RHLTC Singles Ladder Challenge
Making Challenges / Receiving a Challenge and Scheduling Matches:
The Ladder (rankings, contact information, making challenges, viewing results) will all be maintained and administered through the Global Tennis Network (GTN) website.
Click on the "Register" icon at the top left hand corner of the page> enter all your registration information (including phone number/email) and then click register at the bottom of the page. Once you have registered on GTN, log into the site with your username / password you have created.
Click on the Tennis Ladders icon at the top of the page. On the top right corner of the page, look for the "FIND LADDER BY ID" field, type in the Ladder ID that has been provided to you by the Singles Ladder Co-Ordinator. This will bring you to the RHLTC Singles Ladder Page.
Join the Ladder by clicking the "Sign Up" icon at the left side of the page. The administrator will approve your request to join the Ladder if you have paid the registration fee to RHLTC. Please explore the GTN website and familiarize yourself with the system.
You will be playing in a Leap Frog Plus Ladder system: This system is the based on the classic Leap Frog system, but awards points to both the winner and loser. This encourages teams to play more matches to maintain their ladder ranking. The number of points a team can received is based on the match format. If the team were playing a regular 8 point pro set, the most they could receive is 8 points.
1. If the winner is the higher ranked player, they receive 8 points minus the number of games the loser won.
2. If the winner is the lower ranked team, their new points will be the points of the loser, plus 8 points minus the number of games the loser won..
3. The losers always receives 1 point for each game that they win.
If you are challenged, you have 72 hours to respond and attempt to schedule the match within the next week. If you decline the challenge or do not respond to the challenge within 72hrs, you will lose 8 points. Accepting a challenge has no bearing on when you actually schedule the match with your opponent. Scheduling a date / time for the match can be confirmed between both players after the challenge has been issued/accepted. The player being challenged should offer at least two playing times for the ladder match within the next week.
Players will be required to play one or more matches within a two week period. Failure to do so will result in the player losing 5 points every 2 weeks. Also, failure to complete a match within two consecutive weeks will result in 8 lost points for the player accepting the challenge. Special considerations are allowed in extreme cases. Players are expected to indicate the length of their unavailability to the Singles Ladder Co-ordinator (such as vacation or injury).
Playing Format / Match rules:
A Ladder match is 1 pro set up to 8 games (win by 2 games). The first player to win 8 games wins the match. Due to time constraints, sudden death deuce will be played (receiver has option of receiving on deuce or ad court). At 8 games-all, a standard 7-point tie-breaker is played therefore the score will be 9-8 to the winner.
After Every Match / Reporting Results:
All your opponents rankings and contact information are listed on the RHLTC Ladder page on the Global Tennis Network. You can also find a players contact information by logging into RHLTC.ca> Members Only Section> Find a Player.
You can play your Singles Ladder Match on any private or public court.
Don't wait for other players to take the initiative, challenge a player and arrange a Singles Ladder match!
Have fun and have a great tennis season!
If you have any questions, please email Singles Ladder Co-ordinator.