Thu, Aug 24|
Men’s Tennis Ladder Fall 2023
This year players will participate in the Men's Singles Ladder from 24 August - 30 November 2023. Join the Ladder and meet other players in a friendly and challenging environment. It's a great way to meet new hitting partners and improve your game.
Time & Location
Aug 24, 8:00 AM GMT+7 – Nov 30, 4:00 PM GMT+7
SwissTennisXperience, An Phu Compound, 1 Đường số 11, An Phú, Quận 2, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
About the Event
Registration for the Men's Tennis Ladder is now live!
STX MEN'S SINGLES TENNIS LADDER COMPETITION
This year players will participate in the Men's Ladder from 24 August - November 2023. Join the Men's Ladder and meet other players in a friendly and challenging environment. It's a great way to meet new hitting partners and improve your game.
The season lasts 14 weeks. Joining the ladder is flexible, allowing you to join anytime throughout the program.
Court time for matches is included with your registration and matches will be played at SwissTennisXperience, a private tennis club in An Phu, where there are 2 covered courts and clubhouse with shower.
Who can join?
The Men's Ladder is open to all men and all levels
When can matches be played?
Start: 24 August 2023
End: 30 November 2023 (14 weeks of play!)
Available Court Times for Ladder Matches
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 9pm*
Registration and Ladder Fee: VND 4,950,000*(includes covered courts for matches)
*Additional fee (to cover cost of lights) will apply for matches played from 4pm.
What is included?
Proceeds fund tennis programing, administration and court maintenance. Includes court time where players will play under 02 fully covered courts, play as many matches as you like during the available times and have access to clubhouse facilities. Check court availability and reserve court time via booking app or contact Mrs. Astride Robinson to reserve.
Where are matches played?
Matches will be played at the SwissTennisXperience tennis club, located inside the An Phu Compound.
So 1, Duong So 11
An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City
When entering the compound, please inform security that you are going to the tennis courts.
Motorbike parking is available at the entrance of the tennis courts. Cars can be parked outside, in front of the compound. Car parking inside of the compound is not allowed unless security gives you permission. We look forward to welcoming you to the club!
Please remember to reserve Thursday, 24 August 2023 for the orientation and the Round Robin, more info below...
What is a Tennis Ladder?
A tennis ladder league is a system for ranking a group of tennis players. In a tennis ladder league, players are arranged like rungs of a ladder. Players can challenge one another to a match. As a player wins or loses, the player moves up or down in position on the tennis ladder.
What is a Ladder system?
This format sees all players placed in a ladder, one on top of the other. Players challenge each other. If a player lower down the ladder beats a higher placed player, they change places – the lower, winning player moving up the ladder.
How will the initial ladder be determined?
- Registered players will play a competitive Round Robin (everyone plays against each other 1 match) - Best of 9 games: first to 5 games (4-4 requires 1 more game no tiebreak)
- The winner has 5 points the loser’s won games counts as points; eg; ( 5-4 the loser has 4 points) - 10 mins warm up on court before match begin
- Players must organize themselves on court with hydration/hygiene/scoring..no umpires - STX “Astride”, offers the balls for this Initiating Start of the Ladder plus entire club facilities/water/coffee and snacks
- Start: Thursday, 24 August 2023 6pm, arrive at 6pm to get full group orientation, ask/answer questions, take a group photo. Finish: 9pm
- Depending on total players on Thursday, each player knows how many matches to play - A match can be from 20 to 30min depending on the game and the competitors. From this format of 9 games we can make the ladder and you receive your ranking - After Thursday’s start and the ladder positions are announced, players will use the very normal scoring system. Read on for more information.
- YOU CAN ONLY CHALLENGE THE PLAYERS ABOVE ON THE LADDER
- You may issue 1 challenge at a time
- You can only be challenged by one player at any given time. This prevents outstanding challenges from accumulating against you
- You may challenge up to 01 spot (the player directly above you)
- If the challenge is successful, you and your opponent will switch spots on the ladder
- If challenged, you will have 2 days (48 hours) to "Accept" or "Deny" the challenge or the challenge will be considered a "forfeit" and the challenger will be granted the win.
- By accepting a challenge, you agree to play the challenge within 07 days after the date of acceptance. When a date and time is agreed, the challenger is responsible for reserving the court time
- If you cannot play within 07 days, simply "Deny" the challenge and the challenger will be rewarded the win and can move on.
- Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
- BALLS - Both players bring a new can of balls for play. The Challenger chooses which balls to use. The winner of the match takes the unopened can of balls
- SCORING - Best of 3 sets !! 6-6 tiebreak/ 3rd set no tie break (for the third set, you have the option of playing a normal set or super tie break, this must be agreed with the other player before the match commences) .. this gives you the correct impression of what it needs/takes to manage the match.. sorry no 4 games and 1 set and golden ball etc.. it's just not right !!
- IF COURT TIME EXPIRES - who won more games? That's the winner.
- WHAT HAPPENS IN A TIE? The higher ranked player gets the win.
- FORFEITS – if you forfeit three (3) matches in a row you will be dropped (3) additional spots
- ENTERING SCORES - Winner enters scores on the shared excel sheet, a link will be provided. Please do this immediately after play is complete.
TEMPORARY LEAVE POLICY
- LEAVING/RETURNING - You may take a temporary leave at any time.. But PLEASE send us an email with the subject line saying “Temporary Leave” and include in the body of the email what is your rank at the time you are taking leave. When ready to return, you must request the Administrator to put you back on the ladder. When doing so, forward that same email you sent us when you put yourself on leave.
- POSITIONING - Your positioning upon returning to the ladder will be based on where you were when you left and how long you were on leave. If leave was for 7-13 days you will start 1 rung lower than where you left. For 14-20 days you will drop 2 rungs. You will drop 1 rung for each week you are away.
Players joining the ladder after the season begins will be placed at either the bottom of the ladder depending upon their rating-equivalent. Astride may use her discretion on initial positioning if she feels that is warranted.
A NOTE FROM ASTRIDE
Our aim is to keep participation in the ladder fun, friendly and fair. We have the right to change rules at any time if we believe it's in the best interest of the spirit of the ladder. We want players to stay active and engaged. Everybody's busy - but if you ignore challenges, don't make an effort to play, it's a bummer for everyone else. Tennis is fun. This tennis community is passionate. Take this opportunity to play a lot of matches, improve your game and have fun!
Terms of Participation
Participation in any/all tennis ladders/tournaments/lessons is at the player's own risk. By registering on the website, you agree to following Liability Release Statement: I do hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Swiss Tennis Xperience., LTD (STX), and its creator, Astride Robinson, from and against any and all liability for any injuries which may be incurred by me arising out of, or in any way connected with, my participation.
STX will not be held accountable for theft, loss or damages of visitor's personal items. Insurance is the sole responsibility of every player/student/visitor using the property at An Phu Compound. STX reserves the right to change these terms at any time without prior notice.
Orientation & Round RobinSwissTennisXperience