Thursday, August 11, 2011

HPTA Weekend Warriors League

From Rick Gallwas (chair), Michael Lee, Rob Foster, Ed Varin, and Mark Gupta to Hinsdale Park District players:


You've been invited to play in the NEW Hinsdale Weekend Warrior Paddle League. This new league is supported by the Hinsdale Platform Tennis Association (HPTA)

This new league will be played Saturday afternoon at all three clubs with start times of 2:30 and 4:00. Each team will consist of 8 players of which 6 will play each week. Teams will NOT be club-specific, in fact, the intent is to have at least one player from each club on each team.

Participants will be placed in flights based on level of play. The number of flights and the grouping of players will be based on who signs up. We intend to create flights in the smallest series grouping possible to give everyone a competitive experience. For example, Flight A may consist of players from series 1 - 5, Flight B from series 6-9, etc. If you currently do not play in the Chicago Platform Tennis Charities (CPTC) league and therefore do not have a series, the paddle professional at your club will place you in the appropriate flight based on their knowledge of your skills. Captains will be selected from participants and a draft will be held to determine teams.

Here are the details:

$40.00 per person Member HPTA
(You are a HPTA member if you are an active CPTC league player for Hinsdale Golf Club, Salt Creek Club or a pass holder at Hinsdale Park District.)

$50.00 per person Non Member HPTA ($10.00 will be paid to HPTA for your membership)

Season runs September 24 through December 17, including playoffs.
There will be no matches November 26th (Billy O Red Zone) and December 10th (Hinsdale Challenge NRT)

(Since this is our first year, we decided to have a short season. If the demand is there, we're prepared to have another series starting in January.)

What you need to do: Send email to with your name and the series level you played last. If you have never played in the travel league please contact your club's paddle tennis professional for your placement.

NOTE: There are only a LIMITED number of spots available so please respond a.s.a.p. if you want to play!

More details to follow.