| By Kathy Miller

The Adult League is set to start, with a total of 256 teams. We have teams for the 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over, and now also for the 65 & Over Leagues. The 18 & Over and 40 & Over Leagues must have their rosters finalized by June 1 with the 55 & Over and 65 & Over Leagues finalized by July 1.

Playoffs for the different divisions within the leagues will begin the end of July and run through the middle of August. Regionals are as follows:

18 & Over 2.5 Women: Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 a.m.
18 & Over 3.0 Women: Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m.
18 & Over 3.5 Women: Friday, Aug. 5 at 7:00 p.m.
18 & Over 4.0 Women: Saturday, July 30 at Noon
40 & Over 3.0 Women: Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9:00 a.m.
40 & Over 3.5 Women: Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7:00 p.m.
40 & Over 4.0 Women: Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:00 p.m.
40 & Over 4.0 Men: Friday, Aug. 12 at 9:00 p.m.

Sectionals, which will all be held in Ardsley, N.Y., will be held on the following dates:

Aug. 12-15 for the 18 & Over 2.5, 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0+ Leagues
Aug. 19-22 for the 18 & Over 3.5, 4.5 and 40 & Over 3.0 Leagues
Aug. 26-29 for the 40 & Over 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+ Leagues
Sept. 16-18 for all 55 & Over Leagues
Sept 24-25 for the 65 & Over

The schedule for Nationals is as follows:

18 & Over 5.0+ League: Sept. 23-25 in Indian Wells, Calif.
18 &Over 2.5 League: Sept. 23-25 in La Quinta, Calif.
18 & Over 4.0 League: Sept. 23-25 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
18 & Over 3.0 League: Oct. 7-9 in Indian Wells, Calif.
18 & Over 4.5 League: Oct. 14-16 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
18 & Over 3.5 League: Oct. 14-16 in Tucson, Ariz.
40 & Over 3.0 League: Oct. 14-16 in Indian Wells, Calif.
40 & Over 3.5 League: Oct. 21-23 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
55 & Over 6.0 & 8.0 Leagues: Oct. 21-23 in Surprise, Ariz.
40 & Over 4.5+ League: Oct. 21-23 in Indian Wells, Calif.
40 & Over 4.0 League: Oct. 28-30 in Indian Wells, Calif.
55 & Over 7.0 & 9.0 Leagues: Oct. 28-30 in Surprise, Ariz.
65 & Over 7.0 League: To be determined

The Mixed-Doubles Playoffs and Regionals will take place in May, with the winning teams advancing to Sectionals the weekend of June 3-5, also in Ardsley, N.Y. Good luck to all of the mixed-doubles teams!

Although most teams are set, anyone looking for a team can e-mail me at KathyM65@aol.com, and I will try to find a spot for you.

Looking forward to a great season of USTA Adult matches, with good sportsmanship shown by all!

Kathy Miller

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.