Our Singles Challenge Ladder

Our Ladder is a great way to meet new members, find some regular playing partners and play some competitive singles tennis. It has been a huge hit over the last few years and we hope to make it a part of our 2021 programming. Members interested in participating in the ladder, please read below

Slappy - Sports Ladder App by Brent Kleineibst

 

New and returning members are encouraged to sign-up for the Challenge Ladder.  This year we will be using a sports ladder app called SLAPPY   (click here to learn more) After your match, the scores are reported by the winner and the results automatically update the ladder. The ladder will be available on the web click here embedded in the club website and is available as an app to download on your phone.

Ranking will be initially based on the final ladder from 2020. Any players who join after the start-date will be added to the ladder based on order of application and level.

To Register:  please send an email to ladder@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca. Once you’ve done that, Connor Mowat, our ladder coordinator, will send you an invite code to join.

Please download the app on your phone. If you have any troubles using the app or figuring out the sign-up system please send Connor an email and he will be pleased to help you out.

Once competitors are signed up and Connor has reordered the rankings to match those of last year, challenges can be issued on the app itself as well as over email.

The app does not send out notifications so organizing matches with your competitors may be easily done over email. Other competitors emails are available by viewing their profiles on the SLAPPY app.

Again if theres any confusion, please contact Connor and he will try to help.

 

Ladder rules/guidelines:

Ranking

The ladder is automatically updated in order of the results

Challenging

The challenger of the match is responsible for booking the tennis court online once a day and time is agreed. Please respond to challenges as soon as possible to allow for more matches to be played. When challenging, you may only challenge within 4 positions above yourself on the ladder. The challenger will suggest a time for the match and the day and time must be mutually agreeable with both players. The challenger is expected to reserve the court online (booking up to 7 days in advance)

 

Players must accept the challenge within 24 hours. If a player fails to respond to a challenge (example -away on vacation when not notified to coordinator) or declines a challenge, they will lose by default. Any player under challenge cannot accept a second challenge until the first challenge is played.

If none of the 3 positions above you can be reasonably booked and played within a week, the 4th position above may be challenged.  If you win, you can only advance one position up from your current position and the other losing position remains.

 

Scoring

Matches will be a pro set to 8 games (first to 8 games and ahead by 2 game), with no-advantage scoring (tiebreaker at 7 games all).  If you booked court time expires, the player who is ahead by at least one game is declared the winner. If in the tiebreaker when time expires, the match is declared a draw and no movement on the ladder

Reporting the Score

The winner will update the score in the app immediately following the match, or the result can be sent to Connor at ladder@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca and he can input the results.

Moving up the Ladder

When a higher seed loses the winner will replace that individual, and the loser moves down one spot. Everyone in between the players will also move down one spot. If you challenge and lose, no one moves.

TIPS FOR GREATER ENJOYMENT
A NEW MEMBER ON THE CHALLENGE LADDER MAY FIND THAT THE FIRST ONE OR TWO MATCHES PLAYED ON THE LADDER APPEAR TO BE MISMATCHES (IN TERMS OF SKILL LEVELS). DON’T BE DISCOURAGED — AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES, THE LADDER SHOULD SORT ITSELF INTO ORDER. YOU WILL SOON DISCOVER OTHER MEMBERS WITH WHOM YOU CAN PLAY COMFORTABLY. IN ADDITION TO THE RELATIVE RANKINGS, YOU MAY FIND IT USEFUL TO LOOK AT THE RESULTS OF SPECIFIC MATCHES. THIS CAN GIVE YOU A FURTHER CLUE TO THE LEVELS OF OTHER PLAYERS, AND GIVES SOME INDICATION OF PLAYERS THAT YOU MAY WANT TO CHALLENGE.  SO DON’T JUST SIT THERE – JOIN THE LADDER! LIKE YOU, THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CHALLENGE LADDER ARE EAGER TO PLAY. AND, REGARDLESS OF YOUR FREQUENCY OR LEVEL OF PLAY, THERE ARE TENNIS MATCHES WAITING FOR YOU!

If there are any questions or confusions about the rules, please email Connor at ladder@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca

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