Individual Competitive Play
(while playing doubles at your own skill level)
July 8 - Sept 9, 2020
Summer Skills Ladder League will start WED, JUL 8 and run for 12 weeks to WED, SEP 29. The objective will be to provide competitive matches against opponents of like skill. In the past, the player with the most points moved up a team and the player with the least moved down a team. This season teams will be organized by your ranking. If you have a USAPA ranking, then you know your ranking. If you were in the skills ladder last year, a ranking was sent out to you in the last set of results. If you do not have a ranking, the SFS board will assign you one.
The summer league will run weekly. Though in previous seasons, weekly matches did create scheduling problems which resulted in disgruntled players moving down a team. This often resulted in higher skilled players playing with lower skilled players, especially when a player was moved down two weeks in a row. The rankings will avoid this problem. If you can not make play during a week, you will not be penalized; your ranking will not change and you will continue to play with like skilled players. Your ranking will be a number that will approximate the USAPA ratings. You can see their skill rating definitions for further info. The more you play, the more reliable your ranking becomes. It will increase or decrease over time as more matches are played.
Teams can use the Dura 40, Onix Fuse Generation 2, or Franklin ball and appropriately the indoor or outdoor ball.
For those that haven’t played in the skills ladder before, weekly matches are sent out TUES night with the teams of 4. Each player is responsible for quickly letting the other 3 teammates know their availability and getting a consensus on date/time/place for a match. Typically, Kenmore is used since it’s central to most players but it is not required nor is an outdoor venue required. You play 3 games one with each of the other players; play to 11 and win by 2. Scores from all three games are recorded. If you are interested in tournament play, the skills ladder can help you prepare. A different mindset is required than that in open play.
You must be a member to sign up. The cost of the ladder is $5.
If you have any questions please contact:
Coordinator: Donna Oliver