Competitive League

Our goal is to provide our players with the best competitive experience possible. We have made some new improvements in the ladder system that we think will make the summer league a lot of fun.

The organizer of the competitive summer league is Serge Danis (picture). If you have any questions, please email him at azurmtl@hotmail.com.

Requirements: Competitive singles league for players of level 2.5 and above. Open to both men and women.

Dates: The ladder will take place from June to September.

Cost: $20 to join the ladder plus 5$ for the Tennis Lambda 2015 membership if you aren’t already a member.

How it works: You will be placed into a ladder and you will challenge players throughout the season to work your way up the ladder by accumulating points. Your goal is to try to reach the top of the ladder by the end of the season! Here are the details :

We will use the same online software as last year that will be managing all the match requests, rankings and stats on a daily basis. This year, we will be using a different method for rankings and calculating points.

We will be using a point-based system in which you accumulate points by playing matches. This system is designed to encourage activity by awarding points to both the winner and the loser according to specific rules. Similar to the ATP rankings, the more you play, the more points you earn. We hope that this will help bring out the competitive aspect of the league and crown a champion by the end of the season.

It is up to you to schedule your matches and reserve the court at the site and time that you have agreed upon with your opponent. Each player must bring a can of new tennis balls and a toonie ($2). $2 is paid to the player whose balls are used.

The winner of the match must go here to report the score.

The Detailed Rules:

• You may issue a challenge to any player of the league, regardless of his ladder ranking

• You can issue more than one challenge at a time, , however we do recommend that you do not send too many challenges all at once.

• You can “deny a challenge” without losing points or affecting your ranking

• By accepting a challenge, you agree to play the challenge within 10 days after the date of acceptance. Otherwise, the challenge will expire and will have to be re-issued.

This year, some new interesting features have been added to the tennisrungs software :

• You can accept a challenge by clicking on the link directly in the email. This way, you don’t need to log on the system. But if you want to deny the challenge, you still need to go on the system to do that.

• You have the ability to set yourself up on a grace period due to injury, vacation, etc.

• You can propose a specific match to all the league players. You specify the date, time, location and if someone is interested, he will accept your invitation.

Ranking and points calculation:

• Upon registration, you will start the ladder with zero points, regardless of your level

• Your ranking will be based on the number of points you will cumulate by playing matches

Match format: All matches will be 2 out of 3 sets with advantage and a tiebreaker at 6-6. You should schedule 2 hours for every match (with no more than a 10-minute warm-up). If your match should go in three sets and will not be over within 15 minutes before the end of the two-hour period, you must finish it in a 10-point tiebreaker.

Please note that points made in a tiebreaker will not be taken into account in the calculation of your ranking score.

 

Registration: Your registration will be considered valid once we have received your payment (Interac, cheque, cash). You will then receive a link via email to go onto the ladder website to select your password (your login name is the email address you used to sign up for the league).

You can register for the competitive league by sending us an email to azurmtl@hotmail.com that includes the following information:

(1) Full name
(2) Telephone number
(3) Email address
(4) Skill level using the USTA/Tennis Canada ranking system (2.5/3.0/3.5 etc…) GLTA Open = 5.0+, GLTA A = 4.5, GLTA B = 3.5-4.0, GLTA C = 3.0, GLTA D = >2.5

Contact Serge if you have some more questions. He will be glad to answer you as soon as possible.

 

THANK YOU ALL AND HAVE A GREAT TENNIS SEASON!