ATC Singles and Doubles Ladders – Rules and Regulations

ENTRY
Please email your name and NTRP rating or UTR to stevemahar@atlantictenniscentre.ca. Entry for the Fall 2019 session is now open.

Note: The United States Tennis Association defines player levels according to a scale of 1.0 to 7.0 on its National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) is a global tennis rating system which uses a 16-point scale to measure tennis skill level. 

FORMAT
Round Robin. Boxes of 5 or 6 players will have 8 weeks to complete as many matches as possible.  At the end of the 8-week session, the player with the highest number of wins will advance to the box above (i.e. if you are in Box C and finish in first place, you will advance to Box B). Likewise, the player with the lowest score will move to the Box below. Boxes are arranged in order from strongest to weakest. 

MATCHES
Players will have their 1-hour booking to complete each match, including their warm-up time. The match shall be first to win 8 games (8-6, 8-3 etc.). If the score is tied at 7 games all, a regular tiebreak shall be played (the highest possible score is 8 games).  If time expires, the player who is leading in games is declared the winner. If the game score is tied (5-all) a final game with No-Ad scoring will decide the match.

CHALLENGES
Challengers should email players they wish to challenge. Challengers should suggest at least two times at which they can play in the current week.  

EMAIL LIST
An email list with everyone’s contact will be sent to each participant at the start of each season. This is how to communicate with and challenge other players. Players can challenge and play as often as they like. However, players are only required to accept one challenge per week.

RESULTS
The match winner should email the results of each challenge (successful or otherwise) to stevemahar@atlantictenniscentre.ca within 24 hours of the match.