APTA Capitalizes on Junior Growth – Kathy Cramer Named Junior Tour Director

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There is an adage, “The time to make hay is when the sun is shining.” Right now, the sun is shining on junior platform tennis, so get out your tractor and baler because the APTA is making some hay.

For starters, in September, the APTA appointed Kathy Cramer of Darien, Connecticut, to the newly created position of APTA Junior Tour Coordinator. Kathy will work closely with the tournament directors, tour sponsor Viking Athletics, and the APTA Board to ensure that the numerous events, Junior Nationals, and the year-end ranking process all run as smoothly as possible. The growth in platform tennis among juniors in recent years, along with the renewed marketing partnership with Viking, makes this an excellent time to bring on an individual with Cramer’s talents, experience, and passion for our game.

A self-described “club player,” who was introduced to the game by her father in the 1970s, Cramer is the mother of three young boys, Tyler, Griffin, and Bennett, who are all avid platform tennis players. Her husband, JJ, is also a nationally-ranked player. With a background in technology and teaching, she brings plenty of energy and creativity to this new position. “I am excited to utilize my strong organizational skills, as well as my enthusiasm for platform tennis, to build upon the tremendous momentum we have seen in the juniors. I can’t wait to get started!” said Cramer….[click to enlarge image to read more]

Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 15, Issue 1 Sept./Oct. 2013