Steiner Ranch Singles Tennis Ladder

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The Steiner Ranch Singles Tennis Ladder is FREE for men and women 18 and over and is a way for local tennis players to meet and play matches on their own schedules without having to make any commitments to play regularly scheduled matches.  Make sure that you read and fully understand the rules below before signing up.

 

Here's how it works (rules):​

  • All players are ranked and listed on the ladder.

  • When you join you are added near others with similar tennis 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.

  • Depending on the number of players each month, there may be groups in a month that only have one match or could have 3 matches. If you are in a larger group for a month with 3 matches, do your best to get the 3 matches played, but don’t worry if you only get 2.

  • If you fail to play any matches for 2 straight months you will be automatically dropped from the ladder unless you contact Darrell Park and are approved to remain on the ladder.

  • Players arrange the dates, times and locations of their matches.  This is a local ladder, so all matches are to be played on one of the following approved “Steiner Ranch” courts:  Town Square Courts, Bella Mar Courts, John Simpson Courts, The UT Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center, and Vandegrift High School.  Please note that you must be a Steiner Ranch resident or have a club membership to play on these courts, with the exception of Vandegrift High School. ​  

  • The match format will be the best two out of three sets, with the third set being a 10 point tiebreaker if needed.

  • 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 first by head to head competition, then on sets won vs. sets lost, and then by games won vs. games lost.  If it’s still a tie at that point, the highest ranked player will move up and the lowest ranked player will move down.  The top 10 spots and the bottom 10 spots work a little differently in order to mix things up for those players.  For the top 10, at the end of the month, #1 stays at the top. #2 moves to #4. #3 moves to #7. #4 moves to #2. #5 stays at #5.  #6 moves to #8. #7 moves to #3. #8 moves to #6. #9 moves to #10. #10 moves to #9. The bottom 10 move in a similar way to the top 10 only in reverse.  If there are 99 total players, #99 stays at the bottom. #98 moves to #96. #97 moves to #93. #96 moves to #98. #95 stays at #95. #94 moves to #92. #93 moves to #97.  #92 moves to #94. #91 moves to #90. #90 moves to #91.

  • 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.

  • Remember that by signing up for Steiner Ranch Singles Tennis Ladder, you 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 Steiner Ranch Singles Tennis Ladder. I agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Steiner Ranch Singles 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 Steiner Ranch Singles 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.

  • Remember to be safe.  If you are playing someone you don’t know, it’s always a good idea to play on courts where there are other people around or else bring someone along with you to your match.

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