Friday, April 22, 2016

USTA PNW Northwest Washington (Seattle) releases 2017 schedule

We are just into the heart of our 18+ and 40+ season for 2016, and the 2017 schedule has already been published for the Northwest Washington district of the Pacific Northwest section of the USTA.

You can see the PDF on the NWW section of the PNW site, but here is the summary of what has changed or is new.

The Adult 55+ and Mixed 18+ leagues continue to be early start and begin in early September with playoffs at the beginning of December.

In the past, including this year, Adult 18+ started right away in January and then 40+ started 1-2 months later and they leagues overlapped for much of the season with both local playoffs in June.  This is all changing.

The Adult 40+ will start right away in early January instead of 18+ like it has been in the past few years, and 40+ local playoffs will be in April rather than in June.  This then allows Adult 18+ to start in late March and have local playoffs in June with very little overlap with 40+.

The One Doubles schedule is much the same as it is this year as are the Mixed 40+ and 55+.

I think these changes make sense as overlapping leagues and both playoffs being in June with vacations and graduations was tricky.

What do you think?  Do you like the changes?