Hats off to the Adult/Senior Competition Committee for its new initiative to market senior tournaments to the hordes (500,000?) of league players. Building participation in our tournaments is a welcome change from the ITF dalliance and policy changes favoring stronger players (e.g. more seeds, fewer tournaments for a ranking).
Requirements for international cup play in 2016 include at least one Cat I in the 12 months prior to the application deadline (Dec. 10 for young seniors) and that players must submit an application (letters of interest from the USTA have been discontinued). No link to the application form has yet been provided.
The Crabel Masters men's 60s singles and doubles grass court tournament to be held in Rancho Mirage CA from November 30 to December 6 appears, from reports, to have had a beneficial effect on the field quality at the 60 Clay.