Meet the 2024 APTA Board Candidates


2024 APTA Board Candidates

Greg Morgan

Greg has completed one term on the APTA Board, with a focus on the Juniors programming. Greg has served as a Director of Racquets in the New Jersey area for the last 10 years. He is currently the Director of Racquets at Glen Ridge Country Club. He has experience running a multitude of different tournaments including the APTA Team Nationals events. He has been the co-director of the Junior National Tournament since 2016.

Greg lives in New Jersey with his wife Nora and three children, Miles, Cornelia, and Crosby.


Whit Harwood

Whit previously served on the APTA Board a few years ago. If elected, he will be focusing on Media & Content Strategy across all APTA accounts. He has spent over a decade in the media space, working at ESPN, FOX, and NBC, primarily in strategy roles while working to build and scale new and existing platforms.

He currently plays out of Fox Meadow in Westchester, where he's captain of the first team. His family (the Bairds) have been involved in the game for over 60 years and he looks forward to helping push the game forward. He lives in New York City with his wife.

Sarah Padgitt

Sarah grew up around paddle tennis when her parents played at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, IL, and joined the high school paddle league in Winnetka. She played tennis at Colgate University and also picked up squash.  

She graduated from Northwestern Law School, worked at a large law firm in Chicago, and was overjoyed to discover the North Shore Working Women’s Paddle Tennis League, despite absolutely hating cold weather. After she moved to an in-house position, she joined Skokie and now captains the Series 1 Team. She realized that once she stepped on a paddle court, she forgot the cold and her mood instantly improved. She looks forward to helping the wonderful paddle community and the game by serving on the APTA Board.

Leslie Parsons

Leslie has completed one term on the APTA Board, serving as Secretary and as a co-director for the Midwest Tour. She sat on the Governance & Nominating Committee, the Leagues Committee, and the PTI Tournament & Team Nationals Committee.

Leslie grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. After practicing law for a few years, she left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom to her five children. When her family moved to the Chicago area, she was introduced to paddle tennis and immediately developed a love for the game. She has played in the Chicago Women’s League for about 25 years and has served both as Treasurer and President of the NSWPTL. She welcomed the challenge of serving in all these roles to contribute to the sport that provides so much to women players—physical and mental exercise, laughter, and friendship.

Leslie is committed to the growth of the game in all areas and enjoys being of service to the paddle community with the many other hard-working volunteers who share the love of this special sport of platform tennis.

Sue Pijawka

Sue has completed one term on the APTA Board. During her tenure, she served as the Chair of the League Committee and was a member of the Rules Committee, the Governance Committee, and the PTI/Team Nationals Committee.

Sue started playing paddle tennis more than 20 years ago, drawn to the competition, exercise, and social aspects of the game. From the beginning she was all in, participating in the MAPTA League, local tournaments, PCQs, NRTs, President’s Cup, Team Nationals, and Women’s Nationals. She has met many of her closest friends playing paddle. Sue captains her team and serves on the Paddle Ladder Committee at The Martin’s Dam Club in Wayne, and is a member of the MAPTA Board of Directors.

After graduating from Dickinson College, Sue spent 13 years in the insurance industry, before starting her own landscape design business, Harmony Gardens. Sue lives in Malvern with her husband Pete, a fellow paddle enthusiast and APTA umpire, and her black Lab, Loki.  

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