Men’s 70+ Nationals re-initiated

Mark the date …March 27, 1998 … and the place … Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, New York . . . as history was made when seven men’s teams age 70 and over took the courts for the first recognized APTA Senior Championship for this age group.

Henry Markey (age 80) indicated that he had been “hanging around” for 10 years waiting for the creation of this event. And it was fitting that he, with his long-time partner, Stari Sauerhaft, won the consolation (Note 1).

Note 1: This Platform Tennis News report was not accurate, as a Men’s 70+ had been held in 1982, but had lasted only a few years.

Source: Platform Tennis News, Spring 1998