| By Kathy Miller

Congratulations to the Long Island teams that won at sectionals and have or will be advancing to the Nationals! The Women's 2.5 team from Carefree Racquet Club, captained by Carrie Alfano and coached by Gabe Raneses, went to the nationals in Palm Springs and placed fourth. Congratulations to them for a job well done! Also advancing to nationals is the Men's 5.0 team from Sportime Syosset captained by David Grossman, the Women's Super Senior 6.0 team from Rockville Racquet captained by Joyce Tomaino and the Men's 7.0 Super Senior team from Robbie Wagner Racquet captained by Chet Singer.

Great job by all the teams!

The Tri-Level League began play the first week in October and will run until mid-December. Next up will be the Mixed-Doubles League. This league will be based on the final ratings which will be out the end of November. League play will begin the first week in January and run through May. The Mixed-Doubles League is based on combined ratings at the 6.0 Level (two 3.0 players or a 2.5 and 3.5 player), 7.0 Level (two 3.5 players of a 3.0 and 4.0 player), 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0 Level. A match consists of three courts of mixed-doubles with the winning Long Island team advancing to sectionals in June. If you are interested in captaining a team or joining an already existing team, please e-mail me at Kathym65@aol.com. I must know of all teams by Wednesday, Dec. 1 so schedules can be made and distributed to all captains by mid-December.

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the courts!

Kathy Miller is the manager at Carefree Racquet Club and is also the Adult League Coordinator for USTA/Long Island. She may be reached at kathym65@aol.com.