APTA Men's PTI 50+ Nationals

APTA Men's PTI 50+ Nationals

Date: Mar 30

City, State: Tenafly, NJ

Region: 1

Start Date
Saturday March 30, 2024
End Date
Saturday March 30, 2024
National Championship PTI
Tournament Director
Marco Grangeiro
Draw Size
32 teams
$200 Per Team
All teams will register on the waitlist. To be eligible, both players must have a PTI of 50 or higher and their combined PTI must be less than 120. Once eligibility is confirmed, the team will be notified and moved off the waitlist and into the tournament.
Registration closes at 7 p.m. EST on March 24.
Registration Opens
Monday January 1, 2024
Registration Deadline
Sunday March 24, 2024
Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible to participate in Team or PTI Nationals, a player's PTI history must have at least 8 rated matches within the last twelve months.
Those players who have fewer than 8 rated matches in the last twelve months may request an exception from the PTI Nationals committee.
Host Club
Knickerbocker Country Club
Registration Details
All entries are charged when a team registers. If a team is wait listed and does not get into the tournament, a refund will be made after the tournament is over.
APTA Membership
All players must be APTA members, and membership must be purchased before entry.
Official APTA rules will govern play.
In order to receive the tournament's favor the day of the event, teams must sign up by March 10th. After that, favors will be mailed to players.

APTA Men's PTI 50+ Nationals

Posted on 4/1/2024 12:00:00 AM by APTA

Winners - Tom Freeman/Lenny Park  

Finalists - Andrew Kaskel/Avi Raval  

7-5, 6-3

Live Scoring Results

Tournament Director Marco Grangeiro writes: Great day of paddle at Knickerbocker Country Club and surrounding area clubs. 28 teams from six different states--Kansas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey--participated in northern Jersey. Competition was intense with the higher seeds out in the earlier rounds and 18 out of 54 matches going 3 sets and 9 tie-breakers (not counting the super tiebreakers). 

Congratulations to Tom Freeman and Lenny Park, members of Knickerbocker, for winning it all at your home turf! It was quite a deep field and through ups and downs, your offense and net play rewarded you the title. Impressive play!

Any endeavor is not possible to successfully execute it without the help of a lot of people and I want to thank them for all their efforts in planning and executing it the day of the tournament. I want to thank my assistant Oz Khan for his endless efforts to support the success of our program and tournaments we run, including this one. I want to thank the KCC staff, general manager Ricky Mosel, service director Lauren Tarzian and staff, chef Gus and his staff as well as the set up and cleaning staff for all their efforts. 

I also need to thank the directors and general manager, Lauren Gebbia (EFC), Louis Volclair (RCC), and Gene Tioutine and Norm Forsythe (HGC) for lending four of their courts to help me run the tournament smoothly.

Lastly, I want to thank my hut commanders, Beth Eifert and Yumiko Sparkman, members of KCC, and Ken Persson, member of EFC, for helping with the scores, breakfast for players and making sure the players had what they needed while they could focus on playing their matches.