Region IV News 2010-2011

Cross-Border Pairings Take Titles in Canadian Open and Help Raise $2000 for Cancer Community

SUZANNE LANTHIER
APRIL 15, 2011
TORONTO, CANADA

2011 Canadian Open ChampsAt the official season ending tournament in Canada, Americans teamed with Canadians to take both Men’s and Women’s titles. For the first time, this event took a charitable slant in honour of those paddlers, past and present, who face the realities of cancer every day including and especially APTA President, Tim McAvoy.

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Father & Daughter Capture Toronto Open Titles
All Canadian Team Keeps Mixed Title North of the Border

SUZANNE LANTHIER
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
TORONTO, ON

2011 Toronto Men's WinnersPaddle, paddle and more paddle. And just when you thought you were done .. even more paddle.

Combined events of the Toronto Open and Mixed Canadian Tournaments (unofficially referred to as The 'Advil' Open Weekend) brought out an overwhelming number of family pairings to the Kingsway Platform Tennis Club this past Saturday and Sunday.

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Live Scoring and Great Paddle Mark the 2011 Midwesterns

JANUARY 17, 2010
CINCINNATI, OH

2011 MidwesternsThis year the Midwesterns was a combination of tradition and innovation: tradition in the wonderful local hospitality and the impressive array of platform tennis talent; innovation in the new APTA live scoring system that allowed players and fans to keep track of the tournament in real time.

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Cleveland Juniors have Fun in the Fall

DECEMBER 7, 2010
CLEVELAND, OH

2010-CRC-Fall-Junior-Open-200The CRC Fall Junior Paddle Tournament was held on Saturday, November 20 and featured 10 junior teams, including the nationally ranked Pittsburgh duo of Will Kleeman and Garrett Powell who won the boys division. Congratulations to the runners-up Drew Krantz and Tyler Krantz who held their own in a tough match.

The girls division was won by locals Izzi Nejedlik and Luisa Burrell. Runners-up were Jennifer Maznik and Katy Wigman.

Congrats to all the kids who came out to compete and many thanks to JT and Tim Nieman for some great organizing!!

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Fischer & Guyaux Top Women's West Penn

DECEMBER 4, 2010
PITTSBURGH, PA

2010 West Penn Women's FinalistsIn perfect paddle weather Kelly Fischer and Jessica Guyaux defeated Janet Mazzola and Ann Turner in a final that duplicated the recent Cleveland Masters finals. Fifty four teams played at 4 clubs in the Sewickley area. The beautiful new paddle “campus” at the Sewickley YMCA was tournament headquarters for the first time ever.

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Cleveland Masters Teams Up with APTA Clinic

ANN SHEEDY
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
CLEVELAND, OH

2010 Cleveland Masters WinnersLast weekend’s events in Cleveland started with a free APTA Clinic & Exhibition. Friday’s night’s clinics brought out more than 25 new faces, as well as many tournament and social players. Good natured ribbing and serious pointers were distributed during the 3 hours of clinics, as well as goodies from the barbecue. Following the clinics, pros Juan Martinez Arraya, Patricio Misitrano, Denny English and Brian Heil displayed their skills for the crowd to enjoy. Saturday was a gorgeous sunny day; great for the spectators but a bit more challenging for the players.

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Shadow Lake Wraps Up 32nd Year of Play

OCTOBER 25, 2010
ROCHESTER, NY

2010 Shadow Lake Men's FinalistsShadow Lake Golf & Racquet ClubThe 32nd Shadow Lake Invitational took place this weekend at the Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club and other Rochester area clubs. Events included the Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's B and Women's B. Both national and regional ranking points were up for grabs in the Men's Open, with regional points on the table in the Women's Open.

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Another Inferno at Four Bridges

JASON GRAY
OCTOBER 25, 2010
CINCINNATI, OH

2010 Inferno CupThe 5th Annual Four Bridges Inferno Cup took place on September 20th under the lights. The format featured each team taking a shot at every team playing an 8 game pro set. To make it very competitive and exciting, the format was to win as many games as possible not overall victories.

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APTA Grant Money at Work in North Park

SEPTEMBER 4, 2010
NORTH PARK, PA

North Park Ribbon CuttingUnder glorious blue skies (definitely not the usual Pittsburgh paddle skies), the North Park Platform Tennis Association had its official ribbon cutting ceremony opening its newly refurbished Court #1. More

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