Question: I thought USTA was adjusting age brackets to avoid having 70-year-olds play 50-year-olds. I am playing 7.0 USTA Mixed Doubles, and discovered it is now 40 & Over and we will play even younger competition. Am I missing something? I don’t understand the change to 40.
Aunt Sally: One of the reasons for the change was to give more play opportunities to the age group where our biggest population is – 40 and older. In some Districts in Middle States, we will try to get teams for 55 & Over mixed doubles. I have been asked about this before, but so far no one has stepped up to be a captain.
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