Bobo Delaney

Bobo Delaney

Morristown Field Club Platform Tennis Professional, Chatham, New Jersey
PPTA Certified Professional

Bobo Delaney lives in Chatham , NJ and has been a platform tennis professional for over 25 years. She has won over 20 National Championships, and in 2016, Bobo was inducted into the Platform Tennis Hall of Fame. She played tennis and field hockey at the University of Denver and is also in the Hall Of Fame there. She is an incredible paddle player, athlete, and competitor.

Cynthia Dardis

Cynthia Dardis

Head Pro at the Rowayton Platform Tennis Association in Rowayton, CT

Amy Shay and Cynthia Dardis are currently ranked #4 in the country and have been ranked in the top 4 for the past 9 seasons.  Dardis/Shay started playing tournaments together 15 years ago and together have captured 11 national titles.

It was another banner season for Dardis and Shay!  They won the Women’s 50’s Nationals, were finalists at Midwesterns and Chicago Charities, and took 5th at the Philly Open. In 2018, they won the Women’s 50’s Nationals, Chicago Charities, and Philly Open and were runners up in the Steel City Open, Boston, and Patterson. They are 2018 winners of the Childress Cup.  This was their second time winning the cup. The Childress Cup is a prestigious award that is given to the team that earned the most points in a Grand Prix Series. 

Dardis/Shay attribute much of their success to teamwork, strategy, and disciplined play, which they continually reinforce in their teaching. Cynthia played Division I tennis for Villanova University.  She lives in Stamford, CT with her husband and 4 children.

Liz Cruz

Liz Cruz

Director of Racket Sports at The Patterson Club, Fairfield, CT
PPTA Certified Professional

Liz Cruz is currently ranked #6 Nationally after having a hugely successful year on the tournament circuit!  Liz and her partner Gabriela Niculescu won the 2019 and 2018 APTA Women’s Nationals and 2017 Long Island Invitational, Steel City, and Patterson Open. With her twin sister, Mirian Warner, they were finalists at the 2018 Philly Open and placed 3/4 at the 2018 Chicago Charities and Long Island Invitational.

Liz grew up in El Salvador and started playing professional tennis at the age of 14.  Liz played on the Fed Cup team for 10 years and went on to play D1 tennis at the University of South Florida. In addition to being an amazing professional tennis and paddle player, she is a mom to a beautiful baby girl, Nadia.

Nancy Janco-Budde

Nancy Janco-Budde

Platform Tennis Professional at Dayton Country Club and Moraine Country Club, Dayton, OH

PPTA Certified Professional​

  • Highest Ranking, #6; Top 10 Nationally for 15 years

  • National Age Group Champion

  • President's Cup Captain and Champion 4 times

  • Owner Midwest Platform Tennis Camp

  • 3-Time Ironman Finisher

Hallie Bodman

Hallie Bodman

Paddle Tennis Instructor at Indian Hill CC

Hallie Bodman is currently ranked #13 with partner Liz Hayward. Her best year-end National ranking was 6th in 2016. Hallie is a native of upstate New York and a graduate of Denison University, where she played both singles and doubles all 4 years and received many all-conference honors, which includes being named to the NCAC all-decade team. Hallie has been instrumental in growing junior paddle on the North Shore by organizing instruction and match opportunities for hundreds of local high school students. She is also a long-standing member of the APTA players committee. Prior to taking up paddle tennis in 2009, Hallie was a tennis pro and tournament director at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago. Hallie is married to Jack Bodman, and they have four children. She currently works part time at Indian Hill country club as a paddle instructor.

Laura Berendt

Laura Berendt

Platform Tennis Pro at River Forest Park District, River Forest, IL

Laura Berendt is currently ranked #2 with Roxy Enica.

  • Runner up at the Platform Tennis Nationals, 2019 and 2008

  • Chicago Charities Champion, 2018 and 2007

  • Runner up at the Boston Open, 2019

  • Runner up at the Long Island Invitational, 2018

  • Took 3/4 at the 2018 Philly Open and 2019 Midwesterns

  • Hinsdale Women's Challenge Champion, 2018

  • Illinois State Champion, 2016

  • Lake Forest Finalist, 2016

  • Played tennis for the University of Texas all 4 years and was a 4-time All American

  • #1 in the State of Florida in tennis when she was 18