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The following headlines appeared between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010
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Mixed Doubles Paddle League

Westchester, NY
Westchester's Mixed Platform Tennis League is being revived after a 10 year hiatus. Play of Westchester NY area clubs is hopefull to begin on Sunday evenings January 10th, teams are still welcome to participate, visit the WmxPTL for more information

Bag Check - Billy Ray Sargent
Billy Ray Sargent

Pelham, NY
This week's Bag Check...Billy Ray Sargent. West Virginia pro Billy Ray Sargent shows us what's in his bag...Appalachia Style!  

play See why the Billy Ray is the #1 endorced player on the tour.

NY State Mixed
NY Mixed

Westchester, NY
The New York State Mixed will return for the 5th year on Saturday, January 9, 2010. All New York residents or those with a NY club affiliation are encouraged to come out for this one-day event. Director Michele Jellinek is looking for Long Island, Upstate and Western NY and Westchester players to fill out the draw!

Click for more information or to sign-up

CT State Mixed
CT Mixed

New Canaan, CT
The Connecticut State Mixed is back with a promise of being bigger and better than ever! Directors Juan Martinez-Arraya and Mike Gillespie have planned for an Open Division as well as a Senior (50+) Division. All levels are welcome and encouraged to enjoy a great day of platform on Saturday, January 9, 2010. Entries will close at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 4

Click for more information or to sign-up

Bag Check - Nathan LeFevre
nathan LeFevre

Pelham, NY
This week's Bag Check...Nathan LeFevre. Not too many tricks in his bag, just a well prepared pro.

play See what Nathan carries.

Iron Maddle
Iron Maddle

Franklin Lakes, NJ
The Iron Maddle! (Iron Matt + Paddle = Iron Maddle) managed to finish ahead of an impending snow storm! Bobo Delaney & Steve DeRose topped Shauna Muller & Anthony Cosimano to take the crown. The real winner of this new fund-raiser was the Matthew Larson Foundation. View the complete draw.

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Instructional Video - Dissecting Winning Point Strategies

Chicago IL
PPTA seventh instructional video. Jean Kempner and Mike Rahaley dissect winning point strategies.  

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Bag Check - Ana Brzova
And Brzova

Pelham, NY
This week's Bag Check...Ana Brzova gives us a peek at her hat collection.

play See whats in Ana's bag

League Classic
League Classic Finalists

Short Hills, NJ
The New Jersey Men's League Classic was contested on Saturday and Sunday, but winners have not been determined yet. After 5 rounds of play on Saturday, the field was greatly reduced, but Mother Nature and common sense prevailed after the semifinals on Sunday morning. Anthony Cosimano and Steve Haller are vying for their 8th title, and 3rd in a row. They will have to defeat the 2006 champs, Mike Atkinson and Bill Kloss, in order to enter the record books again. The match is scheduled for Tuesday night at Canoe Brook. Consolation and Last Chance winners were determined, with Andy Provost-Mike Claps and Jay Zaslower-Rich Halik coming out on top. Reprieve and Buckshot finals will be held this week as well.
View the Main Draw

Hinsdale Challenge
Salt Creek Club

Hinsdale, IL
The first Hinsdale Challenge was held this weekend at the Salt Creek Club. Mike Marino and Brian Uihlein continued their winning ways, defeating Mark Johnson and Scott Bondurant in the finals by a score of 7-6, 6-1. View the complete draw here.

Iron Maddle
Iron Maddle

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Time is running out to sign up for the Iron Maddle! (Iron Matt + Paddle = Iron Maddle) This new fund-raiser for the Matthew Larson Foundation will take place on Saturday, December 19. It will feature a holiday party with live music, so even those not choosing to play can join in the fun and support a worthy cause! Find a partner and sign up today.

Long Island Invitational Results

Long Island , NY
MEN'S - Alex Bancila + Juan Arraya defeated David Caldwell + Blake Cordish, in the finals, 5-7; 7-6(7-4); 7-6(7-3).
WOMEN'S - Cynthia Dardis + Amy Shay took the honors, they defeated Sue Tarzian + Keri Flynn, 6-4; 6-3.
In the MEN'S 'B', the young Brosnan brothers, Chris + Patrick defeated Paul Sperry + Steve Roberts, 6-4; 6-3.

Views full Results Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's B

Bag Check - Mark Parsons
Mark Parsons

Pelham, NY
This week's Bag Check...We caught a star without a bag, but he did carry a couple of handy items.

play See what Mark Parsons carries to tournaments

New England Junior Open
Girls 10s

New Canaan, CT
108 children competed in the 10th annual New England Junior Open on December 5.   The weather was a mix of rain and snow and a real test of playing in tough conditions. The level of play and sportsmanship was exemplary.  All players received their APTA wall clock and NEJr long sleeve shirts.  A special thanks to Cindy Prendergast for the “safety” orange and green shirts, and to all the parent volunteers who manned the huts. 
I look forward to the 2010 Junior Nationals in New Canaan on January 30. ~Mike Gillespie, Tournament Director

See results and photos

Detroit Invitational
detroit Invitational

Detroit, MI
The Detroit Invitational celebrated its 40th year! Nannie Maxwell, Patrick Mercier and Tom Dow worked hard to pull it all together, even finding a replacement partner mid-tournament due to an unfortunate injury! Chris Struck and Drew Eberly came out on top, defeating Marc Duvin & Kevin Owen in the finals. Other winners include Tony Paddock & Chris Rockwell (Consolation), Jay Woldenberg & Brian Saltzman (Reprieve), Brian Effinger & John Strabel (Last Chance) and Jon Kaspers & Jeremy Edelson (Quarterfinal Reprieve).       View the Complete Draw

Jane Fleming PCQ
Jane Fleming

Greenwich, CT
Once again the Jane B. Fleming Memorial Region I Women's tournament was a rousing success. Forty teams from the three state region had a great day of play, with the weather cooperating nicely. In the semis, #3 Ana Brzova and Judy Arden defeated top-seeded Darlene Finnegan and Jill Feher in a tight match. Second-seeded Aila Main and Lauren Mandell defeated Ingrid Lopp and Kathy Hobbins in the other semifinal. Lopp and Hobbins had defeated #4 seeded Louise Cash and Martha Loring in the quarters. Main and Mandell went on to take the title. View the full draw here.

Bag Check - Juan Arraya
Juan Arraya

Pelham NY
This weeks Bag Check we have a look inside Juan Pablo Martinez-Arraya's bag and discover some tricks of this quick rising star.

play View what is in Juan Pablo Martinez-Arraya's bag

detroit Invitational

Grosse Pointe, MI
Time is running out to sign up for the 2009
Detroit Invitational Tournament. Don't be left out! Women's and Men's National Ranking and Region 5 PCQ events, as well as the Popular Chili and Spirits on Saturday afternoon are planned. This will be a one day event on December 5th. Draw sizes are limited - sign up now!

Sign up Online

Video from Eastern Singles Championship
Singles Video

Greenwich CT
George Hamilton of YYR Productions was on hand at the 4th Annual Eastern Singles Championship and produced a 10 minute piece highlighting some of the athleticism and excitement of Singles Platform Tennis
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Used Court for Sale
used platform tennis court

Birchrunville PA

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Happy Thanksgiving
Paddle Turkey

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Cleveland Masters
English Heil

Cleveland OH
Highly competitive teams competed in the various 35th annual Cleveland Masters tournaments held November 13-15.  Brian Heil and Denny English defeat Brett Englesberg and Jeff McMaster in the finals 6-3, 7-6 (8-6). Janet Mazzola, and Ann Turner, beat Holly Peck and Karen Henke 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in the Womens. Men's 90's Danny McLaughlin and Bill Sullivan, , beat Eric Miller and John Schloss.

Full Draws and story

Bag Check - Alex Bancila
Alex Bancila

Pelham NY
An idea by Steve Caccam to check what was in the bags of paddle players produced some interesting results. In an extra called "Bag Check" we will take a look inside Players bags and share the contents with you.
playView what is in Alex Bancila's bag

Sound Shore Invitational
Sean O'Neill Bill Taubner Pelham, NY
A weekend of great competition wrapped up at the New York Athletic Club on Sunday with finals in both the Men's Open and Men's B divisions of the Sound Shore Invitational. Locals Bill Taubner and Sean O'Neill claimed the "B" crown with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Zeljko Knezevic and Jim Lipinski. Brad Easterbrook and Alex Bancila were able to defend their title against first time finalists Brian O'Connor and Mark Parsons in an entertaining 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 match.

View:     Men's "B" Draw       Men's Open Draw     Photos

The 9th Annual Mason Dixon Cup
Mason Dixon Cup

Wilmington DE
The 9th Annual Mason Dixon Cup took place on Saturday, October 24th at Greenville Country Club just north of Wilmington, Delaware. With two washouts prior to this year, the two intra-regional teams were deadlocked, 3 wins apiece, so 2009 was the year for one side to take the lead in this season opening Region III invitational event.

Details and Results

Sound Shore Invitational Men's Open
Sound Shore Invitational
Pelham NY
Easterbrook - Bancila
Easterbrook - Bancila
Rothschild - Schmitt

Easterbrook - Bancila   4-6, 6-1, 7-6

3 O'Connor - Parsons O'Connor - Parsons
4 DeRose - Lubow

Sound Shore Invitational Men's B
Sound Shore Invitational
Pelham NY
Knezevic - Lipinski
Knezevic - Lipinski
Chen - Clark

Taubner - O'Neill 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

3 Gaffney - Field Taubner - O'Neill
4 Taubner - O'Neill

Instructional Video - Love the Lob
Love the Lob

Summit NJ
This is the first in a series of Platform Tennis Instructional Videos brought to you by the Platform Tennis teaching team at Beacon Hill Club, Summit, NJ. In this video, Director of Racquets Darlene Finnegan and Assistant Pro Steve Caccam teach you how to "Love the Lob!"

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Indian Trail Women's "B"
Ann Tom Kerry

Franklin Lakes, NJ
The very popular "B Tour" continued with a event at the Indian Trail Club. Sixteen women's teams gathered on a beautiful day and enjoyed competition, friends and lunch. Kerry Bascio and Anna Rose survived four 3-set matches to win the inaugural crown over Sue Cecere and Carol D'Alessandro in the final. Other winners include Amy Massa & Patrice Shapiro in the Consolation, Tammy Morel & Jean Gaviglio in the Reprieve and Corinne Errico & Betty Michinard in the Last Chance. Leslie Haskins & Mary Hutchinson won an award for traveling the farthest - all the way from Rhode Island!
See the complete draw here.

NY State Mixed
NY Mixed

Westchester, NY
The New York State Mixed will return for the 5th year on Saturday, January 9, 2010. All New York residents or those with a NY club affiliation are encouraged to come out for this one-day event. Director Michele Jellinek is looking for Long Island, Upstate and Western NY and Westchester players to fill out the draw!

Click for more information or to sign-up

CT State Mixed
CT Mixed

New Canaan, CT
The Connecticut State Mixed is back with a promise of being bigger and better than ever! Directors Juan Martinez-Arraya and Mike Gillespie have planned for an Open Division as well as a Senior (50+) Division. All levels are welcome and encouraged to enjoy a great day of platform on Saturday, January 9, 2010. Entries will close at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 4

Click for more information or to sign-up

Patterson Juniors
Patterson Juniors

Fairfield, CT
The Patterson Club Junior Open had a great turnout of 34 teams playing on a beautiful warm fall Sunday afternoon. Kids from all over region 1 turned out for this APTA Junior Tour Tourney. Special thanks to all who helped to make it possible - Viking, APTA and paddlepro, as well as the parents and the juniors! Congratulations to all the participants and winners. Click here for results and some photos.

Viking Named Official Equipment, Footwear and Apparel Sponsor of the PPTA

Bordentown NJ
Viking is proud to announce that it has been named the new, official partner of the Professional Platform Tennis Association (PPTA). Through the new one year deal, the equipment leader will be the exclusive provider of paddles, accessories, footwear and apparel at all PPTA events in 2010.
full press release

Women's Rankings
Schneebeck - Prop

They have been one of the most consistently successful teams for the last few years, and finally Heather Prop and Lynne Schneebeck have made it to the top of the Women's Rankings. Cynthia Dardis-Amy Shay, Kerri Delmonico-Aila Main, Bobo Delaney-Tonia Mangan and Nancy Budde-Eva Welsher round out the top five. See the complete rankings as submiited by Ranking Chair Aila Main.

Iron Maddle
Iron Maddle

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Iron Matt + Paddle = Iron Maddle, a new paddle fun-raiser which is also a fund-raiser for the Matthew Larson Foundation. This mixed doubles tournament will be held at the Indian Trail Club and other area sites on Saturday, December 19. It will feature a holiday party with live music, so even those not choosing to play can join in the funand support a worthy cause! Find a partner and sign up today.

Orange Lawn Women's
Faig Charlton

South Orange, NJ
Competition for positions on the Region I Women's Presidents Cup team promises to be fierce this season if the first PCQ is any indication. Ana Brzova and Michelle Jellinek won an exciting semifinal battle over Andrea Noyes and Susan Penney 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Donna Charlton and Janet Faig hung on to win a tight semifinal over Jill Feher and Darlene Finnegan by the score of 6-1, 2-6, 7-6. In the finals, Charlton and Faig jumped out to an early 6-1 lead and fought back from 0-3 in the second set tiebreaker before closing out the last 7 points of the match. View the complete draw

detroit Invitational

Grosse Pointe, MI
The 2009
Detroit Invitational Tournament is just around the corner! Don't be left out of this Region 5 event! Women's and Men's National Ranking and Region 5 PCQ events, as well as the Popular Chili and Spirits on Saturday afternoon. This will be a one day event on December 5th. Draw sizes are limited - sign up now!

Sign up Online

Winnie Hatch
Winnie Hatch

Bridgehampton, NY
With deep sadness we acknowledge the death of Winnie Hatch. A service will be held later in the year to celebrate her life and spirit. Winnie was known throughout our sport as one of its greatest competitors, but also as one of its greatest advocates. Always one to give back to the game, she introduced literally hundreds of new players to platform tennis. A multi-time Senior champion, Winnie was willing to play with anyone in any event. Last February Winnie was honored with induction into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to direct them to the Hall of Fame. contribution details

Chicago Charities Men's
Chicago Charities

Chicago, IL
In a first for platform tennis, the Men's final at the Chicago Charities was twitted live. Those who followed along on Twitter know that Mike Marino and Brian Uihlein defeated Mike Cochrance and Scott Estes in three sets. Check back for backdraw results.

View the complete men's draw              View the Men's 90+ Draw

Chicago Charities Women's
Chicago Charities

Chicago, IL
Kerri Delmonico and Aila Main opened their tournament season with a victory in Chicago. They defeated Heather Prop and Lynne Schneebeck in the finals by a score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Other winners include Boyle - Halstead (Consolation), Poggioli - Wegert (Last Chance), Bodman - Gheorghe (Reprieve), Kennedy - Omundson (Reprieve Consolation), Griffith - LeBlanc (16 Reprieve) and Cottingham - Hayward (Quarterfinal Reprieve).

View the complete draw

Twitter - Live from Chicago Charities

Chicago IL
Mark Parsons will be tweeting live from the Chicago Charities all weekend. If you ar not a follower of Paddle Tennis yet go to twitter.com/PaddleTennis and start following the #8 seed thoughts of 140 characters or less all weekend during the tournament.

PPTA - Practice Techniques Video
PPTA Video

PPTA pros reveal their pre-match warm up and practicing techniques. In this video, Jean Kempner, Mike Rahaley, Greg O'Neil,  Dane Schmidgall share some tips for warm up and practice.

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platform tennis news

West Islip, NY
PlatformTennisNews.com has published its November edition Issue 7 Volume 1. In this issue: David Kjeldsen's editorials on " Warm-ups from Hell", "Footfaults - Again", "Why? Because"feedback from readers, and his monthly Ace, Deuce, Fault on things going on in platform tennis.

Rhode Island Men's
Albrikes - DuRandt

Westerly, RI
Region 2 held its first PCQ of the season at the Shelter Harbor Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. Though the draw was small, the competition was excellent. The finals pitted the 2 top seeds against each other, with Jerry Albrikes and Johan DuRandt escaping with a 6-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Alex Seiler and Naren Dhamodharen. Jerry and Johan led the first set 5-0 before Alex and Naren came back to win in a tiebreaker.

View the main draw

Happy Halloween
happy Halloween

Greenwich CT
Treats came early at the Eastern Singles Tournament. This photo for the day was taken at Greenwich Country Club Courts click enlarge

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Happy Halloween

Sound Shore Invitational
sound Shore Invitational
Pelham, NY
The Sound Shore Invitational returns for another year! Directors Kevin Dillon and John Walzer have announced that the tournament will be held at the New York Athletic Club and other area sites. Events will include the first Region I Men's ranking tournament of the year as well as a strong "B" draw. Sign up is online only. Space is limited in each draw, so early sign-up is suggested.

The Sally
Sally finalists
Scarsdale, NY
Rain, rain go away was the chant of the day...and finally it worked! But not until all but the final matches were played! The Sally, a platform tennis tournament held to benefit the Sanctuary Shelter at Children's Village was held in drenching rain throughout the morning and drizzle and showers in the afternoon. Judy Arden and Susan Lovejoy defeated Louise Cash and Darlene Finnegan in the main draw final. Other winners were: Hogan-McMahon (1st Consolation), Palmedo-Simensky (1st Consolation Reprieve), Kaplan-Schwab (2nd Consolation), Cherna-Wachtenheim (2nd Consolation Reprieve) and Cromie-Saydah (16 Reprieve). Sharon Saunders and Jo Rogers reported that through entry fees, donations, raffles and silent auctions the event raised enough to cover more than one-third of the Sanctuary's annual needs.

Patterson Junior Open
Patterson Club
Fairfield, CT
The APTA Junior Tour is ready to kick off the season in Region I with the Patterson Junior Open on Sunday, November 15. Scott Slobin promises another strong field of junior paddlers from the area, with play offered in 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under and 18 & Under divisions. Sign up is online only.

Shadow Lake Invitational
Women's finalists
Rochester, NY
The 31st Annual Shadow Lake Invitational is now history. Director Fritz Odenbach reports that the weather cooperated (as did the players) to contribute to another successful event. Winners include Jerry Albrikes/Juan Arraya (Men's Open), Karen Henke/Sandra Odenbach (Women's Open), Nathan Hopfinger/Paul Valenti (Men's B) and Carrie Irvine/Christa Meyer (Women's B).
play Video of Semi Final Points I Pictures
View the full draws: Men's Open     Women's Open      Men's B      Women's B

Milwaukee Open Men's

Milwaukee, WI
The Milwaukee Open Men's tournament featured a large contingent of Chicago-area teams as well as local enthusiasts. In the championship finals, Marty Engel and Wade Martin prevailed over fellow Chicagoans Nate Parsons and Dane Schmidgall by a score of 7-6, 4-6, 7-5. Other winners include Adam Boyce - Jeff Soffa (Consolation); Matt Lemery - Brad Smith (Quarterfinal Reprieve); George Warga - Will Colmar (Consolation Reprieve) and Jim Kozak - Kevin Anderson (Last Chance). View the complete draws

Milwaukee Open Women's
Women's Finalists
Milwaukee, WI
The first APTA National Ranking Tournament of the season was plaqued by rain, but the women played on! Mary Doten and Christine Schwartz fought through a tough draw to defeat top-seeded Heather Prop and Lynne Schneebeck by a score of 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 and claim the Milwaukee Open crown. Director Scott Pecor has his fingers crossed that tomorrow's weather will be better for the Men's draw. View the complete draw.

5th Annual CT Paddle Rally for the Cure
Rally for the Cure

Avon CT
Thirty-two women from CT, MA and RI participated in the 5th Annual Paddle Rally For A Cure.  A social but competitive round robin was held at The Golf Club of Avon and The Hartford Golf Club and catered to all levels of play.  Many thanks to our sponsors; Paddlepro.com, The May Cookie Company, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Tom Panzcner and Courtia Worth. click here for photos

Melanie Oudin helps open Racquet Club of the South celebration
Melanie Oudin

Atlanta GA
The Racquet Club of the South opening day celebration. RCS member Melanie Oudin gave Platform Tennis a try. Steven Garaleck and Remington Reynolds capture the event on video.

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PIMPT Finalists
Princeton, NJ
The weather seemed designed to test the mettle of the players, but the players prevailed! By midday, the rains gave way to mostly gray skies and the spectators came outdoors to watch exciting semifinals and finals in the Princeton Mixed. Director Barbara Rebak's desire to not only resurrect the PIMPT but to make it once again one of the most fun tournaments on the calendar was surely fulfilled. Liz Jaffe and Juan Arraya topped the field with steady and athletic play, prevailing over Jaclyn Williamson and Jeff Lyon in the finals. Laura Sullivan-Bob Lee, Kathy Stuhler-Bob Winchester and Barbara Rebak-Alan Laymon were also winners. Click here for complete draws. More photos soon!

Patterson Men's "B"
Patterson Club
Fairfield, CT
The 11th Annual Patterson Club Men's "B" featured a draw of 32 teams from throughout the tri-state area. Play took place at The Patterson Club and at Fairfield Beach Club, Country Club of Fairfield, Aspetuck Valley Country Club, Fairfield County hunt Club, Wilton Riding Club and Weston Field Club under perfect fall conditions. David Mueller and Scott McKessy repeated as champs, defeating Tim Randall and Gaynor Brennan in the finals. Other winners were Terry Doran-Adriano Schiavo (Reprieve), Gordon Teglas-Nick Teglas (Consolation) and Mike Hoover-Justin Gardner (Consolation Reprieve). Click here for complete draws.

Atlantic Classic Women's "B"

Women's B

Essex Fells , NJ
With a storm warning hanging over their heads, 32 women arrived for the Atlantic Classic Women's "B" tournament. They were rewarded with beautiful gray skies and crisp temperatures. Teams from throughout New Jersey and one pair from Rhode Island had a great day of competition. Deirdre Hewett and Judy Brucia (pictured with Tournament Director Drew Broderick) defeated Lisa Botta and Caroline Beers to win the first "B" crown of the year. Other winners were Leslie Haskins-Mary Hutchinson (Consolation), Tami Gilmartin-Joan Crines (Reprieve) and Marylyn McLaughlin-Kelly Gardiner (Last Chance). View the full draws here. More photos are coming!

Premier Cup results
Premier Cup
Chicago IL
Peter Berka and Drew Eberly defeat Chris Gambino and Scott Mansager in the 2009 Premier Cup
2-6, 6-3, 6-3
2009 Premier Cup Champions

6-3, 6-0

3 Bondurant/Johnson Berka/Eberly
6-3, 6-4
4 Berka/Eberly

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink Ball

In honor of 25 years of Breast cancer awareness this month we encourage shoppers to consider pink options.
October Special on Pink Balls - Sleeve $8, Dozen $30, Case $175
plus Wilson Hope Paddles and Mits at special prices. Check out all the items on special for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Wilson Announces Official Ball Agreements
Wilson Ball

Chicago, IL
Wilson is pleased to announce that the Wilson Platform Ball will be the official ball used at the upcoming Premier Cup and Charities National Events. Read full press release. Visit Proshop for new Wilson Platform Tennis Balls

The War at the Shore

War at the Shore

Wall, NJ
A strong, competitive field opened the season on a beautiful fall day  in New Jersey at The War at the Shore. Director Judy Takach reported these results: Liz Jaffe & Juan Pablo Arraya are the champs, outlasting Kerri Delmonico & Ray Crosta in a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5 final. The semis each went 3 sets, with Jaffe/Arraya ousting Cooey Burhart-Lyon & Tim McAvoy and Kerri & Ray beating Tonia Mangan & Scott Arenstein. The Quarter Reprieve saw Aila Main/Mike Stulac defeat Judy Takach/Bob Winchester. The consolation finals featured Adrianna Melittas/Miguel Cobbs over Maria Manley/Bill Kloss. Last Chance was won by Molly McDougald/Bob Rebak over Joan Crines/Brian Leonard. Now it's on to the PIMPT!

Shadow Lake Invitational

Shadow Lake

Rochester, NY
Everyone is invited to the 31st Annual Shadow Lake Invitational! There is something for everyone, with competition in Men's "A" - a national and regional ranking tournament; Women's "A" - a regional ranking tournament; and Men's "B" and Women's "B" - tournaments for those looking for some fun competition. In order to accommodate today's busy lifestyles, the tournaments have become one-day events, and will occur simultaneously on Saturday, October 24th. Space in all events is limited. More information and sign up.        

Atlantic Classic Women's "B"

Atlantic Classic

Essex Fells, NJ
The 2009 Women's "B" season begins with the Atlantic Classic, to be held at the Essex Fells Country Club on Friday, October 16th. Director Drew Broderick encourages you to sign up early for this early season event, as space is limited.

            More information           Sign up today


2009 Women's National Championship DVD


Hinsdale, IL
The 2009 Women's National Championship Final featuring Mary Doten & Susie Keane vs. Cindy Prendergast & Lauren Zink is now available on DVD.Paul Wiggin states the APTA has committed to recording National Championship Finals and expects to continue to produce the yearly event on DVD.

On this Disc
- Complete Women's Championship Match
- Best 10 points from Women's Championship match
- APTA Promotional Video
Made available by the APTA exclusively on paddlepro.com

Milwaukee Open Opens

Milwaukee, WI
Once again The Milwaukee Open will open the APTA National Ranking season. Director Scott Pecor has announced that the Women's tournament will be a one-day event on Friday, October 23rd and the Men's tournament will be a one-day event on Saturday, October 24th. Visit the Milwaukee Open official website for more information, or sign up today.



Princeton, NJ
The Princeton Invitational Mixed is back! After a 15-year absence, the premier mixed tournament in the country is returning. This tournament was always a favorite with the players, and it promises to be so again! The tournament is open to everyone from novice to legend, and Director Barbara Rebak promises a day of fun for all. Space in the tournament is limited. Learn more about this event or sign up to play.

Viking Storms into 2009-2010 with Enhanced Line

Bordentown NJ
Top Selling Paddles are Re-engineered to Deliver Even Greater Performance Benefits Company Also Introduces New Ball Upgrades.

The Wizard, Re-Ignite and O-Zone have been re-engineered to deliver enhanced performance benefits, while retaining similar qualities that made them legendary.  Players will also notice changes to the Viking ball this season from a packaging design and playability standpoint.      full press release


Eastern States Singles

Greenwich, CT
The Eastern States Singles Platform Tennis Championship is back for a 4th year. Tournament Director Roger Knight is encouraging everyone to come out to enjoy this fun event, whether as a player or a spectator. Singles play brings an excitement that makes it different from traditional doubles play, with even a few changes in the rules. Space in the tournament is limited. Learn more about this event or sign up to play.

PPTA Announces Nate Parsons New President

Chicago IL
Mike Rahaley introduces new PPTA President Nate Parsons as his successor. full press release

Wilson Launches New Technology

Chicago IL
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

Rochester adds pro and website
Rochester Platform Tennis

Rochester NY
Rochester NY welcomes Sky Kalkman and a new website www.rochesterplatformtennis.com to kick off the 2009-2010 season. Sky will be based out of the home of the 2008 APTA Nationals, Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club. find more paddle links here.

Wilson Introduces Junior Equipment

Chicago IL
Wilson is proud to announce the return of a paddle specifically designed for the young players in the game. The Junior Warrior is 2 inches shorter than the standard paddle measuring a total of 16 inches.  The handle is designed to fit the smaller hands and measures 4 1/8”. The animated snowman cosmetics will surely get your little guy or girl loving the game of paddle.  Wilson recommends all junior players to wear protective eyewear and offers the Vents Cadet specifically designed for juniors. full press release

Tournament Schedule

Region V Region I Region III Region VII

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 2009-2010 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.

Padel Holds Court in Miami

reprinted from www.nbcmiami.com
Tennis-Squash hybrid sport lands in South Florida It isn't tennis, racquet ball, or squash -- it's sort of a mix between the three -- but Padel is the biggest sport you've never heard of and it's now in Miami. watch NBC Video

Platform Tennis continues southern expansion
Racquet Club of the South

Norcross, GA
The largest tennis center in Georgia, Racquet Club of the South adds platform tennis to its facility. Under new ownership by Westchester NY transplant Remington Reynolds and partner Steven Gareleck the Racquet Club of the South adds much needed courts to southern region and will provide excellent exposure for platform tennis. Read details


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