December saw the publication of the first edition of Off The Wire.
President Robert Brown’s letter read, in part:
“As you can see, with this issue of the Newsletter there are a number of changes — new title, new format, and, since the Annual Meeting, some new people on the APTA Board. The Board has been expanded to 13 Directors, and we are pleased to have wide geographic representation. Four of the Directors are from regions other than the New York Metropolitan area — and we have a good balance of experienced and ‘new blood’. The Newsletter is our main communications medium with the membership. We’re trying, under the guidance of our new editor Bill Ballard, to make it informative and interesting and to keep you posted on what’s going on in the world of platform tennis.”
Ballard wanted Off The Wire to be more than just a compilation of draw sheets, minutes and official rankings. He wanted it to serve all APTA members, individual and clubs, at all levels of playing skill.
Source: Off The Wire, Vol. 5 No 1