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Columbus Platform Tennis League Information

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The league is now starting its fifth year. A new approach is going to be used this year. The Flight A group intends to use a ladder approach and that will hopefully occur later in the season. The B League remains much the same as last year, but it is expected to be slightly stronger as some players migrate from Flight A. The C League is new and it should be a good group for new players and for those with less racquet and/or tennis skills.

APTA Self-Rating Tool
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If you are unsure in which group you belong, take a look at the new APTA's Player Self-Rating Assessment Tool. Flight A players will normally be 4.5 and above. Flight B players are in the 3.5-4.5 range. The Flight C players are 3.5 and below. Rate yourself, but also rate a friend who is better than you and a player who is worse than you to gain a better understanding of what you need to do to improve.

Flight B League Results for 2016-17
Team
Matches Won / Lost
Match Winning %
Swim & Racquet Men B
10 / 0
100%
New Albany Men B
7 / 3
70%
Lakes Men B
4 / 2
67%
Worthington Hills Men B
7 / 5
58%
Elysium Men B
2 / 7
22%
Scioto Men B2
1 / 6
14%
Scioto Men B1
0 / 8
0%

The Flight B captains are: Brad Marquis (Worthington Hills), Hesh Green (New Albany), Rich Ihlendorf (Elysium), Robbie Columbo (Scioto Country Club - B1), Bill Cseplo (Scioto Country Club - B2), Rob Martin (Swim & Racquet), and Matt Longhouse (Lakes). Click on the links to see the results for each team.

Results will be accumulated for the Flight B teams but not for the Flight C teams.

Click to obtain the contact information for the League Captains.

Click to view the schedule for all teams.

Center Court
Center Court
CIPA Champs: A: Elysium A / B: WHCC - Click to enlarge
During the 2015-2016, Elysium won the Flight A tournament, and Worthington Hills won Flight B.

The cost to participate this year will be $200 for Flight B and $150 for Flight C. Each club will pay the same fixed amount, but captains will determine the amount for each team. The cost will be dependent on roster size, club fees, balls, food, etc.

Tournaments

Some of the major tournaments scheduled for this season include: Midwestern's (Cincinnati) - January 13-15; Peachtree Open (Atlanta) Jan 21-22; Columbus Open - February 3-4; Indianapolis Open - February 17-19; and The Nationals - March 10-12.

More pictures will be added as the season progresses. Please note that the pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them. Names are included to promote the camaraderie of platform tennis. If you would prefer that your name not be listed, just let me know.