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2010

Hall of Fame Inductees: Cynthia Ann Prendergast and Alan M. Graham

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One of the great highlights during the APTA National Championships in Philadelphia was the party at the Waynesborough Country Club and Cindy Prendergast's induction into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Committee President Bob Brown and APTA President Tim McAvoy presented the award to this dedicated enthusiast. These achievements were noted among Cindy's many contributions to the sport: - Winner of six APTA National events, including three mixed, two women's, and one senior women's titles - Recognition for her effortless style of play, easygoing manner, and outstanding sportsmanship - Served on dozens of tournament committees and a force behind Delaware's hosting of the Mixed Nationals - Led a delegation to Germany to introduce the sport of platform tennis March 17th was the biggest night of the year for the Chicago league. Teams battled it out in playoff fina[...]

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2010

Player Profiles: Jerry Albrikes and Johan du Randt

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Jerry Albrikes and Johan du Randt
Jerry Albrikes and Johan du Randt

Jerry Albrikes Age: 40 Hobbies: Fitness, running, tennis and the Minnesota Vikings Family: Married to Beth; Children: Olivia 15, Liza 14 and William 3 Residence: Mystic, CT Tennis Highlights: Former #1 in New England in Men's Open, Doubles and Mixed Occupation: Head Professional at Mystic Indoor Tennis for 10 years to present Platform Tennis Beginnings: Peter Harvey introduced me to the game six years ago. I played tournaments for four years with Lennart Jonason and this year with Johan. Currently plays out of Essex Platform Tennis Club in Essex, CT, once a week and tournaments on weekends." Johan du Randt Age: 32 Hobbies: Golf, Squash,teaching my dog tricks and playing poker Family: I have a girlfriend named Neely and a Stafforshire Bull Terrier named Bliksem. He was our mascot at the Nationals. Born: Somerset East, South Africa Residence: Newton MA Tennis Highlights: Ra[...]

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2009

APTA Junior Tour – now there’s a Czar

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APTA Junior Tour Czar Tom Stafford
APTA Junior Tour Czar Tom Stafford

Tom Stafford, the new Czar, filed this report on the development in PTM The APTA Junior Tour Czar has quite a ring to it. As most things with me — it’s self-titled. Timmy simply asked me to head up the new APTA Junior Tour. Dave Kjeldsen and Viking had done such a great job with it for the last umpteen years and now APTA was going to bring it in house. David was not passing on that great horned hat, but certainly I had to have a title that was fitting. Director — boring, Head — don’t have much of one, Chief in charge — closer, CZAR— Now we’re getting someplace. This is my 41st year of playing platform tennis — not bad for a 47 year old. I played in my first tournament at 6, had 13 fun filled years of Juniors with the same partner, played “the circuit” through the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s and now get to watch over as the future stars take shape from the junio[...]

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2010

2010 Year-End National Rankings

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Mike Cochrane and Scott Estes secured the Men's #1 position while Mary Doten and Susie Keane edged Heather Prop and Lynn Schneebeck for the top Women's slot.

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2009

Winnie Hatch (1942-2009)

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November 9, 2009 - The platform tennis world lost a great champion. Hall of Fame inductee, Edwina (Winnie) Worth Hatch, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Winnie, a 14-time National Senior Champion was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008. Winnie introduced hundreds to the game of platform tennis and ran scores of tournaments, from the Nationals to local events. Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 11, Issue 2, 2009

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2009

A team to watch: Brian O’Connor and Mark Parsons

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Brian O'Connor Age: 25.75 Hometown: Larchmont, NY Marital Status/Kids: "I am not sure what marital status means. If that is the same as martial arts status, yes, I have a yellow belt with two black stripes. Kids... no, I do not fight kids, although some in my class are pretty tough” Hobbies: Tennis, beaches, bodybuilding, and Gossip Girl Achievements in Tennis: • Hold record at Binghamton University for most singles victories • Team advanced to NCAA's 3 times • Two-Time National Grandfather/ Grandson Champion How and When You Got Into Platform: " I fell in love with paddle when I was a young bang-baller. I spent most of my childhood following women's paddle, as my mother (Joanmarie) would bring me to all her local events and league matches." What You Like About the Sport: "The various styles of play provide for interesting matchups. Among the top teams strategies [...]

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2010

Mixed and Husband & Wife Nationals in Cleveland, OH

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Ohlmuller & Johnson Defeat Main & Caldwell in Three-Set Finalin the Mixed Marina Ohlmuller and Mark Johnson teamed up for their first run at the APTA Mixed Nationals, and after an amazing three-set final against Aila Main and David Caldwell, they emerged victorious, 6-7, 6-0, 7-5. There were big momentum swings in the match, as is often the case with paddle, and in the third set they were at one point down 3-0, 40-love with the other team serving. The match was marked with steady play by Marina and Aila, while dazzling displays of athleticism from Mark and David enthralled the spectators. This is Marina's third national title. She and husband David won the Husband/Wife Nationals in 2003 and 2005. Its Johnson's first. Props Outlast LeFevres for APTA Husband-Wife Title The unseeded team of Heather and Vince Prop won the 2010 APTA Husband-Wife National championship, defeating J[...]

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2009

Premier Cup – Berka and Eberly collect the cash

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The 5th Annual Premier Cup took place this year at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Chicago on October 10th & 11th. This year's field featured the strongest veteran teams in the sport as well as many of the top up and coming teams. Sunset Ridge boasts six courts and is under the direction of Peter Berka. This year's field had representation from states of Illinois, Ohio, New York, and New Jersey for the two-day event that had a total purse ofS5,000. The first day of competition started at 10 a.m. on Saturday and lasted through dark as each team played a round robin competition within their own group (three matches). Format: • Two out of three sets; regular scoring • Super tie-breaker for 3rd set (Sat. only) • Top two teams from each group advanced to semi-finals on Sunday Rules for Advancement: • Best overall record from round robin play • 1st tie-breaker used i[...]

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