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Fundraisers Around the Country

These benefit tournaments are just a few examples of the paddle community in giving mode. Borrow one of these formats or create your own.

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Volunteer Spotlight - Stephanie and Craig Koppmann

The Koppmanns have been volunteering a long time. Fixtures at all the largest tournaments, they are known for their good humor and fierce commitment to Chicagoland paddle.

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2024 APTA Hall of Fame Inductee - Johan du Randt

On behalf of the APTA Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, the APTA is pleased to announce the election of Johan du Randt to the APTA Hall of Fame, Class of 2024.

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Player Profile: Thomas Nolan

One of the best in Boston, Thomas Nolan talks about his love of competing, work-paddle balance, and his secret on-court boost.

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Risk vs Reward - When lower percentage can be productive

Platform tennis is a numbers game. When does the risk of a great shot outweigh the rewards of hitting a safer, more consistent ball?

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Hut of the Month: Evanston Golf Club

With a larger-than-average kitchen and the biggest bar on campus, it is no wonder the new hut has become a welcome gathering place.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Yachimski - On Umpiring

Mike Yachimski runs the Umpire Committee and has called matches for over five years. His fairness and general good nature are perfect for the “best seat in the house.”

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The Pittsburgh WPPTA

Created in 1967, the WPPTA served as a model for paddle associations around the country. Pittsburgh is also home of the aluminum court creators. Take a look at one of the longest-running leagues.

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Liz Cruz

Considered one of the most positive players on the Tour, Liz Cruz, Director of Racquets at Saddle and Cycle Club in Chicago, talks about competing, coaching, and leadership.

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A Muscle Cramping Dilemma

Exercise-associated muscle cramps are common. Get strategies to ease the pain.

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