Colin Cross - President, Winnetka "Paddle" Platform Tennis Club


May 31 2023 • 32 mins

Colin Cross, a devoted paddle tennis aficionado and president of the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club. Having lived in Winnetka for over 30 years, he has established deep connections within the community and contributed significantly to the growth of paddle tennis. With more than 15 years of experience in the sport, he is passionate about sharing his love for paddle tennis with others and promoting its social and competitive aspects. Colin's leadership at the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club has played a vital role in expanding opportunities for players of all abilities.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The unique characteristics of platform tennis in comparison to traditional tennis and other racquet sports
  • The storied past, growth-boosting initiatives, and community outreach initiatives of Winnetka Platform Tennis Club
  • The development, clinics, and tournaments of the rising junior paddle tennis program
  • The local organizations aligning with paddle tennis, supporting community outreach and engagement
  • The diversity, experience the social camaraderie that arises from an inclusive and welcoming paddle tennis environment

“There are 35 different skill levels known as a “Series”, so no matter what your level is, you’ll play against players of a similar skill set. It’s a competitive sport, but there’s food and beer provided as well, which is when the camaraderie starts setting in.”

- Colin Cross

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