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Town of New Canaan Wins $1,000 in BulletWorks Publicity Contest
../news2006/03-14-06.shtml New Caanan CT
The town of New Canaan won the BulletWorks Publicity Contest in a random drawing March 2nd.  The $1000 cash prize will be put towards the renovation of the Waveny Lodge, a historic cottage and future sports recreation center which will serve, among other things, as a “paddle hut” for local players. full story


2006 Mixed Nationals
Lehigh PA
George and Lauren Zink "Double Up" in Lehigh winning both the 2006 Mixed Nationals and the Husband/Wife title see full draws
1 Milbank / Delaney
Zink / Zink
6-2, 6,1
2 Zink / Zink
Zink / Zink
6-2, 6,1
3 McAvoy / Hogan
McAvoy / Hogan
7-5, 6-3
4 Wright / Pino  
2006 NationalsNews2006 NationalsOpen Draw2006 NationalsHusband/Wife Draw 2006 NationalsHusband/Wife 50+ Draw 2006 Nationals

APTA Men's Rankings

Summit NJ
The American Platform Tennis Association has published Year End Mens Rankings.
Find rankings for all age categories and mixed here.

2006 Nationals
  Men's Semi Finals    
  Sunday 10:30/GVC Sunday 1:00/GVC
2006 National Champions
1 Anderson / Stulac
Keevins / Uihlein
6-3, 3-6, 7-5
2 Keevins / Uihlein
Keevins / Uihlein
6-7, 7-6, 6-4
3 Cochrane / Marino
Caldwell / Cordish
6-2, 6-2
4 Caldwell / Cordish  

2006 Nationals

Golf IL
Region 5 Women and Region 1 Men win presidents cup. Mary Doten and Susie Keane win thier 3rd National Championship. womens full results

Semi Finals
Saturday 10:30 / GVC
Saturday 2:00 / GVC
Delmonico / Main
Delmonico / Main
(4), 4, 6
Doten / Keane
6-4, 6-2
DeLaney / Mangan
Miller / Klauke
Doten / Keane
Doten / Keane

2006 Mixed Nationals
Lehigh PA
Mixed Nationals are ready for March 10-12.
Please check here for up to the minute news for 2006 Mixed Nationals
Chip Morrow - Tournament Director

. Registration Deadline is Monday March 5th - register online here
Here are some helpful links


Long Island NY
FEBRUARY 25-26, 2006
Stefanik-Redpath defeat Harlow-Palmer 6-2, 6-2
full results...


Long Island NY
FEBRUARY 25-26, 2006
Irvine-Russell defeat Galves-Estes 7-5,6-1
full results...


Long Island NY
FEBRUARY 25-26, 2006
Lombard-Childs defeat Bascome-LeRoy 6-2, 6-3
full results...

2006 Nationals

Golf IL
We are in the final stages of planning what will be a great National Tournament Weekend.
Please check here for up to the minute news for 2006 MARSH / APTA Nationals.
Alan Graham / Bill O'Brien - Co Directors.

The official website of the 2006 APTA Nationals is www.paddlepro.com/nationals .
Here are some helpful links. Registration Deadline is February 23rd - register online here
Men's draw is FULL.
Deadline for Women's has been extended until Sunday, February 26th at noon EST

Goodspeed/Mansager Win Record 9th Midwesterns

Cincinnati OH
Flip Goodspeed and Scott Mansager took on another strong field in this year's Midwesterns and again emerged with the title, defeating the current National Champions, Bill Anderson and Mike Stulac, 7-6, 6-3 in the finals. This was Goodspeed's 14th Midwesterns title and Mansager's 10th. Flip added another title the day before by teaming with Dan McLaughlin to win the Men's 90+.
visit www.cincypaddle.org for more

Atlantic Classic
atlantic Classic

Essex Fells, NJ
The newly formed Atlantic Classic (formerly the Connecticut Classic), will take place on January 21st-22nd. This national ranking tournament will be held in New Jersey instead of Connecticut and will still boast some of the nation’s top-ranked teams. New Jersey is also host to the Short Hills Invitational as well as the New Jersey Classic, which are two of the best tournaments of the year, so the Atlantic Classic looks to be one of this years better tournaments. SIGN UP NOW!! 

Boston Open
Boston Open

Boston MA
The suburbs of Boston experienced some great paddle last weekend at the Boston Open! Cold temperatures gave some of the best teams in the country ideal paddle conditions.  Newly formed team from Maine – Greg Bennett and Matt Dana pulled off a couple of upsets. In the quarter-finals, they beat the local favorites – Bill and Leo Power, 6-4, 7-5. They continued their upset streak by beating the # 5 ranked team in the country – Anthony Cosimano and Steve Haller, 6-4, 7-6. Their streak came to an end against Bill Anderson and Mike Stulac in the finals. Anderson/Stulac proved why they are the National Champions by prevailing in a hard fought match 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
  full results...

Brook Kindred
brook kindred

Westchester, NY
Brook Kindred has lost his fight with cancer. For more than 40 years, Brook served the APTA and the sport of platform tennis. He was an APTA Board Member, was instrumental in the formation and administration of the APTA Umpires Committee, helped develop the concept of the current Hall of Fame, and was a driving force behind the creation of a Platform Tennis Museum. While he did not live long enough to see this become a bricks and mortar reality, his efforts, knowledge and guidance have been invaluable.   continued...

Sound Shore Invitational Women

Westchester, NY
The CT Classic womens draw has a change of venue.  Returning to Westchester it will keep the same name it had last year, The Sound Shore Invitational Women's Draw with new director Aila Main will be held Friday January 20th - Saturday 21st.  Sign up now and support this event.

APTA Men's Rankings

Summit NJ
The American Platform Tennis Association has published updated ranking for 2005. See the top Men's and Women's teams.  Find rankings for all age categories and mixed here.

Battle of the Paddles

West Chester OH
On January 12th @ 7pm, The Midwestern's Platform Tennis Tournament will once again take the national spotlight as they co-host w/ Four Bridges C.C(West Chester,OH) an event called "The Battle of the Paddles". This unprecedented  event will bring together the current top team in the world of Paddle Tennis and two of Platform's most talented National Champions! Scott Freedman and Don Schwake from Venice Beach, CA. will compete will compete for the first time ever on a Platform tennis court against Platform's duo of Bill Anderson and Flip Goodspeed more on the battle of the paddles...

Viking Junior Tour

Long Island NY
On Saturday, December 17, 2005, the Long Island Platform Tennis Association hosted its 3rd Annual Viking Junior Tour tournament at the Garden City Country Club, the Cherry Valley Club and the Garden City Community Park.  With Christmas only a week away, the children received a surprise early morning visit from that jolly old Nordic man with rosy cheeks and a little round belly - that’s right, David Kjeldsen, founder and chairman of Viking Athletics, was there to provide his support, wearing his trade-mark “horns”! more...

2006 New York State Mixed

Westchester NY
The New York State Mixed Westchester area clubs are pleased to host the First Annual State Mixed Platform Tennis Tournament January 7-8th sign up now

2006 Connecticut State Mixed

Greenwich CT
The Connecticut State Mixed The Greenwich Country Club is pleased to host the Sixteenth Annual Connecticut State Mixed Platform Tennis Tournament January 7-8th, sign up now

2006 Detroit Invitational

Detroit MI
The Detroit Invitational Tournament is building on last year's success and ready to kick off the New Year in style. Avoid the Christmas rush, bring your paddle - We'll bring the chili sign up today! sign up now

New England Championship

South Hamilton, MA
Ideal paddle conditions gave 23 teams from Region II a lot to cheer about at the New England Platform Tennis Championships on December 10, 2005. Hosted by the Myopia Hunt Club (which rivals with the palatial Chicago paddle huts !), players enjoyed great camaraderie, fierce competition and a roaring fire along with a keg of beer – now that’s paddle !! more from the New England Open

NJ League Classic Results

New Jersey State
With a full 128 draw, the country's largest tournament had a waiting list and plenty of beer.  New Yorker, Rusty Wright with partner Mark Ruppert won the New Jersey League Championship over Steve DeRose and Jon Lubow 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the finals. The NLC also marked the return of Anthony Cosimano who has missed all of this season with a hand injury, Anthony and partner Steve Haller failed to defend their title. more from the NJLC and full draw results

The Winter Warriors

Chicago IL
The Winter Warriors by Peter Berka is the first book on the subject of platform tennis in the last 30 years. This book takes a modern-day look at the game of true warriors, Berka gives readers the knowledge they need to believe in themselves as players, while also improving fundamentals. Scheduled for release on December 16, 2005 pre-orders are being taken now in the proshop.

New Jersey League Classic
New Jersey League Classic

New Jersey State
The countrys largest platform tennis draw is not Nationals, Sound Shore Invitational, or Chicago Charities, It is the New Jersey League Classic. With 128 teams, it is the largest draw since the 1999 Nationals held in Westchester NY.  This tournament is only for participants in the New Jersey Men's Platform Tennis League, view draw and link to dedicated messageboard

Long Island Invitational

Long Island, NY
Dan Rothchild and John Schmit 3 peat with a victory over Mike Cochrane and Jim Kaufman in the Long Island invitational hosted by L.I.P.T.A.  visit LIPTA website for draws and details

O2 to represent Reebok and Technifibre

Lake Bluff IL
O2 Athletics is pleased to announce that they have become the Midwest sales representatives for Reebok and Tecnifibre. The territory will consist of MI, IN, IL, KY, OH, MO, KS, WI, MN and Western PA. “ 
 click here for details

Cleveland Masters Results

Cleveland OH
In a men's open, nationally ranking tournament, it was an all Pittsburgh finals that saw #1 seed Brett Englesberg and Brad Kelly ousting defending champions and #2 seed Paul Stulac and Scott McFaden to win the 2005 Cleveland Masters. On the women's side, it was the #1 seeded team of Kelly Fischer and Jessica Guyaux over an un-ranked team of Joyce Shaw and Joan Swain from Cleveland, 6-4, 7-5.   In the Men's 45s Rob Edelstein and partner Hoyt Murray, both from Cleveland, were victorious over Ron Visscher from Cincinnati and Jim Bishop from Chicago.  click here for draws

Sound Shore Invitational

Westchester NY
Tournament Director Mike Cochrane teamed with Scott Estes to defeat the top-seeded team of Bill Anderson & Mike Stulac and capture the Sound Shore Invitational championship in the Men's Open draw. The Kryptonite team of Cochrane and Estes are the first team to defeat Mike Stulac in a ranking tournament since he and partner Bill Anderson captured the 2005 National Championship in March.

Hartford Womens
Aila Main and Kerry Delmonico

Hartford, CT
Despite construction at the Hartford Golf Club, Deirdre Redden and Courtia Worth managed another terrific tournament. Who needs a hut when you have a tent and a trailer? National Champions Kerri Delmonico and Aila Main defeated Cynthia Dardis and Amy Shay for their first title of the season. full draw results

Sound Shore Invitational

Westchester NY
The Sound Shore Invitational reports Curt Brockelman / Rob Vincent win the Men's "B" Draw over Andrew Canning / Michael Mulligan. Men's Open draw continues play Sunday with the top seeded teams advancing to the 10:30 AM finals at the Fox Meadow Tennis Club.

APTA Men's Rankings

Summit NJ
The American Platform Tennis Association has published updated men's ranking for 2005. Top three teams 1. Bill Anderson / Mike Stulac 2. Flip Goodspeed / Scott Mansager 3. Mike Cochrane / Mike Marino view the complete mens rankings at:

Chicago Charities Results

Chicago IL
Mike Stulac wins his 4th consecutive Men's Ranking tournament this time with partner Bill Fiedler - a 3rd set tiebreaker victory was against Mike Cochrane and Mike Marino. Jane McNitt and Terry Miller won over 2004 National Champs Mary Doten and Susie Keane in the Women's draw.
view Men's Open Draw

view Women's Open Draw

view Mens 90+ Draw

Shadow Lake Invitational

Rochester NY
Mike Stulac continued his winning streak, this time partnered back with fellow national champion Bill Anderson in Rochester with a 3 set finals victory over David Caldwell and Blake Cordish. Women's winners
Henke - Peck defeated Fisher - Lemiuex. Men's "B" Jagfeld - Reynolds defeated Heath - Segar view draws.

Milwaukee Open Winners
milwaukee open

Milwaukee, WI
The Milwaukee Open completed 3 days of competition. The Women's draw saw many top ranked players with first time NRT winners Sally Cottingham / Chris Sheldon defeat Jane McNitt / Terry Miller. Mike Stulac continued his winning ways with new partner (for the event) Ray Crosta over Peter Berka and Ed Granger in the Men's Draw.

Patterson B

Fairfield, CT
The Patterson Club Mens B APTA Championship was played this past saturday Oct. 22nd, 2005.20 teams from the tri-state area battled it out in rainy conditions in Fairfield Connecticut.Brian Klein and Mike D'Addario from Long Island, N.Y., defeated David Gedney and Bo Bogardus from Darien Connecticut, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the finals. view draw.

Milwaukee Open
milwaukee open

Milwaukee, WI
The first National Ranking event of the year is set to begin this weekend. The Milwaukee Open hosts 2 main draws. The Women begin Friday Oct 21 view draw. Men begin play Saturday October 22nd view draw.

Premier Cup
Premier Cup

Cincinnati, OH
Top Teams form the country were invited to participate in the first Premier Cup, a prize money tournament which teams are invited by order of their rankings.  8 teams converged on Four Bridges CC to compete for $5,000.00 in prize money put up by Premier Platform Tennis. final results

War at the Shore
war at the shore

Wall, NJ
The 2005-2006 platform tennis season has officially begun! Once again, the War at the Shore opened the tournament schedule. And once again, the sister-brother duo of Bobo Delaney and Tim Mangan emerged as the winners. full results

Reilly Green Mountain Public Court Challenge
Rielly Green Mountain Challenge

Brewster, NY
In an effort to support the growth of platform tennis through municipal paddle, Reilly Green Mountain is offering to install 2 brand new courts at a deserving public/municipal facility for a no-cost trial period of 1-2 years. At the end of the trial run the community can purchase the courts or RGM will relocate them.
  full details

APTA granted 501 (c)(3) tax status

Summit NJ
The American Platform Tennis Association has just received word from the Internal Revenue Service that we have been granted 501 (c)(3) tax status, a change from our 501 (c)(7) status.  This status is valid until March 31, 2009.

Premier Cup

Liberty Township, OH
The ultimate tournament for Platform Tennis has been finalized and the spotlight again is on Cincinnati! On October 8th-9th Four Bridges Country Club will host the 1st of a kind tournament called "The Premier Cup" featuring the top 8 men's Platform teams in the country (based on 2005 year end rankings). A $5000 total purse has been provided by David Dodge of Premier Platform Tennis.

Reebok has joined on as a major sponsor for Platform and The Premier Cup and will help provide more exposure for the sport throughout the counrty.  full details


With a commitment to help foster the growth of platform tennis, BulletWorks is sponsoring a publicity contest for the 2005-2006 Season. All players are welcome to participate. details here

New Platform Tennis Facility

Liberty Township, OH
Four Bridges Country Club, has added Platform Tennis to its sports facilities. The courts were built by Premier Platform Tennis and are scheduled to open this September in conjunction with The Viking Academy. Other clubs in the Cincinnati area have introduced new membership classes to help the growth of platform tennis in the area.

Milwaukee Open

Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee Platform Tennis Committee is all set to host the first National Ranking Tournament of 2005-2006 season. The Milwaukee Open
features Men's and Womens Open events as well as a men's 90+ combined event. Click here for details and results from 2003 and 2004.


New Paddles for 2005-2006

Lindenhurst NY
Viking Athletics has released 2 all new models for 05-06. The Avalon - an Ultra light weight paddle, yet provides maximum shock absorption. The Pro V-1 is for top players or those who want to be. Heavier than most paddles to provide the highest combination of power and control. Will be available in only limited quantities. visit the Viking Aisle in the proshop to learn more

APTA Membership Renewal

The APTA is not just for tournament players, but for all those who enjoy platform tennis and are interested in the growth of the sport. You can renew or sign up today on paddlepro.com Renew by September 1st to make sure your subscription to Platform Tennis Magazine is not interrupted.

APTA Tournament Schedule

The APTA has finalized the 2005-2006 Tournament schedule. View by region or category and save the dates!

For past news please visit our news Archive 2004-2005 / 2003-2004
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