FAQ

The Ladder

How do I login to my Player Profile?

Step 1. Login to your Account (Player Profile).
You can login on any page within the site.
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Step 2. Put your email and password used when you registered.
Your login will contain an email and password.
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How do I contact my opponent?

Step 1. After logging into your account go to 'My Ladder Leagues, then
Click on My Ladder Leagues to view matches, etc.
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Step 2. Information about the matches
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How do I submit a score?

Step 1. Go to 'My Ladder Leagues'.
Click on My Ladder Leagues to view matches, etc.
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Step 2. Select the League you want to submit a score.
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Step 3. Confirm the score is correct.
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What if my opponent doesn't answer after several attempts?

If your opponent does not respond to several attempts, then you may select yourself as the Default Winner.
Please allow your opponent at least 36 hours to respond.
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How do I change my Name listed?

To change your Name, login to your Player Profile.
You can edit this information at any point in time during the Season or even afterward.
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How do I change my Phone # or Email for opponents?

To change your Phone #, see the screenshot below.
You can edit this information at any point in time during the Season or even afterward.
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To change your Email, see the screenshot below.
You can edit this information at any point in time during the Season or even afterward.
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What if a score is incorrect?

If you believe a score is incorrect or needs to be changed, please Contact Us Here.

How do I setup a Player Profile image?

Step 1. Upload an image here and click 'Save'.
You can edit this information at any point in time during the Season or even afterward.
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Step 2. Check your image in your Player Dashboard.
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What if I have additional questions/issues?

Any additional questions and/or issues, please Contact Us Here.

What is The Ladder by Tour Tennis?

The Ladder by Tour Tennis © is the most fun, flexible, and competitive singles league for players of all skill levels. The Ladder by Tour Tennis © offers a year round option for players wanting a competitive league that fits around their schedule. With four 8-10 week seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter), The Ladder is a great way to meet and play against players of similar skill level without needing to join a team. Each season has a playoff tournament and player party.

What are the Rules?

Format:

The Ladder by Tour Tennis is the most fun, flexible, and competitive league for players of all ages and skill levels. The Ladder offers year round options for players wanting a competitive league that fits around their schedule. The Ladder offers four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter), 8 scheduled matches per season, and is a great way to meet and play against players of similar skill level. Without needing to join a team or make a major commitment, the Ladder is a great option for people with busy schedules or new to the area or tennis. Each season has a free playoff tournament and player party with awesome prizes for each divisional Champion. Local semifinalist will also qualify for the regional tournament TBA.



How it Works:

At the start of each season, divisional match schedules will be released. Each player will have a new opponent of similar skill that they will be scheduled to play each week. Players will be scheduled for 8 matches with a bye week in the middle after the 4th week. The Ladder will provide the profile and contact information, then players are responsible for coordinating a convenient time and place to play each scheduled opponent. Matches can be played early or as late as the end of the following week (Sunday at midnight) to allow for scheduling problems. Example: For your week 1 match, you can play and submit the score by the Sunday of week 2 before midnight. Each season lasts 10 weeks, leaving 1 week in the middle of the season and until Wednesday after the final week for make ups, just before the Playoff Tournament. Once again, players will be responsible for contacting their opponent and scheduling matches. Standings are based on total sets won and then sets lost to break a tie. This makes every match important towards players’ final standing in the Ladder. Registration, standings, contact list, and score reporting are managed online at ladder.tourtennis.com. Standings and scores will be updated automatically online after a score is reported. If a player cancels without proper notice or does not make themselves available in the 2 weeks allowed, players can post a default win which credits as a 6-0, 6-0 match win. Matches that are not played or given a default will not count for or against either player. Players that have 2 defaults posted against them will be defaulted for the entire season. At the end of the regular season, the top 8 players make it into the 1-day Playoff Tournament to battle in a single elimination format for the Championship. All players are invited to come enjoy player party during the tournament.



Fall 2015 Dates:
Registration: August 24th – September 12th
The Ladder by Tour Tennis Summer 2015 Season: September 14th – November 11th:
Ladder Tournament: November 14th 21st


Registration Fee:
Singles - $30
Doubles Individual (Pair Me Up ©) - $30
Doubles Team - $50

1. Match Format:

USTA match rules, best out of 3 sets. If both players agree to play a tiebreaker for the third set, the 3rd set score will be weighed as 6-0 for the standings. Home player is the higher ranked player on the division standings in a match-up. Home players get final say on location and are responsible for bringing balls. This will change as standings are updated. Winning player is responsible for reporting scores at TourTennis.com.



2. When and Where to Play:

Players will be responsible for checking the schedule, available at tourtennis.com, and then contacting opponents to set up a mutually convenient time and place to play. “Home” player gets final choice on location if a place cannot be decided. If playing at a local club or facility, including I’On, fees and rules will apply. Matches can be played prior to, or up to one week after they are scheduled.



3. Example: Week 3- #3 John vs #7 Mark

John is the home players because he has a higher standing. John and Mark would need to use the contact list to coordinate a match during week 3. If Mark knows he will be unavailable that week, he is responsible for contacting John to play early (weeks 1 or 2) or before the end of week 4.



4. Score Reporting:

Scores for a weeks match must be posted no later than the end of the following week that the match is scheduled. For example, scores for week 1 matches must be submitted by midnight on the Sunday of week 2. Scores must be reported through TourTennis.com using the score submit form in your Player Account.



5. Defaults and Cancellations:

If a player does not respond after several attempts or cannot make himself available to play within the given time, this issue needs to be reported by Contacting Us and entered in the score submit to be awarded as a Default Winner. If a player defaults (for any reason) 2 times in the 8 week period, all of their scheduled matches (including matches played) will be recorded as 6-0, 6-0 default losses to be fair to other players. If no score is reported or both players agree that they we equally responsible for not playing a match, the score will be left blank and will not count for or against either player.



6. Playoff Tournament:
Local Playoffs

The top 8 players from each division will be entered to play in the Playoff Tournament at the end of each season. It will be a one day, single elimination tournament for The Ladder by Tour Tennis © Season Title. There will be food provided and assuming some exciting matches, entertainment too. All other Ladder participants are invited to come out and enjoy the event.

Regional Playoffs
Regional playoff event for the Champions and semifinalists from each division. Dates and locations TBA.



Issue, Questions, and Concerns:
Please contact us HERE!.

Are there any prizes?

Prizes

1. Name forever engraved and showcased on the Champions Trophy. Your picture will be posted on the site until there is a new Champion.
2. TBD.

What Division is Right for Me?

1. Junior Singles
2. Seniors Singles/Doubles
3. Adult Singles
4. Adult Doubles


1. Junior Singles

DivisionExperience LevelKnowledge of the GameSuggested Goals in The Ladder
Division 1 (Advanced)Regular competitive / tournament match play and the potential to be an elite tournament player.Frequent practicing & coaching with an understanding of technique & strategy or weekly competitive training & high performance coaching.Wants to gain a higher level of competitive experience as well as improve skills & mental toughness.
Division 2 (Beginner - Intermediate)Just getting started. Has played recreational matches & has basic coaching, or plays regularly &/or athletically talented with little tournament experience.Understands how to keep score & play, but has little experience. Understands basic shots but has difficulty with control or understands basic shots but difficult with either control or power.Wants to develop skills & experience match play with an emphasis on having fun.


2. Senior Singles/Doubles

DivisionExperience LevelKnowledge of the GameSuggested Goals in The Ladder
Division 1 (Advanced)Regularly plays competitive matches, including tournaments & trains and competes regularly.Frequent practicing & coaching with an understanding of technique & strategy. Extensive high level tennis experience.Wants to experience competitive matches & improve skills.
Division 2 (Beginner - Intermediate)Just getting started or casually plays with friends. Plays frequently enough to compete at mid-level.Understands how to keep score & play, but has little experience. Understands competitive match play but primarily plays socially.Wants to develop skills & experience match play with an emphasis on having fun. Wants to increase network of people to play tennis with.


3. Adult Singles

DivisionExperience LevelKnowledge of the GameSuggested Goals in The Ladder
2.5 (Beginner)Just getting started.Understands how to keep score & play but has little experience.Wants to develop skills & experience match play with an emphasis on having fun.
3.0 (Advanced Beginner)Has some recreational match experience but very little if any training or tournament experience.Can maintain short rallies & execute basic shots but difficulty with either power or control.Wants to develop skills & experience match play with an emphasis on having fun.
3.5 (Intermediate)Plays regularly or has in the past including league/tournament matches.Has basic shot selection with development of strong shots/weapons.Wants to strengthen game by improving shot selection and gaining competitive match experience.
4.0 (Advanced Intermediate)Plays frequently & participates in weekly practices & matches.Has developed a well-rounded game and can implement strategy. Generally has difficulty with one stroke (Backhand, serve, volley, etc.).Wants to strengthen game by improving weaker shots and gaining competitive match experience.
4.5 (Advanced)Plays or has played competitively for multiple years and can change style of game dependent on opponent.Has had some formal training and generally relies on either consistency or a weapon to make a difference in a match.Wants to strengthen game by improving weapons and consistency through competitive match experience.
5.0+ (Open)Extensive experience in competitive tennis; former or current collegiate level players or higher.Well-trained, strong all-around game that uses strategy to make the difference.Wants to challenge themselves against the highest level local players in a fun, flexible, and competitive atmosphere.


4. Adult Doubles


DivisionExperience LevelKnowledge of the GameSuggested Goals in The Ladder
Combo 5.0 Doubles (Beginner)Just getting started.Understands how to keep score & play but has little experience.Wants to develop skills & experience match play with an emphasis on having fun.
Combo 6.0 Doubles (Advanced Beginner)Has some recreational match experience but very little if any training or tournament experience.Can maintain short rallies & execute basic shots but difficulty with either power or control.Wants to develop skills & experience match play with an emphasis on having fun.
Combo 7.0 (Intermediate)Plays regularly or has in the past including league/tournament matches.Has basic shot selection with development of strong shots/weapons.Wants to strengthen game by improving shot selection and gaining competitive match experience.
Combo 8.0 (Advanced Intermediate)Plays frequently & participates in weekly practices & matches.Has developed a well-rounded game and can implement strategy. Generally has difficulty with one stroke (Backhand, serve, volley, etc.).Wants to strengthen game by improving weaker shots and gaining competitive match experience.
Combo 9.0 (Advanced)Plays or has played competitively for multiple years and can change style of game dependent on opponent.Has had some formal training and generally relies on either consistency or a weapon to make a difference in a match.Wants to strengthen game by improving weapons and consistency through competitive match experience.
Combo 10.0+ (Open)Extensive experience in competitive tennis; former or current collegiate level players or higher.Well-trained, strong all-around game that uses strategy to make the difference.Wants to challenge themselves against the highest level local players in a fun, flexible, and competitive atmosphere.


Challenge

How do I accept or create a Challenge?

Step 1. Login to your Account (Player Profile).
You can login on any page within the site.
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Step 2. View the Challenge Page.
You can view this page without being logged-in but you cannot accept a Challenge without logging in.
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Step 3. Email Confirmation
If your challenge is accepted, you will get an Email Confirmation with contact information to iron-out details of the Challenge. The times of the Challenge are inexact so that there's more flexibility between you and your opponent when the match can be played.
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