Hall of Fame Inductees: Diane Tucker, Gerry Manhold and Walt Peckinpaugh

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Over three decades Diane Straus Tucker amassed 23 National Championships with 12 different partners, including six Women’s titles and two Mixed titles. She is still winning Senior events.

Gerald Manhold devoted the better part of a lifetime to platform tennis and was a driving force for platform tennis league play in his home state of New Jersey and served as the representative for senior level play on the APTA Board for five years.

Walt Peckinpaugh’s legacy was in his organizational leadership, vision, promotional abilities, expertise in chairing major tournaments, and technical competence. Without his contributions, there would be a vastly different platform tennis landscape today in the Mid-Western Region as well as nationally.

Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 5, April, 2004