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The 14th Annual Green Mountain Open
The Norwich Racquet Club and Quechee Club last weekend hosted its 14th Green Mountain Open platform tennis tournament.

Also known as paddle tennis or simply paddle, platform tennis is played on smaller courts than traditional tennis and with composite fiberglass rackets speckled with grit to help absorb impact of balls made of compound rubber.

The Green Mountain Open is sanctioned by the American Paddle Tennis Association.

In Friday’s women’s doubles final, Victoria Cran and Sandra Duryea, of Hamilton, Mass., beat Brookline, Mass., pair Tamara Knobloch and Natalie Sanders, 6-2, 6-2.

Saturday featured an all-Philadelphia-resident men’s final, Andrew Hocker and Justin Poletti edging Ed Hughes and Mike McGrath, 6-4, 6-2.

In Sunday’s mixed doubles final, Westerly, R.I. pair Leslie Haskins and Nick Raho knocked off hometown favorites Laurie Rosen, of Hanover, and Tunbridge’s Todd Tyson, 6-7, 6-0, 6-0.

Beginning as a partnership between the Norwich Raquet Club and Woodstock Sports Center, the tournament was interrupted in 2011 due to the effects of Tropical Storm Irene. It resumed a year later after new courts were built at Quechee Club.

This year’s tournament attracted eight women’s teams, 16 men’s teams and 12 mixed doubles teams.

The Norwich Racquet Club is holding an open house at its courts on Route 5 near the Wilder town line on Sun., Nov. 20 from 3:30-6 p.m. For more information, contact Sugar Genereaux at