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President’s Cup – venues & winners

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Men's Venues and Regional Champions (1978-2004) Women's Venues and Regional Champions (1983-2004)

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2004

Marjorie Hodson elected APTA Executive Director

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Marjorie brought a wealth of paddle experience to her new role, including: former APTA Board member, NJ Women's League President, VP and Tournament Director and the 2001 APTA National Championships Co-Chair. In addition to her paddle background, Marjorie brought strong computer and administration skills to the job and a passion for our sport...this was more than just a job for Marjorie. Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 5, April, 2004

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2004

Mark Fischl elected APTA President

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At the annual APTA Board Meeting on Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1, 2004 new APTA Board Member Mark Fischl was elected APTA President succeeding John Horine. Mark, a Long Island native was an enthusiastic promoter of the sport.

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2004

The Tennis Channel covers platform tennis – The Battle @ Beckett

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The Battle@Beckett DVD. The DVD includes pre-match interviews with Murphy and Luke Jensen and David Ohlmuller, two exciting sets, and post match interviews where the Jensens say what they really think about platform tennis.
The Battle@Beckett DVD. The DVD includes pre-match interviews with Murphy and Luke Jensen and David Ohlmuller, two exciting sets, and post match interviews where the Jensens say what they really think about platform tennis.

http://youtu.be/FZoLbHnV6zI On April 11, following Davis Cup coverage, The Battle @ Beckett appeared on The Tennis Channel. The Battle @ Becket was the largest media event in platform tennis history, covered by five television stations, including ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, and numerous magazines and newspapers. The event featured the Jensen Brothers (1993 French Open Champions) and 2003 National Champions Chris Gambino, and David Ohlmuller. The event took place at Beckett Ridge Country Club (West Chester, OH)and was the first time professionals from the ATP tennis tour and platform tennis circuit faced off against each other on a paddle court. Luke and Murphy had been ranked as high as #4 in the world ATP rankings. Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 5, April, 2004

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2004

Platform Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Foundation (PTMHOFF) application for 501 (c) (3) status finally approved; fundraising can begin

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The APTA had financed and supported the creation of the PTMHOFF1 as an independent 501 (C) (3) entity. With the IRS finally granting exempt status effective February 19, 2004 the Foundation could now embark on a fundraising effort to "realize the dream" Because the Foundation was a newly created corporation the approval was an "advance ruling" and was only effective through December 31, 20082. NOTE 1: APTA President John Horine was the driving force to accomplish this and had worked closely with Andrew Giannella of ulmer berne llp of Cincinnati, OH to incorporate the Foundation and file the application for non-profit status. [See Also] NOTE 2: This was subsequently extended

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2004

Hall of Fame Inductees: Diane Tucker, Gerry Manhold and Walt Peckinpaugh

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Over three decades Diane Straus Tucker amassed 23 National Championships with 12 different partners, including six Women's titles and two Mixed titles. She is still winning Senior events. Gerald Manhold devoted the better part of a lifetime to platform tennis and was a driving force for platform tennis league play in his home state of New Jersey and served as the representative for senior level play on the APTA Board for five years. Walt Peckinpaugh's legacy was in his organizational leadership, vision, promotional abilities, expertise in chairing major tournaments, and technical competence. Without his contributions, there would be a vastly different platform tennis landscape today in the Mid-Western Region as well as nationally. Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 5, April, 2004

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2004

New court deck colors improve visibility

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Jason Gray from Beckett Ridge Country Club (BRCC) in West Chester, Ohio, was the first to take the courageous step of transforming traditional green and brown platform tennis decks to the bold custom mixed colors of 'Premier Purple' and green. Research indicated that ball visibility was increased because purple provided the most intense color contrast to yellow (and orange). The ease of making line calls is greatly enhanced also by the purple background and white line contrast. Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 5, April, 2004

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2004

Player Profile: Susie Mascarin Keane

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Susie Keane was born in Detroit, MI, 39 years ago. Growing up, she had a natural talent for tennis. Susie made the pro tennis circuit in 1980 after being ranked the #1 junior girl tennis player in the world (PTM mistakenly said "the #1 girls' 15-and-under player in the world")1. She competed on the tour until 1988, earning a ranking as high as #27 in the world. Enjoying her tennis retirement by raising her three children, Susie was coaxed into a paddle game three years ago when her husband's partner (her brother) failed to show up for a Saturday morning game. "My first game was very frustrating, but I liked it," she recalls. "Playing that first match got me interested and when my friend Nancy Maxwell called me to play in a follow-up game I was excited. Nancy had been trying to get me out there for years," she added. Susie moved to Chicago shortly after that first game. She explaine[...]

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2004

2003-2004 Year End Rankings

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Chris Gambino and David Ohlmuller edge out Flip Goodspeed and Scott Mansager for the Men's #1 position and Cindy Prendergast and Lauren Zink secure the Women's #1 ranking.

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2004

Atlanta exhibition announced

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In its efforts to grow the game in all regions and at all levels, the APTA is heading south to hold an exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, January 15. The exhibition will take place at Ansley Golf Club from 10 AM-2PM. The event will feature top players showcasing their talents, as well as an opportunity for locals to hit a few balls in an introductory clinic and round robin. Enthusiasm for platform tennis is high in Atlanta thanks to two existing courts at two clubs and a large number of experienced players from more traditional platform tennis areas who now call Atlanta home. With a strong foothold like this the APTA hopes that Atlanta will be one of the next major growth areas for the sport. It is also hoped that an APTA-sanctioned tournament will be added in Atlanta in 2005-06 as the sport grows there. Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 6 Issue 2, November, 2004

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