Metropolitan Tennis Group
Metropolitan Tennis Group (MTG) found its origins in the mid-1980s in New York City amidst a growing popularity of gay tennis. In 1985, Terry Fonville placed an ad in the Village Voice seeking other gays and lesbians interested in playing tennis together. Roughly 20 peopleresponded, and the group met monthly in what was to become the precursor to our current monthly doubles parties. Over the years, the roster grew and during the 1987-88 season, Metropolitan Tennis Group formally organized, establishing a steering committee and electing its first Board of Directors.
In 1993, MTG created the Liberty Open, thereby officially joining the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) circuit. The GLTA manages and sanctions an international coalition of tennis tournaments, and with over 40 annual events, represents one of the fastest growing gay sports organizations.
More than 20 years after its inception, MTG continues to expand in membership, events, and community outreach. Our members represent all reaches of the metropolitan and tri-state area.