APTA Forms Men’s and Women’s Players’ Committee

As the game expanded and the APTA added more and more tournaments, they recognized the need to establish more direct communication with players. The Player’s Committees served as forums to discuss issues of concern to players, such as equipment and tournament regulations.

The Committees liaised with the Tournament Committees and the APTA Board (John Mangan was the first head of the Men’s Player’s committee and had to deal with his old partner, Bob Kingsbury, on the APTA Board; they got along so well they never had a meeting!).

Source: Paddle Talk, No. 2. Personal communication from Robert R. Kingsbury.