Ladders
Singles Ladder:

There is a men's and a women's singles ladder which run from July 1 until September 15. Great way to meet other members. Members coordinate games and enter the scores on the website.

What is a ladder? A list of members, that are grouped by level,who want to play singles that you can challenge to a match during the month. After the first month, people get divided into different groups each month depending on how many matches they have won - thus how many points that they have. This gives members an opportunity to meet other players at around their level. You arrange the match at a time that works for you and your opponent. Great way to meet other members.

GENERAL LADDER INFORMATION

Thereare 2 adult ladders - 1 men's and1 women's.
  • SIGN-UP: Members of all levels can join the ladder. Registrationis online. To sign up, you can register onlineunder 'Register for the Ladder' under 'Ladders' in your member portal. There is no cost to join. If you join after the beginning of the month, your name gets added to the bottom of the list, however, you can start challenging players above once you have been approved and your name is added to the ladder.
  • STARTS/ENDS: Ladder begins July 1 and runs until September 15 (2.5 months).
  • FORMAT: Members contact each other to arrange the games and they book the courts. At the end of the month, the ladder is rearranged based on points received that month. A player can challenge the same player to a maximum of 2 (two) times within the month.All games are 1 hour and are8 game pro sets. (ie. first to win 8 games or whoever is leading at the end of the hour. A tie breaker is played at 7-7 or any tie with only 10 minutes of court time left).
  • TO ARRANGE GAMES: Login, click on "Ladder" then '"View my Ladder Information and select who you want to contact to arrange matches by ticking the box at the end of the line with their name and then click 'Send email/message to selected players' at the bottom of the page'. Tennis court booking rules are the same for ladder matches as for non ladder matches.
  • TO UPDATE YOUR PLAYER PROFILE: Login and under 'My Profiles' on the left side, click on 'View/Update my Player Profile' and then you can add your level and when you are available toplay to make it easier for players to know when to try to arrange matches with you.
  • BALLS: Each player brings a new can ofballs to each match and only uses their can of balls.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: For the best usage of the court time, if a ladder player cancels a booked game twice in a row, it would be considered a defeat (i.e., automatically forfeit the game).
  • POINTS: Both players receive points for a match -winner gets 4 points and loser 1 point, for ties you get2 points. Due to the shorter season, there is a 4 point bonus for players who play with all players in their box within the season.
  • ENTERING SCORES: After the match,the players need to enter the scores on the website.Login and then underTennis Ladder(bottom left side), Click on 'View my Ladder Information' and then 'Enter Score' and enter your scores.
  • PLAYER AVAILABILITY: If you join the ladder but then are going awayor unable to play for a set period of time, you need to inform the Ladder Director.
  • END OF SEASON WINNERS: There is a prize given at the end of the season for the person with the most points in each ladder (the men's and the women's). To be eligible to win, you must have played at least 8 (eight)ladder matches during the season.

Good luck with your ladder matches and have fun!

DOUBLES LADDER:

For the first time, Valley is happy to offer men's, women's and mixed doubles ladders:

- Open to all Adult and Student club members and it is FREE to join.

- Register your team by August 19 by registeringunder'Register for the Ladder'in the members portal.
- Ladders will run fromAug 19th until Sept 30th.
- There must be a minimum of 8 (eight) teams registered for each group by August 19thin order to launch.

- If you would like to join but have no partner, sign up with your tennis level and we will do our best to pair you up with a partner!.

- A team can challenge anothersame team up to 2(two) timesfor the entire season.

SIGN-UP:Adult and Student members of all levels can join the doubles ladder. Registration is online. To sign up, register under 'Register for the Ladder'and include your partneryour members portal. You may join at any time after the start date and approval given by the Tournament Director.

STARTS/ENDS: Doubles Ladders begin Aug 19thuntil September 30th.

FORMAT:Each team to arrange their own matches and book own court (based on court availability).

A team can challenge another same team up to 2 (two) times for the entire season.

All matches are 1 hour long, 8 game pro sets (ie. first to win 8 games or whoever is leading at the end of the hour). A tie breaker is played at 7-7 or any tie with only 10 minutes if court time left. (Keep warm up brief to maximum of 5 minutes or warm up on the practice wall).

TO ARRANGE GAMES: Login, click on "Ladder" then '"View my Ladder Information? and select the team you want to contact to arrange matches by ticking the box at the end of the line with their name and then click 'Send email/message to selected players' at the bottom of the page'. Tennis court booking rules are the same for ladder matches as for non ladder matches.

BALLS:Each team brings a new canister of tennis balls for each match.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For the best usage of the court time, if a ladder team cancels a booked game twice in a row, it would be considered a defeat (i.e., automatically forfeit the game).

POINTS: Each team receives points for a match played - Winner gets 4 points // Loser gets 1 point.There is a 4 point bonus for a team who plays all other teams once during the entire season.

ENTERING SCORES: After the match,the players need to enter the scores on the website.Login and then underTennis Ladder (bottom left side), Click on 'View my Ladder Information' and then 'Enter Score' and enter your scores.

PLAYERS AVAILABILITY: If you join the ladder but then are going awayor unable to play for a set period of time, you need to inform the Ladder Director.

END OF SEASON WINNERS: There is a prize given at the end of the season for the team with the most points in each ladder event(mixed / women / men). To be eligible to win, each team must have played at least4 (four)ladder matches during the season per event.

Good luck with your ladder matches and have fun!

Domenica Sforza - Ladder Director

ladder@valleytennisclub.com

Domenica Sforza - Ladder Director