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No more MATH!
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We have played 8 weeks, 3 left before the Split and Public Opinion Poll
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There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Wally!!!
Men’s MAPTA Super C Tournamet at Philly Cricket, MGCC and HVCC
D1 - Week 6 and some Sherlock Stats
Dec 3 Week: The Prognosticator is 1-0 in predictions, and Two More Undefeateds Go Down
The Prognosticator Returns!
Guidance for Creating a Line Up across your club
How does your club's #1 team Line Up
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How Good were the ratings in Week 2
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Who can run with the Big Dogs???
Ratings Review D-1 week 1.5
2018/19 D1 predictions as seen by Watson
You are more than just a number To the MMWAARC
Platform Tennis - A Poem by Charlotte Sikora
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The First Annual Greg Woodward Memorial Invitational
Dollar Bill's 4th Annual America's Guest Invitational
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Super B & C Recap!
Philly Cricket is heading back to the finals after defeating Wallingford in an exciting match!!
D1 – Waynesborough takes their spot in the D1 Playoff Final!!
Not even the Prognosticator Could Have Presaged This.
Kennett is the Center of The Universe Thursday night
Changing of the Guard at the Top of D1
The Prognosticator watches teams Lover's Leap to Lower Divisions
BREAKING NEWS: Officials raid the offices of MMWAARC headquarters!!!
D1 - Week 14 and a Parade
Prognosticating Black Wednesday (Judgment Day)
D1 - Week 13
Men's Masters Recap 45's, 55's, and 60's.
The Prognosticator Fears for Those in the Sights of the Double Jumpers
D1 Recap - Week 12
The Prognosticator Watches as the Great Divide Evolves
The Line in the Sand has been Set in D1 as we are now in the Split!
Thursday Night Rulers of the Land
Good Sportsmanship always rules the day!
The Push to the Finish Begins
All Hail the Wednesday Night All Stars
Wallingford takes over 1st place alone - Serving is the Order of the Day.
The Prognosticator watches as the Top 6 / Bottom 6 Culling Looms
Super C Recap
Super B Recap - Sorry for the late post
Diane Straus - The Champion of Platform Tennis
D1 - Vegas Early Predictions and Stocking Stuffers
League resumes in 1 week: Two weeks to the Split!
D5 Lehigh Death Star descends on Delaware and crushes
The Hateful 8
Three way Tie at the Top of D1 in week 8???
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Epic Battle taking place in D3 this Thursday
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MAPTA's latest regular feature from The Petulant Prognosticator
Controversy mars what was an almost perfect The Amateur event held by MAPTA
D1 - Review
We lost a great one..
Match of the Week in D3, D4, and D6
Stranger Things happening in the Philly Area
Week 2 - Who has the Glass Slipper?
MMWAARC issues emergency rules changes for matches played at Wallingford, issues challenge for a better solution.
Week 1 is in the books for the D1 boys.
Click Here to see Up and Down at the End of the year
The Amateur - A new Paddle Event by MAPTA - Pro's need not apply
Vegas Releases its D1 predictions for the first 11 weeks for 2017/18
Martins Dam nears completion of their Warming Hut.
Our very own Jeff Shrager will be featured on an episode of House Hunters International
MMWAARC Annual Meeting Agenda
Chester Valley teams compete in the First Annual Interclub Nationals!!
Congrats to the players with the most wins in MAPTA over the last 9 years!!
3rd Annual Dollar Bill's America's Guest Invitational
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(to the tune of spinning wheel by The Blood Sweat and Tears) – Some Go Up… Some Go Down….
D1 - week 15 and a nasty case of Defaultitis
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Men's Masters Recap
So... You want to be a member of the MMWAARC... Be like Nick.... Not like the other guy!!
Windy City Bound
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Players and Fans eat up the PA States!
Week 12 Surprises and Rest Stops
It's Time for a Split - D1 week 11 Review
10 Weeks are in the books as we have just one match left before the break!!
Wilmington WAY WAY WAY Over 50 Tournament
With week 9 in the books, the D1 question is Who is MAPTA's Wyatt?
MAPTA Super B Recap
MAPTA Super C Recap
It was Turn Back the Clock Week and the Legend of the Billy Goat is gone?
The Deadest Fox
Week 7 is in the books!!
Vlatko Najdek and Scott Falatek take the 2016 Delaware Nationals
It was the Tim and Peter Show at the Delaware 45's
2016 Chaos in the Cage
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MAPTA - Once again representing in the Green Mountain Open
Rain Rain go away - MMWAARC misses forecast by an hour!!
Another First in D1 happened on a record warm Week 3
Week 2 is in the Upside Down!!
Welcome Back to D1 Paddle 2016/2017 Season.
The Dam has Burst!
Vegas Releases its D1 predictions for the first 11 weeks.
2016 - 17 Calendar is below
2017 APTA Platform Interclub Championships has been announced
Dollar Bill's America's Guest Invitational (2nd Annual) - Recap
Super B and Super C Champions are Crowned.
Wallingford takes home their first D1 Playoff Crown... Do you believe in Miracles....
We are all set for the final night of the D1 play-offs
D1 Play-Offs Start this week and Double Jumps
Philadelphia Open is this Weekend
Calling all year-end All Star teams?
Eger and Peppiatt capture Maryland States.
With 2 weeks to go, we currently have some teams eligible to move up a division (or two)!
The MMWAARC has created a schedule that absolutely everyone hates!!
TBT - D1 Style - This is the presason article from the 2008/9 Season...
Super B Champs!
1 Week to go before the Split - D1 Results
Our First Super C Champs are Crowned
Amazing opportunity for Paddle Clinic run by players ranked #1 and #2 in the Country.
No News this week!
News from The Green Mountain State (must be a slow paddle news day)
Rain Rain go away.....
Is your team in 4th to last place... If so, you might want to read this..
Team TastyKake take home the Delaware Nationals
Division 1 – Just Past the Half-Way Point - Scoring History....
2015 Chaos in the Cage (Final draw at the bottom of article)
5 Weeks in the books - Can you name everyone in this picture (no peaking till you read the last paragraph),
Week 4 - D1 Paddle Recap
South takes the first
D1 - Week 3 in Review
Our first installment of who are people in the MAPTA neighborhood.
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D1 paddle is underway for the 2015-16 season
Too Old for Paddle??? Never too old for MAPTA Paddle league!!!
Pre-Season D1 Vegas Predictions.
Division Rules Coordinators
Final 2014/15 Standings and 2015/16 Division Preliminary Placements
Philly Cricket - The 2015 D1 Champions
D1 Play Offs
Moving on Up!
Philly Open Details
MAPTA - Adult/Child
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Vlatko Najdek and Scott Falatek Take the PA States
Your Leaders at the Split!
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Falatek and Vlatko win again!
2014 Region 3 45+ Ranking
Region 3 President Cup Points
Foote/ Polk are the Delaware 45's Champions!!
The Philly Open is Back!!!
Welcome Back to Tenniscores for the 2014-15 Season
Waynesborough wins D1 Championship Title for Third Straight Year
Paddle by the Numbers!!
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Moving on Up to the Big Time!!
Week 11 in the books and nothing (well almost nothing) is decided yet in D1 Philly Paddle
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Twas the night before Christmas....
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Falatek and Vlatko Take Delaware Nationals Title
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Thursday Night League is off for Halloween!!
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MAPTA 4th Annual Super B Tournament
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Week 14 - D1 in Review and Play Off Schedules
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PA States Champs
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Week 10 D1 Results Recap
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Who can run with the Big Dogs???

The D1 season was underway after the rain out in week 1. The teams are gearing up for the long haul as the 16-week regular season is a marathon and the teams that prove to be ready to start the season strong are not always part of the final 4 that can stake a claim into the finals.

Many changes have occurred since the last ball was struck in the D1 finals that saw Waynesborough claiming their first championship since 2014 over Philadelphia Cricket Club. Waynesborough finished up their season with out Captain Beers. It appears that Captain Beers will still not be available until the new year as he is rehabbing his injury sustained from last season. Everyone else is available to start the remainder of the season in their quest to repeat their championship run. Captain Beers stated, "These guys won the championship last year handily without me. Unless something goes down with our D2 squad, I see us repeating quite comfortably."

Philly Cricket, last years runners up, fell a few courts short in their efforts to repeat as champions last season. After their epic defeat of Wallingford in the semi-finals that came down to a few points in the last match they are finding themselves at least one man short as long-time captain Redpath sustained a lower body injury during the summer and is expected to miss the fist few weeks of the season. The rest of their squad should be returning and ready to claim a spot in the Top 6 at the break.

Wallingford’s loss in the semi-finals did not deter them from building a bigger an even stronger team for the 2018/19 season. They picked up long time journeyman paddler Steve Reiniger from Philadelphia Country Club. Although records have been hard to track, some historians believe that his may be his 5th D1 club that he will have played for. They also discovered that they not have only 1 but 2 diamonds in the rough that will be able to possibly strengthen their squad when called upon. In last years first ever D2 vs D1 challenge match Jeremy Loomis and Dusty Nelson played court 1 for Wallingford 2 and defeated the Nolans’ that ended in a third set tie-breaker. If they can keep their calendars straight, they are the heavy favorite to claim their first title since 2016. This years team motto is “Win it for Woody”.

Last years hottest new team has certainly predicted to cool off this season. This loss of Matt Kochis to D3 and the loss of Rodney Stewart to Picket Post could prove to be difficult for the squad over the next 16 weeks. Captain Trever seems unfazed by the loss of his top players on Courts 2 and 3. “Yeah, Losing Matty and Rodney is going to be difficult but our club’s motto has always been next man up. The Eagles won their first Super Bowl without their best player, we can certainly win this league down a couple of players. Matty just felt more comfortable joining his friends in D3 at Whitford and I can’t blame him, it was nice to have him in the biggs while the time lasted.”

Martins Dam is on of the clubs that looks to replace Conestoga in the playoffs this year. They are returning all of their team and with Conestoga’s big loss in player personnel, this could be their year. Captain Dan was stated, “It was a complete embarrassment for this squad last year, after the club committed to the multi-million McMansion hut to provide additional comfort for its top players that we didn’t even get a sniff of the play-offs. If we can’t finish in the Top 4 this season, I may finally hang up my paddle after 35 years in this league.”

Merion is another club that is looking to make an appearance into the play-offs after a long absence. They picked up the other Bozentka to create some additional impact on whatever court they put him on and his comforting presence in the hut before and after matches. Their youth movement is still in play as those youngsters have seen some big-time paddle for a few years and this may be the year it pays dividends and vault them into a Top 4 spot. With Eger surgically improved and also having Lyon as the second highest rated player in the league provides them with plenty of flexibility and depth.

Picket Posts addition of Rodney completely changes the complexion of this squad. Gottfried and Soule are looking to improve upon a very respectable 8 and 4 record on court 1 last year. Last years it couple of Ferry and Yen also held a 8 and 4 record last season and moving Rodney into the mix can create a team that will be competing with Martins and Merion for the final spot in the play-offs. Playing with the Stoga guys was fun last year, but this squads commitment to win is unbelievable stated new Head Pro, Rodney. Both squads have December 20th marked on their calendars with a big bulls eye as Stoga plays Picket Post which could prove to be a match that helps one of them into a play-off spot.

Wilmington suffered what could be a catastrophic loss of their #1 player Jeff to the D2 Aronimink team. This was a squad that way outperformed the Vegas line from last year as they were predicted to finish near the bottom but held on for an 8th place spot. We have heard the terms described as “Blood Bath” in what to expect out of the Wilmington squad unless they can get someone to replace Jeff and quick.

Philly Country defended their D1 position at the end of the year by defeating Wallingford and hope to ride that momentum and stay out of 10 place this season. They did lose Steve Reiniger to Wallingford but upon numerous interviews with the P-Country players, no one would go on record that he actually would be missed (either on or off the court). As harsh as that sounds, they did pick up another Pro Nolan from down under and most players are excited to see this youngster mature and possible move up to the 1st court in the near future.

Concord was so excited that after 5 years of hard work and numerous double jumps, they finally earned their way into D1. Then the bad news came that they too lost their number 1 player to an overseas move that he said was for family considerations. Funny how the stress of the players moving up to D1 can create moves out of the country rather than facing the onslaught of playing court 1 in D1 every week. They still have the two best Swede’s in the league as well as their new pro Jason who hope to mix it up with the other members and somehow hang on to a spot for next season. When asked, Captain Bill Dwyer explained, “We don’t want to be known as the best D2 team in MAPTA history. That is now what this squad is about. Its unfortunate that Nima moved out of the country shortly after we clinched a spot in D1 but we have moved on and look forward to finally playing as an underdog for the first time in 5 years.”

Radley Run has made their way back into D1 part Duex. Can this squad be in a 9th or better spot by the end of the season is anyone’s guess? They won’t necessarily line up as a favorite against many squads this season other than Wilmington and Concord but they will have to find a few upsets along the way if they want to run with the big dogs another year.

H-Valley finished just 1 point above Philly Country last year which was the 1 point they needed to stay out of the D1 vs D2 challenge match last season. They will need to step up again this season if they want to keep that 9th spot again this season as P-Country most definitely improved and these two are predicted to go down to the final week of the season again to see who can earn that 9th spot. Captain Fred although maybe in and out of the DL for the early part of the season, feels that his team has the depth and experience to pull off a few upsets. One of our biggest advantage is our home courts, we have heard rumors that some of the squads have trouble fielding their best duo’s due to the travel distance and we are totally prepared to take advantage of that.

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