Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 USTA 18 and over League About to Begin


The rain seems to have ended and the Spring/Summer season is right around the corner.  If you haven’t checked recently, teams have been flighted and the schedule of play is now available on tennis link.  They show 3.0 having one flight of five teams, 3.5 has three flights with 15 total teams, 4.0 has four flights with 40 total teams, 4.5 has three flights with 28 total teams, and 5.0+ has one flight of 11 teams.   As you might expect, that’s a lot of research to do so please be patient and my flight contender predictions will be out as rosters fill out and the season gets closer.  And now, a few important dates from the DTA.  Start making your reservations.
Men’s (M) Saturday (M3.0, 4.0 and 5.0+) League begins April 11, 2015
Men’s (M) Sunday League (M3.5, 4.5 and OPEN) begins April 12, 2014

July 17-19, 2015                      DTA hosts the 2015 USTA 18 and over ADULT Qualifying Tournament

July 24-26, 2015                      DTA hosts the 2015 USTA 18 and over ADULT City Championship

 ACTUAL DATES, Texas Section and Nationals:
August 7-9, 2015                     2015 USTA 18 and over ADULT Sectional (NTRP 2.5-3.5) in Dallas, Texas                                       

August 14-16, 2015                 2015 USTA 18 and over ADULT Sectionals (NTRP 4.0 and up) in Richardson, Texas

October 2-4, 2015                   2015 USTA 18 and over ADULT Nationals (NTRP -3.0, 4.0 and 5.0+) 3.0 in Tucson, AZ; 4.0 in Rancho Mirage, CA and 5.0+ in Indian Wells, CA

October 9-11, 2015                 2015 USTA 18 and over ADULT Nationals (NTRP -3.5 and 4.5) 3.5 in Indian Wells, CA and 4.5 in Rancho Mirage, CA

October 16-18, 2015               2015 USTA 18 and over ADULT Nationals (NTRP -2.5) 2.5 in Indian Wells, CA

Monday, March 23, 2015

End of 40s, upcoming playoffs and flights are out

Well the season for the older guys over 40 is over and most people have reported.  The playoffs are set if not actually published.  Flights for the real season are published and I will address that when schedules come out and after playoffs.  Time to get started.

4.5+  Springpark and LB Houston advanced out of flight A.  It appears Springpark went very light and squeezed TBar out of the playoffs.  This is smart captaining as TBar is a tougher out when they hae their best players available.  In Flight B, Brookhaven won and Greenhill took second.  It was quite a battle for second place with Rossouw coming in at 6-4 to take second place.

Playoffs aren't published but the matchups should be:

Round 1
Brookhaven vs Greenhill--Prediction 4-1 Brookhaven
Springpark vs LB Houston--Prediction 4-1 Springpark

Round 2
Springpark v Greenhill--Prediction 4-1 Springpark
Brookhaven v LB Houston--Prediction 4-1 Brookhaven

Round 3
Springpark v Brookhaven--Springpark 3-2
Greenhill v LB Houston--Doesn't matter

There is usually a wildcard into sectionals for this so both are likely.  Both are very good teams.

4.0  Fretz and McKinney advanced out of Flight A.  Fretz was undefeated and McKinney had their only loss against Fretz.  In Flight B, Springpark and Greenhill advanced.

Expected Playoffs will be:

Round 1:
Fretz v Greenhill:  Prediction 4-1 Fretz
Springpark v McKinney: Prediction 3-2 Springpark

Round 2
Fretz v Springpark: Prediciton 3-2 Fretz
McKinney v Greenhill: Prediction 4-1 McKinney

Round 3:
Fretz v McKinney: Prediction 4-1 Fretz
Greenhill v Springpark: Prediction 3-2 Springpark

I like Fretz to advance.

3.5:  This appears to be a mess because so many matches are unreported.  I was under the impression matches had to be finished and reported by today.  I think there is a 3 team playoff for playoffs and the three teams are obvious.  They are Greenhill, McKinney and Canyon Creek.  Since so many matches are unreported, I can't even guess the order.

Friday, March 13, 2015

My Current Thoughts on This Blog

I know the weather has kinda sucked.  Actually, it has really sucked.  As a result, we have little to report.  Yet, we used to have some meaningful dialogue or at least a lot of screaming or Kelly talk.

If you guys are ready for the blog t go D.O.A., go ahead and comment about that.

Regardless,when more scores post over the last few weeks, I will write something.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Deadline Reminder... Wednesday is the Spring Signup deadline!

The weather keeps anyone from playing.  This weeks looks a little better so hopefully some makeup results will come in.

While many teams already have 8 players on the roster, the roster deadline is Wednesday.  In the event you are short or like several teams, have ZERO on your roster, you need to call your prospects and get them signed up.  I know the deadline isn't very concrete but those are the rules.

Once we have flights, I will do my analysis.  Until then, there is nothing to say.