- A player can challenge another player ranked up to 4 positions above his/her own. if the challenger wins, he/she will move ahead of the person challenged. A ladder game may still be played if 2 players arrange a game and the standing changes so they are now more than 4 positions apart. This exception does not apply if the difference was caused by a bump. (see rule 4)
- If a player being challenged does not agree to a match to be played within 2 weeks, the challenger may take a default win and move ahead of the challenged player. If one player does not show up for the game by the arranged time, the other player can take a default win and if he/she is the challenger, move ahead of the of the no-show.
- If there is a dispute, the club pro or manager will make the final decision.
- All participants must play at least 2 matches per month to keep their positions. If a player plays only 1 game, he/she will be moved down the ladder to a position below all participants who have played 2 matches. If a player has not played any games in the month, he/she will be moved to the bottom of the ladder. This process is known as a bump. Bumps take place on the 30th of the month.
- Both players are to bring a new can of balls to their match. The winner will take home the unopened can, and the loser will take the opened can.
- The winner will be the first plater to reach 9 games (7 point win-by-2 tie breaker at 8-8 is possible if both players agree in advance) A longer format will be allowed if courts are available.
- It is the responsibility of both players to ensure the match is recorded on the list of games played in the club office.
- If the top ranked player on the ladder has played 3 ladder matches in one month while holding the top position, he/she may refuse challenges for the remainder of the month without losing his/her position.
- Matches are to be played on the weekend (Saturdays and Sundays between 9am – 10pm) or on weekdays after 8pm.
- A new player enlisting in the Singles Ladder may challenge 2 players to establish his/her position. if he/she fails to win either match, they will be placed at the bottom of the ladder.
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