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When contacting these professionals, you have the confidence in knowing that you are going to be taught in a competent manner by a knowledgeable professional.

All US/PPTA professionals listed below took part in a 5 step evaluation, including a three hour written exam and a feeding skills test covering 12 essential feeds for proper skill development. All professionals were then observed teaching a private lesson and a group lesson and were evaluated based on the guidelines of the USA/PPTA's common body of knowledge. Participants who are not nationally ranked are then observed and evaluated for their shot selection, court positioning, strategy, tactics and overall skills.

The professionals are then certified regarding their level of expertise. There are 4 classifications, the highest classification is a P1. A P1 professional must successfully score at least 85% or above in each of the 5 areas of evaluation. Professionals rated P2, P3, and P4 may retake sections of the test to upgrade during the year.

To become a USA/PPTA professional, please contact Patty Hogan at PattyHogan@beaconhillclub.org.

 
USA/PPTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PATTY HOGAN
USA/PPTA President
6 National Titles
Area:  Summit, NJ
Phone:  908-277-6097 (w)
E-Mail:  Pattyhogan@beaconhillclub.org
Club:  Head Platform Tennis and Tennis Professional, Beacon Hill Club, Summit NJ
  • Charter Board of Directors USA Professional Platform Tennis Association
  • National Tester for the USA Professional Platform Tennis Association
  • Instructional Staff contributor Platform Tennis Magazine
  • Current member and former head of Women's Players Committee
  • Junior National Director and Junior Ranking Chairperson
  • Coached juniors who have won 23 Junior National Championships
  • BOB CALLAWAY
    USA/PPTA Secretary
    Senior National Champion
    Area:  Rowayton, Ct
    Phone:  203-853-1885
    E-Mail:  rcallawa@optonline.net
  • Has been a pro for 32 years
  • Charter Board of Directors USA Professional Platform Tennis Association
  • Author of the book, Platform Tennis, published 1975
  • Started the first commercial platform tennis facility, The Paddle Tennis Center in Norwalk Ct 1972
  • Has been a professional at several clubs in Connecticut and is a former member of the USPTA
  • Teaches at locations nationally including R.J. Reilly in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • PAUL QUINN
    USA/PPTA Treasurer
    Area:  Springfield, NJ
    Phone:  973-239-1800 ext 27 (w) 973-202-5125 (cell)
    E-Mail:  Qshome@comcast.com
    Club:  Montclair Golf Club
  • Semi-finalist N.J. States Mixed 2002
  • PPTA Treasurer
  • Chairman for Viking Cup Junior -Adult
  • National Championships and N.J. Junior Open
  • GERRI VIANT
    Board of Directors, USA/PPTA
    13 National Titles
    Area:  Nyack, NY
    Phone:  914-715-7947
    E-Mail:  Gerriviant@yahoo.com
    Club:  Director of Racquets and Manager of The Nyack Field Club 1982 to present
  • Founder of Performance Paddle Camp with Mike Gillespie
  • Charter Board of Directors for the USA Professional Platform Tennis Association
  • National Tester for the US Professional Platform Tennis Association
  • Instruction Staff contributor for Platform Tennis Magazine
  • Member of Platform Tennis Promotional Committee
  • Wilson Advisory Staff member since 1982
  • Former Board of Directions for the American Platform Tennis Association
  • Member of the Professional Tennis Registry
  • Member of the US Racquet Stringers Association
  • MIKE GILLESPIE
    Board of Directors, USA/PPTA
    4 National Titles Ranked 9th Nationally 2003
    Area:  Wilton, Ct
    Phone:  203-273-0717
    E-Mail:  GillespieTGS@aol.com
    Club:  New Canaan Field Club, New Canaan, CT and Aspetuck Valley CC, Weston CT
  • Founder of Performance Paddle Camp with Gerri Viant
  • National Tester for the US Professional Platform Tennis Association
  • Instructional Staff contributor for Platform Magazine
  • Head Tennis professional Pound Ridge Tennis Club, Pound Ridge NY
  • Certified by the Professional Tennis Registry
  • Member of the US Racquet Stringers Association
  • Tournament Director of CT Classic 1998-2002 (National Ranking Tournament)
  • HANK IRVINE
    Board of Directors, USA/PPTA
    7 National Championships
    Resides in Florida and teaches at the Palm Island resort in the winter and at the Nantucket Yacht Club in the summer
  • Charter Board of Directors US Professional Platform Tennis Association and current board member
  • Platform Tennis Hall of Fame member
  • Played international tennis circuit for five years, including Davis Cup, Wimbledon and US Open
  • Played international squash against Australia, Great Britain and South Africa
  • Tennis, Squash and Platform Tennis Professional at The Short Hills Club, 1973-94
  • CHICAGO AREA
    PETER BERKA
    Area:  Lake Forest, IL
    Club:  Director of Racquets, Winter Club of Lake Forest, IL
  • Finalist at Milwaukee and Illinois State Platform Championships
  • Finished 18th at 2003 National Championship in Philadelphia
  • Ranked in top 25, 2003
  • Played collegiate tennis for Northern Illinois University and was a two-time All-MCC selection
  • Played professional tennis
  • Ranked #5 2002 US Professional Tennis Association
  • Certified US Professional Tennis Association
  • MARY DOTEN
    Area:  Western Springs, IL
    Phone:  708-246-5295 (w) 708-261-5779
    E-Mail:  mhdoten@sbcglobal.net
    Club:  Hinsdale Park District
  • 2 Time National Champion
  • Short Hills winner, 2001
  • RICH MAIER RICH MAIER
    Area:  Chicago IL
    E-Mail:  srmaier123@aol.com
    SCOTT MANSAGER
    7 National Titles
    Area:  Chicago, IL
    Phone:  847-800-3159 (cell) 773-275-6600, x109 (w)
    E-Mail:  paddle@saddleandcycle.com
    Club:  Saddle & Cycle Club
  • 6 men's national titles
  • 1 mixed national title
  • Over 40 APTA tournament wins with 10 different partners
  • Viking Academy Trainer
  • MIKE RAHALEY MIKE RAHALEY
    Area:  Chicago, IL
    Phone:  847-432-5988 (w) 847-909-4608 (cell)
    E-Mail:  exmoortennis@comcast.net
    Club:  Director of Racquets Sports, Exmoor Country Club II
  • Ranked #10 nationally, 2002-2003
  • Winner of Milwaukee and Arapahoe Invitational, 2002-03
  • Played Presidents Cup numerous times
  • Guest instructor at The RJ Reilly Platform Tennis Camp
  • Co-founder of MRM Paddle Academy
  • Viking Academy Trainer
  • CHRIS SHELDON
    Area:  Northbrook, IL
    E-Mail:  racquetnb@fiveseasonsnb.com
    Club:  Director of Racquet Sports, Five Season Country Club
  • Ranked #4 Nationally, 2002-03
  • Illinois State Women's Platform Tennis Champion, 2002-03 and 2003-04
  • #1 USTA National Women's 35s singles ranking, 2002 and 2003
  • #1 2002 ITF vets world 35s singles ranking, 2002
  • USPTA World Female 35 Playing Pro of the Year, 2002
  • RODNEY WORKMAN
    Area:  Midland Park, IL
    Phone:  847-234-1647
    E-Mail:  rworkman@onwentsiaclub.org
    Club:  Director of Racquet Sports, Owentsia Club, 1982 - present
  • 1997 Illinois State Mixed Doubles winner with Leslie Hough
  • 2002 Illinois State Men's Finalist with Peter Berka
  • CINCINNATI AREA
    JIM ARVIDSON
    Area:  Cincinnati, OH
    Phone:  513-561-6800
    E-Mail:  jarvidson@camargoclub.com
    Club:  Director of Tennis and Platform Tennis, The Camargo Club for last 6 years
  • Certified USPTA 1
  • Played Division 1 College Tennis
  • NANCY BUDDE
    Area:  Dayton, OH
    Phone:  937-294-0655
    E-Mail:  buddenjb@aol.com
    Club:  Director of Racquet Sports, Dayton Country Club, Dayton, OH
  • Region 4 President's Cup member for last 4 years
  • 4 time Winner of The Midwesterns
  • 2003 Finalist of Indianapolis
  • 2003 Winner of Columbus
  • USPTA Professional
  • Tennis Professional for 25 years
  • Former Tennis Head Coach at Purdue University
  • THADDEUS REED
    Area:  Cincinnati, OH
    Phone:  513-533-5241
    E-Mail:  thaddeusreed@yahoo.com
    Club:  Director of Platform Tennis, Queen City Racquet Club, Cincinnati, OH
    TODD WARD
    Area:  Cincinnati, OH
    Phone:  513-533-5241
    E-Mail:  powsports@msn.com
    Club:  Director of Tennis and Platform Tennis, Cincinnati Country Club, Cincinnati, OH for last 16 years
  • Region 4 President's Cup member for last 6 years
  • Quarter-finalist 2004 Nationals
  • #8 National Ranking, 2003 and 2004
  • CONNECTICUT AREA
    FRANK LORENZETTI
    Area:  Greenwich, CT
    E-Mail:  fgl10s@hotmail.com
    Club:  Burning Tree Country Club, Greenwich, CT
  • Racquets Sports director for 7 years
  • Ranked #18 nationally, 2003
  • CATHY LOZIER
    Phone:  203-254-7011 203-218-1966 (cell)
    E-Mail:  cpsmtc@aol.com
    Club:  Part time at Country Club of Fairfield and Fairfield Beach and Hunt Club
  • Former Presidents Cup member, Region 2
  • Played tennis at Cornell College
  • USTA rating of 5.0
  • SCOTT SLOBIN
    Area:  Fairfield, CT
    Phone:  255-3010 (w) 203-526-7538 (cell)
    E-Mail:  slslobin@aol.com
    Club:  Head Professional, Patterson Club
  • National Tester for USA Professional Platform Tennis Association
  • Ranked #18 nationally, 2003
  • Presidents Cup 2003
  • DIANE WOOTERS
    Area:  New Canaan, CT
    Phone:  203-966-2543 (w) 203-219-3408 (cell)
  • Manager of Tennis General Store since 1998
  • Played USTA singles, doubles, and mixed for past 6 years
  • Taught juniors at the Pound Ridge Club NY since 2000
  • Playing paddle for 6 years
  • Second year teaching paddle to juniors in Fairfield area
  • NEW ENGLAND AREA
    JIM MCGOVERN
    Area:  South Yarmouth, MA
    Phone:  508-385-2200 (w) 508-398-7075 (h)
    E-Mail:  startingfive@aol.com
    Club:  Head Platform Tennis Professional at Signal Hill Platform Tennis Club, Dennis Mass Head Tennis Professional, Manager, South Yarmouth Tennis Club
  • Taught tennis since 1976 in Bedford, MA and surrounding towns
  • RICH MORELL
    Area:  South Berwick, MA
    Phone:  207-384-4780
    E-Mail:  richmorell@aol.com
  • Tennis and squash coach for 17 years at Stevens Tech college
  • Tennis professional at Rockaway Country Club for 4 years
  • Own and direct summer camp for kids; paddle courts coming in 2004
  • Presidents Cup player, Region 2, 2001
  • LARRY WHITMAN
    Area:  Lincoln, MA
    E-Mail:  whitww@yahoo.com
  • 20 years of playing paddle, teaching tennis is summers during school year
  • Member of Brae Burn Country Club, Newton, MA
  • Teaching clinics and lessons to members since 2001
  • NEW JERSEY AREA
    DAVID BRODERICK
    Area:  Bayonne, NJ
    Phone:  973-379-3276 (w) 908-979-0571 (cell)
    E-Mail:  ThreeRacquetspro@aol.com
    Club:  Head Professional at Short Hills Racquet Club
    KENT CHALMERS
    Area:  Chatham, NJ
    Phone:  973-701-6991
    Club:  Assistant Professional at The Beacon Hill Club, Summit, NJ
  • Advanced coach Australia since 1988
  • USPTA P-1 USTA clinician, high performance coach, sports science
  • Teaching tennis since 1985
  • Consultant and author for instructional video with ATP player Richard Fromberg
  • Tasmanian state coach of the year, 1999 and finalist in Australia coach of the year, 1999
  • Coach of 4 junior players that attained top 20 ranking in Australia
  • Manager/coach of Tasmanian junior teams, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2001
  • Director of tennis academy Tasmania 1987-2001
  • BOBO DELANEY
    8 National Titles
    Area:  Chatham, NJ
    Phone:  201-410-1422 (cell)
    Club:  Teaches at several clubs in the NJ area
  • Teaching paddle for over 15 years
  • 8 National Titles
  • Several NJ State Championships in both women's and mixed
  • JAY FRASER
    Area:  Ridgewood, NJ
    Phone:  201-670-9434
    E-Mail:  jdfraser322@aol.com
    Club:  Head Platform Tennis Professional at Ridgewood Country Club, Ridgewood, NJ, 1990-present; Platform Tennis Professional at Essex Hunt Club 2002-present
  • Head Racquets Professional Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club, 1978-2002
  • Staff member of Performance Paddle Camp, 2001-present
  • Semi-finalist National Husband/Wife and semi-finalist New Jersey Mixed
  • KENDALL OSBORNE
    Area:  Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Phone:  908-790-0823 (h) 908-277-0100 (w)
    E-Mail:  kpozzy@hotmail.com
    Club:  Head Professional at Canoe Brook Country Club, Summit, NJ
  • Ranked #25 nationally, 1999
  • Taught tennis for 20 years and paddle for 7 years
  • CHRISTOPHER PUCCI
    Area:  Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Phone:  201-891-4480, x688
    E-Mail:  cipucci@hotvoice.com
    Club:  Indian Trail Club
  • Performance Paddle Camp Staff Member
  • Acknowledgements in Sports Illustrated, Tennis Week, and National Tennis, as well as on HBO, CBS, Area Sports Network and USA Network
  • Has coached all levels of tennis including high profile world ranked ATP and WTA players
  • Sponsored by Nike and Nike product field tester
  • Achieved a world, national and sectional ranking
  • Certified member of the US Professional Tennis Association and Professional Tennis Registry Member of the US Racquet Stringers Association
  • Coached beginner level platform tennis players
  • NEW YORK AREA
    SUE AERY
    9 National Titles
    Area:  Seneca Falls NY
    Phone:  315-568-2363
  • Founder of Performance Paddle Camp
  • BILL ARANEO
    Area:  Tappan, NY
    Phone:  845-231-0527 (h) 210-599-6055 (w) 845-480-4698 (cell)
    E-Mail:  totally10splus@aol.com
    Club:  Head Racquets Professional at Hackensack Golf Club, Oradell, NJ, since 1988
    ALEX BANCILA
    Area:  Garden City, NY
    Phone:  516-746-4420, ext. 31 (w) 516-746-4421 (fax)
    E-Mail:  Abancila@cherryvalleyclub.com
    Club:  Director of Racquets, Cherry Valley Club, April 03-present
  • Top Ten Junior tennis player in the world (ITF highest ranking: singles #9, doubles #6)
  • Current USTA Men's Open League National runner up for 2002 and 2003
  • ATP world doubles ranking
  • IONUT (JOHN) CERGA
    Area:  Locust Valley, NY
    Phone:  516-470-9653 (w) 516-410-8523 (cell)
    E-Mail:  cergai@yahoo.com
    MICHAEL O'KEEFE
    Area:  Garden City, NY
    Phone:  516-746-0145 (summer) 516-741-8042 (winter, work) 516-906-0145 (cell)
    E-Mail:  Gcccracketsports@aol.com
    Club:  Director of Racquets Sports, Garden City Country Club
  • Former Head Professional Van Der Meer Tennis University
  • Former coach for Aniko Kapros #100 WTA
  • USPTR national tester and USPTA clinician
  • SUE TARZIAN
    Area:  Garden City, NY
    Phone:  483-2525 (w) 516-319-5009 (cell)
    E-Mail:  Kanetarzian@aol.com
    Club:  Garden City Recreation
  • Performance Paddle Camp staff member
  • Winner Children's Village Tournament, 2003
  • Winner Long Island Platform Tennis Association Mixed Doubles, 2003
  • COURTIA WORTH
    Area:  Tillson, NY
    Phone:  914-466-0856 (cell) 845-658-8817 (h)
    E-Mail:  courtiaworth@aol.com
    Club:  Huntington Winter Club, Huntington, Long Island and Bard College, Rhinebeck
  • National 50s Gold Medal, 2000
  • President's Cup, Region 1
  • PHILADELPHIA AREA
    TIM BROOKE TIM BROOKE
    Area:  Philadelphia, PA
    Club:  Director of Platform Tennis at Philadelphia Cricket Club
  • Ranked middle States junior tennis
  • PA State high school doubles Champion
  • Nationally ranked NAIA Doubles
  • Coached National Men's and Women's tennis team Ghana, West Africa
  • Coached at Harry Hopman tennis academy and Swarthmore College women's tennis team
  • Two time Pennsylvania masters champion
  • Presidents Cup member 2003
  • SCOTT FALATEK
    Area:  Philadelphia, PA
    Phone:  484-431-5353
    E-Mail:  smfduff@comcast.net
    Club:  Assistant Racquets Director at Philadelphia Country Club
  • Attended college at West Chester University and studied Kinesiology
  • MAPTA runner up 2001
  • President Cup participant, 2003
  • TOM FITZMAURICE
    Area:  Philadelphia, PA
    Phone:  610-758-7196
    E-Mail:  TfitzMaurice@SauconValleyCC.org
    Club:  Director of Racquet Sports, Saucon Valley Country Club
  • Two time all district, all conference college tennis, top 10 NAIA team
  • Patent holder on sports training device
  • STEVE HENDRICKSON
    Area:  Berwyn, PA
    Phone:  610-644-5029
    E-Mail:  shendrickson@comcast.net
    Club:  Overbrook Country Club
  • Certified with US Professional Registry
  • APTA National Championship Board of Directors and assisted with 2003 Presidents Cup
  • ANDREW HOCKER
    Area:  Philadelphia, PA
    Phone:  484-995-9270
    E-Mail:  PCCRacquets@aol.com
    Club:  Director of Racquets Sports, Philadelphia Country Club, 2001-present
  • Competed on pro satellite circuit
  • Captain of Purdue tennis team
  • Delaware High School tennis champion
  • Consolation winner of 2003 APTA Nationals
  • SIMON PEPPIATT
    Area:  Philadelphia, PA
    Phone:  610-688-1992
    E-Mail:  simon@comcast.net
    Club:  Director of Racquets Sports, Overbrook Golf Club
  • College tennis at Bloomsburg University
  • Tennis professional for 11 years
  • Platform tennis professional for 6 years
  • Board member of MAPTA
  • Chairman of the Philadelphia Open
  • Chairman and Director of 2003 National APTA in Philadelphia
  • Runs 46-team men's interclub
  • Active tournament player
  • ANDREW SORRENTINO
    Area:  Philadelphia, PA
    Phone:  610-356-8830 (w)
    E-Mail:  sorren1@aol.com
    Club:  Director of Racquets at Aronimink Golf Club, 1997-present
  • President of MAPTA 2000-present
  • 2003 APTA Nationals Board of Directors
  • Varsity tennis coach at temple University, 1989-1997
  • USPTA Pro of the Year, 2001
  • Atlantic 10 conference "Coach of the Year", 1995, 1996
  • USTA college "Coach of the Year", 1995
  • FAZAL SYED
    Area:  Newton Square, PA
    Phone:  610-247-0074
    E-Mail:  Fsyed01@aol.com
    Club:  Assistant Director at Aronimink Golf Club since January, 2002
  • Played professional tennis from 1998-2001 (world ranked in singles and doubles)
  • Played collegiate tennis at Temple University, 1995-1998
  • Ranked #1 as an amateur USTA 1996-1997
  • Played Davis Cup for India, 1998-2001
  • Ranked #1 in India as a junior
  • PITTSBURGH AREA
    CHRISTI HAYS
    Area:  Sewickley, PA
    Phone:  412-259-6118 (h) 412-897-0825 (cell)
    E-Mail:  Rockhays@cs.com
  • Played and taught for over 25 years
  • 1981 ranked #4 Nationally
  • Presidents Cup member for Region 4 many times
  • Head Racquets Professional at The Edgeworth Club, Sewickley PA 1980-2002
  • Staff member of Performance Paddle Camp
  • Contributor to Platform Tennis Magazine
  • Certified by the US Professional Tennis Association
  • Certified by the Professional Tennis Registry
  • Master Racquet Technician
  • OTHER
    MARK FICKS
    Area:  Niles, MI
    Phone:  269-684-8030
    E-Mail:  lakelandtennis@yahoo.com
    Club:  Director of Tennis, Lakeland Athletic Club
  • USPTA Certified Tennis Professional since 1996
  • Played tennis at Vincennes University, IN and received a tennis scholarship to Division I Eastern Kentucky University after graduating from Vincennes
  • SUSIE KEANE
    Area:  Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
    Phone:  313-882-1252 847-209-0468 (cell)
    E-Mail:  Keanesusie@comcast.net
  • 2 Time National Champion
  • JANET NELSON
    Area:  Milwaukee, WI
    Phone:  414-228-8462 (h) 414-915-9034 (cell)
    E-Mail:  jenelson@wi.rr.com
    Club:  The Cedar Club
  • Two time state champion, 2002, 2003
  • JOHN BRUSSTAR
    Area:  Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
    Phone:  313-882-1953 (h) 313-268-6888 (c)
    E-Mail:  johnbrusstar@yahoo.com
    Club:  Grosse Pointe Hunt Club, Lochmoor Club
  • Michigan State Champion 2004-2005 Men's 45's w/ Jeff Hodges "Dr. Detroit."
  • Nationally ranked in both singles and doubles, Men's 45's by the USTA 2004.
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