Singles tennis is a great way to meet other players of similar standard, or challenge yourself against better players to work your way up the rankings. The City Community Tennis Singles Ladder is open to all Advantage Members – and with more than 100 players on the ladder, it’s easy to find another player ready to play.
Become an Advantage Member today!
Once a player has been given a ‘player level’ they are added to one of our 5 divisions: Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced and Elite. Simply log in to the Club Ladder below to see player details and availability, then invite them for a game.
We rely on players to make our tennis ladder work, but it’s pretty easy! Once you’ve found an opponent to play, all you need do is book an agreed time and place at one of our courts (go to our Book a Court page to check availability) and share the cost of court hire and balls.
The Ladder Match winner is responsible for submitting the score in the online Ladder Program, or to a City Community Tennis staff member. Please note that with the exception of matches played as part of the ESTA competitions, we can’t accept or record results on the ladder for matches played at other tennis centres/clubs not part of City Community Tennis.
There are 3 Ladder competitions within a calendar year.
Responding to Challenges:
If a player challenges you to a match, you must do your best to respond and arrange a match within 3 weeks. If you’re unable to commit to accepting challenges, please be sure to log in to the Club Ladder website and leave a comment under “availability” to let other players know your status.
If a player has not played a match within a season (3 months), the player will not be enrolled to the following season (the ladder is for regular match players only).
You can play 1 set, a pro set (the first to 8 games), the best of 3 sets, or the best of 5 sets. It’s entirely your choice. However, make sure you and your opponent both agree on the format before you start play to avoid any confusion.
Players can challenge anyone in their division and receive 1 ranking point for playing and an additional 2 ranking points for a win. The winner adds results online to the ladder portal.
Weekend Ladder Group Competitions:
Each weekend City Community Tennis organise group ladder competitions open to a larger range of rankings. We’ll email you to let you know when your ranking comes up and pre-payment will be required to secure your place in the competition.
The competition format is Round Robin or Knockout: up to 10 opponents play 3 to 4 sets over 3 hours. In the event of a 5 all tie-break, a short second deuce point will determine the winner. Two balls are provided by City Community Tennis for each court (per NSW tournament guidelines).
City Community Tennis uses Facebook as the primary method of communication with members on the Club Ladder. Please “like” the Jensen’s Tennis Facebook page to view all the latest information and receive invites about the ladder and other competitions.
We also have a private Facebook Group called “Jensen’s Club Ladder”. We contact players in this group to send them extra information and to share photos of the matches.
All competition players must be current CCT advantage members.
How do I join the club Ladder?
You need to be a CCT Club Advantage Member and contact us to arrange a grading. You can be graded in one of the following ways:
Or if you book a casual game at our Surry Hills courts, a staff member can quickly assess your playing ability. If you’d like to choose this option, please let us know in advance so we can ensure a staff member will be available.
What does a grading involve?
Our qualified tennis coaches will assess your playing skills and ability to determine your level. This ensures you’re ranked at an appropriate level against our other Ladder members.
What happens once I'm accepted on the Ladder?
Before accepting or requesting challenges from other players, we’ll ask you:
From there, you’ll be ready to play!
If you're already part of the club ladder, log in to the iTennisLadder web application here to challenge other ladder players and enter scores.Log in to club ladder