Cedar Park Junior Tennis Ladder

To sign up, click the "Join CPJTL" button above

 

The Cedar Park Junior Tennis Ladder is FREE and is a way for local junior tennis players to meet and play matches on their own schedules without having to make any commitments to play regularly scheduled matches.  This ladder is for both boys and girls ages 11-17.  Make sure that you read and fully understand the rules below.

 

This is not a ladder for kids who have no experience playing tennis.  If your child is new to the game it is recommended that you contact a coach from the Coaches and Lessons page to get to a level where you can play a full match. Players in this ladder should minimally meet the following description:

  • Have moved beyond the novice/beginner level to the point they can play a full match

  • Understand the game and scoring

  • Can consistently serve the ball in and have a decent rally with their opponent

As this is a ladder, it is understood that there will be a wide variety of playing levels, but the ladder will sort these out to where kids are playing other kids near the same level.

Here's how it works (rules):​

  • By signing up for Cedar Park Junior Tennis Ladder, you and your participating minor agree to the following terms and rules.

  • A parent or adult responsible for the junior player must be at the match with the junior player for safety reasons.

  • CPJTL is not in any way responsible for your child.  No representatives from CPJTL will be at any matches.  CPJTL only sets up opponents but does not dictate where and when to play matches.  CPJTL cannot be held liable for anything that might happen before, during or after a match.

  • All players are ranked and listed on the ladder.

  • When you join you are added near others with similar tennis experience and ratings and must work your way up.

  • You can leave the ladder at any time, and rejoin at any time.  When you rejoin the ladder you will be added at the bottom of the group with your similar tennis rating.

  • Each month players are grouped in 3's according to rank and some time during that month you schedule and play your two matches with the other two players in your group.  This doesn’t mean that all three have to meet at the same time and play two back to back matches.  It means that if I am player 2, I get in touch with player 1 to schedule our match some time during the month and I also get in touch with player 3 to schedule a match during the month.

  • You have the entire month to play your 2 matches, but try not to wait until the last day.

  • Players arrange the dates, times and locations of their matches.  This is a local ladder, so all matches are to be played in the Cedar Park area.  This website has a page listing all of the tennis courts in Cedar Park.

  • The match format will be one Proset to 8 games with ad scoring.  The first to 8 games by 2 wins.  If the score reaches 7-7, a 7 point tiebreaker (win by 2) will be played to win the set 8-7.

  • Both players should bring a new can of balls to the match.  One can will be opened to play with.  The winner takes home the unopened can and the loser takes home the opened can of used balls. 

  • After the match is over, both players should report the score right away on the website.  If one player tries hard to schedule a match and the other player makes no effort, the match is a forfeit.  Write forfeit in for the score.

  • At the beginning of the next month, the player with the best record in the group moves up to the next group, and the player with the worst record moves down a group.  In the event of a tie in matches won, group movement will be decided on games won vs. games lost.  If it’s still at tie at that point, the highest ranked player will move up and the lowest ranked player will move down.

  • Please keep in mind that the ladder is very fluid month to month.  Players can quit the ladder at any time, and players can sign up for the ladder at any time.  Adding and subtracting players when the new ladder comes out on the 1st of the month can move things around quite a bit depending on the playing levels of the new players, as players are added to the ladder near their own playing level.  For example, you may win both of your matches, but if 5 new players join the ladder and they have a higher tennis rating than your general location on the ladder, you may actually move down a couple spots. Keep in mind that the primary goal of this free ladder is to have 2 competitive matches each month.  The secondary goal is to try to move up the ladder, which may or may not happen depending on the number of players dropping and joining the ladder each month.

  • By signing up for Cedar Park Junior Tennis Ladder, you and your participating minor accept and agree to the following waiver of liability:

  • I hereby agree to assume full and complete responsibility, risks, liabilities and hazards incidental to participation in the Cedar Park Junior Tennis Ladder. I agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Cedar Park Junior Tennis Ladder, its office holders, agents, employees, and all other persons and entities associated with the ladder from any and all claims, costs, causes of action and liabilities including but not limited to illness, personal injury, death and/or damage to or destruction of property arising from participation in the ladder. I agree to follow all policies and rules, its office holders, agents and employees. I understand failure to comply with Cedar Park Junior Tennis Ladder's policies may result in my removal from said ladder. I have read the forgoing and certify my agreement by signing up for the ladder.

Phone: 512-963-0820  Email: darrelljpark@yahoo.com
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