APTA Annual Business and Board Meetings

The Rules & Equipment Committee had been busy with the ARD ball, a new paddle from Marcraft, and had been updating the Rules Book, The Etiquette of Paddle and How to Conduct a Tournament Draw. Bob Brown also provided the Board with a copy of a position statement supporting the change of “playing lets on serve”

The Board reaffirmed that the President’s Cup was not intended for top ranked players and agreed to eliminate from President’s Cup competition any player who had reached the quarter finals of the Nationals in the last two years or who was one of the top eight ranked women’s teams or top sixteen ranked men’s teams