The year of the amateur

Cecil J. North, in his closing speech as APTA President, pinpointed the principal theme for the coming season:

“The APTA must provide more service to member clubs and amateur player-members and by so doing, enlarge the broad base of APTA membership.”

He announced that the Board had already taken steps to separate the “commercial” game from the “amateur” one for the next year, and they anticipated an even more clear-cut separation to come.

Source: Paddle Talk, Vol. 2 No. 5 (July-August)