What's the Ladder all about?

Last year, over 175 players participated in the ladder. It's a great way to meet new hitting partners and improve your game. 

Once again, we're running an "A" ladder and a "B" ladder, with men and women welcome in either one.

  • The "A" ladder is for more advanced players (3.5 - 5.0).
  • The "B" ladder is for beginners and intermediate players (2.0 - 3.0) or players that are looking for more game play experience.

The competition runs from May 5 till late September, with the ladder tournament October 13-14. 

The cost is $45 and all proceeds go towards resurfacing the Fort Greene courts - which we hope to accomplish as soon as NEXT YEAR.

Ladder Rules and Regs

  • You may issue 2 challenge(s) at a time.
  • You can only be challenged by one player/team at any given time. This prevents outstanding challenges from accumulating against you.
  • You may challenge up to 10 spots.
  • If the challenge is successful, you will take the spot of the person you challenge and your opponent will be bumped down 1 spot.
  • If you hold a wildcard, you may challenge anyone above you.
  • An additional wildcard will be granted after 5 matches have been played.
  • If challenged, you will have 2 days to "Accept" or "Deny" the challenge or the challenge will be considered a "forfeit" and the challenger will be granted the win.
  • By accepting a challenge, you agree to play the challenge within 10 days after the date of acceptance.
  • If you cannot play within 10 days, simply "Deny" the challenge.
  • If a challenge is accepted and not played within 10 days, it will expire and the challenge will be deleted from the system and will have to be re-issued. Of course, since rankings continually change, a re-challenge may not be possible.
  • Your ladder admin is Ben Stickney and can be emailed at benstickneya@gmail.com if you have any questions.

On Game Day

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN’T FINISH A MATCH?

  • Add up the number of games won
  • Example: Joe wins the first set 6-3, but he’s down 0-4 in the second set when court time expires. Joe loses the match: he won 6 games, his opponent won 7

TENNIS BALLS

  • Each player should bring a fresh can. The winner goes home with a fresh can