The Ladder is for those members looking for competitive singles play. 

You will be matched against members with a similar skill level to ensure the best playing experience. 

The better you play, the more points you score, the higher on the Ladder you go. 

How high can you climb?!


Session Length

Booking court time

How to sign up



How to Play

Match Rules

Length: Each match is a 60-minute pro-set which is first to win 8 games, by a margin of 2 (e.g. 8 – 6). If the match is tied at 7 – 7, a 7-point tiebreaker is played to a two-point advantage.

Warm-up: Keep your warm up time between 5 – 10 minutes.


– If an opponent is late by 5 minutes or less, they begin the match down 1 game.

– If they are between five to 10 minutes late, they begin the match down 2 games.

– If they are over 10 minutes late, a default loss is recorded.

Serves: Each player gets first in, to a maximum of 5 attempts, for their first 2 service points.

Deuces: 1 deuce only. The next deuce is sudden death with the receiver choosing which side to receive the serve.

Point system: Points will be assigned automatically by the system when scores are entered under: Tennis Ladder > Enter Score tab.

Entering Score: Score must be entered within 48 hours since the time of the game. If it is less than 48 hours to the last day of the month, then the score must be entered by 11:59 PM of the last day of the month.

Cancellations: If a game is cancelled with less than 24 hrs notice, it will be considered a defaulted match.


What happens if a player does not play any matches in a calendar month?

A player who does not play any matches in a calendar month will be removed from the Ladder and will not be reimbursed for the cost of joining the Ladder, regardless of vacation or injury. At the organizer’s discretion, this individual may be reinstated provided there is space available, but will be required to pay the entry fee again.

What happens if my opponent doesn’t show up because he/she thought the weather didn’t look favourable or the courts were too wet for play?

If weather is ever in question, both players should call the on-duty Court Manager to get a ruling on if the courts are suitable for play. If a player did not check with the Court Manager and chose not to show up for the match, a default win will be awarded to the player left waiting.

What happens if it begins to rain at the beginning/during match?

Check with the staff to determine if the courts are suitable for play. If they are not, and a minimum of 5 games total have been played then the leading player is considered the winner. If less than 5 games, then agree to the current score, re-book to a mutually agreeable time, and continue the match where you left off.

If a mutually agreeable time cannot be done before the end of the month then the score must be entered as is.

What happens if we run out of time?

Whichever player is leading, is the winner. In case of a tie, one of the players will enter the game as tied in the system.

Still have questions?

Please contact the Programs Director.