MVTC Tennis Ladders


Men's Singles
Men's Doubles
Women's Singles
Women's Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Basic rules
  • Players may join one ladder for free. A fee is applicable to join additional ladders. Please contact ladder@mvtc.net 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.
And it is a rule to have fun!

Match Formats

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.
Scoring and Rankings
  • 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.
Setting up Matches
  • 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.
Challenges
  • 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.
Defaults

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.
Resolving Disputes

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 ladder@mvtc.net to resolve the dispute.
  • Tennis reveals CHARACTER, please play accordingly.