| By Kathy Miller
Members of the 65 & Over Mixed Doubles League in their custom USTA shirts
Members of the 65 & Over Mixed Doubles League in their custom USTA shirts

 

The Tri-Level league which is three courts of doubles, one court at the 4.5 level, one at the 4.0 level and another at 3.5 is underway for both the women and the men.  We also have a ladies Tri-Level league running at the 4.0, 3.5, 3.0 levels.  Sectionals for the Long Island winning teams are being discussed and information should be available soon.

The 18 & Over Mixed Doubles League has just started play at the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 levels.  The 40 & Over mixed will start late February and I will be in touch with captains and clubs mid-November regarding registration.

Presently playing is the 65 & Over Mixed Doubles league which will be finishing up soon.  Al Silverstein and Sue D’Alessandro have done an amazing job organizing this league and it continues to grow every season.  This league is a social league as the USTA does not yet have a sectional or national event.  They do however play this league under the USTA umbrella on the local level.  USTA Eastern had purchased shirts for the men’s and women’s sectional event that was supposed to play this past August which had to be canceled due to COVID-19.  I was lucky enough to get enough shirts to give to the players in this league who were happy to be recognized along with the recognition for the league!  Thank you USTA Eastern!

I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving along with good health! 

 

Kathy Miller is the manager at Carefree Racquet Club and is also the Adult League Coordinator for USTA/Long Island. She may be reached at kathym65@aol.com.