New Winter Ladder

November 20, 2010 | By

Join the Winter Ladder – free for ACTA members and a reduced $5 membership fee for non ACTA members.  The winter ladder will have a more relaxed set of rules.  Anything topic not covered below should be represented in the regular season ladder.

1. No biting, scratching, fighting, or screaming. Be courteous.
2. All players will begin with the same rank 999.
3. Matches can be 8 or 10 game pro sets or full 2 of 3 set matches as agreed by both players. Make these agreements up front to help with expectations.
4. You are not required to accept requests for matches but must respond to requests within 72 hours.
5. You can mark yourself as “inactive” on the ladder for an unlimited amount of time.
6. Both players will bring a new, unopened can of Penn, Dunlop or Wilson Extra Duty or Regular Felt tennis balls to the match. One of the two cans will be opened and used for the match. At the end of the match, the winner will receive the unopened can and the loser the game balls.
7. Matches will be best two-out-of-three sets.
8. All of the rules of tennis outlined in the current version of the USTA Yearbook and the Code of Tennis approved by the USTA will be observed.
9. Once a match is scheduled, cancellation must be communicated to the other player or team at least 24 hours prior to match time. Failure to do so may result in a default at the option of the other player.
10. The winner is responsible for reporting the results of the match


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  1. Katie Allan on Jan 30, 8:27 pm

    Just registered…new to this whole thing but not the game, played club in college and competitively in hs but it’s been a little while…how do I go about this and seeing if anyone is available to play?

    • Alex on Jan 31, 8:16 am

      Hi Katie – When you login to the site, you can see contact information for other ladder members. Email other folks on the ladder and they will be happy to play. Although, the weather is not cooperating.
      In March, registration opens for the regular season. You should get an email letting you know teams are forming and the bigger, regular season ladder is opening.
      Alex

      • Katie Allan on Jan 31, 12:08 pm

        Thanks so much for your quick reply would any matches played before the regular season be a part of the ladder or is it just free for all since it’s individual and not teams

        • Pete Sampras on Feb 12, 3:11 am

          The winter ladder is free, but the reg season ladder costs like 15 bucks.

  2. Chris Saunders on Jan 25, 10:04 am

    Looking for Indoor play with 3.5-4.0 level. I am currently a 3.5 but I am open to play with 4.0 level.

    If the weather is in the 50’s I will play outdoors.

  3. eliana on Jan 24, 4:12 pm

    Hi alex
    I’m glad you can read better than I can write

  4. eliana on Jan 23, 7:56 am

    Rain or sine snow or ice-lets’ play!

  5. Natalie on Jan 7, 8:24 am

    I’d love to join!

  6. Pete Sampras on Nov 27, 5:08 am

    will agassi hide from my challenge?

    • Alex on Nov 28, 1:27 pm

      If you are already logged in, you may have “MyProfile” in the upper right corner. If so, click this. Then, on the right side of your profile will be a “Edit profile or register” link. Call me if you need further help Pete. Can I call you Pete? For the winter ladder, all will start at 999. So, if you win a match now, you will be ahead of Andre. 😉
      703 465 8452

  7. Uwe on Nov 23, 8:41 am

    I would like to join the Winter ladder if possible

    • Alex on Nov 26, 4:14 pm

      Hey Uwe – You can register for the winter ladder by clicking “register” in the upper right corner of the site. It is free and will soon be advertised to all of ACTA.

  8. horia Popa on Nov 20, 10:57 pm

    I just join ACTA and I am interested in playing single with 3.5 players. I am also member at YMCA.