Invented in 1928 at Fox Meadow Tennis Club in Scarsdale, New York, the sport of Platform Tennis has arrived in Sun City West. Played in 57 countries, combining the skills of tennis, squash and racketball, Platform Tennis uses a spongy ball measuring 2.5 inches in diameter. The ball is struck with a hard paddle, similar to Pickleball, and the rules for scoring are the same as tennis.
According to PaddlePro.com, Sun City West has the only Platform Tennis courts (four of them) in the state of Arizona, at Memo’s Tennis Complex. The court measures 44 feet x 20 feet, one-quarter the size of a traditional tennis court, and is surrounded by a chicken wire fence 12 feet high. The taut fencing allows balls to be played off the wall and remain in play.
Visit the American Platform Tennis Association at platformtennis.org for more information or to watch the brief video, or contact Mike Kosanda, of the Sun City West Tennis Club, at 701-739-3795.