Charlotte Tennis Association

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Ladder Prizes and Playoffs

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CTA Fall Challenge Ladder
August 21 - November 5


Ladder Playoff Format:   

  • To encourage all eligible players/teams to participate in the end of season playoffs, players will arrange with their opponents to complete playoff matches at mutually agreeable times.  Rain delays will extend the playoff's one  - two weeks.

Qualifying.  At the end of each season, the "top finishers" on each Ladder will be invited to participate in the playoff event, based on the following criteria:

  • Ladders with 1-20 players/teams - top 4 players/teams invited to participate in playoff event
  • Ladders with 21-40 players/teams - top 8 players/teams invited to participate in playoff event
  • Ladders with 41 or more players/teams - top 16 players/teams invited to participate in playoff event

Players/teams who qualify on more than one Ladder, may participate in up to two events.

For three person doubles teams, all players may compete in the playoffs.

Players should play matches at a mutually agreed upon location, but the default location should go to the higher seeded player/doubles team.

Match and Scoring Format. The format for the event will be single elimination. Scoring for all playoff matches will be the best of three sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the third set.

Communication. The CTA Challenge Ladder Coordinator will create and post draws by noon on Tuesday following the last day of the season.

Draws will be posted using the "tournament" feature in the Challenge Ladder program. 

Awards. Winners and Finalists will receive an award to commemorate their successful season.