Broderick: Notes and National Championships

Broderick: Notes and National Championships

Drew Broderick has a deep- seated belief in his ability to improve as a platform tennis player. He learned a valuable lesson about the possibilities and techniques of getting better from his days as a successful tennis player at UCONN where he played first team...

Aggressionistas

Aggressionistas

Forty-two years ago, Herb Fitz Gibbon and John Beck, a pair of large, agile Princeton graduates, blasted their way to the 1974 Nationals Championship held at the Fox Meadow Tennis Club in Scarsdale, NY. Featuring heavy doses of aggression and hard hitting, the...

Dan Zahler: At The Cutting Edge

Dan Zahler: At The Cutting Edge

It stands to reason that Dan Zahler would approach and assess the human body as a machine. After all, he comes from a family of mechanical engineers. “I see the body as a machine,” he says. “I can see exactly when things go wrong with it. I love to be able to do...

Jared Palmer: El Campeon

Jared Palmer: El Campeon

By Peter Keiser One of the greatest attractions of paddle tennis and one of the reasons for its surging popularity is its accessibility. I’m not talking about venues, court time and construction costs. I’m talking about the physical act of playing the game. You can...

Scott Bondurant: El Presidente

Scott Bondurant: El Presidente

How much do you like paddle? It’s not a contest. Nor is it a challenge because there is so much anecdotal evidence that platform tennis enthusiasts can be certifiable – respectable, fun-loving, camaraderie- driven solid citizens, but still certifiable - when it comes...

Paddle in the City of Brotherly Love

Paddle in the City of Brotherly Love

They played the Philly Open over Valentine’s Day weekend and served an ace! How the tournament came about and what made it such a great success tells you a lot about Philadelphia area paddle – about its history; about how it built up a sport and embedded it into the...

PARSONS AND DU RANDT: THE ODD COUPLE?

PARSONS AND DU RANDT: THE ODD COUPLE?

Mark Parsons and Johan du Randt, currently the top ranked men’s doubles platform tennis team in the world, are looking to secure a “three peat” as Nationals champions in Chicago this March. You could make a case that they are an unlikely pairing, an odd couple given...

Mind of a Champion

Mind of a Champion

Gerri Viant’s love of adventure knows both external and internal landscapes. Whether backpacking around the world or exploring the vast interior of her feeling system and psyche, the joy of the journey permeates her. Viant, teaming with Sue Aery to win eight Womens...

Who Needs Tennis When Your Wife Has You Covered?

Who Needs Tennis When Your Wife Has You Covered?

"I can’t remember not playing paddle,” says Mike Stulac. A two- time winner, finalist, and three- time semi-finalist of the Men’s Nationals, Stulac with his wife Kerri Delmonico has won a Mixed Doubles and three Husband-Wife Nationals as well. Unlike the majority of...