November 27th, 2017
Best-ever Year for Florida Section at USTA League Nationals Tennis
A record six USTA Florida League teams won USTA League National Championships in 2017, breaking the section record of five titles won in both 2015 and 1986.
In all 12 teams place in 1st-3rd place at USTA League National Championships. In addition to the six national champions three teams finished 2nd as national runners-up, and three teams finished in third place.
“USTA Florida is very proud of our teams that participated at the USTA League National Championships this year,” said USTA Florida Director of Leagues Christine Ducey. “We recognize all the hard work and dedication that it takes reach that level in our sport. Congratulations to all who strive for such excellence. Let’s break the record again in 2018!”
Here are the USTA Florida League teams that placed 1st-3rd at the 2017 USTA League National Championships:
Jacksonville (Southside Tennis Complex) — 55 & Over 8.0 women
Jacksonville (Florida Yacht Club) — 18 & Over 2.5 women
Parkland (Quigley Park) — 40 & Over 4.0 men
Tallahassee (Forestmeadows Park) — Mixed 40 & Over 7.0
Tampa (Harbour Island Athletic Club) — 40 & Over 4.5+ women
Weston (Midtown Athletic Club) — 18 & Over 3.5 women
Jacksonville (Deercreek Country Club) — 55 & Over 6.0 women
Lithia (Fishhawk Ranch Tennis Club) — 18 & Over 3.0 women
Winter Park (Azelea Lane Tennis Center) — 55 & Over 9.0 women
Altamonte Springs (Sanlando Park) — 18 & Over 4.5 women
Doral (Doral Park) — 18 & Over 4.5 men
St. Petersburg (St. Pete Tennis Center) — Mixed 40 & Over 9.0
The 2017 USTA League season was the fifth season with an updated structure and format that offers four age categories (Adult 18 & Over, Adult 40 & Over and Adult 55 & Over and Mixed 18 & Over) to better align participants with players their own age. A fifth age division, the Mixed 40 & Over, was added in 2014.
For complete stories on each winning team go to www.ustaflorida.com. To learn more about USTA Leagues in Florida go to www.ustaflorida.com/leagues.