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CTA Challenge Ladder


CTA Challenge Ladder

The CTA Challenge Ladder program has been supported and led by the Charlotte Tennis Association since its inception in 2005 when it was founded to meet the needs of players in the greater Charlotte community. The CTA Challenge Ladder program has been in continuous operation offering four seasons per year of singles/doubles/mixed doubles play across all levels with close to 2,000 participants in 2013. It's a great way to connect with players at your level and play at your own convenience. 

  • The CTA Challenge Ladder ranks players weekly using computer points similar how pros are ranked.  
  • The CTA Challenge Ladder is an activity generator, and points are awarded for matches played.
  • Players/teams set their own matches at their convenience and play as often as they want, wherever they want.
  • The more you play, the more points you receive to improve your ranking (even if you lose).
  • Each season culminates with a playoff event for the top finishers on the various Ladders.

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Spring 2015 CTA Challenge Ladder


Bring a friend and play for FREE this Summer!

The Charlotte Tennis Association is offering a special promotion for the spring season.  Any player who participates in the spring CTA Challenge Ladder and also refers a new player to the Spring CTA Challenge Ladder is eligible to PLAY FOR FREE in the Summer CTA Challenge Ladder (either singles or doubles).

A new player is someone who has not participated in the CTA Challenge Ladder for the past two years and therefore does not have a current user profile.  As part of the online registration process, the new player must provide the name of the player who refereed them on the registration form.

In appreciation for their referral(s), players are eligible to receive only one free registration for the 2015 Summer CTA Challenge Ladder. This offer is not retroactive and cannot be transferred to any other season.

We will offer all levels of play for Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles as well as Mixed Doubles.

Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles:  2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 & above
Mixed Doubles:  6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
If you do not have a USTA rating, click here for assistance in determining your level of play.

Season Dates:  March 2, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Playoff Event:   May 15-17, 2015, Park Road Park

Registration Fee$25 for Singles; $20 per player for Doubles
You can play on a 2-player doubles team or a 3-player doubles team. You can participate in up to two singles, two doubles, and two mixed doubles ladders at your NTRP level or one level above.

How to Register: Begin the process by clicking on Player Registration on the menu bar to the left. Complete the Registration Form and click 'Submit'.  You will then be automatically forwarded to PayPal to complete the payment process.  You will have the option to pay through your PayPal account or by using a credit card. You will immediately receive an email notification confirming your payment. 

If you are new to the CTA Challenge Ladder, or have not participated in the past year, you will need to create a user profile once your payment is processed. Click on Ladder Access/Login for instructions on setting up a user profile.  The CTA Challenge Ladder Coordinator will confirm your participation when you have completed the registration and the user profile process. 

Registration Deadline:   February 23 (After this deadline, please contact Wendy Rose at if you are interested in joining one of the winter ladders.)

Ladder Rules, Features & Functionality and FAQs: Not sure of the rules? Need help navigating the system? This link provides all the details on how to have a fun, enjoyable ladder experience.