Here ... the majority of the 18+ players were in their 40's and 50's. Except for singles of course.
As soon as the 40+ field opened up about half of the existing 18+ captains declared they would be captaining 40+ team and not their 18+ teams.
We just had the captains meeting and it conservatively looks like there will be the same total number of teams as before, however, there will be about half as many of the 18+ teams there used to be. Right now, a lot of players that want to play 18+ are scrambling to find a team to play on.
Fortunately we do not play any adult same gender tennis in the winter. Almost all of our adult tennis is played outside in the spring/summer on public courts and we have enough to go around. So hopefully courts will not be the problem.
"You should be playing linebacker, not singles."