Tennis is the Sport of a Lifetime
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The North Shore Men’s Tennis League (NSMTL) is comprised of players from various walks of life who love the sport of tennis and are eager to play outdoors during the months of May through September in an organized setting. The league has been in existence for more than 20 years, successfully hosting as many as 16 teams per season and run ably by its president, Steve Abbondondelo.

Planning begins in March or early April for the season’s opening the first week of May. At the pre-season meeting, ideas are hatched, and rules are reviewed and revised depending on past experiences. Strict rules apply to each team’s roster. Weekly scores are collected following matches for calculation. League format is five courts of doubles. All matches are scheduled for Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Standings are e-mailed to the team captain and co-captain every other week. Each team supports the league with membership dues and receives a set of rules, schedule, list of team captains and contact information, directions to each other’s clubs and score sheets for completion following a match.
New teams are always encouraged to join the NSMTL if they comply with league guidelines.

If anyone is interested in the NSMTL or for more information about the upcoming season, please contact Steve Abbondondelo by e-mail at or NSMTL Secretary Val Pakaluk at for more information. See you on the courts!