Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2015 USTA League PNW 40 & over Sectionals moving indoors due to fires/smoke

I just heard from someone that will be playing at Pacific Northwest 40 & over Sectionals this weekend that they are going to be played indoors due to bad air quality.

Those in the PNW probably are aware that there have been fires in Eastern Washington the past few weeks and apparently the smoke is bad enough in Spokane that playing outdoors would not be a good move.  Unfortunately, I'm told there are not enough indoor courts so matches may be starting very early to try to fit them all in and scoring will be changed to pro-sets.

I will post more as I hear it.

Update: The PNW Web-site has a page for "weather" here saying matches may start as early as 6am and as late as 11pm and play may continue into Sunday afternoon, later than originally scheduled.