Originally Posted by LuckyR
Possible, though from the vantage point of 51, I can say that when I was 49 (under the old system, of course) our 18+ USTA team was mostly made up of 40 - 60 year olds, even though we could have had a bunch of 20 year olds, I suppose.
That's exactly my point... as you say, your 18+ team was mostly 40-60 yo. Under the old system, only some of those players (those 50+) would have been eligible to play a second league in addition to 18+ league. Under the new system, all those 40-60 folks can now play a second additional league.
More playing oppportunities, and more team registration fees for USTA.