Frederick Tennis Singles Ladder
Spring Ladder Deadline- CLOSED (register below to be added to the waitlist or a future ladder)
A ladder is a great way to meet new people and we welcome players of all levels (2.5-5.0). If you are high school age or older, you are welcome to register. Players are grouped into “flights” and they can challenge others to move up. Once challenged, players have a week to schedule the match. The full set of rules can be found below.
The spring ladder runs from 3/1-6/1. The Fall Ladder runs from 9/1-12/1.
a. ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE – You have 7 days from time of being challenged to play the match.
b. DECLINE THE CHALLENGE – Instead of accepting the challenge, you may Decline the Challenge and forfeit the match. This is the option you should choose if you cannot accept the challenge due to illness, vacation, busy schedule, etc. Although you forfeit matches you decline, this process will keep the ladder moving and allow players to participate in more matches. This option is also the default if you do not respond to a challenge within 48 hours. Please let me know if you are out for extended periods of time, as I can mark you inactive on the spreadsheet.
c. REMATCH- The winner of the challenge match need not accept another challenge from the match loser for 14 days.
a. 10 GAME PROSET (unless both players agree to a different scoring format) – If Proset score is 10-10, play a 7-Point match tiebreaker to determine the match. Players will spin a racquet or flip a coin to determine the initial serve or side of the court. If 2 out of 3 sets, I recommend a tie-breaker to 10 points in lieu of a full third set.
b. RULES – The Rules of Tennis will apply to all challenge matches so please become familiar with such rules. These rules may be found at www.usta.com.