| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, run by the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association (MCTA), is currently in its playoffs stages for the Summer 2011 season as this article was written. On July 28, Ernst & Young went up against Thomson Reuters and Deutsche Bank went head-to-head with Mitsubishi UFJ Securities in the Intermediate Division Semifinals.

The matches took place at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club. Ernst & Young proved to be a stronger team and defeated Thomson Reuters, 36-16. Deutsche Bank and Mitsubishi came down to the wire, with Deutsche Bank winning by 2, 32-30. On August 2, Ernst & Young and Deutsche Bank faced off for the Intermediate Division title at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club as Ernst & Young took the match and was crowned 2011 Intermediate Division champs.

In the Advanced Division, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton went up against the Thomson Reuters team, also at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club. Congratulations to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton on their finals win and being named 2011 Advanced Division Champions.

Also on Aug. 2, the Metro Corporate Tennis League hosted its end-of-season party for all the teams that participated in the 2011 Summer League. While the summer season has come to an end, we are starting to take registrations for the Fall 2011 season, and are expecting more than 50 corporate teams competing in three division levels, intermediate, advanced intermediate and advanced.

The Fall 2011 season includes a minimum of six matches, with each match played for two hours on two courts. Levels of play for the Fall 2011 season are Advanced and Intermediate. The season will conclude with an end-of-season party where all league participants will enjoy a buffet dinner and open bar, tennis, dancing and other activities. The winners of all divisions advance to the semifinals or finals for their league.

Each team match consists of six individual matches played as regular no-ad sets:

►One women’s singles
►One men’s singles
►One women’s doubles
►One men’s doubles
►Two mixed-doubles

Games won are totaled cumulatively throughout the season. The winners of all divisions advance to playoffs at the end-of-season party. In the case of a tie, the head-to-head scores will be the tie-breaker. Coaching and player substitutions are permitted during the match. This allows for more players to get involved and creates a fun atmosphere. All league champions have the right to advance to the National WTT Championships.

The Metro Corporate Tennis League emphasizes networking and social occasions, as well as opportunities to improve your tennis game. Each league night, refreshments are served after the matches, including hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.

The Metro Corporate Tennis League matches are held weekday evenings at the following locations:

►West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.
►Roosevelt Island Racquet Club in Roosevelt Island, N.Y. 
►CityView Racquet Club in Long Island City, N.Y.

For more information on the Fall 2011 season of the Metro Corporate Tennis League, contact Debra Leffe at (914) 482-8471 or visit www.metrotennis.com