Tennis Ladder League
What is Tennis Ladder League?
In a tennis ladder league, players are arranged like rungs of a ladder. Players can challenge one another to a match. As a player wins or loses, the player moves up or down in position on the tennis ladder.
Structure of the Ladder Competition
PLAYERS and AGES
A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 players per ladder.
Depending on the number of participants there could be age categories or it could be open.
12 and Under Ladder Competition
13 and Over Ladder Competition or
Open all Ages
Depending on number of participants there will be one of two scoring systems adopted.
Best of 3 sets (3rd Set is a super Tie Break)
First to 8 game set (7-7 all play a Super Tie Break)
SCORESHEETS and LADDERS
A ladder is displayed in the club showing all the player names, when players win a match against somebody above them – they switch places on the ladder.
The competition will run for a period of 3 months. There will be 4 events during the year. (GRAND SLAM YEAR)
Summer Season (January, February, March) - AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Autumn Season (April, May, June) - FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Winter Season (July, August, September) WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Spring Season (October, November, December) UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS
There will be a start date and an end date for each of the GRANDSLAMS.
ORGANISING YOUR MATCHES and HOW THE LADDER CHALLENGERS WORK
Players must organise with other players to play matches in their own time. Players challenge each other in order to move up the ladder.
As an example, for a ladder that has 20 players, 20th-15th place can challenge players a maximum of 4 places above them, 15th - 5th placed players can challenge players 3 places above and 4th-1st can challenge 2 places above.
Players should not refuse a challenge from a player below. If players continue to refuse challenges or are unable to play matches they should be removed from the ladder or moved down a set number of places.
END OF SEASON
The winner is the person at the top of the ladder on the finish date.