Paddle Tennis in Western PA

History of Paddle Tennis in Western Pennsylvania


The Western Pennsylvania Platform Tennis Association (WPPTA) league enrollment of 68 women's and 49 men's teams (1,000+ members) was the third largest in the country in 2002, behind Chicago and New Jersey. Other large paddle areas include:
  • Baltimore
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Connecticut
  • Detroit
  • Long Island

Men's & Women's Leagues


The WPPTA has both men's and women's leagues. The area's country clubs, racquet clubs and municipalities such as Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair and North Park provide teams that participate in the league.

Men's Divisions


The WPPTA men's league consists of 8 divisions with 10 teams per division. Men's matches are played either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

Women's Divisions


The WPPTA women's league consists of both day and evening leagues. The women's day league has 8 divisions, with 8 teams per division, while the women's night league has 4 divisions, with 8 teams per division. The women's day league matches are played on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings and the women's evening league matches are played on Wednesday nights. League play begins in mid-October and runs through March.