In April, I will be the captain of a ladies 3.0 team. This team will be fairly new; some of us met in fall/winter 2006 and formed a doubles combo team, and others will be new to the April spring team. A realistic goal for our team would be to finish somewhere in the middle of the division -- if we play our tennis right. Spring play consists of three doubles matches and two singles matches. Right now, we're all doubles specialists because singles matches aren't played in the fall/winter season. I imagine it would be better for the spring team to develop some singles specialists. I think, however, there will be a number of players who will wish to dabble in singles, maybe playing one or two matches of singles and the rest of their matches in doubles (perhaps 4-5). Captains and players, do you have any thoughts on the value of singles specialization? Should I tell the players that if they wish to play singles, they need to commit to playing at least half of their matches as singles and practicing separately in singles? How do your teams handle this?