The Adult Competition Committee (ACC) has announced a number of changes beginning in 2021. Gone are the six categories we're accustomed to (national, Super II, II, III, sectional district) with top awards of 1000, 500, 400, 300, 200 & 100 respectively. They will be replaced by seven numerical levels (1 to 7) with top awards of 3000, 2100, 1800, 1500, 1050, 450 & 150 to be used nationally and also by each section. Click here for the entire writeup.
The thrust of the iniative appears to be replacing the variety of sectional ranking systems with a single, universal system. Additionally, the committee continues to consider which match formats are to be available at the various levels, e.g. best of three sets will not be available at levels 6 and 7.
Rumor confirmed! The ACC has announced discontinuance of the Level 1 Indoor Championships. Also beginning in 2021 Level 1 & 2 singles events with 6+ players will be best of three setts while consolation and doubles will be two sets + a match tiebreak. Doubles events will be played as qualifying round-robins + playoffs.
Superseniors concerned about memory loss can click here to assess their current ability (thanks to Bernie Palmatier).
Hats off to secnior tennis coordinators from the Eastern section who've added five (!) Open Sectionals to the 2020 improvised schedule. By comparison, none of the other sixteen sections has added even one tournament.