In the Northeast, it can be difficult to find singles matches since many leagues are geared towards doubles. Not at the MLTC. Our program has over 50 registered players across multiple divisions!
What is a “flex league?”
Flex leagues are supremely “flexible” leagues that do not have set days and times to play. In this league, once players receive a schedule for the session, they contact their opponents each week and schedule their match for a time that is convenient for both of them. If you have a busy schedule and have difficulty committing to a set time each week, then this is a perfect solution for you.
What skill level is required to play in the League?
Our bottom division starts at a 2.75 level (advanced beginner/low intermediate) and divisions run all the way through to 4.5 and 5.0 players (very advanced). If you are good enough to serve the ball and hit a few shots, then we guarantee we have a division that is the appropriate level for you.
Scores are inputted into the MLTC’s Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system which we are beginning to transition to. Click here for more info on UTR which has become the standard in knowing your level in tennis.
Where are the matches played and what are the rules and format?
During the indoor season, players play their matches at either MLTC East or West. In fact, if you are a West member, you can still book your match at MLTC East by calling the front desk and having them book it for you. During the outdoor season, players can play at any place that is convenient for both of them.
The rules and format of the flex league can be found here.
What is the cost?
The fee for the indoor league is only $25, plus the cost of splitting 1.5 hours of court time with your opponent each week. During the outdoor season, the fee is only $49.
Is a membership required?
A membership is required to reserve courts at our facilities for the indoor season. During the outdoor season from April until mid-fall, no membership is necessary as you can play at any courts convenient for both players.
What happens at the end of a session?
Our league is designed so that if you finish at the top of your division, you get bumped up to a higher division. We even send you a prize :-). If you finish at the bottom, then you are potentially moved to a lower division. This is how the league stays properly leveled and it is also how we have successfully grown this program to become the largest flex league in the area.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please email our Junior Director/Flex League Coordinator, Pete Kolifrath, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.