Singles Tennis Ladder

Once again the VTA will be offering our very popular singles tennis ladder for the  winter. Playing on the ladder in great way to stay in shape, meet new friends and hitting partners and a way to improve your singles game. All members all eligible to join the singles ladder.

Please open an account here and look for Vancouver Tennis Association

Questions? Contact the Ladder Coordinator at ladder@vtatennis.ca

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The Basics

Please go to www.globaltennisnetwork.com to sign up for the singles ladder. Registration is required but it should only take a minute or two.

Once logged into the system locate Vancouver tennis association / singles ladder.

From there you can challenge a specific person to a match or put out a general call for anyone looking for a match.

After playing a ladder match, the winner (usually) should enter it into the ladder score

It is not necessary to be the best tennis player in the ladder in order to win the ladder.  What’s important is that you play lots of matches and record lots of wins.  Playing people of your own ability can get you lots of points.  

The Rules

  • A player may challenge any other player on the ladder
  • Challenges must be accepted within 2 weeks
  • A player may play the same opponent only once in one session of the ladder.
  • Times of illness and absence from Vancouver can be used to extend the 2-week deadline
  • Repeatedly ill players should consider taking a leave of absence from the ladder
  • If a match is not played by the deadline despite “reasonable” attempts to schedule, the challenger is deemed to have won the match
  • If there is a dispute, “reasonable” will be determined by the Play Director
  • Match format can be any that the players agree on. Normal format is best 2 of 3 sets.
  • If a time-based format is used (e.g. 90 min), winner is winner of most games; unless sets have been split, then leader in 3rd set wins.
    • Examples: A leads B 6-2, 3-4 when time ends. A wins 9 games to 6
    • A leads B 6-4, 1-4 when time ends. B wins 8 games to 7
    • A leads B 6-4, 0-6, 2-0 when time ends. A wins because leading in 3rd set

Point Scoring:

A player may challenge any other player on the ladder

Challenges must be accepted within 2 weeks

A player may play the same opponent only once in one session of the ladder.

Times of illness and absence from Vancouver can be used to extend the 2-week deadline

Repeatedly ill players should consider taking a leave of absence from the ladder

If a match is not played by the deadline despite “reasonable” attempts to schedule, the challenger is deemed to have won the match

If there is a dispute, “reasonable” will be determined by the Play Director

Match format can be any that the players agree on. Normal format is best 2 of 3 sets.

If a time-based format is used (e.g. 90 min), winner is winner of most games; unless sets have been split, then leader in 3rd set wins.

Examples: A leads B 6-2, 3-4 when time ends. A wins 9 games to 6

A leads B 6-4, 1-4 when time ends. B wins 8 games to 7

A leads B 6-4, 0-6, 2-0 when time ends. A wins because leading in 3rd set

 

Point Scoring:

Points for playing a match: 1

Points for winning a match: 1

Points for lost losing a match: 0

Points for winning a set: 1

Points lost for losing a set: 0

Points for winning a game: 0

Points lost for losing a game: 0

Points for winning straight sets:

I encourage you to play lots of matches and have fun.  And for those who overachieve, there is a trophy at the end of the year engraved with the name of the overall winner of the ladder.

Etiquette

– Exercise common courtesy by returning phone calls and emails promptly
– Arrive with a fresh can of tennis balls and agree on handling of court fees/ball costs
– If you become injured or are temporarily out of town, inform your fellow players
– Play frequently, it’s better to have several shorter format matches than only one 3 set marathon during a single session

For detailed information about the past Ladder results,  please visit the Members Only section (you must be a current member of the VTA).