Since its inaugural season in 1979, no team based on the South Shore of Long Island has won the Long Island Men's Tennis League (LIMTL). On Aug. 24, that all changed as Inwood Country Club, captained by Lionel Goldberg and co-captained by Jonathan Klee, defeated Cold Spring Valley 4-1 to take the championship. Finishing in second place in the regular season behind Woodbury at Crest Hollow Country Club, Inwood defeated two-time defending champion Shelter Rock Tennis Club in the semifinals 3-2 before playing Cold Spring Valley in the finals.
The team, which previously played their matches at the Village of Lawrence Club, is comprised of Inwood Country Club members and players who live on the South Shore of Long Island. Inwood Country Club will add their name to the league trophy alongside previous LIMTL winners Shelter Rock, Woodbury, North Shore, Fleetwood, Wildwood, Cold Spring Valley, Bethpage, Piquet Lane and Hunting Hills.
The LIMTL is comprised of seven teams, with six based on the North Shore, and matches are played every Wednesday Night starting from the second week in May through August. Limited to players who are 35 years-of-age or older and made up of predominately 5.0 and 4.5 Level players, the LIMTL consists of five Har-Tru doubles courts. Individual match results for the regular season and playoffs, and more information on the LIMTL can be found on the league Web site, LIMTL.com.