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