| By Deborah-Rose Andrews

The Manhattan Mixed-Doubles regular season has completed and playoffs began at the end of February. Finals Day was March 3 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The Queens and Bronx Mixed Leagues are in the midst of their season. Unfortunately due to club damage, we were unable to have the Brooklyn Mixed League this season, which was a huge disappointment to all.

The 40 & Over League started in early February. Twenty-six teams signed up to try this new league type. It's an exciting time as Metro is the first area in the Eastern Region to kick off this new league type. This league is not borough-specific, as teams are playing in the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.

The 18 & Over League will continue to run in the boroughs. Manhattan is expected to start in April, with the other boroughs starting in May. Additional information will be posted on our Web site (www.metrotennis.com) as it becomes available.

The format for the 18 & Over League remains the same: Two courts of singles, three courts of doubles for the 3.0-4.5 Levels. At the 5.0+ Level, the format is one court of singles, two courts of doubles. In the 5.0+ Level, up to two 5.5 Level players may register for a team, however, only one player may participate in any match. The 5.5 player is only allowed to play in the singles or first doubles position.

The 55 & Over League will start in mid- to late-June. This league type will use combined ratings at the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 Levels. The combined NTRP Rating of the partners cannot exceed the team NTRP Rating and the difference between partners shall not exceed one point. For example, at the 8.0 Level you can have a 3.5 and 4.5 pairing, but cannot have a 3.0 and 5.0 pairing. In order to run any level, we require two independent teams.

Additional information will be posted on our Web site (www.metrotennis.com) as it becomes available.

Please be sure to "Like" us on Facebook—Metrotennis League Page. All "Call for Captains" are posted on this page. We also post playoff results and photos.

Are you ready to play League Tennis?
If you know your rating, you can contact the appropriate level coordinator through our Web site at www.metrotennis.com. Click on USTA Leagues, click the appropriate borough on the left, 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 college 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, complete your self-rating in advance of the league and then contact the appropriate level coordinator.