Walt Peckinpaugh was born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He got a Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College in Mathematics and Economics.
He started his own computer consulting business, which is now in its 45th year. He was the chairman of The Greater Cleveland Platform Tennis Association for over 20 years. He served on the American Platform Tennis Association board for 12 years, and in 2004 he was inducted into Platform Tennis Hall of Fame. He and his wife chaired five National platform tennis tournaments in Cleveland and he wrote a book on how to run a national platform tennis tournament.
In 2012, he was the chairman of the tennis division of the Ohio Senior Games and subsequently the local chair for the tennis division of the National Senior Games in 2013. Recently he and his tennis partner got to the quarters of the National Clay Court Championships in Pinehurst, NC and with other tournament finishes gained the rank of 16th in the country in 2016.
Besides his work and tennis, Walt was also a Councilman for Moreland Hills for eight years serving as the Finance Chairman and was also on the board of the Cleveland Skating Club. He married Marilyn, his wife of 48 years and have two sons, Tom, Dan and four grandchildren.