2021 Tennis ladders


The RCTA runs four very successful singles ladders: an Open Ladder, on which both men and women may participate; a Women's Ladder; and a ladder for men ages 45 and over; and a ladder for men over 60. All players must be RCTA members and must pay an annual fee of $30.00 for each ladder they wish to join. A ladder board at the courts keeps track of current standings supplemented by the online ladders. in 2019, more than 200 players (both men and women) competed on the various ladders. All are designed to encourage play. Please note, in order to properly manage the database, we are leaving matches in the system from prior years.

Thank you to Lauren Kende, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, for stepping up to sponsor the ladders and tournaments in 2021. Please reach out to her with any real estate needs as she handles purchases, sales and rentals. Thank you.

If you have registered for a ladder, select your ladder below. To register, go here. (Note you need to be a current RCTA member before joining a ladder. Use the Join button above to become a member.)


The ladder is a ranking system and players try to move up the ladder by challenging higher-ranked players to a match. If the challenger wins the match, he or she moves up to that spot and everyone in between slides back one spot. If the challenger loses the match, everyone stays where they were. Players may challenge anyone up to 20 places higher (exception: those ranked 95 or lower may challenge anyone ranked 76 or lower). New players may make their first challenge as high as they like. Win and they move to that position; lose and they must start at the bottom and work their way up. See detailed ladder rules here.

A challenge match consists of a single set, with a 12-point tiebreaker at 6-6.  Standings from one year carry over to the next, provided the player rejoins. Any new players are added to the bottom of the list. At the end of the season there is a ladder playoff among the top 16 players who have played a minimum of 10 matches. (top 8 players for 45s and women's ladders)

When joining the ladder, each registered player provides his or her name, email address and contact numbers and indicates when he or she is available to play: Weekends, Weekday Days or Weekday evenings. Challenges can be issued directly to players by email, using the on-line ladder system. Ladder players' information on-line is protected by a ladder password.


To join any of the ladders, you must first be a current RCTA Member. Click the Login button above to renew your membership, or click the Join button above if you are a first-time member. Once your membership is current, click the link below. You can register for as many ladders as you are eligible for.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN ONE OF THE RCTA TENNIS LADDERS (You will need to be a current RCTA member first)