fried and Alex Seiler in the "A" draw and Jared Lissauer and Jason Adler in the "B" draw. But the real winner is the WIlton Family Y. Congrats to all who made this great day of paddle possible for the 28th year!

View the draws: Men's "A"         Men's "B"         See some photos by Steve Caccam


Men's Island "B"
03-21-2011
Island B

Newport,RI
The Island "B"  Men's tournament  was contested this weekend at the Newport Country Club. The sixteen team draw enjoyed a day of beautiful weather and great play. The finals pitted #1 Steve Heath & Bertrand Dumont against #2 Dan McCormick & Steve Athamas, with the second seeded team prevailing 6-4, 6-4.
 View the complete Draw


Men's 50+ Nationals
03-20-2011
Fox Meadow Senior Nationals

Scarsdale, NY
The Men's 50+ National Championships concluded at Fox Meadow Tennis Club this morning. Scott Bondurant and Bill Fiedler prevailed over Fritz Odenbach and Rusty Wright by the score of 7-6, 6-1.

View the draw        See some photos


Men's 50-60-70+ Nationals
03-19-2011
Men's 60+ finalists

Scarsdale, NY
The Men's 50+ and 70+ National Championships opened play today at Fox Meadow Tennis Club and a few surrounding courts, while the Men's 60+ Championship was concluded. John Adams and Burke Hayes upset top-seeded and defending champs Steve Baird and Scott Estes in a hard-fought 7-6, 7-5 final to claim gold in the 60+. Men's 70s featured an exciting final with Mike Hanna and Mike O'Donnell outlasting Roy Anderson and Joe Holmes 3-6, 6-3, 7-6.
     View the complete draws       See some photos


Men's Senior Nationals
03-18-2011
Fox Meadow Senior Nationals

Scarsdale, NY
The Men's 60+ National Championships kicked off a weekend of competition at Fox Meadow Tennis Club today. Defending champs Steve Baird andScott Estes will face newcomers John Adams and Burke Hayes in Saturday's 11:00 AM final. The tournament featured teams from Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Colorado competing alongside "locals" from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Backdraw matches were completed today.
     View the complete draw       See some photos


ESPN Page 2
03-18-2011
ESPN

Platform tennis cures the winter blues
By Matt Lindner ESPN Special to Page 2
GOLF, Ill. -- Platform tennis star Johan Du Randt is much, much better at playing his sport of choice than he is at explaining what exactly it is.
"Tennis and squash combined a little bit in a cage, I guess," the former pro tennis player says.
Read Full Article


Men's 145+ Nationals
03-17-2011
Men's 145+ Nats

Scarsdale, NY
The Men's 145+ National Championship, in its 11th season, had the largest and strongest field yet. Seventeen teams with combined ages of a minimum of 145 years gathered at Fox Meadow Tennis Club to "banter with old friends and brood about that 'one point' that made a difference". With several former champs in the draw, the seeds were in jeopardy early. In the end, second seeded Roy Anderson and Joe Holmes prevailed over #4 Ray Crosta and George Lynch by the score of 6-3, 6-4.
     View the complete draw       See some photos


National Champs
03-13-2011
parsons stulac

Chicago, IL
The Nationals pitted former champs Johan du Randt and Mike Stulac, each playing with different partners this year, against each other in another all East Coast final. Mike and partner Mark Parsons (The Canadians) defeated Johan and Matt Porter (a South African-Aussie pair) to take the crown. Other winners are: Consolation - Edlefsen & Jacobsohn; Last Chance - Riva & Wiese; Last Chance Conso - Lanphier & Lanphier; Conso Reprieve - Lyon & Mayes; 64 Reprieve - Fiedler & Mavrin; 64 Reprieve Conso - Barnes & O'Malley; 32 Reprieve - Neave & Smith; 16 Reprieve - Broderick & Gambino and Quarter Reprieve - Arraya & Bancila. Congrats to all!      Men's Draw


National Champs
03-13-2011
cindy and lauren

Chicago, IL
Cindy Prendergast and Lauren Zink are all smiles after claiming another National title. The pair made it through the tournament without dropping a set. They defeated the unseeded team of Liz Jaffe and Lisa Rudloff in the finals by the score of 6-2, 6-1. Other winners include: Consolation - Blanch & Eichleay; 64 Reprieve - Kochis & Williamson; 32 Reprieve - Jones & Shpiz; 16 Reprieve - Delaney & Mangan; Quarter Reprieve - Dardis & Shay; Last Chance - Brown & Martin and Reprieve Consolation - Quigley & Stevens. Congrats to all!

          Women's Draw


APTA Nationals
03-12-2011
Platform Tennis Nationals
The East Coast is looking good in both Women's and Men's events!
Men's Semi Finals
 
SEMI FINALS
 
FINALS
 
WINNER
     
2011 National Champions
1 Cochrane - Estes du Randt - Porter
7-6, 6-1
 
2 du Randt - Porter  

Parsons - Stulac
7-5, 6-4

3 Bondurant - Johnson Parsons - Stulac
6-2, 7-5
4 Parsons - Stulac  
 
1ST ROUND
 
SEMI-FINALS
 
FINALS
      Updated: 3/13/11 3:57 PM

APTA Nationals
03-12-2011
Platform Tennis Nationals
Women's Semi Finals
 
SEMI FINALS
 
FINALS
 
WINNER
     
2011 National Champions
1 Prendergast - Zink Prendergast - Zink  
2 Cottingham - Hayward  

Prendergast - Zink
6-2, 2-1

3 Doten - Nusslock Jaffe - Rudloff
4 Jaffe - Rudloff  
 
1ST ROUND
 
SEMI-FINALS
 
FINALS
      Updated: 3/13/11 4:00 PM

NJ Men's 60+
03-12-2011
NJ Men's 60s finalists

Westfield, NJ
The New Jersey Men's 60+ tournament, traditionally held at Echo Lake Country Club, is always a great day of paddle and friendship, and this year was no exception. Tournament Director Larry Hartzell reports that Scott Estes and Mike O'Donnell claimed another title, defeating Jim McCready and Peter Rooney in the finals.


Winnable "B"
03-12-2011
winnable B

Summit, NJ
The Monsoon Open was not held this year...instead the Winnable B was contested under bright blue skies! Thirty-two teams competed throughout the day with winners crowned in 4 events. An entertaining main draw final saw Tyler Gaffney and Jeremy Lamande charge back in the third set to defeat Rob Schenone and Tim McDougald 2-6, 6-1, 7-5. Other winners and finalists are: Consolation - Ian McDonald & Mark Callahan over Kevin Dillon and Lance Barrett; Reprieve - Jon and Blake Anderson over Steve Bernt & Craig Hall; Last Chance - Patrick Collins & Paul Rippe over Chris Conroy & Andrew Schroeder.  
View the complete draw
    Photos


APTA Nationals
03-11-2011
apta

Chicago, IL
Women's Main Draw competition has closed for the day. Tomorrow morning's quarterfinals will feature neither of the top two seeds. Andrea Noyes - Judy Takach (#16) will face Cindy Prendergast - Lauren Zink (#12); Cynthia Dardis - Amy Shay (#4) will face Sally Cottingham - Liz Hayward (#5); Mary Doten - Chelsea Nusslock (#9) will play Keri Flynn - Sue Tarzian (#3) and Gillian Climo - Jane McNitt (#11) will play unseeded Liz Jaffe - Lisa Rudloff.
                Women's Draw                         Men's Draw                     Updated: 3/12/11 3:44 PM


APTA Nationals
03-10-2011
apta

Chicago, IL
The competition for Presidents Cup begins today in Chicago, with National Championships to follow through Sunday. Top seeds for the women's tournament are Heather Prop and Lynne Schneebeck; top seeds for the men's are Mike Cochrane and Scott Estes. The draws are being updated:
                Women's Draw                         Men's Draw                     Updated: 3/11/11 6:48 PM


March Madness
03-09-2011

bedens brook

Skillman, NJ
March Madness came to New Jersey today in the form of a women's platform tennis tournament! Held at The Bedens Brook Club and area courts, the tournament featured 19 teams looking for some competitive play as the season winds down. Congratulations to champs Kathy Stuhler & Tami Gilmartin, who defeated Molly McDougald & Barbara Rebak in the finals. Other winners: Consolation - Laurie O'Leary & Karen Stahl over Debbie Ferraid & Sue Thomas; Last Chance - Ginny Whitaker & Jean Snyder over Pam Morris & Francoise Lucarelli; Reprieve - Kerry Bascio & Jennie Caufield over Joan Crines & Laura Haaren.


Iron Matt
03-04-2011
Iron Matt

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Iron Maddle - The Iron Matt Mixed Paddle tournament - is back for a second year. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Matthew Larson Foundation which is "helping children win the race against brain tumors". The tournament will be held at Indian Trail Club on April 2nd, with a full day of paddle and refreshments and an evening of dinner and dancing! Find a friend and sign up to play - or support us with out playing!


Paddles with a Purpose
03-04-2011
Bennett Cancer Center

Stamford, CT
“Paddles with a Purpose,” the 3rd Annual Paddle Tennis Tournament to benefit the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital, will be held on April 2, 2011 at the New Canaan Country Club. 100% of the funds raised will go directly to programs for the Cancer Center’s patients and their families. A $125 “donation” covers tournament entry, food, drink, and a great giveaway. We’ll be there rain, snow, or shine and we hope you will be, too! Please RSVP to Kpollak@stamhealth.org if you would like to participate.


Big Paddle
03-02-2011
Essex Paddle

West Hartford, CT
The Essex Platform Tennis Club won its third straight  Big Paddle on February 26th. The interclub competition pits Essex, Shelter Harbor, Longmeadow and Hartford Golf Club against each other. Each club fields five teams who face off in round robin play. Hartford Golf Club hosted the event.

Read more


Women's Senior Nationals
03-01-2011
Fox Meadow

Scarsdale, NY
The Women's 50+ National Championships have finally concluded! Originally scheduled for January 12, the tournament was postponed and interrupted by snow twice. In the end, Bobo Delaney and Judy Takach claimed their second gold of the season downing Judy Arden and Susan Lovejoy 6-4, 6-4. The pair won the Women's 40+ title in early February. This was Bobo's third gold medal of the season, coming just two days after her victory (with Steve DeRose) in the Mixed Nationals.


Men's Rankings
02-28-2011
rankings

USA
Ranking Chair Ray Crosta has released the final rankings before Nationals. Cochrane-Estes remain on top, followed by Arraya-Bancila. Broderick-Gambino jumped into the third position, followed by Berka-Eberly and Goodspeed-Mansager.

View the complete rankings here


Mixed Nationals
02-27-2011
Mixed Nationals

Morristown, NJ
Congratulations to Bobo Delaney and Steve Derose 2011 Mixed National Champions. see full draw here

 
SEMI-FINALS
 
FINALS
 
WINNERS
1 Stoklasova - Bredberg
Lyon - Arraya
3-6, 7-5, 7-6
 
2 Lyon - Arraya Delaney - DeRose
7-5, 3-6, 7-5
3 Brzova - Gillespie
Delaney - DeRose
6-1, 6-3
4 Delaney - DeRose  
 
SEMI-FINALS
 
FINALS
 
WINNERS


Know Your Partner
02-26-2011
Know Your partner

Submitted by Steve Caccam:
Few sports require the precise synchronicity between teammates as Platform Tennis. In this video, we interview some of the nation's top PT players as they compete in the 2011 APTA Mixed Nationals at Spring Brook Country Club in Morristown, New Jersey. Note how well these elite athletes seem to be one with their partner. Emulate this and you'll be well on your way to having more fun and winning more matches!
playcheck out the video


Mixed Nationals
02-25-2011
spring brook country club

Morristown, NJ
The Mixed Nationals are underway at Spring Brook Country Club and area clubs. Friday morning began with pouring rain and play in the Husband-Wife and Senior Husband-Wife tournaments and concluded with sunny skies and champions being crowned. Winners were Janet and Chuck Faig in the Senior Division and Kerri Delmonico and Mike Stulac in the Open division. Play in the Open Mixed will begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday.

View the draws: Husband-Wife     Senior Husband-Wife     Open Mixed


Shore Women's B
02-24-2011
shore B

Middletown, NJ
The weather finally cooperated! Director Maria Manley reported that the Shore Women's B tournament was played on a beautiful winter day with sunny skies and no wind. All of the participants enjoyed their trip to the Jersey Shore - with no fights, no Snooki, no Situation...Winners were Laurie O'Leary and Karen Stahl, who traveled from Pennsylvania to play. Other winners are Patty Corn and Gigi Foley, Reprieve; Debbie Ferraid and Francoise Lucarelli, Consolation and Michelle Chalmers and Cathy Smith, Last Chance.     View the complete Draw and some Photos


Indianapolis Open
02-21-2011
Indiana Paddle

Indianapolis, IN
The 35th Annual Indianapolis Platrform Tennis Championships experienced a record draw participation and most importantly a record bar
bill (gratis!!) at the Saturday evening party. Chris Gambino and Drew Broderick defeated Brian Heil and Denny English 2-6,6-3,6-2 in the final after being down 2-5, love 40 in the semi against Brian Uihlein and Scott Mansager. The other semifinalists, Drew Eberly and Chris Struck, had a sensational quarters win over Scott Bondurant and Mark Johnson.

Mike Sullivan and Steve Webster defeated Will and Bruce Higgins in the 50s Final on Friday. The weather was great and fun was had by all!

~submitted by Steve Webster             View the complete draw


Lehigh Valley Classic
02-19-2011
Lehigh Valley Classic

Allentown, PA
If Chicago is truly The Windy City, then the Lehigh Valley Classic was a great tune-up for this year's National Championships scheduled for Chicago next month! With steady winds all day and gusts up to 60 miles per hour, driving to the courts was as challenging as lobbing on the courts. And with the promise of a week in the Domincan Republic for the winners, there was a lot of incentive to win! After upsets of seeded teams in the quarterfinals and semifinals, third seeded Mark Parsons and Mike Stulac topped unseeded David Caldwell and Blake Cordish to claim the title. Other winners are: Nathan LeFevre and Patricio Misitrano, Quarterfinal Reprieve; Clay Bibbee and Mark Ruppert, Reprieve; Peter Harvey and Marc Porter, Consolation; and Fred Gumbinner and Mike Daniels, Last Chance.

View the complete draw


Border War
02-17-2011
Colorado Border War participants

Denver, CO
The term "border war" evokes conflict between countries...but in Colorado, it means something else! Playing for the Sapporo Cup sounds like international competition...but in Colorado, it means something else! In what is sure to become an annual event, The Colorado Border War was contested between players from Boulder and Denver to see which team could claim the Sapporo Cup, named for the event's sponsor.   Read more and check out some photos


Women's 70's
02-16-2011
paddle cookies

Scarsdale, NY
The third time was indeed the charm! After two "snow delays" in January, the APTA Women's 70+ Nationals was held today at Fox Meadow Tennis Club - the birthplace of platform tennis!  This year's draw featured a number of "new" teams - with newcomers Birgit Maio and Ginny Sniatkowski taking home the gold medals, defeating Pat Fallon and Sharon Hummers in the final by the score of 6-4, 6-2. Newcomers Gail Condon and Anke Cornell claimed 3rd place with their victory over Nancy Libby and Gail Reifsnyder. Hope Kerr and Fran Sennas claimed the Consolation crown and Connie Vaughn and Lynn Verna the Conso Reprieve. Even the desserts were special at this event, as club member Catherine Souther showed off her baking and decorating skills with paddle cookies! Check out some photos and the complete draw


Western New England Men 's
02-14-2011
Johan duRandt Matt Porter

Longmeadow, MA
The 21st Annual Western New England Championships were held at Longmeadow Field Club on Saturday, February 12. Matt Porter repeated as champion this year, teaming with Johan du Randt to take Region 2's fifth and final Presidents Cup event of the season.  

Read more and view the complete draw.


Senior Men's Nationals
02-13-2011
Men's 55 Gold Medalists

Chatham, NJ
The Mikes ruled at the APTA Senior Men's Nationals this weekend! Following the success of Steve Griggs and Mike O'Donnell in the Men's 65+ Championship, Bob Conklin and Mike Gillespie outplayed last year's champs Rob Pierce and Leo Power to claim the gold medal in the 45+ Championship. Moments later, Scott Pecor and Mike Sullivan ousted Tim Mangan and John McMillin to take the 55+ Championship.
View the complete draws and a few photos here.


Columbus Open & Buckeye Cup
02-13-2011
Columbus Open women

Columbus, OH
The Columbus Open weekend began with the Men's 90+ and Women's Open tournaments and concluded with the Buckeye Cup - a men's tournament that serves as the Ohio State Championship. Dan Mott and Mike Todd prevailed in the Men's 90s and Nancy Budde and Tracy Glassmeyeer were victorious in the Women's division. Tournament director Denny English paired with Brian Heil to claim bragging rights in the state of Ohio for the next year in a topsy-turvy 7-6, 0-6, 6-0 match with Rob Bakker and Thaddeus Reed.
View the complete draws:     Men's 90+     Women's     Men's Buckeye Cup


Senior Men's Nationals
02-12-2011
Men's 65+ finalists

Chatham, NJ
The weather cooperated for a change and the Senior Men's APTA Nationals went off without a hitch! Beginning with Men's 65+ play on Friday, the tournament continued in beautiful winter weather on Saturday. The 65+ final saw Steve Griggs and Mike O'Donnell repeat as champs, ousting tournament director Scott Estes and Danny Galves, visiting from Georgia. Finals of both the Men's 45+ and 55+ are scheduled for Sunday at 10:00 AM at Centercourt Club in Chatham. The 45s will feature defending gold medalists Rob Pierce and Leo Power versus Bob Conklin and Mike Gillespie. The 55s pit the #3 and #4 seeds Scott Pecor & Mike Sullivan and Tim Mangan & John McMillin against each other. View the complete draws here.


Men's Rankings Released
02-11-2011
apta

USA
Ranking Chair Ray Crosta has submitted updated rankings for the men. These rankings can be used to determine Presidents Cup eligibility. They show Cochrane-Estes retaining the #1 position, followed by Arraya-Bancila, Berka-Eberly, Goodspeed-Mansager and Bondurant-Johnson. See the complete list here


Women Ranked
02-09-2011
Rankings

USA
With their victory at the Short Hills Invitational, Kerri Delmonico and Aila Main moved into the top slot in the rankings issued this week. SH Runners-up Heather Prop and Lynne Schneebeck sit in the #2 spot. Keri Flynn and Sue Tarzian, Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay and Sally Cottingham and Liz Hayward round out the top five. Individual points earned are also listed, showing Prop at the top, followed by Delmonico, Flynn, Main, Mary Doten, Schneebeck, Tarzian, Dardis, Shay and Cindy Prendergast.     View the complete rankings here.


Shoreline 95's
02-09-2011
Shoreline 95s

Essex, CT
Tom Caputo and Geoff Cartier defeated John and Matt Holmes in a hard fought match to win the Shoreline 95’s at the Essex Paddle Tennis Club on Saturday.  The weather cooperated for most of the day as Steve Heath and Ned Handy won the quarterfinal reprieve over Ross Smith and John Cunningham.  Roddy Diotalevi and Phil Johnson won the Consolation over Fred Lyle and Ryan McGetrick.  Tom Riggio and Brant Smith’s victory over Tim Grimes and Phil Davis in the Consolation Reprieve rounded out a great day of paddle.  Check out some photos


Wilton Supports the "Y"
02-08-2011
Wilton Open

Wilton, CT
The platform tennis community is well-known for its support of charitable endeavors. The 28th Annual Wilton Open continues that trend, and the beneficiary is the Wilton Family Y. With draws for both Men's A and Men's B levels, the emphasis is on camaraderie and coming together for a cause as much as it is on competition. This March 19th event promises plenty of paddle as well as St. Patrick's Day cheer!

Help support the cause by signing up today.


A Different Kind of Prize
02-07-2011
Villa in DR

Allentown, PA
The Lehigh Valley Classic has been known for a number of things - first one day tournament, first National Ranking Tournament to use the Viking ball and the first to have internet sign up with paddlepro. Now it will be known as the first tournament to dispense with the idea of "hardware" and replace it with "resort wear". Tournament Director Chip Morrow has announced that this year's victors will have full use of a villa in the Dominican Republic for a week. While they will have to provide their own food and beverage, other amenities are taken care of, including a maid and a butler! Read more...

Take advantage of this unique opportunity and sign up today!


Short Hills Invitational
02-6-2011
Short Hills Invitational

Short Hills , NJ
The 60th Annual Short Hills Invitational Platform Tennis Tournament - the longest running event in the history of the sport outside of Nationals - provided plenty of competition over three days and what seemed like two entirely separate seasons. Friday's play occurred under dry, gray skies, with Steve Griggs and Steve DeRose claiming the 95+ crown and Jodi D'Agostini and Claudia Mullett the Women's "B" title (title match on Sunday). Saturday was cold, icy, rainy, miserable weather...but play continued throughout the day. On Sunday, under beautiful blue skies, Kerri Delmonico and Aila Main topped Heather Prop and Lynne Schneebeck for the Women's Championship and Drew Broderick and Denny English knocked out their competition in the Men's Championship. See the full draws and some photos.


Paul Fowler Invitational
02-05-2011
FCPTL Invitational

Fairfield County, CT
The Fairfield County Platform Tennis League concluded its season with a seven-division tournament named for league stalwart Paul Fowler. It is a day that represents all that our great sport has to offer, compressed into a single day of play and fun, along with good food and beverage. The tournament also included the season's award presentations to clubs winning their divisions during league play.

Read more about this event


Women Brave Ice to Play
02-03-2011
Women 40+ Finalists

Summit, NJ
The ice came...and the ice left and the ladies came! A delayed start time enabled the Women's 40+ and 60+ Nationals to go off almost on schedule. After a re-shuffling of the draw, the Women's 40+ Nationals featured 16 intrepid teams. Bobo Delaney and Judy Takach defeated 2-time champs Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay in the semifinals to earn the right to face Cooey Burkhart and Laurie Hissey in the finals. Cooey and Laurie had ousted Aila Main and Andrea Noyes in the other semi. After a quick start, Delaney-Takach prevailed 6-2, 7-6. The 60+ tournament was won by Louise Cash and Diane Straus Tucker over perennial medalists Helen Garrett and Sandy Simmers by the score of 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.     See the complete draws:     Women 40+ Nationals     Women 60+ Nationals


Wilson breaks from sales meeting to play paddle
02-02-2011

Chicago IL
Submitted by Wilson:
We were having a sales meeting yesterday in Chicago during the blizzard of the decade.  The sales group went out to play some paddle at Midtown Tennis Club during the height of the blizzard in 50 mph winds!
playcheck out the video


North of the Border
02-1-2011
Kladstrup Odenbach Lis Russell

Toronto
The headline reads: "Father & Daughter Capture Toronto Open Titles/All Canadian Team Keeps Mixed Title North of the Border". This was to announce the results of the recent Toronto Open and Mixed Canadian Platform Tennis tournaments. Pictured are the winners and finalists of the Women's Open: Rita Kladstrup & Mandy Odenbach, winners; Anna Lis & Steph Russell, finalists. The Men's title was claimed by Fritz Odenbach & Huy Nguyen, with Paul Stulac & Andrew Daw coming in second. The Mixed was won by Suzanne Lanthier & Paul Stulac over Sara Lanthier & Miguel Cobbs.

Read more about these events     View the draws: Men's   Women's   Mixed


New Jersey Men
01-30-2011
Orange Lawn Tennis Club

South Orange, NJ
The New Jersey Men's Open, 50+ and 120+ (combined) Championships were contested on Saturday at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club and other area clubs. Known for great favors, food and competition, the tournament didn't disappoint! Tournament Director Scott Moore arrived from Miami, FL to oversee the event again this year. Winners included Mike Stulac & Chris Ucko - Open DIvision; Chuck Faig & Robert Krauss - 50+ Division; and Scott Estes & Ken Persson - 120+ DIvision. View the complete draws here: Men's Open     Men's 50+     Men's 120+


Indian Trail Women's B
01-28-2011
Indian Trail Women's B

Franklin Lakes , NJ
The snow gave way to a beautiful winter day and the Indian Trail Women's B tournament was played as scheduled. Fifteen teams from throughout New Jersey and a team from Connecticut gathered for a great day of paddle and fun at the Indian Trail Club. Many competitive matches caused a marathon day of paddle! Eventual winners were Sue Durfee and Krisi Behrens from Indian Trail Club - Main Draw; Laurie Rogers and Eileen Doyle (Brookside), Consolation Winners; Regina Feeney and Pam Randazzo (Canoe Brook), Reprieve Winners; and Juliet Broderick and Karen Lee (Centercourt), Last Chance Winners.     View the full draw


Atlantic Classic NRT
01-23-2011
Newcomers to paddle

Essex Fells, NJ
The Atlantic Classic Men's and Women's NRT was played this weekend at Essex Fells Country Club and surrounding clubs, and featured some new partnerships as well as some newcomers to paddle. Pictured are newcomers George and Sebastien (2nd tournament) and Jared (1st tournament) who had success on Saturday. In the end, the seeds in the men's draw held, with #1 Anthony Cosimano/Steve DeRose defeating #2 Brad Easterbrook/Lennart Jonason. The women's draw was not as predictable, with both seeds exiting before the finals. Ana Brzova/Lauren Cash outlasted Lauren Mandell/Gerri Viant to take the title by a score of 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. View the complete results: Men's       Women's


Men's National Rankings
01-18-2011
Rankings

USA
As we head into the final stretch of ranking tournaments, Men's Ranking Chair Ray Crosta has released updated rankings. They show Mike Cochrane & Scott Estes remaining in the top spot, followed by Anthony Cosimano & Steve Haller, Steve DeRose & Jon Lubow, Peter Berka & Drew Eberly and Flip Goodspeed & Scott Mansager.     View the complete rankings list


Platform tennis players raise $22,000 for charities
01-18-2011
North Jersey NorthJersey.com
BY BARBARA WILLIAMS
The Record
reprinted from : http://www.northjersey.com/
Nearly 150 sweaty, agile platform tennis players raised about $22,000 for local charities Saturday as they participated in an annual tournament that is more about camaraderie than winning. full story from northjersey.com

PaddlePro Football Playoff Challenge
01-17-2011
NFL Paddles

2 Chances to win
PaddlePro.com will give away 2 Wilson NFL paddles this week and everytime a team with a NFL paddle plays in the Playoffs! Click here for more information on how to enter.
Playoff Game 6: Pittsburgh VS New York Sun., Jan. 23, 6:30
Playoff Game 7: Chicago VS Green Bay Sun., Jan. 23, 3:00


2011 Midwesterns
01-16-2011
Midwesterns
Cincinnati, OH
Men's Draw Mike Cocharne and Scott Estes defeat Peter Berka and Drew Eberly 6-2 - 3-6, 6-2 to become the 2011 Midwestern Champions
 
SEMI-FINALS
 
FINALS
 
WINNERS
1 Cochrane/Estes Cochrane/Estes  
2 Marino/Uihlein Cochrane/Estes
3 Broderick/Gambino Berka/Eberly
4 Berka/Eberly  
 

2011 Midwesterns
01-14-2011
Mid Westerns

Cincinnati, OH
The 2011 Midwesterns Tournament Women's Draw is complete. Congratulations to Nancy Budde and Mary Doten. Men's Draw is underway.

 
SEMI-FINALS
 
FINALS
 
WINNERS
1 Prop-Schneebeck (1) Prop-Schneebeck (1)  
2 Fischer-Guyaux Budde-Doten (2)
3 Jones-Nusslock Budde-Doten (2)
4 Budde-Doten (2)  
 

Boston Men's Open
01-16-2011
Boston Open Men's

Boston, MA
The Boston Men's Open was a reunion of sorts, as tournament director Jerry Albrikes traveled back to his old stomping grounds to oversee the event as well as compete in it. Perfect winter weather and a highly competitive field made for a great day of paddle. Jon Lubow and Steve DeRose lived up to their top-billing to claim the crown over Matt Porter and Johan duRandt 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. Other winners include Mike Stulac and Chris Ucko, quarterfinal reprieve; Rob Pierce and Mike Fried, reprieve; Steve Heath and Geoff Cartier, consolation; and Karl Gregor and Garrett Gates, last chance.     View the complete draw


PaddlePro Football Playoff Challenge
01-11-2011

4 Chances to win
PaddlePro.com will give away 1 Wilson NFL paddle everytime an team with a NFL paddle plays in the Playoffs! Click here for more information on how to enter.

Playoff Game 3: Pittsburgh VS Ravens Sat., Jan. 15, 4:30
Playoff Game 4: Chicago VS Seattle Sun., Jan. 16, 1:00

Playoff Game 5: New York vs New Englans Sun., Jan. 16, 4:30


New York State Mixed
01-10-2011
NY Mixed winners

Mamaroneck, NY
The New York State Mixed tournament increased in size and fun this year, with more than 20 teams participating. Adrianna Melittas and Miguel Cobbs repeated as champions, defeating Michele Jellinek and Doug Proudian in the finals. Other winners are Carrie Rabuse and Guga Goncalves - Consolation; Jane Foster and Marco Grangeiro, Reprieve; and Lisbeth Appel and Dan Portnoy, Last Chance.     View the complete draw   Photos coming soon!


CT State Mixed
01-10-2011
CT State Mixed

CT
Open Draw Champions: Arraya/Shea Finalists: Lovejoy/Kaufman
B Draw Champions Hapgood/Hapgood Finalists: McKessy/Miller

view full results


PaddlePro Football Playoff Challenge
01-06-2011
Playoffs

2 Chances to win
PaddlePro.com will give away 1 Wilson NFL paddle everytime an team with a NFL paddle plays in the Playoffs! Click here for more information on how to enter.

Playoff Game 1: New York VS Indianapolis Sat., Jan. 08, 8:00
Playoff Game 2: Philadelphia VS Green Bay Sun., Jan. 09, 4:30



Beacon HIll Women's B
01-05-2011
Beacon Hill B

Summit, NJ
The Women's "B" season resumed today with the Beacon Hill Women's "B" tournament. With a full draw and beautiful weather, there was a lot of fun to be had! Congratulations to Carolyn Cutler and Lucia Drumgould, who defeated Debbie Crisfield and Nicky Curragh to claim the title. Other winners include Nancy Leccese - Jill Collins, Consolation winners; Rebecca Michalopoulos - Alexis Maloney, Reprieve Winners; and Courtney Blundin - Judy Taggart, Last Chance winners. Thanks, Darlene, for another great event!     View the complete draw


Happy New Year
01-01-2011
Paddle Pro

USA
Happy New Year from Paddlepro.com! To help start off the new year we are giving away 100 paddle covers to the next 100 people who buy a new paddle.

Click here for details


Fun-raiser in Rochester
12-31-2010
SIS
Rochester, NY
The Rochester ladies know that it is possible to turn a fun-raiser into a fundraiser! All you need is a dedicated group and a cause! The 5th Annual Ladies SIS Paddle Tournament will take place on Saturday, January 22. SIS - Sustain Inspire Survive - helps women in the Rochester area who are in financial need while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Since its inception, the tournament has tripled in size - to 96 teams - and has raised almost $70,000 through entry fees, sponsorships and auction/raffle items. Grants for financial support range from payments for rent, mortgage or utilities to childcare, groceries, clothing and wigs. Good luck to all the entrants and congratulations to all the "winners" who will benefit from their generosity.

New Year filled with Events
12-27-2010
Calendar
USA
The New Year is almost here, and the month of January will be filled with many platform tennis tournaments - ranging from B level, through regional and national competiton to National Championships! You can get more information about and sign up for some of these events here on paddlepro.com: Beacon Hill Women's B, CT State Mixed, NY State Mixed, North Shore Mixed, Sound Shore Seniors, The Midwesterns, Boston Open Men's, NJ State Women's, NY State Women's, Atlantic Classic Men's and Women's, NJ Junior Open, Indian Trail Women's B and New England Women's PCQ. To view the full schedule and download applications for other events, click here.

PaddlePro Football Challenge
12-23-2010
Jets Vs Bears

New York vs Chicago
PaddlePro.com will give away 1 Wilson NFL paddle everytime to the first person who can pick the winner and final score of a game between 2 teams that have Limited edition paddles made. Teams include Bears, Eagles, Giants, Jets, Patriots, and Steelers Click here for more information on how to enter.

Final Game: December 26 New York Jets vs Chicago Bears
Guess once a day!


Last Call for Holiday Delivery
12-22-2010
paddlepro.com

USA
Unless you deliver to NY, CT, NJ, RI, or MA overnight shipping is necessary for all orders wanting delivery on 12-24.
Shipping deadline 4pm EST
Click here to see delivery chart by state


Eastern States Singles Championships - Video
12-21-2010
Eastern States

Greenwich CT
Eastern States Singles III Video released by George Hamilton and YYR Productions showcases highlights from the November 13th - 14th event held at Greenwich Country Club

playWatch the Video


Holiday Shopping
12-20-2010
paddlepro.com

USA
Orders can still be delivered to the USA by ground if ordered by 4pm EST Today December 20th.
Click here to see delivery times by location and other holiday shipping guidlines.


Bronxville Super Scrambles
12-18-2010
Eastern States

Bronxville NY
by William Moss
Platform Tennis enthusiast writes his first hand experiece of his participation in the 37th Annual Bronxville Super Scrambles held at Bronxville Village, Bronxville Field Club, Siwanoy CC, and Fox Meadow in November.

Read the full story


PaddlePro Football Challenge
12-15-2010
Eagles vs Giants

New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles
PaddlePro.com will give away 1 Wilson NFL paddle everytime to the first person who can pick the winner and final score of a game between 2 teams that have Limited edition paddles made. Teams include Bears, Eagles, Giants, Jets, Patriots, and Steelers Click here for more information on how to enter.

Next Game: December 19 New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles
2 chances to win this week


PaddlePro Football Challenge
12-15-2010
Jets Vs Steelers

New York vs Pittsburgh
PaddlePro.com will give away 1 Wilson NFL paddle everytime to the first person who can pick the winner and final score of a game between 2 teams that have Limited edition paddles made. Teams include Bears, Eagles, Giants, Jets, Patriots, and Steelers Click here for more information on how to enter.

Next Game: December 12 New York Jets vs Pittsburgh Steelers

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