The 2017 Greater Cincinnati Mens Open Platform Championship the "Hertzel Cup" will be held this year on Saturday February 25th. Play will be held on the great Paddle Court Facilities of Cincinnati CC, Kenwood CC, Camargo Club, Hyde Park CC and Cincinnati Sports Mall. The Hertzel Cup is an excellent way to spend the day playing this great game, seeing old friends and making new friends while honoring the memory of Rob Hertzel who died of cancer November 11, 2011. Sign up today by emailing Rob Bakker at email@example.com or Robert Gerwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robby was a long time friend and supporter of Cincinnati Paddle Tennis Community winning this Championship twice and Chairing the tournament for a number of years. His passion for paddle, horses, golf and life was only surpassed by his love for his family.
Robby was diagnosed with cancer on February 15, 2010, the Monday after the 2010 GCPTA Championship, and played in the 2011 GCPTA Championship even though challenged by the disease. It will be our goal to honor Robby's memory and courage by promoting the Hertzel Cup and continue to cultivate its rich history and tradition into the future.
Hertzel Cup Championship - 2016 Contestants
2016 Hertzel Cup Winners - Bakker and Fraser