Passport Scotch continues support

Passport jacket
Passport jacket

Passport Scotch continued its support in the 1979-1980 season. The sponsorship provided $20,000 for prizes as sole sponsor of the APTA men’s and women’s National Championships. At the same time, Passport underwrote the publication of the new member newsletter, Platform Tennis News.


This February, look for a new crop of colorful Passport Scotch warm-up jackets on the backs of the top national and regional players. The ten top national men’s teams will receive jackets during that month. So will the first ten teams in each of the five APTA regions. The awards will be made on the basis of standings reported to the APTA by January 30, 1980. Another set of Passport Scotch jackets will be given out in April, based on March 31 standings. The president of each region will decide how to allocate this second batch of windbreakers, to avoid duplicating the first awards.

Source: Platform Tennis News (October), Minutes of APTA Executive Committee, August 22 and 23, 1979