Tennis Ladder Tournment

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.

Click HERE  if you wish to go straight through to sign up.


Sounds interesting?

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 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.

Find out more?

50 Shades of Tennis

Uh? You might ask, but Pafos Tennis Coaching took on a whole new meaning this Saturday morning.  The regular Freedom Class (women’s class) is always fun at the Ascos Hotel in Coral Bay.  Men beware!  This week was no exception.  It was in full swing  and serving was on the menu with “Whip your man!” echoing across the court. Ouch!

So, what were we doing?  Well, one of the ways to fine tune your service action is to use a skipping rope, whipping it as if you were hitting the ball.  It’s a great way to see how you’re hitting, stopping you from hitting too much to the side or pushing the ball.  It’s also great fun 🙂


By the end of the lesson, everyone’s serves had improved ten-fold, but their men had better beware when they get home!

Next week we’ll have to find something to top that!  There’s always working on top spin!

Women’s Tennis Lessons in Paphos

Freedom classes have taken off.  We have a group in Coral Bay that have a great time every Saturday at 9am.  Progress has been quick and after only a few lessons, they are playing games.  The men had better watch out!

Freedom Classes

Freedom Classes

Pafos Tennis Lessons for women will shortly start.  Are you interested, or know anyone who is? The idea is that many women are more comfortable working out or doing sport in a class only with other women.  It’s also a chance to meet other women, chat, get fit and learn how to play tennis. Some will be in the mornings aimed at those of you wishing to escape from the children for an hour while they are at school, while others will be in the evening for those of you who work.

So, get your trainers on, bring a bottle of water and come have some fun!