So what’s a tennis ladder tournament? Tennis Clubs in Paphos don’t generally organise these. It’s something very common in the UK. It’s a great, fun way to meet other people and have the opportunity to pitch your skills against others. You can see yourself progressing up the ladder and if you lose a match, it doesn’t matter, you can challenge someone else and then take on the other person again when you’re ready.
OK. So, in a tennis ladder competition, first of all, players are randomnly placed on the steps/rungs of a ladder with number one being the top and say number 10 the bottom. Players challenge one another to a match. In this competition, you can challenge someone up to 3 places above you. If a player wins he either stays the same (if he’s the higher ranked player) or takes the losing players place (if the loser was above him/her) loses, the player moves up or down in position on the ladder. You can play as often or as little as you like, but you can’t challenge the same player until you have played someone else in between.
When does it start and how long does it last?
Our ladder competition is starting now and will last until 1st March 2017. This will give you enough time to play as many matches as you like and to end with a fairly accurate ranking on the ladder.
Where and when does it take place?
There is no set location for this. It is up to you to arrange the matches between you and your opponent where and when suits you both. After a challenge is issued, you have two weeks to play.
How do I find the ladder, see who to play & arrange a match?
Either follow the links for the individual ladders or go to http://www.playwaze.com and search for the Paphos Tennis Community. Register, join the community and sign up for the correct ladders. You can also download the Playwaze app to allow you to message your opponent and enter results from your mobile.
Once you are entered into the ladder tournament, you can look at the ladder and see who is up to 3 places above you. Choose who you which to challenge and send them a message through Playwaze, or ask me for their phone number (Sacha 99 329107).
How much does it cost to enter?
It costs only 10 euros to enter and this allows you to enter up to two categories.
Is it doubles or singles?
At the moment there is just singles, but if there are enough requests for doubles then we will add doubles competitions.
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