This is a mens challenge ladder that is designed to bring adult tennis players, ages 18+, together for friendly, healthy, and fair match play for prizes, experience, and bragging rights. The duration of this ladder is 1 year running from mid June 2012 – end of May 2013. The player that can hold the #1 spot for the most days will receive a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy. There will be prizes awarded as well for second and third place.
Determining if you are at the right level for this ladder. If one of these levels describes your playing ability than you are ready to join.
3.0 This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shorts, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.
3.5 This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing teamwork in doubles.
4.0 This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
4.5 This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. This player tends to over hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
5.0 This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and has good depth and spin on most 2nd serves.
Rules of Ladder Play
- Make sure to read all of rules by clicking the “Details & Rules” tab below
- By registering & joining the ladder you agree to abide by the Rules of Play
- Tennis Anyone Reserves the right to dismiss any participant, without refund for behavior deemed inappropriate for ladder play
Liability for Participants
- Players will compete in all matches at their own risk.
- Participating players are responsible for acquiring their own tennis courts for match play. Participants haves no court privaledge or reserved courts at ANY location for ANY of the ladder matches being played.
- There will not be a Tennis Anyone Coach or Tennis Anyone Representative at ANY of the ladder matches.
- Participants should use comman sense and cautionary discretion when meeting with ladder participants that they don’t know.
- Participants should use the same cautionary discretion that is exercised while meeting or giving out personal information to those they don’t know over the internet.
- Participants agree to hold Tennis Anyone Inc, Bill Bush, and all Tennis Anyone Inc Coaches, and all of their employees and or agents from any and all injuries, losses, damages, death, and liability occuring from participation in the enrolled activity.
- Participant gives permission to Tennis Anyone to phototgraph themselves for use in publicizing future Tennis Anyone events & programs. Furthermore participant agrees to recieve no such compensation for that use.
- Participant agrees that Tennis Anyone may dismiss them from the ladder without refund for ANY activity that Tennis Anyone deems inappropriate or counter productive for this ladder.
- $25 per season for the first 30 registered participants (June 15- March 15) 9 months
- $40 per season for all participants there-after (June 15-March 15) 9 months
- dues will not be prorated