Platform Tennis: Hot and Cold!
a variation of paddle tennis that is played on a platform enclosed by a wire fence
Platform tennis is the only racquet sport that is played outdoors in cold weather at both competitive and recreational levels. All courts have a heating system to melt off any ice and to keep the players warm. Once played mostly in wealthy towns at high end country clubs, platform tennis is spreading all over the world.
The American Platform Tennis Association (APTA) is the recognized organization that is responsible for promoting and controlling the rules of the game.
Platform tennis is a great youth sport as it can be played in the cold weather and is not a contact sport like hockey or football. This game will keep your children in shape as it requires strength, speed, and agility; it will keep them busy on those long cold winter nights!
MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on platform tennis: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of platform tennis gear.
But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who plays or has played platform tennis, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a platform tennis expert. If you know of someone who used to play or coach platform tennis who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!
-Brooke de Lench