| By Kathy Miller

As the Mixed-Doubles season winds down, the adult, senior and super senior matches are about to begin. The captain’s scheduling meeting is set for Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. Matches will begin the week of May 21st.

The Mixed-Doubles League is finishing up and will be going into the playoff rounds in the middle of May. The winning team from each of the levels, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0, will advance to the Section Championship in Albany, N.Y. We wish all of our advancing Long Island team lots of luck and good tennis!

The Adult League is for players 18 years of age and older. Teams start at the 2.5 Level and go all the way to the 5.0 Level. Levels 2.5 and 5.0 play one court of singles and two courts of doubles. All other levels—3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5—play two courts of singles and three courts of doubles. The Senior League is for players 50 years of age and older, and plays at the 3.0 to 4.5 Levels. All senior matches are three courts of doubles. The Super Senior League is for players 60 years of age and above, and they also play three courts of doubles. The level for Super Seniors are combined NTRP ratings. We have divisions at the 6.0 for women (two 3.0 players or a 2.5 and 3.5), 7.0 for both men and women (two 3.5 players or a 3.0 and 4.0), 8.0 for both men and women (two 4.0 players or 3.5 and 4.5) and 9.0 for men (two 4.5 players or a 4.0 and 5.0). The league runs from mid-May to August. To play, you must be a USTA member, pay a $25 roster fee and it is then $18 per match which is played to the club where the match takes place.

For those interested in getting on a team, you can find out if there are still openings by e-mailing me, the Long Island League Coordinator at Kathym65@aol.com. Please state your name, level of play and area where you live, and I will get back to you with any teams that have let me know they are still in need of players.

Playoffs for the Adult League will take place sometime between Saturday-Friday, July 28-Aug. 3 depending on the level (this is presently being worked on). Region Championships for the Women’s 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 will be sometime over the weekend of Aug. 3, with Region Championships the same weekend for the Men’s 3.5 and 4.0 Divisions. Exact dates and times will be available at the May 2 scheduling meeting at the Crest Hollow.

Section Championship dates, to be held in Schenectady, N.Y., are as follows:

►Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12 Men’s and Women’s 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5

►Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-19 Men’s and Women’s 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0

►Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16 All Senior winning teams

►Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23 All Super Senior winning teams

National Championships are as follows:

►Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30 2.5 and 5.0 Adult

►Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7 3.5 Adult and 3.0 Senior

►Friday-Sunday, Oct. 12-14 3.0 Adult and 3.5 Senior

►Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21 4.0 Adult and 4.5 Senior

►Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28 4.5 Adult and 4.0 Senior

►Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11 7.0 and 9.0 Mixed

►Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18 8.0 and 10.0 Mixed

►April 2013 Super Seniors

I look forward to another successful season 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.