| By Deborah-Rose Andrews

Hurricane Sandy interrupted the start of our Manhattan Mixed-Doubles season. Players and clubs had damage and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are still suffering. The Queens Mixed-Doubles season kicked off on Jan. 2. The Bronx and Brooklyn Mixed-Doubles Leagues will start in early February. If you are still looking for a team or are looking to captain a team, please contact one of the following league coordinators immediately (Brooklyn, Joe Miano at joemiano@metrotennis.com or the Bronx, Lauren Kende at laurenkende@yahoo.com).
The new 40 & Over League for men and women will begin in February. This league will not be borough-specific, as matches will be held at Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx clubs. The format is the same as the regular 18 & Over League, with five courts for 3.0-4.5 Levels and three courts for 2.5 and 5.0 Levels. We will need two independent teams in order to run any level.

Our 18 & Over League (the "old" league format) will start in Manhattan in late March and the outer boroughs in May. Additional information will be posted on our Web site (www.metrotennis.com) and our Facebook page (Metro Tennis League Page) as it becomes available.

Are you ready to play League Tennis?
If you know your rating, you can contact the appropriate level coordinator through our Web site (www.metrotennis.com). Click on USTA Leagues, click the appropriate borough on the left, and then "Coordinators.” Fill out the form completely, which will be sent on to the level coordinator.
If you do not know your rating, please e-mail info@metrotennis.com with your full name, current age, area you wish to play in and tennis background. If you played collegiate tennis, please include the college name, years played and position(s) played. A coordinator will get back to you.

You can also go to TennisLink (www.tennislink.usta.com), complete your self-rating in advance of the league and then contact the appropriate level coordinator.