| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Inwood Country Club, captained by Jonathan Klee and co-captained by Lionel Goldberg, won the NSMTL Championship defeating the Shelter Rock Rebels, captained by Michael Zeller in the final held at Inwood Country Club on Aug. 21. Inwood Country Club finished in a three-way tie for 2nd place in the regular season and defeated Piquet Lane in the Quarterfinals and Engineers Country Club in the semifinals on the way to their first ever NSMTL title. Shelter Rock made the final by defeating Country Estates in the quarterfinals, and Old Westbury Country Club in the semifinals.

The Tuesday Night League or North Shore Men’s Tennis League (NSMTL) currently consists of 10 teams with clubs and players from all over Long Island and New York City. Match play consists of five doubles courts on a Har-Tru surface and rosters are limited to 30 players per team. Each team plays a nine-match schedule with the top eight teams advancing to the playoffs. Limited to players 35 years of age and over (each team is allowed one player over 30 to play at one time), the teams are also limited to playing one teaching professional over the age of 50 and one USTA ranked 5.0 player at a time.

Founded in 1983, prior winners of the NSMTL Championship include Piquet Lane, Shelter Rock, Roslyn Country Club, South Shore, North Shore, Fleetwood, Cove Tennis Center, Carefree, Great Neck Park, Country Estates, Woodbury and Cold Spring Valley.

If you are interested in information about the league or are a club considering fielding a team during the 2013 season, please contact Steve Abbondondelo by e-mail at steveabby@optonline.net.