Leaside Tennis Club  Singles Ladder Information

● The 20223 Singles Ladder is a box style format.
● The ladder is open to all adult members. Male and female players play in the same ladder.
● Ladder starts May 1 and is comprised of 5 monthly cycles ending September 30.
● Registration for the first cycle of the ladder opens April 1 and closes April 30.
● New players applying to join the ladder after April 30 shall be allocated to a box on the first day
of the month after the month in which they apply (e.g., if a player applies on June 25, the player
will be assigned to a box for the cycle beginning July 1).
● The Ladder Coordinator makes the ultimate decision on the initial assignment of each player to
a box, taking into account the player’s NTRP rating, results from the previous year’s Challenge
Ladder and Head Pro input.
● There will be approx. 6 participants per box. Hence each participant can play 5 ladder matches
per month.
● Participants who play less than 3 matches per month may be dropped to a lower box or
eliminated from the ladder altogether at the start of the next cycle. In the event that a box has
fewer than 5 players, the minimum shall be 2 matches.
● Matches are comprised of an 8 game pro-set, with full ad points. The length of time allowed for
warm-up is up to the players to decide, but shall be no more than 15 minutes. Each match shall
be no longer than 60 minutes in duration, including the warm-up time (in other words, the total
time for the warm-up and the game shall be the standard court booking time of 60 minutes).
● The first player to win 8 games, or the player who is ahead in the match at the end of the court
time, wins the match.
o At 7 -7, a 7-point tiebreaker is played.
o A game or tie-breaker must be finished for it to count; in other words, the match result
is based on the completed games.

● The match winner is awarded four points. The loser is awarded one point. In the event of a
draw, each player earns two points. Players who fail to show up for a match or who show up 15
minutes late are subject to default. A player who wins by default gets one point. A player who
defaults does not earn a point.
● At the end of each cycle, the top two players in each box (in other words, those with the most
points) will be moved up to the next box and the bottom two players (those with the fewest
points) will move down a box. Other participants will remain in the same box. However, if a
player’s box assignment is clearly too low or too high, the Ladder Coordinator may move that
player to another box on a discretionary basis.
● If several players at the top or bottom of the box have then same number of points the Ladder
Coordinator will decide who the top (or bottom) two players are after considering the head-to-
head result. If that was a draw, the Ladder Coordinator will hence consider total games won.
● Each player should bring a can of balls to each match.
● The Ladder Coordinator has ultimate authority to resolve all disputes pertaining to the ladder.

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