2019 Board Member, Gerri Viant

Board Member Gerri Viant

Gerri is extremely honored to return to a second term on the APTA Board. Born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, Gerri’s introduction to paddle came as she was backpacking around the world. She ended up taking a teaching position in New York and platform tennis played a huge part in her decision to stay in the USA.

Gerri was one half of the winningest team ever in the history of women’s platform tennis with nine Women’s Nationals titles over a 13-year span. Gerri also won two Mixed Nationals and two Women’s 40+ National titles. In addition, Gerri is a member of The Platform Tennis Hall of Fame, a charter founding board member of the PPTA, a National Tester, and a former APTA Women’s Players Committee member. Gerri is a founder and co-owner of Performance Paddle Camps, which pioneered the idea of a traveling camp for platform tennis and helped to grow the game by offering high-level instruction, training for pros, and promoting the game in areas of the country where there was little paddle teaching. She is also Chair of the Live Streaming/ Broadcasting Committee, a live-stream commentator, Chair of the APTA Nominating Committee for the Board of Directors, a member of the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, and a frequent contributor to Platform Tennis Magazine.

Recently retired after 32 years as the Director of Racquet Sports and Manager of the Nyack Field Club, Gerri resides in Upper Nyack, NY, with her strongest supporter, wife Michele. Gerri is looking forward to giving back to the sport in a different medium and promoting and participating in the growth of the game that she loves.

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