Ladder Rules and Guide
We use https://firstcoast.tenniscores.com/ to manage scores and schedules.
SPECIAL NOTE: There is a 14 day period between when you can play the same opponent. DO NOT DECLINE a challenge that does not have dates and times that will not work for you. Instead, send times and dates that will work for you, or contact the other team and work something out and then schedule/challenge. DECLINING will activate the 14 day wait period between your teams before you can play/challenge again. DO contact us if this becomes an issue, but done properly, by not declining, should yield better results.
This is about getting new matches and playing when it meets the summer schedule of both teams, however the more you play the higher your standing. Scoring: Winners will receive 39 points minus the number of games lost. So, a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (match tiebreaker in lieu of a third set would be recorded as 1-0 for the winning team) win would be worth 29 points to the winner. Loser receives a point value equal to the number of games won, so in the case above the losing team would get 10 points.
Scheduling a match:
To schedule/request a match with another team, click the challenge button next to the team name. The system will then ask you to enter 3 date/time/location choices. Ideally the team receiving your request will pick one of these but if that isn’t possible then the team can suggest three new options which are sent back to you. If there is no Challenge button next to the team you’d like to play then it most likely means that you have played that team recently and have to wait the minimum time before you can play them again for standings.
Responding to requests:
Check your email and sign into the system to check your account. Match requests should forward to your email inbox but since some Spam filters grab random emails, please log into your account somewhat frequently to see if there are any new Ladder League happenings for you. Upon login, the shortcut to your Ladder League can be found by hovering your mouse over the Programs tab at the top of the page and then clicking on the League name.
Direct communication with others:
If your phone number is displayed in the Personal Information in your settings, then it will be available to others in the Ladder League. If you need to update your phone number, click Settings in the upper right, Personal Information, update phone number and then click save at the bottom of the page. Another option is to email players directly. You may email anyone by clicking Messages at the top of the page, Send Message to compose a new message, enter the person’s name(s) in the To field, compose your message and click Send. Still another option is to use the chat window at the right of the Ladder League homepage. Some common uses of this in addition to general chat are to post your best contact phone or email address, to alert other teams that you are seeking a match on a specific date/time but are open to playing anyone, etc. Be thoughtful, be considerate and communicate clearly. This will make your summer tennis experience a lot of fun!
Once your scheduled match is completed, log in to your Tenniscores account (tenniscores website), locate the match and record scores. Players can register for the Ladder League for up to 30 days after it has begun so share this with your friends who are not yet playing. If you have any questions or need help, please contact us. Information regarding scoring and how to score can be found here: Scoring – Might differ slightly between ladders and leagues, but you’ll get the gist of it.