- Players may join one ladder for free. A fee is applicable to join additional ladders. Please contact email@example.com to receive a 50% discount (for life) coupon.
- Players may challenge other players with the same skill level up to 2 places ahead of them.
- Both players should make a best effort to find an agreeable time and location to play.
- Both players should bring a new can of balls to the match and the winner keeps the unopened can.
- The winner is responsible for reporting the score within 24 hours.
The following match formats are accepted:
- Standard match. Best 2 out of 3 sets.
- Best 2 out of 3 sets with 10 point tiebreak in lieu of third set.
- If a player retires, you may still report the score.
- New players start at the bottom of the ladder.
- If the winner is higher ranked, he receives 20 points added to his previous point value.
- If the winner is lower ranked, his previous point value is replaced by the value of his opponent's points - plus 20 points, thus "leap-frogging" his opponent.
- The loser receives 1 point for each game that he wins.
- This ladder design includes the most important feature of a traditional ladder, when you beat a player you move into a position above him. But unlike a traditional ladder, the loser receives a reward for his effort that is proportional to the performance of that effort. Conceivably, the loser may earn 19 points by losing a three set match in tiebreakers (7-6, 6-7, 7-6).
- Ladder rankings are determined entirely by performance, while stimulating play in two important ways. A strong player can move up in one match but will surely be passed by others if he doesn't keep active. This prevents stagnation in the ladder. A losing effort gets rewarded for performance, but not enough to allow a player to maintain a high position simply by playing a lot of matches, often a problem in point accrual systems. Every losing effort also produces a higher-ranked winner. Winning is rewarded considerably more than just participating.
- Each Tennis Ladder is automatically updated every time a match is entered.
- Matches are set up between players at mutually agreed times and locations.
- Both players must make a best attempt to find a time and location that work.
- Both players should bring a can of balls to the match. The winner keeps the unopened can.
- The winner is responsible for reporting the score within 24 hours. However, the loser may report the score if agreed upon by both players.
- Any player may challenge other players with the same skill level up to 2 places ahead of them.
- Challenges can be made by email, phone, or through the Quick Challenge button located next to each player's name on the rankings page, or by using the Find Me A Match feature, where TennisLadders.NET will search for match on your behalf and email you when one is found.
- Monthly match-ups are provided to help with the scheduling and promote match play.
- Both players should make a best effort to find an agreeable time and location for a match.
A default occurs when:
- A player cancels a match within 2 hours of the agreed upon start time.
- A player is more than 15 minutes late for a match.
Players should use their best judgment and respect the etiquette of the game.
- If a shot is too close to tell if it was in or out, it should be called in.
- If a dispute cannot be resolved by the players, contact the firstname.lastname@example.org to resolve the dispute.
- Tennis reveals CHARACTER, please play accordingly.