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Dec 10 Prognosticator: D2 Deerfield vs. Martins in an early survivor match, Prognosticator goes to 2-0!
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
If you like Numbers Here is some deep dives of D1 and D2
How Good were the ratings in Week 2
How good was the Ratings System - Week 1
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
Vlatko invites everyone to his fund raiser for the Oldest Public Tennis Club in Bosnia @ WCC
The First Annual Greg Woodward Memorial Invitational
Dollar Bill's 4th Annual America's Guest Invitational
Waynesborough Spoils Philly Cricket’s Repeat Party!
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???
Waynesborough and Wallingford are battling it out for both 1st place and last place.
Epic Battle taking place in D3 this Thursday
Nov 29/30 Matches of the week Performance:
Week 7 in the Books, features Rookie Mistake, Wilmington hanging on and New Rivalry Forming!!,
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
WILMINGTON WAY WAY WAY OVER 60 RESULTS
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
Welcome your 2016/17 D1 Champs - Philly Cricket - Sign up for the Spring League.
Are you ready for a Parade??? Will it be in Philly or Paoli????
(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
Celebrity Bartender Information - February 7th Great American Pub in Paoli
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
Congrats to the 2017 Champions - Be Aware of Double Jump Rules.
D1 is playing for 4th and 9th with 3 weeks to go!!
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
We are past the half way point before the break in D1 Update
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.
D1 - Week 2 Paddle in Review by Suds
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
Week 12 is now on the books - D1
Vlatko Najdek and Scott Falatek Take the PA States
Your Leaders at the Split!
Still eligible to Double Jump as of 12/19
Region 3 President Cup Standings
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Double Jump Eligibility
Results of the MAPTA "Super B"
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!!
Come out to watch the D1 Play-Offs on February 27th... FREE BEER!! FREE BEER!!
Moving on Up to the Big Time!!
Week 11 in the books and nothing (well almost nothing) is decided yet in D1 Philly Paddle
WEEK 1 after the split
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Twas the night before Christmas....
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Week 7 in the Philly Cages – D1 Review
Week 6 D1 Recap - Gobble Gobble
Falatek and Vlatko Take Delaware Nationals Title
Week 5 D1 - Cage Battles Review
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Chaos in the Cage - A complete success!!!!
Was it a Trick or a Treat?
Thursday Night League is off for Halloween!!
Week 2 in review in D1
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Men's Paddle is Almost Here!!!
MAPTA 4th Annual Super B Tournament
The 2012/13 D1 Champion is crowned!!
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Week 15 - 1 Week to go before the Post Season
Week 14 - D1 in Review and Play Off Schedules
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D1 - Week 12 in Review - Confession Time
PA States Champs
Week 11 in the Books – The 2nd Half of the Split Season can now Begin!!
Week 10 D1 Results Recap
MAPTA D1 Survey Results Are In!!
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Delaware Nationals
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Week 11 in the Books – The 2nd Half of the Split Season can now Begin!!

Waynesborough completes its third consecutive sweep this week against Martins-1, and has now only lost 3 courts in their last 8 matches. A highly contested match between Vlatko vs Falatek with Safford and Korfmann by their sides was won by Vlatko and Safford in the third set. Captain Tom stated “at this very moment, I could not be happier with how my guys are playing. This may be one of the best teams that I assembled since the 1978 UMLY Red team.” Falatek after the match went on to say “How can I take down my own partner (Vlatko)? His confidence is always very weak and I did not want him to lose it before the PA States this weekend where we go in as the #1 seed.”

Also at Martins Dam, Wallingford pulled out a victory over Martins-2 by a total of 3 games. The final match came down to the undefeated #1 court of Mikes McGrath and Furman playing Captain Dan and Aiden. All Captain Dan and Aiden had to do was to win 7 games in their 3 sets to clinch a victory but unfortunately came up 4 games short, giving Wallingford the Victory. Captain Dan “While I was disappointed in my performance this week, this team has only been shut out 2 times the entire season and we now have a commanding 2.5 point lead over MD1. The teams turnaround from last season is now legendary and I think we can pull at least 3 victories out of the final 5 weeks”. Sounds like a tall order, let’s see where he comes in with that prediction.

In another thrilling match, Aronimink bounced back from their 2 week losing streak to take down P-Country by a tie-breaker of a single game. This loss coupled with the H-Valley win, places P-Country in the bottom 2 at the split. Captain Hocker has been placed on the hot seat for his team’s performance this season and the P-Country board has stated that they will be watching this team closely for the final 5 weeks. An anonymous board member apparently stated to Mr. Hocker that “we (the Board) have been duped into this significant upgrade that we have made to the paddle facilities over the past few years, first the new hut and then the fourth court. If a change is not made on the court, it certainly will be made off the court.” The remaining D1 players around the league certainly appreciate the Boards efforts and investment in the P-Country paddle facility. Stay tuned to this hot topic in the weeks to come.

Picket Post was looking for their second win of the season with this week taking on Merion. Three of the 4 courts came down to the final set with Merion winning 2 of them and proving to be the difference in the contest. Court 2 came down to a tie breaker between the father and son Chip and Doug Morrow winning 7 to 3 over Justin Harper and Matt Detiger. Fortunately for PP, they are only 2 points behind the third to last place team and the final 5 weeks will make or break them to play with the big-boys again. Once again the Board chimed in, this time for Picket Post who apparently is also not happy with the season’s performance. Rumor has it that they approached GM Yost to see if he would travel up 252 and take over the squad next season. “He seems to have a remarkable way of building teams with limited to no budget and does not get involved with the country club crowd.” No word yet of GM Yost has accepted the position.

The upset of the week has to go to H-Valley which defeated Greenville by a total of 3 games and for the first time in a long time, takes them out of the bottom 2. This is also H-Valley’s second consecutive victory and breaks Greenville’s 4 match win streak. Greenville was Zinkless this week and H-Valley took full advantage of it and also had a huge victory on court 1 where Sean “I am not too competitive” Seese and Rodney took down the perennial President Cup teammates Simon and Todd Marvin in three straight sets. Captain Rodney stated after the match “I am not surprised at all in this clubs performance. We have had a taste of D1 a couple years ago and felt like with a few huge breaks, we can compete in this league year after year. If they feel like they did not need to bring Zink to our match, then they will have to rethink that next week which is the next time that we play them.” Watch what you wish for Captain Rodney, I suspect a potential different outcome a week from now.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Overbrook vs. P-Cricket match was not completed and we will report the outcome of that match next week.

If you are not playing this weekend, make sure you make it out to watch the PA States and see if anyone even has the outside, remote chance of taking down the # 1 seeds of Vlatko and Falatek. If you are free and have nothing else to do (meaning the grass has stopped grown and there is no more paint left to dry) the triple loser back draw is going to be played 25 miles south of Wilmington at a small club near the refinery and they always appreciate a crowd. Talk with the Tournament director Andy Sorrentino for directions.

We start the second half of the season next week, as the Top 6 is playing for their seeding spot or at least wanting to get into the Top 4 and guarantee a spot in the year end tournament. The Bottom Six are playing to get out of the bottom 2 so that they can get written up in this article next year.

In a final note, is Waynesborough-1 possibly the best team ever assembled? We researched Captain Tom’s statement from the available records maintained by MAPTA and what we found out may astound some and piss off many others.

When we looked back at the records of the best teams at the end of the 11 weeks, we discovered the following. Below is the #of loses of each team at the end of 11 weeks (44 total courts).

2010/11 – Aronimink – 14 losses
2008/09 – Waynesborough – 13 losses
2011/12 – Waynesborough – 12 losses
2009/10 – Waynesborough – 7 losses
2012/13 – Waynesborough – 6 losses

Captain Tom was absolutely correct in his statement but how large is the bulls-eye that he just placed on his players back will be seen in the upcoming 5 weeks.


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