have known Jack since I began playing in the Westchester Platform
Tennis League about 15 years ago. About 10 years ago Jack
approached me to help him contact all the league captains, twice
a year I would print out mailing tables for him so he wouldn't
have to hand write all the envelopes. Soon the fax machine
replaced mailing and Jack was quick to adopt the new technology.
I proposed to Jack that we could stop all the personal correspondence
and put the league online. I purchased the domain paddlepro.com
and put together a simple site for the players to view their
schedules and results, paddlepro.com was a big hit in
New York. The
Westchester Platform Tennis League and paddlepro.com grew
at a terrific pace over the following years.
I have worked closely over the last 4 years running the WPTL
together, I admire Jack for never being afraid to try something
new. Westchester Platform Tennis players may remember him
when they take the court on Tuesday nights - The rest of the
country's platform tennis players can thank Jack for encouraging
paddlepro.com to grow.
founder - paddlepro.com
Randall's wake will be this Thursday night 10/23 at Fred H.
McGrath and Sons Funeral home in Bronxville located on the corner
of Cedar Street and Kraft Avenue.
The wake hours will be 3p-5p and 7p-9p.
The Memorial Service will be held this Saturday 10/25 at The
Reformed Church of Bronxville at 4pm. The Reformed Church is
located at the corner of Ponfield Road and Midland.
Journal News/Review Press Reporter
October 20th 2003
P. Randall, a long time Bronxville resident died on Sunday October
19th at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan after a brief battle
with Leukemia. He was 77 years old.
Mr. Randall was born on March 1st, 1926 in Sheffield, Pennsylvania
to Paul and Lillian Randall. He grew up in Malverne, NY (Long Island)
and attended Malverne High School. In his senior year he was drafted
by the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the off-season, he attended the prestigious
Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn. He took a brief hiatus from
his baseball career and studies to join the Air Force during WWII
where he ended up running the athletic programs for the base in
Puerto Rico. After the war, Mr. Randall returned to his art studies
and ended up playing minor league baseball for eight years with
the Dodgers and ultimately finished his career in Triple A ball
with the St. Louis Cardinals.
After baseball, Mr. Randall returned to New York and began his business
career with Cooper Studios as a commercial artist representative.
He went on to start his own commercial studio as an artist/agent
and with the demise of the commercial art industry, eventually partnered
with a friend to channel his creative talents into new product development
as a consultant. His love of athletics remained a constant in his
life and he ended his career as a recreation specialist for the
Town of Greenburgh, NY.
Mr. Randall was one of the first 100 accredited Professionals in
the growing game of Platform Tennis. While at Greenburgh, he founded
the Westchester Platform Tennis League, which is still thriving
today. He also conducted his own baseball camp during the summers,
which was based at Rumbrook Park in Greenburgh. Mr. Randall also
conducted baseball clinics throughout Westchester County.
Mr. Randall was very active in the Bronxville community supervising
parent/child instructional clinics and teaching cartooning in the
after-school program at the Bronxville School. He was also President
of the Parkway Road Community Association for many years.
Mr. Randall is survived by his wife, Mary Randall, his daughter
Jill R. Shaw, his son Jack R. Randall and five grandchildren, Emily,
Sarah, Grace, Connor and Michael, all of Bronxville. Mr. Randall
is also survived by his brother, Daniel Randall of Lancaster, PA.
An older brother, Neal Randall died earlier.
A wake will be held at Fred H. McGrath Funeral Home at 20 Cedar
Street in Bronxville on Thursday October 23rd from 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 25th at 4pm
at The Reformed Church of Bronxville on Pondfield Road.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made
to The Bronxville School on behalf of Mr. Randall designated for
the Elementary Enrichment Program.