The U.S. Embassy had a paddle court on the grounds and the new ambassador Nick Rey and his wife Lisa were avid players, and members of Larchmont Yacht Club in Westchester, NY.
Lisa wrote back to her Larchmont friends:
“Paddle is terrific and a great release of energy and frustrations. I’ve got a regular Monday morning game, and we’ve had one round-robin tournament. People don’t play a lot, and it’s mostly teachers at the American school, Embassy types, and a few Brits. All are tennis players and basically play it as tennis. I’ve convinced at least my Monday group to play it as paddle, and the level of play has taken a huge leap……..”
Source: Platform Tennis News, Spring 1994