2019 Board Member, Patty Hogan

2018 Patty Hogan

Patty is honored to serve a second term. Patty is an enthusiastic and tireless advocate for the sport of platform tennis, and is especially dedicated to the juniors, most recently introducing the APTA’s new “First Serve” initiative, offering free instruction to young players. She also kickstarted the varsity high school paddle tennis league in New Jersey. A former number one singles player at Rutgers University, Patty landed her first tennis teaching job at The Beacon Hill Club in Summit, New Jersey, where she was introduced to paddle and eventually became the club’s year round Director of Tennis and Platform Tennis for many years. Patty was a charter member and past President of the PPTA. In addition, Patty co-authored the APTA’s Self Rating Guide.

Currently, Patty teaches paddle at several New Jersey clubs as well as in Ticonderoga, New York, at Northern Lake George Paddle, the facility she founded four years ago. She helped found the new NJ Flex Paddle League with a group of players in the Morristown area. Also, Dave Broderick and Patty cooked up a slate of B level events, including a B national ranking system and B Nationals, sponsored by the APTA.

Patty is the co-chair of the APTA Junior Nationals and sits on the APTA Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the APTA Umpires Committee, and chairs the APTA Juniors Committee. She is one of the highly respected announcers for the Platform Tennis Network and a frequent contributor to Platform Tennis Magazine. Patty is a national champion in the Women’s Open, Mixed, and Masters 40+ divisions, and was elected into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.

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