Longton Memorial Tennis Club

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To help keep members active down at the courts, meet new members and enjoy a game of tennis, we have setup club ladder competitions for mens and womens singles. This is not aimed as a serious/competitive competition, so to try and make it as fair as possible to all players, this is a handicap ladder. 


Contact Alan Wilkinson on 07398291832 or by email to join the ladder.


Don't forget to book your court! 

We are using a free app called 'Slappy: Sports Ladder' to run/manage the ladder and once you have contacted Alan, you will be given the access code/link to join the ladder, access to our club WhatsApp group (should you need any further help) and your handicap for the ladder


Through the Slappy app you can:


  • see the ladder competition you entered
  • chat with the ladder participants
  • challenge players/arrange a match 
  • submit your match scores - don't forget to confirm the match score once you have played!
Rules (there are always rules!)

1. 1 set of singles tennis is played. If the game score reaches 6-6, a tie-break is played (first to 7 points or win by 2 clear points, if the tie-break reaches 6-6)
2. Don't forget your handicap - this may mean starting each game from the 'wrong side'
3. If you have a - (negative) handicap, don't forget to 'balance off' the handicap 
e.g. if both players are on -15, you would both start on 0 (love). 
e.g. if one player was on +15 & the other player was on 0 (love), the player on +15 would start on 0 & the 0 player would start on -15. 
So in other words, no player should start higher than 0 (love)
4. You should challenge the player directly above you. If they cannot play within a reasonable time-frame (about a week), you can challenge the person ahead of them. You cannot challenge any higher.
5. The tournament organiser reserves the right to 'tweak' to the ladder, to ensure it remains fair e.g. handicaps

You can download the 'Slappy: Sports Ladder' app from your app store below