The deadline is today to register for our fourth and final indoor pickleball session of the 2022-23 season.
This year's Hertzel Cup: City Open Championship for platform tennis is Saturday, March 4.
PT Leaguer Eric West partnered with Juan Arraya (Greenwich, CT) to win the Philly Open APTA Tour event at Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club near Philadelphia. The pair defeated several of the game's top teams and players including 4x APTA National Champ Drew Broderick and Tomas Christian in the quarterfinals, defending APTA National Champions Sven Burus & Mike Irdoja in the semifinals and current #4 ranked national team Chris Humpfreys and Felips Osses-Konig in the final. Watch the exciting conclusion to the tournament below. Arraya/West won 7-6 in the third set on their eighth match point.
PT Leaguer Tyler Fraser partnered with Adam Morgan (Lake Bluff, IL) to win the Bourbon Ball at Louisville Country Club. The event is a national ranking tournament for the American Platform Tennis Association. Fraser/Morgan are currently ranked #5 nationally and #3 in the APTA Cup standings. PT Leaguer Wil Lofgren partnered with Dan Hansen (Mystic, CT) and made the semifinals.
PT Leaguer Marie Matrka partnered with Roopali Hall (Stamford, CT) to win this year's Bourbon Ball - Louisville's ranking event for the American Platform Tennis Association. They defeated PT Leaguers Jill Jackson and Ellie Halbauer in the finals.
Our third indoor Pickleball session started Sunday at ACES Pickleball + Kitchen. 63 players played over three time slots in what counts as part of Week #14 of our Indoor Pickleball league. Week #14 will also include results from Session #2 at Elite Athletic Sports Complex on Tuesday and Session #4 on Friday at Ronnie Grandison Sports Academy. Click for Week #14 court results and updated indoor league standings.
Six Platform Tennis League champions excelled in American Platform Tennis Association (APTA) ranking events Saturday.
Eric West is in the final of the Philly Open today with Livestreaming (APTA - Philly Open) set for Sunday at 9:30am. West is partnering this week with former APTA National Champion Juan Arraya (Greenwich, CT). The pair defeated defending national champions Sven Burus (Montclair, NJ) and Mike Irdoja (Verona, NJ) in the semifinals. They also defeated 4-time national champion Drew Broderick (Summit, NJ) and West's recurring partner Tomas Christian (Glenside, PA) in the quarterfinal.
Marie Matrka partnered with Roopali Hall (Stamford, CT) to win the Bourbon Ball APTA ranking event at Louisville Country Club. Matrka/Hall defeated the #1 seeds Hallie Bodman (Northbrook, IL) and 2x APTA Nationals finalist Chelsea Mittal (Lake Forest, IL) in the semifinals. In the finals they defeated PT Leaguers Ellie Halbauer and Jill Jackson.
Tyler Fraser and partner Adam Morgan (Lake Bluff, IL) have lost just three games in three matches heading into the Bourbon Ball (Louisville) finals. Fraser/Morgan, currently ranked #5 nationally, face Ryan Baxter (Louisville, KY) and Ricky Heath (Carmel, IN) Sunday at 9:00am to decide the title. Baxter/Heath defeated PT Leaguer Wil Lofgren and Dan Hansen (Mystic, CT) in the semifinals.
Spring/Summer pickleball registration is open. We have two leagues this year. A "North" league on Wednesday nights and a "South" League on Monday nights. We will use Glendale Lyceum for the North and Cincinnati Country Club and LTC at Lunken for the South. We plan to add courts at ACES Pickleball + Kitchen to both leagues.
Spring/Summer pickleball registration is now open. There are two leagues this year. A "North" league on Wednesday nights and a "South" League on Monday nights. We will use Glendale Lyceum for the North and Cincinnati Country Club and LTC at Lunken for the South. We have plans to add courts at ACES Pickleball + Kitchen to both leagues.
Registration for our 10th Annual Spring/Summer Platform Tennis League is now open. All levels invited. Play starts April 13.