APTA & General News Archives 2008 - 2009

Hall of Fame Champion Peggy Stanton

August 7, 2009
Margaet G. ("Peggy") Stanton died peacefully in her home in Quogue, New York on June 17, 2009, at the age of 85.

Peggy was a major contributor to the advancement of women's platform tennis and was also a distinguished player. More

Who do we ask?
The APTA Board Appoints Committee Chairs
June 5, 2009
The APTA board has formed its 2009-2010 committees. Chair person names are listed on the About Us/The APTA page.  More
APTA Service Award
Service Award to Honor Passionate Contributors
May 23, 2009
Every one of us can name people who have selflessly contributed to the sport of platform tennis year after year. The APTA has created an award to recognize people who have made invaluable contributions to platform tennis. More
Mark Fischl & Tim McAvoy
The APTA Takes Care of Business

May 20, 2009
The APTA held its annual meeting and board meeting on Friday-Saturday, May 8-9, 2009, at the Head of the Bay Club in Long Island, NY. New board members were voted in, regional, financial and other reports were delivered, and the board held extensive meetings on a wide variety of topics. As he turned over his duties as APTA President to Tim McAvoy, Mark Fischl was honored with the new APTA Service Award.  More

APTA Nationals
APTA Announces Future Nationals Locations

May 18, 2009
The APTA has announced the locations of the Men's and Women's Nationals through 2015 and the Mixed Nationals through 2013. Get the details and make your plans. More
2010 APTA Nationals - Philadelphia
2010 APTA Mixed Nationals - Cleveland

CSI: Platform Tennis!
A forensic expert from the Platform Tennis Museum & Hall of Fame (Jim McCready) and Nancy Drew (Tina Kelly) are teaming up to unearth historic photographs, memorabilia, and equipment from earlier eras. They will be incorporated for use in the museum and also in a coffee table book about platform tennis history (to be published next year). More
Vote Paddle
2009 APTA Annual Meeting & Election of Directors

March 18, 2009
The Annual Meeting of the American Platform Tennis Association will be held on Friday, May 8, 2009, 6:30 p.m. at the Head of the Bay Club in Huntington, New York in order to 1) Elect Directors to serve for the term of three years (in accordance with the APTA By-Laws) and until their successors are elected and qualified, and 2) To act upon such matters as may properly come before the Board. More

APTA 2009 Nationals Cincinnati medium
APTA Nationals 2009
March, 2009
View draws and photos, and read the commentary, for the 2009 APTA Nationals in Cincinnati. More
2009 HOF Inductions Hatch Hummers
Winnie Hatch and Sharon Hummers Inducted into the Hall of Fame

February, 2009
At the Women's 40+ and 60+ Nationals at Canoe Brook Country Club, February 11, 2009, Sharon Hummers and Winnie Hatch were inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame. Hall of Famers Bob Brown and Steve Baird delivered the induction speeches. More

Paul G. Sullivan
In Memory of Paul G. Sullivan

February 24, 2009
Paul served the sport of platform tennis for many years and made significant contributions to the sport, including establishing the Honor Award, running many tournaments and chairing the APTA Umpire's Committee. He was a member of the APTA Board and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002. More

Hall of Fame & Museum
Winnie Hatch and Sharon Hummers are elected into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame
January 22, 2009
Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Bob Brown has announced that Winnie Hatch and Sharon Hummers have been elected by the APTA Board to the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame, in recognition of their outstanding achievements on the court as well as their other contributions to the game. The induction ceremonies will take place on February 11, 2009 at the Women's Senior Nationals at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. Congratulations, ladies!
Flip Goodspeed and Scott Mansager Inducted into Hall of Fame
January 17, 2009
After a long quarter final made them late to their original induction ceremony at last year's Nationals, Flip and Scott finally received the honors at a fitting spot, the Midwesterns, on January 17. The next day the duo picked up their paddles and put another title in their pockets. More
2009 Junior Nationals Party
Junior National Championships
Opening Night Party
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Everyone is Invited!
January, 2008
All paddle enthusiasts are invited to the Friday night event.  The Welcome page for the Junior Nationals on the www.lipta.com website will soon have an RSVP "button" explaining this and enabling invitees to sign up so we know who and how many are coming.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Buffy Briggs
In Memory of Elizabeth B. (Buffy) Briggs
November 22, 2008
Former APTA board member. More
Budget Dollar
2008-09 APTA Budget
November, 2008  More
Viking Balls
Viking Chosen as Official Ball
September 16, 2008
Viking is pleased to announce that it has been named Official Ball of all APTA National Championships through 2013. More
USTA Tennis Center
USTA Tennis Center
August 28, 2008
Mr. Whitney Kraft, Director of Tennis at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, has confirmed that two platform tennis courts will be built on the grounds of the Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.  More
Racquet Club of the South
APTA Court Grants Proving Successful in Growing the Game


UNC Courts
UNC Gains 3 New Courts


Platform Tennis to School
Platform Tennis Goes to School

Platform tennis creates committed players, including young players. At Georgetown University, Yale University and McDonogh School in Maryland, enterprising students have created platform tennis programs they hope will spread the word to other athletes and endure after they depart. More

Detroit Court Plan
The Pitch for Municipal Paddle II

This is a must read for anyone looking to develop a platform tennis program.  More

Waveny Lodge
Waveny Lodge Renovation


Atlanta Clinic
Atlanta 2008 by Peter Lauer

The Peachtree Paddle League, Wilson, the APTA, the PPTA and others sponsored a star-studded season opening clinic and exhibition in Atlanta.More

Buffalo 2008 by Dave Jentsch

The Buffalo, NY platform tennis season opened quickly this year when Buffalo hosted an APTA exhibition and clinic on October 3rd and 4th. More

Minikahda Club
Minneapolis 2008 by Todd ward

The APTA/PPTA kicked off the year in Minneapolis on October 3rd and 4th. More

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