By Peter Keiser
Scott Estes loved to play hockey – outside pond hockey in his native New Jersey, club hockey when his high school didn’t have a team. At Colgate, he moved from last man kept on the team to one of the first, showing dramatic improvement and ultimately excelling as a senior defenseman.
Paddleplayer.com 2014 Summer League
Men’s Registration | Women’s Registration
Come celebrate St. Paddle’s Day!!!
2014 Wilton Open hosted by the Wilton YMCA and area clubs
Benefitting YMCA Children’s Charities
Saturday, March 15th
Men’s Open, Men’s B and Women’s Open
(Mens draw limited to 32 teams, Womens draw limited to 32 teams)
Men’s Open & Men’s B Draw Sold out!
“I keep thinking that if I play long enough I can’t help but win,” says Bill Fanning who plays paddle tennis out of the Wilton YMCA in Wilton, CT. “The problem is the guys who beat me forty years ago, beat me now. And there are fewer of them.” Fanning, going on 78, could be a poster boy for the Sound Shore Senior 125-Nationals played annually at the Fox Meadow Racquet Club in Scarsdale, NY. He came to platform tennis later on in his athletic career having played football, hockey and baseball in college.
PaddlePlayer.com New Jersey Jr. Open
January 19th, 2014
Montclair Golf Club and Area Clubs
Tournament starts at 11:30am
Montclair Golf Club
25 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Girls and Boys
10 & Under, 12 & Under, 15 & Under and 18 & Under categories
Age cutoff date is October 1, 2013
Team Fee – $100
includes favors, Balls, refreshments and Pizza
“I’m ultra competitive but I partner well.” —- Steve Baird
To say that Steve Baird knows something about winning paddle tennis is an understatement. He was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999. But what sets him apart even from his Hall of Fame colleagues has been an uncanny ability to match his superb physical talents with extraordinary more subtle partnering skills. “The team is what makes you great. You can only succeed if you have a team,” says Baird. “Look at Scott Mansager and Flip Goodspeed. Three or four years ago they won the Nationals at 46 or 47 years old. They beat much younger players because they knew what a partnership was all about and played as a team.”
Gary Squires is a teacher; that’s what he does, that’s who he is. The current Fox Meadow Head Tennis and Platform Tennis Pro has been at it for 35-years. He grew up in Rye, NY and by his own recollection, was drawn to teaching at an early age.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…October 10, 2013…Harwinton, CT
Putnam Tennis and Recreation LLC, one of the oldest and most experienced tennis court builders in the United States, has reentered the platform tennis construction and maintenance business. Putnam has developed a business relationship with David Dodge and Mark Kebe at Total Platform Tennis in Loveland, Ohio and will serve as the Authorized East Coast Installer of the “Total Platform Tennis System.” The combination of Putnam’s extensive construction capability and long standing reputation in the tennis business with Total Platform Tennis’ manufacturing expertise and installation experience, brings a new level of construction and maintenance ability to the platform tennis industry.