Hall of Fame Champion Peggy Stanton

by Robert A. Brown

 

Stanton_Peggy-301x272Margaret G. ("Peggy") Stanton died peacefully in her home in Quogue, New York on June 17, 2009, at the age of 85.

Peggy was a major contributor to the advancement of women's platform tennis and was also a distinguished player. She won the Women's Nationals in 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1970, and was a finalist in 1971. She was also a finalist in the Mixed Nationals in 1969, and went on to win two Senior Women's Nationals in 1974 and 1977 and was a finalist in 1976.

Peggy was an active promoter of platform tennis, an enthusiastic worker for the advancement of women's platform tennis, a well known instructor, and played in many exhibitions. She was the first female Director of the APTA Board, in 1971, and served for three years as the women's tournament director. She was highly respected for her athletic talents, her administrative abilities, and as a special person.

In recognition of her achievements, Peggy Stanton was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979.

She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Donations in Peggy's memory may be made to the Hall of Fame Foundation, P. O. Box 413, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

 

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