Manage Tennis Ladders
A tennis ladder is governed by a set of rules. The ladder rules manage ladder rankings, match play, challenges...
|Leap-frog (also called Win-replace)|
|Win-Loss point system|
|Custom ladder rules|
|Elo rating system|
Point system ladders reward players based on player rankings, number of games and sets won / lost... These ladder rules have the added advantage of encouraging match play and rewarding those who play often and play early. In such matches, both the winner and the loser earn points. Players are ranked based on the total number of points accumulated up to a given date.
Some ladders are run in an ad-hock manner where the ladder organizer defines general ladder guidelines and a simple point system. These types of tennis ladders are ideal in a casual tennis environment.
The Elo rating system was originally used as an improved chess-rating system. Using this system, players start with an arbitrary number of points (also called rating). After every match, the winning player takes points from the losing one. The difference between the ratings of opponents determines how many points are gained or lost after the match.