Platform Tennis News reported on a 12 & under and 15 & under tournament run by Bobo Delaney at Montclair Golf Club, as well as a Junior clinic at Short Hills featuring Hank Irvine, Paul Quinn, Greg Moore, and Lloyd Ucko.
“Junior paddle got off to a bang this Fall in the East as Bobo Mangan Delaney opened the season with a fun tournament for the 12-under and 15-under set at Montclair Golf Club (NJ) in October. Due to the size of the draw, some events were run as round robins. The enthusiasm generated by professionals like Bobo makes all the difference in organizing a successful platform tennis event. Kids love to come out and play – round robins, tournaments, beat the pro-whatever! Get organized so your club can be the next to host a junior event.
Another special event occurred in November when Hank Irvine, Paul Quinn, Greg Moore, and Lloyd Ucko instructed children in the fine art of paddle tennis. The APTA Junior Paddle Day was held only in Short Hills this year, but promises to make a national appearance again next season. The kids participated in small groups learning volley technique, serving skills and wire play, as well as ground-strokes. The most popular part of the session was a ‘Beat the Pro’ game where several kids matched their skills against Ucko’s serve (hit it if you can find it!) and Moore’s return (duck and maybe it’ll be out??).”
Source: Platform Tennis News, Mid-Winter 1990