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Broderick: Notes and National Championships

26October, 2016By Peter KeiserPaddle ProfilesDrew 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...

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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...

The Fairfield County Platform Tennis League

The Fairfield County Platform Tennis League unveiled its new logo on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the league’s Captains’ Breakfast. You couldn’t pick a better time for a retrospective of the organization - how it came about, the way it has moved forward and the...

Pa Seventee

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...

2014 Wilton Open

Come celebrate St. Paddle's Day!!! 31st Annual 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)...

The Sound Shore Senior Men’s 125 Nationals

“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,...

The Universal Partner

“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...

Moving a Legacy Forward

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. “When I was growing up,...

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