The new 40+ league kicks off here in NorCal in January. The format is decidedly stupid IMO: During the regular season, the format is 1 singles line + 2 doubles lines. But during the post-season, it becomes 2 singles + 3 doubles. So that means teams who think they have a shot at playoffs (i.e., most teams as at the start of the season ) need to have a roster size similar to that for 18+ league. But during the regular season, there are only 5 players needed per match, rather than 8. That's only 62.5% of the play opportunities. As a result, people will get to play far less. Of course, the USTA roster fee remains the same :shock: Of the guys I have spoken to that think they will play, many intend to join two teams - our districts are close enough geographically to allow this. They figure that between the two teams they will get the same playing time as on one 18+ team. If both teams make playoffs they will have to decide which team to play for. Perhaps this is an unintended consequence, but of course this would also result in additional roster fees for USTA (more :shock: ) There is another thread going on about USTA money grabbing, which reminded me of this 'feature'... Who else thinks this format is dumb?