The changeover from 2018 to 2019 has been made. Unfortunately, approvals of sanctions are unexpectedly slow this year. Sectional schedules for Eastern, Intermountain, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Missouri Valley, Northern, Northern California, Pacific Northwest, and (even) Southern California have so few approved tournaments as to be unpublishable (considerably fewer than half the 2018 numbers).
Click here to read a glowing book review capturing top-level action on the 2017 men's pro circuit.
The NSMTA is to be commended for adopting the ATP finals format (round robins followed by playoffs) for its 2018 Cat III tournaments (Naples FL & Oak Bluffs MA) and the Florida Grand Prix Cat II in St. Pete. Inaugurated by Steve Solomon in December 2015 at the 60 Masters Invitational Championships held on the Mission Hills CA grass courts, the new format has been (mostly) praised by players. The NSMTA will present perpetual named trophies to the winners of its January 2019 Cat III.