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Old 12-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by JRstriker12 View Post
You seem to be ignoring that the reason for the age split is a lot of the older guys are at a disadvantage against the spry young guns at singles.
Heh, let's be honest about the *real* reason USTA added 40+

It's not about giving 40+ players a shot to play singles against other deteriorating physical specimens, although that's a nice side-benefit.

The real reason is that there are more 40+ players willing to participating in league than 18-40 players, because of a variety of reasons (younger people in general more involved with family and career at that stage of their lives and have less free time, etc).

So this gives more playing opportunities to those that are most likely to take advantage of it, which ultimately generates more revenue for USTA.
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