Ladder Rules

General

The Winter ladder season is from October 15th – April 15th. With ladder pairings running from:

Session 1: October 15th – November 15th

Session 2: November 18th – December 15th

Session 3: December 16th – January 15th

Session 4: January 16th – February 15th

Session 5: February 16th – March 15th

Session 6: March 16th – April 15th

Players are arranged into box pairings each month.

Matches and Scoring

Players spin a racquet to determine who has choice of serving, receiving, etc. (standard spin rules).

A standard 10-minute warm up is in effect for all matches, unless both players agree otherwise.

Each ladder match is played using Fast 4 Scoring. Best two out of three sets to 4 games, with a tiebreaker to 5 points played at 3-3 and a super tiebreaker to 7 points, played in lieu of a 3rd set. (EXAMPLE: Player 1 defeated Player 2 by a score of 4-2, 4-1). If time for a full tiebreaker does not allow, a 1 point tie breaker can be played to determine the winner!

All matches are played without advantages, sudden death at deuce, receivers choice of side.

If the match is not completed within the length of your booking, whoever was leading the match gets credited for the win. Unless the court remains open after your booking and both players agree to finish the match.

Recording Scores

You can record your scores online through the WTN using the following link: https://tc.tournamentsoftware.com/box-ladder/65d90af6-8a14-4f2b-8f7d-fbe5423d5d5c/event/5/round/5

All match scores must be recorded by the end of each Session or they are null and void.

Balls

Players must provide their own balls for ladder matches.

Be courteous, let’s use the honor system to ensure players are taking their turn supplying the ball.

Booking the Court

Both player’s names must be listed on the court booking.

Moving Ladder Boxes

At the end of each month, the 2 players with the most total points will be moved up to a higher box, the 1-2 players with the fewest amount of points will be moved to the lower box, and the 1-2 players with the average amount of points will remain in the same box.

In the event that two or more players are tied for points at the end of a month, the player who won their head to head match will move up. In the event that they did not play each other in that month, the player who lost fewer games will be moved up. In the event that the players are still tied, a coin flip will determine who moves up.

In the event of many players joining or leaving the ladder, we will do out best to maintain some sort of a fair and orderly system.

PLEASE NOTE: As we are new to the WTN Ladder System, there might be some trail and error with moving players up and down, initially!

Winning the Ladder

The man and women who finishing in the top spot of the top box (or highest spot) by March 31st, is ladder champion. (Meaning the player who has the best record, in the top or highest box in the month or March, is the ladder champion).

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