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GCPTA NEWS:  2015-2016


The APTA Husband/Wife and Mixed Nationals were a great success!  Thank you to Amy Lutz, Vince Prop and all the volunteers that gave their time to make this a wonderful event.

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Announcing the GCPTA 2015-2016 Season Champions



Division 1

Hyde Park



Division 2



Division 3

Four Bridges Black



Division 4

Kenwood White




Division 1



Division 2

 Four Bridges 2



Division 3

 Cincinnati Sports Club


Division 4



Division 5

 Cincinnati Country Club




Once again one of the largest GCPTA events with 32 teams came out for the Mens Flight 2 Championship on February 6th.

   A tremendous day of paddle as Jack Weston of Maketewah and David Boettcher out of Four Bridges outlasted Four Bridges players Dave Roda and Ed Zeuch in the Main Draw Finals.  



The Consolation round saw Dan Pike and Andy Smith of Cincy Sports Club battling to win over Paul Giannetti and Dirk Schneider of Kenwood.


The Reprieve Finals gave Wyoming their first title of the day when Rob Fischer and Rich Blum outlasted Scott Anderson and Doug Logeman from Kenwood. 


The Consolation Reprieve had Chris O’Brien and Peter Saba out of HP defeating Chris Bartlett and Jarod Fay out of Wyoming. 


A great day was had by all and special thanks to all the clubs for their continued support. Thanks also to Jim Getgey for chairing the tournament.  



The D3/D4 Women's City Tournament was played on February 19.  It was an unusually warm and very windy day which made for interesting play. Thanks to Ann Roda and Aimee Boettcher for taking over as chairs for the tournament this year.  They did an outstanding job!  Their efforts are well appreciated.

Thank you to all the clubs and pros that hosted and assisted before and on the day.


Champs Amy Knudsen and Brandi Allen                  Runners-up Kristen Kronauge and Kelly English

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                 Quarter Reprieve Winners                                                 Reprieve Winners

          Jamie Cusick and Leslie Sahlfeld                                         Angi Thorp and Mary Vu                        

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               Consolation Winners                                                Consolation Reprieve Winners          

      Karen Hjelm and Georgianne Koch                              Katie Kleeman and Kathy Dorger      

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Tournament Chairs

Aimee Boettcher and Ann Roda



A group of Cincinnati women traveled to Columbus to play in the Columbus Open on Feb. 5. 12 out of 24 teams were from the GCPTA! Sue Pogue and Susan Friedman (CSC) were runners-up in the Consolation bracket.  The teams of Laurie Clark/Jill Cleaves and Jenn Stark/Sandy Kuznof (all Glendale) were finalists in the Consolation Reprieve.  The majority stayed together and kept the hotel rocking into the evening!  Come join us next year.




2015 - 2016 Tournament Schedule

Next up:


Mar 18 - 20 - APTA Husband/Wife and Mixed Natonals


Tournament Co-Chairs - Amy Lutz and Vince Prop




Click HERE for full schedule of GCPTA Tournaments




Kenwood Women had a great time on a Sunday afternoon doing what we all love!!!




It was a great day for the Women's D1/D2 tournament on January 22nd. The snow held off and there was lots of fantastic paddle happening around the city. 

Many thanks to Amy Lutz for once again putting on a wonderful tournament.  Your talents are well appreciated.

Congratulations to Champions Mary Zimmerman and Allison Thornton and Runners-up Bizzy Driscoll and Amy Lutz!



Thank you to everyone who participated & volunteered 
in our  GCPTA City Wide Ladies D1/D2 Tourney 2016 
& Congratulations to our winners Emoji

1st Place
Allison Thornton & Mary Zimmerman

2nd Place
Bizzy Driscoll & Amy Lutz

Quarter Reprieve
Katie Frey & Karen Herkamp

Liza Herald & Monica Lindberg

Tricia Barlow & Cahira Zobrist

Consolation Reprieve
Karen Crowley & Emily Soller

It was great seeing everyone. Enjoy the rest of your season & hope to see you on the courts!
Amy Lutz
City Wide Ladies D1/D2 Tourney Chair 2016




Midwesterns News

A huge Thank you to Tournament Director Mark Kebe and all of the volunteers that made the Midwesterns a success!  It was the first year as a Grand Prix Series event and one to make Cincinnati proud!

For a recap and the final draws The APTA report can be found here

See you next year!






Congrats to Patrick Shiels and Pat Gilligan as they win the GCPTA Mens Championship held on December 12. Scott Boster and Patrick Herrel gave them all they could handle in a 3 set battle to the very end.

Thanks to Jim Getgey for running the tournament and to all the guys that came out to play!




Kids and adults from area clubs joined together on Sunday November 22 to play in the second annual Child & Adult Paddle Fun All-City Tourney sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Platform Tennis Association.
12 and Younger played at HPCC

13-18 year olds played at KCC

A big Thank You to Tracy Glassmeyer and Beth Agin for chairing the tournament!


Pictured at KCC in the 13-18 year old group are (L-R):
back row: Cori Floth, Heidi Shannon, Peg Berger, John Kennedy, David Meranus, Jason Cooper, and Reid Maitlin.
front row of kids: Christina Shannon, Macaira Berger, Patrick Kennedy, Ben Agin, Jacob Cooper, and Brayden Maitlin.


Winners of the 13-18 group: first place Ben Agin (KCC), second Patrick Kennedy (WYO), Tied for 3rd: Brayden Maitlin (WYO) and Jacob Cooper (HPCC)


The 12U age group played at Hyde Park CC. Thanks to Heather Prop for hosting. We had 11 teams and a lot of excellent paddle. 
Winners were Heather Prop/Wil Glassmeyer defeating Lucy and Tracy Glassmeyer in the finals 6-3. 

Third place was the team of Henry and Zamir Thoman and fourth place was Ryan and Mark Glassmeyer

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Thanks to all that played, helped out, or came out to support the Cincinnati Charities Mixed Event held Saturday November 14. Thanks to you, over $2,000 was raised to donate to "The Cure Starts Now".

Barb Kelly and Michael Todd were the Main Draw Winners! Congratulations!

Thanks especially to the tournament chairs Laurie Clark, Denise Bosma and John McConnaughey

Click here to see a Short Video of the Mixed!

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    Barb Kelly and Michael Todd, main draw winners(front)

Kim Wolber and Jim Getgey, runners-up


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Aimee and David Boettcher, Quarter Reprieve runners-up

Ellen Perazzo and Pete Tarnowski, Qtr Reprieve Winners

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Michele and LV Semona, Consolation runners-up                        Laurie Clark and John McConnaughey, Last Chance runners-up

Kelly and Craig English, Consolation Winners                                Barb Rohs and John Dorger, Last Chance Winners








The Fall GCPTA Captains Meeting was held on October 1, 2015

Click here to download the Minutes from the meeting




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