| 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. The League is divided into three levels of play, Intermediate (3.0-3.5), Advanced Intermediate (4.0) and Advanced (4.5+). Also offered is an Advanced Beginner Clinic program for teams that are not ready to compete. 

The Winter 2015 season just wrapped up. Congratulations to NYJTL, Bank of America and HBO for winning the Advanced, Advanced Intermediate and Intermediate Divisions, respectively.

More than 47 teams participated in the Winter Season. However, during the Summer Season, only 22-plus teams can be accommodated.

The Summer Season will run from June through August, culminating with an end-of-season party at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.

Team registrations are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please visit www.metrotennis.com/corporate/main.html, or call Luis Espinoza at (347) 886-3117 or e-mail luis@metrotennis.com.


 

The Metro Corporate Tennis League Summer 2015 Season
The Summer Season includes a minimum of six matches. Each match is played for two hours on two courts. Tennis balls and refreshments are provided. The season concludes with an end-of-season party where all participants enjoy a buffet dinner and open bar, tennis, dancing and other activities. The winners of all divisions advance to semifinals or finals for their league.

Play format
Each team match consists of six individual matches played as regular no-ad sets:

►One women singles
One men singles
One women doubles
One men doubles
Two mixed doubles

Levels of play are Advanced and Intermediate. Games won are totaled cumulatively throughout the season. The winners of all divisions 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 right to advance to the National WTT Championships.

Additional Corporate League activities
The Metro Corporate Tennis League emphasizes networking and social occasions, as well as the 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.

Locations
All clubs are beautiful and refreshments are served each match night, including wine and beer. The matches will be held weekday evenings at:

Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
281 Main Street ♦ Roosevelt Island, N.Y.
(212) 935-0250 ♦ Train Line: F or Roosevelt Island Tram

CityView Racquet Club
43-34 32nd Place (between Skillman Avenue & Queens Boulevard) ♦ Penthouse, Long Island City, N.Y.
(718) 389-6252 ♦ Train Line: 7 train to 33rd Street

Entry fee
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’d like.

Present and past participants include:

ABN AMRO
Adobe Systems Inc.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Allen & Overy
AMC Networks
AXA
Bank of America
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.
Barclays Capital
Bloomberg
BNP Paribas
Citibank
Citigroup
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Coleman Research Group
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
Highbridge Capital Management LLC
Horizon Media
IBM Americas
ING Capital LLC
Investment Technology Group
Kaye Scholer LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Lacoste
McKinsey & Company
Merrill Lynch
Mizuho Bank Ltd.
Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation
Moody’s Investors Services
Nielsen
Nera
Neuberger Berman Group LLC
NYJTL
NYSE
Opera Solutions
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP
Pfizer
Practical Law
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Proskauer Rose LLP
Protege Partners
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
The Corcoran Group
The New York Times
TheStreet.com
Thomson Reuters
Tiffany & Company
Time Warner Cable
Tommy Hilfiger
Turner Construction
Unilever
Watson Farley
White & Case LLP
Yahoo


 

Congratulations to NYJTL, the 2015 Metro Corporate Tennis League Winter 2015 Season Advanced Division champions

 

Bank of America was crowned 2015 Winter Advanced Intermediate champs

 

HBO captured the Metro Corporate League’s Intermediate Division title



 

For more information, please visit www.metrotennis.com/corporate/main.html, or call Luis Espinoza at (347) 886-3117 or e-mail luis@metrotennis.com.