APTA now has 265 member clubs with courts in seven countries, including Poland and Russia
“This season,” APTA’s President Robert Brown reports enthusiastically, “our Association, with 265 member clubs and about 1,000 individual members, is sanctioning nine national championship tournaments and another thirty-nine regional tournaments- a record for us.”
These tournaments are being held not only in the Northeast, the longtime bastion of platform tennis, but in such far-flung places as Hilton Head, South Carolina, Chicago, Cleveland and Denver.
The APTA estimates that there are now 2,500 to 3,000 courts in the United States, with more than 100,000 devotees of all ages. Courts are also springing up in Japan, Germany, Italy, Puerto Rico, Canada and Poland.
NOTE: There were also courts in Russia – see articles referenced below.
Source:“It’s Platform Tennis”, John P. Ware, Travel & Leisure, March 1974.
See also: Moscow thrashes Warsaw and US Ambassador to Poland, Walter Stoessel, imports Platform Tennis to Warsaw