Passport Scotch Platform Tennis Classic – Graebner/Russell and Hilton/Gengler take the highest prize money yet in history of the game

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Orange Lawn Tennis Club in New Jersey hosted the $50,000 Passport Scotch Platform Tennis Classic event. [Official Program]

The first-year team of Clark Graebner and Doug Russell won the biggest money prize in platform tennis history by capturing the men’s division. They defeated the Baird brothers, Chip and Steve, and split a prize of $8,000.

The 1978 national champions, Louise Gengler and Hilary Hilton, took the women’s title, and a record $8,000. They defeated the second-seeded team of Wendy Chase and Linda Wolf.

Source: Paddle Talk, Vol. 3 No. 6 (June-July)

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