Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Platform Tennis, Anyone?

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By Vince Conti

STONE HARBOR – The sport of platform tennis may be the newest addition to Stone Harbor’s recreational options. Borough Council expressed interest in adding platform tennis facilities after hearing a Feb. 18 presentation by enthusiasts from Stone Harbor and Avalon at its work session.
Discussions are in the early stages, but Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour suggested ongoing exploration of initial costs. The discussion centered on possible conversion of some underutilized tennis courts at 96th Street. Funds from a national platform tennis association may be available to help offset initial costs.
Platform tennis, created in 1928, was originally played as a winter activity, when regular tennis was unavailable. It has since gained popularity as a family activity, becoming a year-round sport.
The game is played under the rules of tennis, but with a tightly strung wire fence around the court that allows players to keep the ball in play off the wire mesh, tennis with a nod to squash and racquetball.
A platform tennis court is smaller than a regular tennis court, but council was told that conversion of one tennis court would yield just one platform tennis court.

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