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ultimate goal of ladder play is to be the player in the top position on
the ladder. Also,
other goals are to provide an opportunity for players to have fun, meet
some new players, and get a chance to work on improving their tennis
game. All players will have volunteered to participate in the programme,
therefore, please display good sportsmanship by adhering to the
guidelines set to govern fair play. A
list of current ladder members' details can be found using this link.
season will run from June 1st to September 30th 2006.
must abide by all LTA and Rhondda LTC rules.
must be a current, fully-paid member of Rhondda LTC.
placements on the ladder will be randomly drawn (date to be
arranged). New members wishing to join the ladder will be placed
at the bottom.
player must provide a telephone number (preferably mobile) and if
possible an email address where he/she can easily be reached for setting
up matches - the ability to text arrangements would be beneficial to the
smooth running of the scheme.
players are responsible for contacting, challenging and setting up the
are to be the best of three sets, (with tie-break played at 6-6 first to
7, win by two clear points). Players can decide to play a
championship tie-break (first to 10) in place of the third set, however
this must be agreed before play commences.
balls are to be used for each match. Balls are to be arranged by mutual
agreement. It is suggested that as new balls are to be used, (£5 when
bought from the club), the player who provides (and keeps) the balls
should receive a donation of £2 from the other player.
This should be agreed in advance.
results can be submitted on the 'Scoresheet'
page of this website, preferably immediately but not later than 7
days after the match was played. It is the responsibility of
the winner to submit the
scores and the result. If preferred, a paper copy of the
results can be left in the cupboard in the clubhouse or sent/given
to the referee. Alternatively, forms can be emailed to John Davies
for immediate inclusion in the 'Ladder
Results' and 'Ladder
Positions' pages on this website.
a player fails to show or cancels without giving 24 hrs notice, he/she
will forfeit the match. A grace period of 15 minutes will be allowed for
player may only challenge a player up to 3 places above him/her.
For example, if you are #7, you may challenge players #6, #5, and #4.
However, you may not challenge #3, #2, #1 or any player below your
a challenger wins his/her match, the challenger takes his/her opponent's
position on the ladder while the opponent drops down to the
Ladder Referee is a volunteer appointed by the RTC Committee. The
Referee maintains the ladder standings, interprets and enforces the
rules, settles disputes, and periodically distributes membership
listings (should there be any alterations).
players should make all possible attempts to schedule the match at a
challengee must respond to a challenge within 24 hours after being
challenged (providing the challenger has actually spoken to the
challengee and not left a message) and set up a reasonable day and time
within fourteen days of the challenge or give a default.
player may make only one challenge at a time. A second challenge may be
made only after the first is played. However, if someone challenges you,
you must accept the challenge even if you have already challenged
someone else and not yet played the match.
a player makes a challenge and loses the match, the player must wait
seven days before re-challenging the same player, they are however free
to challenge an alternative player.
player may not accept more than one challenge at a time. The first match
must be played before the second challenge can be accepted. The
challengee should tell the challenger(s) that he/she has already
accepted a challenge, and as a courtesy, give the challenger(s) the name
of the first challenger and the date set for the match. (Remember,
a player may make a challenge even though they have already accepted a
you challenge someone in person, by email or via phone (not by just
leaving messages but by actually talking to them) and they do not
consent to schedule a match with you, then you are to report that to the
Ladder Referee. The match will then be re-scheduled by the Ladder
Referee. (In other words, please donít avoid playing a match when