MTG's marquee event is back!
A superb way to play singles matches, find new hitting partners and make friends along the way. All levels are welcome.
This year's the Summer Ladder runs from Friday, May 12, 2023 to Monday, September 4, 2023. Registrants arrange their own matches and play up to three per week. The playing week begins on a Sunday and ends on the following Saturday. At the end of the summer, a playoff will determine the 2023 Summer Ladder champion.
There is a $10 registration fee. Following receipt of your fees, you will be sent a welcome message with the official rules and a link for joining the GTN Network, the ladder software program where your will record your match scores.
**You must be a current active MTG member to play the 2023 Summer Ladder.**
Please contact Daniel Arzuaga at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at (646) 417-0910 with any questions you may have.
Let the games begin!!!
***Update Regarding MTG’s 2023 Summer Ladder(s)****
Given last year's success we will again have two (2) separate and concurrent summer ladder competitions. One ladder will be for 3.0 players and below. The second player will be 3.5 players and above. We will place everyone according to their self rating in their MTG profile. Please contact us ASAP if you are concerned you are not in the right playing division.
When you register for the ladder, please look for a subsequent e-mail that invites you to join the Global Tennis Network (“GTN”), the software program that we employ to tally the scores and rankings. There is no additional cost to join that network, but you must join GTN in order to partake in the ladder competition. (If you have played the ladder before, there is no need to re-register.)
Registration and enrollment for the ladder is a "rolling admissions" process. The competition begins on Friday, May 12, 2023 but you can join after that date at any point during the summer. May 12th is a "commencement date"...not a deadline or cutoff for registration.
See you on the courts soon!
Metropolitan Tennis Group (MTG)
BEGINNERS TENNIS PARTY
Drill and Play at Roosevelt Island
(Never played before to advanced beginners)
Beginners = 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
Advanced Beginners = 2.5
Social Get Together Follows Tennis Play (9:15-10:30 pm)--Dinner and Drinks at Granny Annie's (425 Main Street, Roosevelt Island)
DIRECTIONS AND ARRIVAL:
Meet in the reception area. Arrive a few minutes early so that the court assignments can be distributed and orientation to the facility can be provided to all attendees. The sooner we go through the formalities, the sooner we get on the courts.
PAYMENTS, CANCELLATIONS & WAIT-LIST:
Payment must be tendered at the time of event registration.
Cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to the event in order to receive a refund. As a courtesy, please notify the coordinator immediately, so that we can notify those on the wait-list.
Wait-list registration is available once the event is full. If you want to play and the event is full, it is highly recommended to add yourself to the wait-list.
Contact the event host with any questions.
David Reid| email@example.com | 917.608.4287
Sign up quickly for two hours of group instruction and play led by a pro.
Afterward, join us for a light meal, snack, or
beverage at local bar and restaurant. PLEASE NOTE: In case of a sold-out event, priority will be given to those who are 1 (beginner) 1.5 (intermediate beginner) 2.0 (advanced beginner) and 2.5 (intermediate). We welcome 3.0 as well (advanced intermediate).
Pride Month has arrived!
This Sunday, June 4 kicks off the season with Queens Pride in Jackson Heights, themed “Strength In Solidarity.” This the first event in NYC’s 2023 Pride calendar and marks the 30th anniversary of Queens Pride. The festival organizers will be pulling out all the stops with an afternoon filled with entertainment, musical and dance performers..
The Board is looking for a few volunteers to help staff the MTG-USTA booth from 12pm-6pm this Sunday, June 4, alongside our board members Catherine Bussey, Eddie Liao, and Moh Yang. We’ll have a table stocked with both MTG flyers, USTA information, racquets, trophies and other paraphernalia to get people excited about tennis, MTG, and our collaboration with USTA. Now all we need is some friendly members to help us greet booth visitors and tell them why you’re part of the MTG family!
If you’d like to celebrate Pride and your love of tennis at the same time, please add your name to the list and select the time(s) you can help out. You will receive a follow-up email confirmation with exact meeting location.
Hope to see you there!
MTG Board of Directors
ADVANCED BEGINNERS ROUND ROBIN
Advanced Beginners = 2.0 and 2.5
Round Robin Play: 8 pm - 10 pm
Social Mixer with Dinner and Milk Shakes: 10:15 pm - 11:45 pm
Catch up with your tennis pals and meet new ones during a fun evening of socializing and playing lots of tennis.
This is a round robin event. We will pair you with a doubles partner based on your level. You will play three 40 minute matches.
Surface: Indoor Hard Court
Facility: Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club (MPRC) located
450 W. 43rd St., between 9th & 10th Aves. (212-594-0554).
Please BRING YOUR OWN WATER for tennis play.
Lockers: There are full locker room facilities available.
Cancellations: There is a 72-hour cancellation policy for this event. We are unable to provide any refunds with less than 72 hours prior cancellation notice, nor can we apply the cost to a future event.
Payment is non transferable. As a courtesy, we would appreciate notification of cancellation so we may adjust court assignments if necessary.
David Reid is coordinating this event. Please direct any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you for some fun and socializing!
**Payment must be tendered at the time of event registration. Any registration received for this event without a concurrent payment will be relegated to the wait list by the coordinator of the event until such time as payment is received. Any request for special accommodations regarding payment must be directed to the attention of the event coordinator, and any decision regarding accommodations are at the sole discretion of the event coordinator**
**No “Walk Ins” permitted. (You must be registered and paid in order to play this event). No exceptions.
Drills and Doubles are back at RIRC.
Join us for some Drill'n Play Tennis on Har-Tru courts at the conveniently located Roosevelt Island Racquet Club(RIRC).
The rotating format gives players the opportunity to meet and play with various other players. Plus, there will be a court with an instructor to lead the group through drills to help enhance your game. You will be matched to a group equal to or close to your submitted playing level.
DIRECTIONS: RIRC Directions
Catherine Bussey | email@example.com | 917.658.6020
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AND SPOTS ARE FILLING UP FAST!
We’re thrilled to announce that MTG’s signature Liberty Open tournament will return to the historic Billie Jean King National Tennis Center(NTC) — home to the legendary US Open! With iconic New York City as a backdrop, Liberty Open is an event not to be missed.
The tournament will take place at NTC starting Saturday, July 1st through to Monday, July 3rd in 2023 and will feature "D" to "Open" level singles and doubles. Draws will be comprised as a mix of women and men.
This year’s Tournament Co-Directors are GLTA veterans Charlie Vreeland and Kenrick Ross. Their combined tournament competition experience will assuredly deliver a top-notch experience.
Contact Tournament Directors Kenrick and Charlie with any questions or difficulties at firstname.lastname@example.org
On-site breakfast and lunch for registered players will be provided and we are planning other great activities as well.
(Registration opens April 8th at Noon)
This year's event is limited to 110 players MAXIMUM. Register before April 30th at the early registration rates of $175/first event + $20/second. Rates will increase after April 30th.
MTG will provide lodging recommendations for out of town players, as well a guidebook of suggested NYC sites, activities and nightlife. Stay tuned for more information and we look forward to seeing you on the US Open courts for Liberty Open 2023 in July!