I've received several questions about the tennis ladder and partners. If you want to play doubles Players should try to find a partner and you will play with that partner for the season. I was thinking the season would start as soon as I have enough players to set up a ladder and will run through the week before the Choice tournament.
So far I have the following players, if there is no doubles partner listed the player is looking for a partner and if you are interested in playing you should contact one of the partner-less players.
Joyce Bailey & Denise Holmberg
Eve Matthews & Carol Baker Robinson
Jennifer Miles & Osa Notting
Denise Holmberg & Morgan Avery
Bill Newbold & Joyce Bailey
Friendship Ladder Rules
Our Tennis Ladder is designed to create good competition, and a high level of fun, while increasing our member’s skills and allowing them to meet other members.
During the challenge period, the players on the designated rungs will be allowed to challenge up to 2 rungs above them. If the challenger wins, then the challenger will move into the spot of the challenged player and the challenged player will move down a spot. If the challenger loses you both stay in the same place. (i.e. if you are on #5 rung, and you challenge and #3 rung and win, then you move up to #3 rung. You are able to challenge once a week and be challenged once a week.
The ladder will begin __ASAP______ and end May 15th___.
Please remember that signing up for the ladder is a responsibility, and in order to make the ladder effective, players must be willing to make those obligations.
1. You may only challenge the players up to 2 above you.
2. Either as a challenger or challenged, you should play one match a week.
3. The challenger arranges the match, and must give the challenged a minimum of two (2) alternative times; one (1) of these must be on the weekend; the other on a weekday. Please be cooperative when arranging matches.
4. If the challenged is unable to play the match, a default should be recorded, and the positions exchanged. Default should not be considered a four-letter word. In order for the ladder to be effective and fair, players need to take the legitimate defaults and keep moving.
5. Both the challenger and the challenged bring a new can of balls to the match. You play with one can, the winner takes the unopened can and the looser takes the can used in the match.
6. Each match will be best 2 of 3 sets with regular scoring, and a twelve (12) point tie breaker at six (6) all in any set. If a 3rd set is required it will be played as a KOMAN ten point tiebreaker.
7. If the challenger wins,challenger moves into the challenged position and challenged moves down, if not, positions remain the same.
8. The winner is responsible for notifying the outcome of the match.
9. Should a ladder position be vacated, a person on the waiting list, or a bye, will be added to the vacated slot.
10. If either player fails to arrive within fifteen (15) minutes of the scheduled start time, the challenge is either dropped or defaulted, depending on which player is late. If a match is defaulted, it should be recorded as such.
11. If you join late, you can join at the bottom of the ladder.
Thanks and have fun. Once we have the ladder set up I'll send an e-mail to all players so you have each others e-mail addresses.