Board Member Profile – Jim McCready
Years of Service on the APTA Board: First year of current term; 1981-1985 Region I President; 1985-1988 Executive Director
Family: Wife Myra
Years Playing: 45
How did you get started playing platform tennis? As a teenager, I was introduced to the game at the Innis Arden Golf Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, by Don White (a previous APTA President). Other people who influenced me were George Schmid, a Senior National champion, who was somewhat of a father image. He helped me learn the classic game. He was from the wood paddle era and believed in defensive strategy. I worked with Bob Callaway in the late 1970s and early 1980s, teaching paddle at Callaway’s Paddle Tennis Center and with Doug Russell, at The Manhattan PTC and the Apple PTC, so obviously those men are very significant to me…….
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Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 16 Issue 3 Jan./Feb. 2015