The San Diego Tennis Federation singles ladder is one of the most fundamental parts of your membership in the SDTF. The ladder promotes play between members who may not normally play each other and allows players at all levels to compete and improve their tennis skills.
In an effort to foster participation the ladder is conducted using a 3-tier system. This tiering system allowed for more people to play other members at a similar skill level while still encouraging improvement and upward mobility on the ladder.
To promote participation, we offer ladder tournaments, which allow ladder participants to be randomly pitted against other ladder players. These tournaments are very well received and will be brought back again for the 2013 season.
Any member who wishes to participate in the ladder may do so by simply notifying the Ladder Chair of their desire to join the ladder prior to midnight, January 25, 2013. All players who wish to play the ladder will be added to the list in their respective tier. No initial challenge is required. Members who decide to join the ladder after January 25th, may do so by following the challenge guidelines:
This year’s season will run from February 1st – October 31st, and will be broken into three trimesters. The trimesters are as follows:
- 1st Trimester – February 1st – April 30th
- 2nd Trimester - May 1st – July 31st
- 3rd Trimester – August 1st – October 31st
At the end of the 3rd trimester, we will hold our annual Tournament of Champions. Winners of the Grand Prix Points Challenge, Tier Champions and the Tournament of Champions winners will be announced at the SDTF Holiday Party at the end of the year.
Playing the ladder is a great way to meet new people, improve your tennis game and to get yourself match ready for events like the San Diego Open in July, the SDTF Club Championships, Pac Cup in September, Cal Cup in October as well as Team Tennis in both spring and fall.
Join the ladder in 2013….You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play!