APTA President Tim McAvoy on the health of the game, and his

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Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 13, Issue 1, October, 2011

There is nothing like having the wind at your back, whether it be in business, competing in sports or with life in general.

As most of you know, I am healthy once again and loving life. I am also more excited than I’ve been in years for the upcoming platform tennis season. Like so many of us, I can’t wait to compete on the court, get a great workout and reconnect with my platform tennis community—I missed you!

As for building momentum, platform tennis is growing nationally by leaps and bounds. Court, racquet and ball manufacturers reported across the board double digit growth this past year.

Through the APTA grant program, we’ve been able to help grow the game in Boston, Stonington (CT), Chicago, Kansas City and hopefully Charleston, SC!

The APTA, working hand-in-hand with the PPTA, has also helped these locations and many more, with exhibitions and clinics throughout last year and again for this coming season.

The APTA Junior Tour continues to provide an exciting schedule of events throughout the country for the next generation of platform tennis players to compete and enjoy the game. [enlarge image to read full letter]