| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, is a joint initiative of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association (MCTA) and USTA/Eastern–Metro. Our League is divided into three levels of play, Intermediate (3.0-3.5), Advanced Intermediate (4.0) and Advanced (4.5+). We also offer an Advanced Beginner Clinic program for teams that are not ready to compete.

We just kicked off the Winter 2013 season, and have a total of 46 teams competing. The following is our roster for this season:

1. Goldman Sachs
2. Bloomberg (Zvi)
3. BNP (Thibaud)
4. PwC
5. Barclays
6. Skadden

Advanced Intermediate I
1. Credit Agricole
2. Proskauer
4. Patterson
5. HBO
6. Horizon
7. Google
8. Bloomberg (Carly)

Advanced Intermediate II
1. Bank of Tokyo
2. Cleary
3. Bloomberg (Huy)
4. Deutsche (Elena)
5. Bloomberg (Amit)
6. Ernst & Young
7. BNP (Sabrina)
8. Credit Suisse

Intermediate I
1. Bloomberg (Kerming)
2. Paul Weiss
3. Fried Frank
4. Sullivan
5. HBO
6. Barclays

Intermediate II
1. TWC
2. Ipreo
3. Nielsen
4. Sidley
5. HighBridge Capital LLC

Intermediate III
1. Akin Gump
2. Bloomberg (Ankur)
3. Schulte
4. D.E. Shaw
5. PwC
6. ING

Intermediate IV
1. Cleary
2. Opera Solutions
3. Deutsche (Tony)
5. White & Case
6. Moody’s

We would like to welcome HighBridge Capital LLC to our corporate team roster as they join us for the first time. The Winter Season will run through mid-April, culminating with an end-of-season party at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.

Metrotennis CTA announces the return of the Open for Business Corporate Tennis Challenge. The Corporate Tennis Challenge provides a forum for companies of all sizes and representing diverse industries to compete in a two-day event at Westside Tennis Club (original site of the U.S. Open). Come out and enjoy a day of good competition in beautiful surroundings. A light breakfast, snacks and buffet lunch will be served. The day will end with a trophy presentation to the winning team.

The Open for Business event will be held on Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Corporate Teams: Each company will field either a Combination Team (six to 12 players, paired as men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed-doubles teams), or a Division Team (two to four players, paired either as a men's doubles or a women's doubles team). Player substitutions are permitted between matches. All teams are guaranteed two hours of tennis, breakfast and lunch.

The tournament format will be a round-robin elimination tournament, no-ad sets. In case of a tie, the head-to-head scores will be the tie-breaker. The four corporate teams with the best cumulative match records in the round-robin will advance to the semifinal round. The two corporate teams with the best cumulative match records in the semifinals will play in the Championship Match.

The Open for Business Corporate Tennis Challenge will be held at The Westside Tennis Club, located at One Tennis Place in Forest Hills, N.Y. The cost is $750 per entry for a Combination Team and $300 per entry for a Division Team.

For more information, visit www.metrotennis.com or e-mail luis@metrotennis.com.