In case you didn’t notice, the June issue of Tennis Magazine now will incorporate (two times a year) a separate section of Florida tennis news. And this issue had details of the changes taking place in the doubles leagues.
Florida will drop both the “Senior” 50 and over and the “Super Senior” 60 and over categories; and will replace them with 55 & over and 65 & over categories for league play (not USTA tournaments).
The article says, “The Adult 65 & over division will feature three doubles matches offered at the straight levels of 3.0. 3.5, 4.0 & 4.5 for local league play and the 6.0-9.0 NTRP levels at championships.” So, does this mean …
• That 4.0s cannot play on a 4.5 league team?
• But they can combine with a 5.0 to play at “championships”?
• That the USTA National will also be having a 65 & over league category for National Championships?
• That our “younger friends” (60-64s, like Willy Hoffmann and Bob Wilkie) can no longer play in our doubles league?
The change is for the better. It would have been very challenging for guys in their late 60’s to have to compete with “young guns” who just turned 55.
what’s happening in the rest of the country?