A very brief update to let you know that we have decided to Extend the Challenge Ladder Season to Sunday September 27. Along with that, it is still Totally fine to join now! It costs only $10 to participate. Plenty of time and nice weather to play on. Visit the challenge ladder page/rules etc to find out how it works and send me an email if you have questions.
Greetings Ladder Participants!
A brief update to let you know that Dan Ehrlich defeated Conor McCormack last night in a riveting 3 set match to take over the top spot on the Standings Ladder.
And Scott Enos continues to impress with his Constant match play, thus taking over the top spot over on Point Ladder.
Well done, Gentlemen with last name E!
Movement abounds here and there on the ladder, check out the standings to see for yourself.
August arrives at the end of the week and there is still a lot of Time left to make your move!
Its hot out there folks. Hydrate. Reach high. But don’t hibernate. Its on!
Ladies and Gentleman of the Ladder, as the vanquished #1 player Steve Menichetti himself reported to me in these very words, I have news to share…’There is a New Sheriff in Town’… and his name… is Conor McCormack. He usurped Menichetti 6-4, 6-4 this evening. Well done, Conor!
I would also like to add that a few days earlier Mr McCormack also defeated me in ANOTHER F’ING TIE BREAKER LOSS in the first set (we will not discuss the second set…) But I’m not bitter. Losing tiebreakers can only make me stronger. Ok, I’m a little bitter.
It must also be reported that Mr Conall O’Cleirigh Buzzed up into the #4 position on the ladder after what sounds like a national geographic NIGHTMARE of a match. Onlookers report that Mr O’Cleirigh was chased mid-match by a SWARM of hornets, three of whom managed to sting him (location, unknown) and that it was only the bravery of his opponent, Gino Galutera, that saved Conall from further stings…Gino somehow managed to ‘shoo’ the swarm away. Next, a visibly distraught O’Cleirigh not only recovered but went on to put the biggest ‘sting’ on his opponent, defeating Gino and taking over his spot on the ladder! I only wish there was video of all of this, frankly.
Victor Hart is joined on the top rung of the Points ladder by Alex Vena this week: well done to both of you!
Pretty good weather thru the weekend. Stay hydrated. Stay 6 feet apart. Play tennis!
Lots of changes on the ladder of late. Very pleased so many folks are getting out there and playing, meeting one another, that’s the main thing!
Victor Hart is the first player to break 30 points over on the Points Ladder, though there are quite a few directly below him…keep playing Victor!
Steve Menechetti took over the top spot…for now…well done, Steve!
Alex Vena made a very big leap this week with a grueling 7-6, 7-5 against yours truly. I would also like to point out that I lost to Ryan Losey 7-6, 7-6 last Sunday. Not nice. : )
All kidding about LOSING CLOSE MATCHES aside, I do want to point out one quirky ‘rule’ on the Challenge Ladder. As long as you are in range of one another (6 above, 4 below) When the Challenge is Issued, then the match counts, even if things change on the ladder before you actually play. So for instance, someone (lets call him Frank) could be 6 below me when he issues a challenge to me, and then Frank in the meantime loses to someone 6 below him (call her Julie). Then, Frank and I play and he beats me. He DOES take my spot even though he is now 7 below me (Julie replaced him). He replaces me because when we challenged, he was in range. What you cannot do is INITIALLY challenge someone or be challenged by someone out of range (its why its important to pay attention to the Standings when you issue/receive a challenge.) It can be frustrating too because someone you Just beat might the next day beat someone above you and yep, they rise above you, even though you just double destroyed them! Its Challenge Ladder MADNESS!
Its also perfectly fine to play with someone totally out of your range. We call that a Friendly.
Thanks again for participating this summer and helping keep Tennis 4 All going!
-Commish Long Legs
As we near the end of June, an update:
This week saw some excellent weather and…some dynamic movement on the ladder!
Gino Galutera and Tom Walsh are now assuming the #1 and #2 rungs respectively: well done, gentlemen.
Ryan Losey and Alex Vena also made pretty big leaps this week…and some week 1 revenge today from yours truly on Mr O’Cleirigh. The JP rivalry is REAL. And far from over.
We also have a new leader on the Points Ladder, Victor Hart. Nice work getting out there Victor!
We had a new member to the ladder added just today and yes, please let any friends know that they can still join any time during the summer.
Weather looks good later in the week. Challenge away!
Greetings Tennis Ladder 2020
just a little update after week one to let you know that Mr Victor Hart sits alone in the Points Column, with Mr Meneccheti and Mr Krasikov directly below: well done Gentlemen.
looks like the most nail biting match happened this week between Mr Krasikov and Mr Wood, a 10-8 tie breaker sealed the deal for Mr Krasikov. Well done, Roman.
Early part of the week looks good so let’s get out there and WERK!
I am pleased to say that the Summer Challenge Ladder is already 31 rungs strong, and its not even July!
Please join us (only 10 bucks) and know there is plenty of room all summer for you.
This will be my last All-Members announcement for a while.
Hope to see you out there. The vibe is good. The weather is choice. The price is right.
Are you ready to climb?
your long legged ladder Facilitator here, happy to report that after our initial invite last week, the ladder is 17 players strong and…there is still room! In fact, the ladder extends as long as needed to accommodate all! All info there on home page. 10 bucks for the whole shapoopie and official challenge matches begin June 8!
Also know you can join Any time this summer if you’d like to wait a bit.
Hi Tennis4All Members!
Tennis4All memberships have been extended, free of charge, until June 1, 2021. You will not have to renew your membership to join the summer challenge ladder.
Speaking of the summer challenge ladder, if you are interested please sign up on the Tennis4All website.
Tennis courts are back open so get your matching outfits ready and get your grunt on! Oh wait, that’s just me!
Brian Bartoloni, Membership Director, Tennis4All
Registration now up on home page (10 bucks!) for Summer Challenge Ladder 2020. A few new rules you will see related to social distancing but yeah, it’s on! The weather is gorge and the ladder awaits your arrival. Will you take a rung? Will you win a prize?
Dust off that racket and join the Summer Ladder. Nice way to meet some new peeps.
I am your host, Doug Lockwood. I also play. Tennis. See you out there. Re-read all the rules, new and old and remember, its all about having some fun and getting some exercise.
To give you some time to get your strokes back, the ladder will start on Monday, June 8. Enjoy!!