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[tennisbiz] Re: Proven ladder rules

From: Steve Garcia <>
Date: Tue 13 Jul 2004 10:37:45 +0100

Hi All,

The best I have come across is this:

Mini-league of up to six people per division, run monthly.
There can be an endless number of divisions of six people (in my club there
were 11 divisions with the bottom two assigned to beginners/improvers).
Each person plays the other five people once for 11 games (ensuring that the
court is taken up for a maximum of about one hour).
Each game has a value of one point.
The score can be as diverse as 11-0 or 6-5 ( tie break at 5-5).
At the end of the month each person's points are added up.
The leading two players then move up a division and the losing two move down
(the top two in division one stay put).
This keeps things fluid and ensures that you have some variety in who you
Entry to a division is decided by the organiser based on ability, as there
is no benefit for a high level player starting at the bottom because he/she
will destroy everyone and it will be unpleasant for all. As entry is decided
on ability it is open to men and women together. This spices things up as
the men don't like losing to a woman, but ability is all.
A very good woman player joined our club once and beat everyone!

At the end of the time period..e.g 4 months, or possibly the summer season.
There are two winners: 1. The top points scorer across all divisions and 2.
the league champion.
In the winter ( if there is such a thing where you come from) you can run
each league over two months giving people more time to play their matches if
the weather is bad.

That's it and it is very popular.................

Steve Garcia

Received on Tue Jul 13 2004 - 11:09:49 CDT

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