| By Deborah-Rose Andrews

The 2014 USTA Mixed-Doubles League is coming to a close. The Manhattan Mixed League is in its playoffs, and the Queens and Bronx Leagues are scheduled to finish at the end of March. Congratulations to the following teams advancing to playoffs:

6.0 Mixed
Kates/Tang
Caballero

7.0 Mixed
Low/Derman
Shimon/Trinidad
Huttner’s
Rowe/Tarlow
Bailey’s
Rosenberg/Bordick

8.0 Mixed
Minatodani
Freed/Helene
Johnson/Lee
Wilson/Arnot
Slotnick/Schaffer

9.0 Mixed
Hing/Tomasini
Freed/Glick

10.0 Mixed
Melniker
Glick

After a successful introduction last year, Metro’s 40 & Over League is off to a good start. We have 24 teams competing at the 3.0 through 4.5+ Levels. This League is a Metro League, meaning matches are played in multiple boroughs. This year, we have added two new clubs–Go! Tennis in Bayside, N.Y. and the newly opened Match Point in Brooklyn, N.Y. (formerly Brooklyn Racquet).

We are starting to plan for the 18 & Over Men’s & Women’s Spring/Summer season. Manhattan will begin in April, with the outer boroughs following in May. The 3.0, 3.5. 4.0 and 4.5 Levels play five courts: Two singles courts and three doubles. The 5.0+ Level is played with one singles court and two doubles courts. Please watch your e-mail and our Web site, www.metrotennis.com, for more information.

The 55 & Over League is also a Metro League. This format is three courts of doubles played at the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 or 9.0 Levels. The Levels are based on the player’s combined ratings (3.0 + 3.0 = 6.0 or 3.0 + 4.0 = 7.0). The difference between the partner’s ratings may not exceed 1.0.

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, then "Coordinators.” Fill out the form completely, and a level coordinator will get back to you.

►If you do not know your rating, you can go to TennisLink (tennislink.usta.com/leagues), complete the self-rating form, and then contact the appropriate level coordinator.

►You can also 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.