2017 55 & Over Doubles tennis is played on Saturdays at 2pm (Men) and Sundays at 2pm (Women). Players must be 55 years or older by December 31, 2017 to be eligible to play in this league. Teams are comprised of all men or all women with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 17 players per team*. Men’s and women’s teams compete in separate leagues in the following divisions of combined NTRP ratings: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0. Each weekly match is 3 lines of doubles where the combined rating of partners must not be greater than the division maximum AND the difference between the partner ratings must not be greater than 1.0. For each division, the team with the best match win/loss record will be eligible to compete in the Texas Sectionals tournament. All local leagues must have at least a 2 team league.
Registration Opens: December 1, 2016 (*2016 Year-end ratings come out around Dec 1st, so keep an eye on your players’ ratings*)
Team Number Deadline/Minimum Rosters due (6) in Tennislink: December 9, 2016
League Starts: Saturday, January 7, 2017(Men), Sunday, January 8, 2017 (Ladies)
* Max. number on roster includes adding 2 players to your roster anytime after the start of the season.
SECTIONALS: September 8-10, 2017 in Beaumont
NATIONALS: October 27-29, 2017 in Orlando