The New Jersey Men’s Platform Tennis League kicks off its season the first week in October. League President Jimmy Irwin has stepped up to the plate and in addition to running The League Classic in December, has agreed to run The Apta’s Men’s “B” Nationals on Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, 2019. Dave Broderick, longtime League board member and also an APTA board member, re introduced “B” Nationals last season along with a full slate of “B” events around the country slated for this season. Go to http://www.platformtennis.org to see what events are happening near you! Any player rated 5.0 and below on the APTA’s Self Rating Scale can play! Contact Dave Broderick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or questions.
Below are results from last’s years men’s league.
END OF YEAR STANDINGS
Picture below is The Short Hills Men’s “A” Team celebrating after winning The Ferguson League in interclub play last fall! The Ferguson Division is the top division in the state wide league. TWO TIME CHAMPS
Congrats to Justin Ucko, Lloyd Ucko, Dave Broderick, Mike Davis, Blake Anderson, ZACHARY Rosenow and Max Gumport
2018 MEN’S WINTER LEAGUE Results
A)Bernards 1 beat Orange lawn 1 for the title
B) Haworth 1 the winner (no playoff)
C) Maplewood 2 plays at Lake Valhalla 1 then the winner will play at Essex Hunt 1
D) Rockaway River 1 the winner (no playoff)
E) Essex Hunt 2 the winner (no playoff)
F) Minisink 2 plays at Canoe Brook 4 then the winner plays at Morris County 3
G) Fiddlers Elbow 1 plays at Clearwater 1 then the winner plays at Plainfield 2
H) Short Hills 4 the winner (no playoffs)
I) Maplewood 4 plays at Trump 1 then the winner plays at Morris County 4
J)Essex Hunt 3 plays at Fells brook 3 then the winner plays at Morris County 5
Congrats and a Big shout out to Jimmy Irwin, Njmpta President!!!!!!! Jimmy has led the men’s league for about 20 years and has run the League Classic as well! Paddle works around the country thanks to guys like Jimmy Irwin who are passionate about Paddle and having fun! The Sport’s growth around the country can be directly tied to guys like Jimmy Irwin.
The APTA is now in a position to lend an incredible amount of support to guys like Jimmy Irwin who have run events with little APTA support in the past.
The times are a changing’ big time as the APTA is now able to lend tournament support along the lines of USGA and the USTA but it all comes down to members!!!!!!!!
The APTA needs more members in several key paddle states and NEW JERSEY is one of them.
The timing to join has never been better thanks to tons of work by Region 1 President Dave Broderick, who has worked with the APTA and its 4 NJ APTA Board Members to COME UP WITH A DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP option FOR NJ PADDLE PLAYERS IN ANY LEAGUE.
THE APTA IS NOW IN A POSITION TO LEND SUPPORT TO APTA SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS WITH ONLINE SIGNUPS, EMAIL BLAST REMINDERS ON LOOMING DEADLINES AND even GREAT POST EVENT COVERAGE.
The APTA is now positioned to assist NJ Events s well but needs the ongoing support to help offset APTA staffing expenses for the very capable employees who provide assistance 365 days a year to any and all APTA Members and tournament directors.
Social media, Digital Magazine, new High School Paddle Leagues, grants and loans program, APTA Jr Playdates, Brand new “B” National Championships, live streaming events including the Junior Nationals for the third year in a row….. ……The APTA needs to increase member support to help grow the game with so many exciting new initiatives!
We hope you can support the APTA’s Efforts and join the APTA thru Nj 365’s discounted rate of $40.00. It is actually a phenomenal deal as all APTA sanctioned events require APTA Membership which is $55 Bucks.
The APTA gives you a discount to join but gets more NJ members!!!!
We hope this is a huge WIN WIN for everyone!
The APTA’s NJ Board Members, Dave Broderick, Ron Erskine, Patty Hogan and Whit Harwood thank you for considering APTA Membership at this time!
Please Sign up for an APTA Membership with the discounted New Jersey Rate help us Grow The Game of Platform Tennis!!