Monday, January 2, 2017

Let's Play Some Old Guy Tennis

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Since there’s only one over 40 flight in 4.5, it looks like the top three teams from the flight will make the playoffs with the format being #2 versus #3 and the winner plays the top seed in the final.
There are some tough teams in 4.5 this year.  From playoffs past we see TBar/Fikes, Gleneagles/Juhn, Greenhill/Rossouw, Oak Creek/Sweeney, Brookhaven/Harllee, and JCC/Reiman.  That’s six recent playoff teams and only three can advance.  I also see a couple of dark horses who could make some noise.  It’s going to be a very interesting season to watch in 4.5 this year.  With a few of the weaker teams falling out and not fielding squads, it really puts a premium on availability and having some quality depth.  There won’t be many easy matches to play the bottom of your roster.

4.0 has two flights again with the first and second place team advancing from each flight.  Unless we change our mind, or we don’t like the weather, or whatever. 
Flight A has Brookhaven/Bartlett, Springpark/Walters, Greenhill/Ohl and Huffhines/Clark.  All of these teams could be playoff contenders.  In flight B I like Oak Creek/Ramasami, McKinney/Jacobson and Canyon Creek/Patterson.  Flight A looks to be a tad tougher but both flights will have quality teams sitting home for city playoffs.

In 55s, there are only six 9.0 teams: Brookhaven/Bartlett, Gleneagles/Juhn, Eldorado/Entrekin, TBar/Hackett, Oak Creek/Sweeney,  and John Paul II/Gradick.  A couple of these rosters don’t look full yet so we’ll keep an eye on this one.  At the 8.0 level there are several familiar names: Brookhaven/Bartlett, Greenhill/Kayser, Springpark/Blesi and Canyon Creek/Rainwater look to be the cream of the crop.  One of these teams will be on the outside looking in come playoff time.



  1. 55s 9.0 Sweeney has the strongest deepest team. Bartlett, Gradick, and Juhn are next 3 with some good players. Gradick is probably slightly better at the top.

    55s 8.0 2 defections from SP to Greenhill might make them the favorite. Brookhaven and CC will battle for the third spot in playoffs.

    40s 4.5 - Don't have a clue.
    40s 4.0 Flight A 1. Huffines, 2. Greenhill, 3. Brookhaven 4. Spring Park. Brookhaven and SP team look a lot like the 55s or even 65s team.
    Flight B Is this the Sisk team that is trying to win or trying to lose? Guess I would pick Mckinney first

  2. thoughts and prayers for Tony Le, former national champ at 4.5 and now cant even win a line 3 4.0 match. Feel better soon!

    1. 4.0 national champ or 4.5...