| By Kathy Miller

It’s a busy time of year with the USTA Leagues!

First, congratulations to the Women’s Tri-Level Team from Point Set Indoor Racquet Club, captained by Jen Jaeger and the Men’s Team from Carefree Racquet Club, captained by Adam Kolenberg, on representing Long Island at the Sectional Championship in Albany, N.Y.!

The Mixed-Doubles League is now underway with teams playing at the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0 combined NTRP Levels. Playoffs will be played the beginning of May with the 7.0 and 8.0 Levels having a Regional Championship in mid-May.

Organizing for the Adult, Senior and Super Senior League has begun. All captains from last year, and any new ones who have been in contact, should have received a registration form for their team for the upcoming season. Players looking for a team should contact me by e-mail at kathym65@aol.com so that I can let you know which teams are looking for players at your level.

The Adult League (ages 18 and up) consists of men’s and women’s teams, and is run at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 Levels. Matches at the 2.5 and 5.0 Levels consist of one court of singles and two courts of doubles, while the other levels are two courts of singles and three courts of doubles.

The Senior League (ages 50 and up) also consist of men’s and women’s teams and has teams at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 Levels. Matches consist of three courts of doubles.

The Super Senior League (ages 60 and up) is also three courts of doubles, but is based on combined ratings and runs at the 6.0 Level (two 3.0 players or a 2.5 and a 3.5), 7.0 (two 3.5 players or a 3.0 and a 4.0), and 8.0 Level (two 4.0 players or a 3.5 and a 4.5). Matches run from mid-May through mid-August at the various clubs/sites on Long Island that field teams.

To be a part of a team, you must be a USTA member, pay the $25 roster fee and $18 for each match played.

Upcoming important Adult League dates:

►Wednesday, May 2: 7:00 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Captains Scheduling Cocktail Party

►Mid-May (date to be determined): Mixed-Playoffs (May 2nd Mixed 7.0 and 8.0 Region Championship)

►Friday-Sunday, June 1-3: Mixed-Doubles Section Championship

►Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5: Region Championships

►Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12: 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 Section Championship

►Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-19: 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 Section Championship

►Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16: Senior Section Championship

►Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23: Super Senior Championship

National Championship dates:

►Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30: Adult 2.5 and 5.0
►Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7: Adult 3.5 and Senior 3.0
►Friday-Sunday, Oct. 12-14: Adult 3.0 and Senior 3.5
►Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21: Adult 4.0 and Senior 4.5
►Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21: Adult 4.5 and Senior 4.0
►Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11: Mixed 7.0 and 9.0
►Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18: Mixed 8.0 & 10.0
►April 2013: Super Senior (exact date to be determined)

Looking forward to a great summer of USTA League Tennis!


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.