MP Tennis Ladder
The MP Tennis Ladder is a city wide tennis league, open to men and women of all levels. Players schedule their own matches and can play as often as they want, with a minimum of once every two weeks.
The MP Tennis ladder started in 2000, and has seen over 30,000 matches played in that time. There are two seasons a year (Mar-Aug & Sept-Feb) and there is open sign ups all season, so you can join anytime.
If you are looking for a way to meet other tennis players and play more matches, the MP Tennis Ladder is for you.
How the Ladder Works
The MP Tennis Ladder is basically a season long game of "king-of-the-hill". Players challenge those above them for their spots, while accepting challenges from those below them. At the end of the season, the top players on each ladder will qualify for the single-elimination tournament that is seeded based on each player's season ending position.
The best thing about the ladder is you can play as much as you want. The only minimums are you must play at least once in every two-week Bump Down period, and at least eight matches for the season to be playoff eligible.
Some players have gotten in as many as 100 matches in a season! Most players get around 15-20 matches in the four-and -one-half month season. The MP Tennis Ladder is a great way to play more tennis.
John Redcay approaching 2000th match!
John Redcay, the MP Ladder's "Iron Man", will, in early Season 36, become the first player in ladder history with 2,000 matches played (only one other player has 1,000!).
Countdown to 2000
(as of the end of Season 35/Spring 2017)
The Mini Season
The next Mini Season will begin play on Wednesday, July 19th at noon and will run until August 28th at 9am. It is open to all current ladder players and those signing up for the fall season and is included at no aditional cost.
The rules are very simple:
- The higher seed at the time of the challenge has home court.
- Match winners get 5 points, the loser 1 point.
- Players can play anyone on the ladder, regardless of position, but can only play the same person twice.
- Players can refuse matches for any reason and defaults are only given for no-shows
- The player with the most points is the winner!
Season 35 Warrior AwardEach season, the Warrior Award is given to the player with the most matches played during the regular season.
The player with the most matches on all ladders wins a pair of shoes from Wilson.
The player on the other ladders with the most played wins a set of strings from Wilson/Luxilon.
1. Jim Hayes - 70 matches (B Ladder)
2. John Redcay - 60 (B)
3. Dario Jaramillo - 51 (B)
4. Dave Hendry - 50 (B)
5.. Anna Fotopoulos - 44 (B)
A Ladder Winner - Chad Rebuck - 32
C Ladder Winner - Howard Hawkins - 11
Congratulations to the following players on hitting an all-time milestone on the MP Tennis Ladder
John Redcay - 1200 wins
Curt Smith - 400
Dario Jaramillo - 300
William Murray - 200
James Henly - 200
Scott Fullerton - 150
June Rogers - 100
John Redcay - 1950 matches
Jeff Dunayer - 600
Bob Desbiens- 450
Tom Shuga - 400
Karl Kastner - 350
Doug Anacreonte - 250
Scott Fullerton - 300
James Rowe - 250
David Sabel - 250
Mike Joshua - 200
Michael Rossi - 200
Robert Murdock - 150
June Rogers - 150
Quentin Nguyen - 150
Anna Fotopoulos - 100
Max Alexeyev - 100