Tennis Ladder

TIME – Wednesday afternoons 12:00 – 5:00

Once on the ladder, it is assumed that you will be playing in the next round.  If you are unable to play, it is “Your Responsibility” to get a substitute.

The Ladder is a semi-competitive game that is open to all skill levels – each player is grouped with three other members of a similar skill level.

Rules of Play

Total play time of 1-1/2 hours with one-week increments. Play will be 3-25 minute sessions – you play everyone in your group the same day, 1 game equals 1 point, a set consists of a maximum of 8 points for 1 team or total score after 25 minutes, whichever comes first, (once 1 team gets 8 points, the set is over regardless of any time left). After 25 minutes, record scores and switch partners.  Points are accumulated per player with the top scorer moving up a group and the bottom scorer moving down a group.

The first group should arrive in time for a warmup at 11:55, play begins at 12:00pm.  At 12:25 a 5-minute break and then play resumes at 12:30 with your new partner.  At 12:55 a 5-minute break and then play resumes at 1:00.  Play ends exactly at 1:25 regardless of whether a game is finished or not.

The second group takes the court at 1:30, a five-minute warmup, and play starts at 1:35, following the same format as outlined in the first group, and this format is used for all remaining groups.


Please be on time as it affects the next group coming onto the courts. One player each week should bring a new set of balls for play.  On rain-out days – the entire schedule will be moved forward one week if only some groups are canceled by weather, those groups should make up the game at a mutually agreeable time and date.

All games and scores must be completed and reported by Saturday so that the next week’s schedule can be made. If a player needs a substitute, please try to choose someone with a similar level of ability.

Players cannot move up levels or within their group based on the performance of a substitute, if a sub has the highest score, the player with the second-highest score will move up to the next level.  Substitutes will have -3 games removed from their total score.

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