The USTA Adult/Senior Competition Committee (ASCC) plans to offer tournaments additional format options in an attempt to woo league players to “our faltering senior tournaments,” according to Alan Messer at SuperSenior.info
Alan reports that a survey of the more than 50,000 league players rated 4.0 and higher indicated players want “shorter, more economical options.”
The premise seems strange to me because we are just completing the fourth in the Florida Super Senior Grand Prix series, with a whopping 335 entries at the Sterling Oaks CAT II.
But blog contributor Paul Mabry reports, “I’ve been playing Super Seniors here in Texas for 3 years, initially 60s and now 65s and I can tell you participation is way down. Sometimes they can’t even make a draw combining 3-4 age groups in the Houston area.”
How are things in your area?
According to Alan Messer, concerned players should send their opinions to
Sterling Oaks Results
On Saturday, Chuck Kinyon and I took on the #1 seeded team of Mike Beautyman and Les Buck. As the popular losing saying goes, “It was closer than the score.”
Yes, they beat us 6-1, 6-1; but we were deuce/ad in most games. Being the better players, they saved and converted when it counted.
Thanks to Chuck for teaming with me for three tournaments (and also to Ted Underwood for two times together). What I have learned is that: we can play with ANY doubles team in these tournaments!
For full results to date and the schedule of today’s final matches, click HERE
Payne Park Deadline: the deadline for the first Sarasota area tournament in one week is Sunday at 5 p.m. Click HERE for more details.
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