NYC's Premier Junior Program
  | By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The 2012 Fall Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, came to an end in December. The Metro Corporate Tennis League is a joint initiative of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association (MCTA) and the USTA Eastern Metro Region.

In the Advanced Division, for the second consecutive year, the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) team got past Goldman Sachs in the first round of the playoffs to advance to the finals where they defeated the team from Thomson Reuters. The final regular season points leaders in the Advanced Division are as follows:

2012 Fall Advanced Division
Team ... Points
NYJTL....190
Thomson Reuters...178
PwC...178
Goldman Sachs...155

In the Advanced Intermediate Division, Fall 2012 champs the Deloitte Aces opened the first round of the playoffs with a win over Bloomberg (Boris). Advanced Intermediate runners-up Cleary defeated Mitsubishi in opening round action and advanced to the finals where they faced eventual champs, the Deloitte Aces. The final regular season points leaders in the Advanced Intermediate Division are as follows:

2012 Fall Advanced Intermediate Division I
Team ... Points
Deloitte Aces ... 194
Mitsubishi ... 183

2012 Fall Advanced Intermediate Division II
Team ... Points
Cleary ... 200
Bloomberg (Boris) ... 194

In the 2012 Fall Intermediate League, eight teams entered the playoffs, and in the end, the team from HBO II was crowned 2012 Fall League Intermediate Champs. They defeated Nielsen in round one action, TWC in the second round and clinched the title with a win over Bloomberg (Arthur) in the finals. The final regular season points leaders in the Intermediate Division are as follows:

2012 Fall Intermediate Division (First Place)
Team ... Points
Deutsche ... 206
Nielsen ... 195
Paul Weiss ... 181
TWC ... 167

2012 Fall Intermediate Division (Second Place)
Team ... Points
Akin ... 178
Barclays ... 173
HBO II ... 167
Bloomberg ...166

2013 Winter Season set to launch
The 2013 Winter Metro Corporate Tennis League will begin late January/early February and includes a minimum of six matches. Each match is played for two hours on two courts, and tennis balls are provided. The 2013 Winter Season will conclude with an awards party and includes trophies, t-shirts and networking opportunities as well. Teaching clinics are also available for an additional cost. All league champions have the right to advance to the National WTT Championships.

Each team entering play requires a minimum of four players, two women and two men to play an entire match, but you can carry as many players as you like. Play format for each match consists of six "no-ad" sets:

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

The total games won for each of the six sets are recorded and totaled at the end of the evening. Total games won are tallied throughout the season, with playoffs at the end of season party. Coaching and player substitutions are permitted during the match, and allows for more players to get involved and creates a fun atmosphere!

The entry fee is $2,100 per team for the season. For more information on the 2013 Fall Metro Corporate Tennis League, call Debra Leffe at (914) 482-8471 or visit MetroTennis.com under the “Corporate” tab.

Matches for the 2013 Winter League will be held weekday evenings at the following locations:

CityView Racquet Club
43-34 32nd Place, Penthouse ♦ Long Island City, N.Y. ♦ (718) 389-6252

Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
281 Main Street ♦ Roosevelt Island, N.Y. ♦ (212) 935-0250

West Side Tennis Club
1 Tennis Place ♦ Forest Hills, N.Y. ♦ (718) 268-2300