Thursday, March 10, 2011

President's Cup action in Chicago today

Both the men's and women's teams from Region V (which includes Chicago) prevailed in today's team competition:

Men's Scores

Women's Scores

You can follow the scores on-line for PC and the APTA Nationals. Don't know anything about the APTA President's Cup? Here's the scoop:

The President’s Cup was established in 1978 in order to create a national competition for amateur paddlers. Platform tennis had begun to be increasingly professionalized, especially in the East, and good regional players were losing interest in this type of competition.

Increasingly, separate regional tournaments were held for these non-professionals (defined as not nationally ranked.) Each Region held its own qualifying tournament to determine which four teams from its Region would be sent to the President’s Cup.