Governor of New Jersey plays hooky to play paddle

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Brendan Byrne had a calendar conflict, a speech to the New Jersey Education Association at their annual conference and a date to play in the National Senior Men’s 50+ at Englewood, NJ. He chose to play paddle, lost his first round match and advanced as far as the semis in the consolation.

A newspaper covering the event characterized his game as “a conservative style bent on returning the ball.”

Source: Off The Wire, Vol. 5, No. 3

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