SURPRISE, Ariz. - A mixed doubles tennis team from Edison, NJ. representing the United States Tennis Association Eastern Section finished third at the USTA League Mixed 40 and Over 7.0 National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz. this past weekend.
The team is captained by Sedong “Pete” Oh and plays at Garden State Tennis Center in Edison.
The top four teams in order of finish are: Hawaii, Florida, Eastern and Pacific Northwest. The Edison team lost to a team from Gulf Breeze, Fla., 2-1 in the semifinals. They defeated a team from Kirkland, Wash. 2-1 in the three-four playoff matches.
Established in 1980, USTA League has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 820,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.
USTA League was established to provide adult recreational tennis players throughout the country with the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by the USTA through its 17 Sections. The league groups players by using six National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.0 (advanced). USTA League is open to any USTA member 18 years of age or older.
Last year USTA League changed its structure and format. The change offers USTA League participant’s two divisions: Adult (18 & Over, 40 & Over and 55 & Over) and Mixed (18 & Over) to better align participants with players their own age.
In 2014 a Mixed 40 & Over division was added. The restructuring guarantees more frequency of play opportunities at more appropriate age groups.
Head Penn Racquet Sports is in its 27th year as official ball of USTA League.
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