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Waveny Park to Open October 30th

New Canaan Advertiser
New Canaan CT
The Town of New Canaan will celebrate the grand opening of its new platform tennis facility at the first annual New Canaan Community Platform Tennis Day on Saturday, October 30th at 11:30 in Waveny Park.  In attendance will be #1 Ranked David Ohlmuller with 3 other top players and the Viking Academy
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Hinsdale man bringing more people to paddle

The Doings Newspapers - By Brian Boyle
Hinsdale IL
Twenty Years ago, Bill O'Brein almost didn't move to Hinsdale because it lacked a place to play paddle tennis.  He played for five years, having learned it through a neighbor after relocating to New Jersey, a paddle tennis hot bed...
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Hinsdale Paddle Players Pitch In

Surban Life July 14, 1004
by Melissa Rubalcaba
Platform tennis players have collected about $100,000 in pledges, in amounts that range from $50 to $10,000.
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Platform Tennis Press Kit
Platform Tennis Press Kit

Have you seen any articles recently on platform tennis in your local daily? The weekly? On the six o'clock news? Why not? Because press coverage requires a pitch. Before the 75th anniversary season ends, consider making an effort to get some local press.

The Promotion Committee has created a press kit to make the job easy. Included in this kit are sheets on the history of the game, the rules, the players, the businesses; even copy-right free photos for members of the media to use.

press kit information

Intelligencer Journal

Lancaster, PA
Intelligence Journal reports: "Lancaster County's George and Lauren Zink achieved an unprecedented pair of doubles championships in platform tennis"

"Lauren and George Zink have won their share of national tennis championships, but on the week-end of March 12-14, they pulled off an American first in platform tennis, becoming the first husband wife team to win both the husband/wife and open mixed doubles national 'championships in Wilmington, Del." 

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Tennis Channel schedules Platform Tennis
The TEnnis Channel

April 11th on the Tennis Channel
For the first time since the 70's Platform Tennis returns to TV.  Following the Davis Cup Finals Sunday April 11th.  more info

Chicago Tribune

Platform tennis buffs bring a jacket with their racket.
by Gail Worland

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The Doings Newspapers

Chicago IL
Tournament of champions
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Tennis Week Magazine
Tennis Week Magazine Article

Tennis Week Magazine publishes article on page 68 of February 17th 2004 issue about the Battle @ Beckett. Photos taken by Wayne Dollard of Platform Tennis Magazine of Battle Participants Chris Gambino Luke and Murphy Jensen, David Ohlmuller and event coordinator Jason Gray. see a picture of this article here.

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Cincinnati Pulse Journal
Pulse Journal

By Steven Matthews
'Battle at Beckett' a huge success --- Fans brave cold to watch Jensen brothers.
When he described last Thursday's "Battle at Beckett," Jason Gray referred to James Earl Jones' famous quote from Field of Dreams "It's one of those things where if you build it they will come" said Gray, Ridge's director of Racquet sports....view full article here

Hinsdale to get 4 Platform Tennis Courts

Surban Life reports:
Enthusiasts of platform tennis will soon have another place to play thanks to the efforts of people like Hinsdale residents Paul Wiggin and Bill O'Brien

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Surburban Life

January 14, 2004 Surban Life Reports:
Hinsdale speeds effortto add platform tennis
by Melissa Rubalcaba

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Platform Tennis on Fox News
Platform Tennis on Fox News

Cincinnati, Oh
Luke and Murphy Jensen and Dave Ohlmuller do pre exhibition interview and hit a platform tennis ball around Fox Studios in Cincinatti. The Battle @ Beckett is set to be played 6:30 tonight at Beckett Ridge Country Club if your in Ohio, don't miss it. Click here to see photos from Fox this morning.

David Ohlmuller and Newscaster Play a Set against Jensens
Platform Tennis on Fox News

Cincinnati, Oh
As the second update of news today, David Ohlmuller took some time out to play a set of Platform Tennis with Brad Johansen of WKRC against Murphy and Luke Jensen. The set was taped and will air on News 12 WKRC "I GOT NEXT." at 6:30 PM. Click here to see pictures of the set and make sure you read the previous news article today Platform Tennis on Fox News.

Midwesterns 2004 in Cincinnati Enquirer
Midwesterns 2004 in Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati, Oh
The both the Cincinnati Enquirer
and the Kentucky Journal have an article about the Midwesterns 2004 with the exhibition match between the Jensen brothers against David Ohlmuller and Chris Gambino. The article goes in depth about some specifics and history of platform tennis as well. To view the article, please click here to see the article on the Cincinnati Enquirer's website or click here to view other various press information about the Midwesterns 2004. The photo comes courtesty of the Cincinnati Enquirer and photographer Michael E. Keating.

Tennis Week Magazine
Tennis Week Magazine

Tennis Week Magazine Starts their coverage of The Battle @ Becket with news in their January 2004 Issue. The article pictures the Platform Tennis National Champions and details of the events. view article here

Brad Faxon's Sports Equipment
Golf Magazine

Golf Magazine reports in January 2004 Issue that Platform Tennis Racquet is is mentioned as part of Brad Faxons Favorite Sport's gear. Click here for page 162 of Golf Magazine or click here to get 2 issues of Golf Magazine free.

Paddlepro.com asks which paddle does Brad Faxon use?

Platform Tennis Exhibition will be in Tennis Week Magazine

The "Battle at Beckett" platform tennis exhibiton between Luke and Murphy Jensen and Dave Ohlmuller and Chris Gambino is causing a stir in the racquet sports world. The event which is scheduled to take place January 15, 2004 at the Beckett Ridge CC in West Chester, OH is currently being promoted on the Tennis Week website. There will be news of the event in the upcoming Tennis Week magazine set to hit newsstands in a few weeks. There also will be a follow up piece on the event in a future issue of Tennis Week. Check back on paddlepro.com for details about the event or click here to read the Jensens article..

Hinsdale Surburban Life

December 4, 2003
Paddle tennis players court comission for space
by Brian Boyle
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The Pulse Journal - Cincinnati OH
Battle at Beckett

The Pulse Journal reports on upcoming "Battle at Beckett" click here to view article, or go to www.pulsejournal.com and click on sports.

Service in the snow

Milwaukee, WI
Similar to tennis, not quite like racquet ball, platform tennis has found a new home in the Northshore. "This is a civilized, quiet sport," insists enthusiast and Cedarburg resident Don "Beany" Welch Click here to read the article or visit www.gmtoday.com

Platform Tennis in Business Week Magazine
Business Week

Business Week - October 13, 2003 by Marilyn Harris
View article here or visit www.businessweek.com

Hinsdale Surburban Life

October 3, 2003
Some hope tennis request double faults.
by Brian Boyle
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The Doings Newspapers

November 18, 2003
Plea for paddle tennis served
by Brian Boyle

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