Thursday, September 11, 2014

It is mid-September, 2014 USTA League Nationals start soon, full schedule

Most every section of the USTA has completed their 18 & over and 40 & over Sectionals which means the Nationals for those divisions is nearly upon us.  Plus this year unlike the past few, not only are the "Adult" Nationals being held in the October timeframe, but the Senior/55 & over are as well. And Mixed oftentimes held at a different time of the year is now in November.

The USTA has a PDF with the schedule but here is a summary as well.

Adult

Date Division Level Location
Oct. 10-12 18 & over 3.0 Tucson
Oct. 10-12 18 & over 5.0+ Indian Wells
Oct. 17-19 18 & over 4.0 Tucson
Oct. 17-19 18 & over 2.5 Indian Wells
Oct. 24-26 18 & over 3.5 Tucson
Oct. 24-26 18 & over 4.5 Indian Wells
Oct. 24-26 40 & over 3.0 Rancho Mirage
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 40 & over 3.5 Tucson
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 40 & over 4.5+ Indian Wells
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 55 & over 6.0 & 8.0 Surprise
Nov. 7-9 40 & over 4.0 Rancho Mirage
Nov. 7-9 55 & over 7.0 & 9.0 Surprise

Mixed

Date Division Level Location
Nov. 14-16 18 & over 2.5, 7.0, & 9.0 Tucson
Nov. 14-16 40 & over 6.0 & 8.0 Surprise
Nov. 21-23 18 & over 6.0, 8.0, & 10.0 Tucson
Nov. 21-23 40 & over 7.0 & 9.0 Surprise

So we are just 4 weeks away from Nationals starting!  Good luck to all the teams headed there.

I was fortunate to go to Nationals once in Tucson and it was a great experience.  Some teams go to enjoy it and get everyone that travels into an equal number of matches, and others go focused on winning and playing their best line-up every match.  Of course, sometimes the latter turns into the former after a few matches.

In either case team reports can be a great way to get a view of your own team or scout opponents, the latter can be useful to balance winning and getting all your players in a match, or just figuring out the best way to arrange your line-up to give your team the best chance of winning.  Contact me if you are interested.