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.
You will need a Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) profile to compete on the Club Ladder. Players will also need to be a City Community Tennis club member on the UTR platform. Simply search for City Community Tennis and select request to join.
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).
For matches players organise either play 1 set, a pro set (first to nine games, tie break at eight all), the best of three sets (third set is a ten point tie breaker), best of 5 sets (book a minimum of 3 hours) or you could try a Fast4 format. 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.
Organised Weeknight and Weekend Sessions
You will be able to book into these sessions directly online Starting October 2020. In the meantime please contact Hiroko Shiraogawa.
We 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
If you're already part of the club ladder, you can book into a designated Club Ladder event in your division.
Singles Round Robin
Round 1: Player 1 v Player 2, Player 3 v Player 4
Round 2: Win v Win, Loss v Loss (players result from round 1)
Note: Winners of Round 2 can keep the tennis balls
Warm up: 10 minutes before first round match commences, Round 2 warm your serve up 5 minutes
Format: Pro Set best of nine games with short deuce (tie break at eight all)
Scores: Winners to add scores to the Club Ladder portal and contact Hiroko by email with result for scores to be added to the UTR platform (next day please)
Balls: Eight new balls are provided
COVID Player Safety Rules must be adhered to at all times