| 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 Region. 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 are delighted to announce that we just finished playing the finals for the Fall 2013 season. We would like to congratulate the winners of our leagues, HBO (Intermediate Division), Credit Agricole (Advanced Intermediate Division) and Deloitte (Advanced Division).





 



 



 

Our finals and end-of-season parties took place at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club. To help culminate the Fall 2013 season we rented the entire Club for all guests to enjoy a tennis round-robin, buffet dinner and an open bar!

While we are excited that the Fall 2013 season is behind us, we are just as excited to start taking teams for the Winter 2014 season. We are expecting to have more than 50 corporate teams. The season will run from February to April. For more information regarding the League, please contact Luis Espinoza by e-mail at luis@metrotennis.com.

2014 Winter Season set to launch
The 2014 Winter Metro Corporate Tennis League will begin late January and run through April and includes a minimum of six matches. Each match is played for two hours on two courts, and tennis balls are provided. The 2014 Winter 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.

Play format for each 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

Levels of play are Advanced, Advanced Intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced Beginner (which consists of four matches and two teaching clinics.) Games won are totaled cumulatively throughout the season. The winners of all divisions (except the Advanced Beginner) advance to playoffs at the end-of-season party. In 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 opportunity to advance to the National WTT playoffs.

The Corporate 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.

Special group tennis lessons are also available for teams at an additional fee at the Advantage Tennis Clubs—Manhattan Plaza, New York Tennis Club and Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.

Matches for the 2014 Winter League will be held weekday evenings at the following locations:

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

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

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

The fee is $2,100 per team for the season. Each team 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 would like.

Present and past participants include:

ABN AMRO

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Allen & Overy

AMC Networks

AXA

Julius Baer

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.

Barclays Capital

Bloomberg

BNP Paribas

Brown Brothers

Citibank

Citigroup

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Coleman Research Group

Colgate Palmolive

Colliers

Credit Agricole

Credit Suisse

Curtis Brown

Davis Polk & Wardell LLP

Deloitte & Touche LLP

D.E. Shaw & Company

Deutsche Bank

Dewey & LeBoeuf

DoubleClick

Ernst & Young LLP

Finra

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Forbes

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Gerson Lehrman Group

Goldman Sachs

Google

Group SJR

HBO

Horizon Media

IBM Americas

ING Capital LLC

Integrity Financial Group

Investment Technology Group

Kaye Scholer LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Lend Lease

McKinsey & Company

Merrill Lynch

Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation

Moody’s Investors Services

Nielsen

Nera

NYJTL

NYSE

Opera Solutions

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP

Pfizer

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Proskauer Rose LLP

Prudential Douglas Elliman

Rockefeller & Company

Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & From LLP

Societe Generale

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Sullivan Cromwell LLP

TheStreet.com

Thomson Reuters

Tiffany & Company

Time Warner Cable

Turner Construction

Unilever

White & Case LLP

Yahoo

For more information, please visit www.metrotennis.com/corporate/main.html.