The Long Island Platform Tennis Association (LIPTA) is a non-profit organization chartered in 1976 for the purpose of promoting the game of platform tennis on Long Island. Initially the Association's activities were limited to conducting regional and national tournaments. These were:
Long Island Men's Championship
Long Island Women's Championship
Long Island Men's Invitational Championship
Long Island Women's Invitational Championship
Long Island Mixed Doubles Championship
Long Island Mens' Seniors Championship
The operation of the North Shore Men's League, conceived in 1978, was assumed by LIPTA in 1981 because the success of the League had outstripped the resources of the original founders. The League has continued
to flourish and new divisions, clubs and municipalities have been added as the demand grew.
Currently, there are 14 organizations sponsoring 46 teams in 6 divisions. Each team sends 12 players
to compete in six matches each Tuesday or Thursday evening. Thus over 550 men are in action each week and membership exceeded 900 in 2003.
LIPTA has also been in the forefront of cooperation with the American Platform Tennis
Association, the governing body of the sport. In addition to conducting the Long Island Invitational, a men's national ranking tournament, for many years, LIPTA has also taken responsibility for a number of National Championship tournaments.
Most recently, LIPTA conducted the 2002 Men's and Women's National Championships, hosting over 300 players from 20 states and Canadian provinces and raising $24,000 for three Long Island charities.
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