| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Wednesday, May 2, the USTA Eastern-Long Island Region kicked off the summer 2012 season with it's annual Captain's Meeting held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. At the meeting, schedules were distributed and a season preview was given with new rules and guidelines by Adult League Coordinator Kathy Miller. A light dinner and refreshments were served throughout the evening.

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 Kathy Miller, 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. 

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