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APTA policy on use of racquets and balls

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The APTA Paddle Newsletter reported on the policy that stated that only officially approved rackets and balls would be sanctioned for play at APTA Tournaments. The only rackets approved for play at the time were manufactured by the Dalton Company, Marcraft and Craig & Simplex Co. Official balls used at APTA Tournaments were those produced by the Barr Rubber Company. The APTA told manufacturers, interested in getting their equipment approved, to contact the APTA concerning submission requirements. Source: First edition of The APTA Paddle Newsletter

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APTA Annual Meeting Minutes

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The Annual Meeting Minutes covered the results of tournaments including the new Senior Veteran's (60+) which was contested for the Ken Ward Trophy, the financial health of the APTA, and the Honor Award presentations to George Harrison and William Pardoe. [See]

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APTA studies the history and formats used in the Presidents Cup in order to provide guideline for future events – Gary Horvath chairs the committee

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Purpose of the study: At the May 1988 meeting of the APTA Board of Directors Gary Horvath was asked to chair a committee to work with Fran Sennas to study the Presidents' Cup. This study will be conducted in several phases. Phase I is the compilation of the history of the APTA Men's and Women's President Cup. This event has developed a tradition as rich as that of the National Championships. The event has had a number of formats, a wide variety of sponsors and at times its share of controversy - primarily in administrative matters. Throughout it all, the events have been characterized by an unparalleled amount of camaraderie, sportsmanship and fun. Hopefully an accurate record of these happenings can be compiled while the individuals who made this event so great are still interested in the great sport of platform tennis. The purpose of establishing an accurate record of [...]

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