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  • To enter in the KCTC 2021 Summer ladders, KCTC Members should complete the form at https://bit.ly/2AJTgSX

    Once completed, you will receive a free login to your accounts on tennisrungs.com. This will allow you to challenge other players and find out their contact details so that you can arrange matches. The TennisRungs system also allows you to report the scores of matches which determines ladder rankings.

    If you have registered for one or more ladders and do not receive an email with the tennisrungs login details, please check your spam/bulk mail folder. If you still cannot located the email with login details, or cannot login with the details provided, email ladders@kilfeacletennis.ie.

  • About the KCTC 2021 Summer Ladders

    KCTC 2021 Summer Tennis Ladders

    New for the summer of 2021, KCTC has a series of tennis ladders to get you out playing singles again.

    In total, there are 3 ladders to enter as follows and members can enter multiple ladders:

    • Men's Singles 
    • Women's Singles
    • Mixed Singles 

     

    Why Enter the KCTC Summer Ladders
    • Increase your opportunities for match play with other players in the club. 
    • Get to know other players in the club
    • Play at a day/time that suits your schedule with a "Propose a Match" option on Tennisrungs
    • Improve your level of tennis - ladder-based matches by their nature help motivate you to play more and improve.

      

    How long will the Summer Ladders run for?

    The Summer Ladders will run for 14 weeks and will open for play on 22nd May 2021 and will close on 28th August 2021.

     

    Who can participate in the KCTC Summer Ladders?

    All KCTC member that have paid their 2021 KCTC membership fees (due on the 26th of April 2021) can participate in the Summer Ladders. 

     

    How much does it cost to participate in the KCTC Summer Ladders?
     
    The 2021 Summer ladders are free to enter for current 2021 KCTC members.

     

    How are games organised between participants in the Summer Ladders?

    All games and challenges are organised through the https://app.tennisrungs.com website. Participants can organise games at a time that is convenient for both players/teams. Courts can then be booked using the KCTC Ebooking System. It is the responsibility of the challenger to book the courts.

  • What system is used to participate in the ladders?

    The ladder utilises the TennisRungs online ladder system. This is a different system to the ebookingonline system used to book courts in KCTC. It is designed specifically to manage and participate in tennis ladders. TennisRungs takes away all the hard work of administering and participating in a tennis ladder. Once you sign up to the KCTC tennis ladders, Tennis Rungs will give you feedback on:

    • How you are doing
    • What your ranking is
    • Who you can challenge
    • The record of your opponents
    • Contact information to schedule matches with your opponents
    • How your friends and other KCTC members are doing

    More information on the Tennisrungs system is available at https://info.tennisrungs.com/

     

  • What is a Tennis Ladder

    A tennis challenge ladder is a system where players are organised in a list (ladder). For the KCTC Summer ladders, the ladders will be points based to drive "activity" and a social aspect. In these ladder, matches can be "proposed" and "accepted" rather than having to only challenge one at a time.

  • General Information on the KCTC Summer Ladders

    Terms and Conditions

    By joining the KCTC Summer Ladders via the TennisRungs system, you are:

    • Declaring that you are 18 or more years of age.
    • Agreeing that where players are less than 18, such players must be registered by a parent/guardian using a parent's email address and telephone number. All bookings must be arranged by a parent/guardian and a parent/guardian must be present at all times for games played as part of a ladder.
    • Agreeing that your name and scores can be displayed on or via the public KCTC website.
    • Agreeing that your email address can be shared with other members of the KCTC Summer Ladders via the TennisRungs system.

    The Guiding Principle behind these rules is to encourage matches for singles players by providing an easy way to put players in touch with each other.

     

    KCTC Club Ladder Rules

    For the 2021 Summer Ladders, ladders will be points-based as opposed to ladder rank-based. Competitors will be allowed to issue both challenges or proposals of matches.

    A challenge is directly between two players. If a player accepts the challenge, the players later organise a time that suits both of them. Challenges can be accepted directly by clicking on the link in the email sent to the player that has been challenged or can also be accepted in the tennisrungs app/website.

    A proposal is where a player wants to play with anyone available on the ladder and broadcasts this to everyone on the ladder that they want a game. This is a really good option if you want to play at a time that suits you e.g. 9 am Friday morning and just see if anyone is available and wants to play. When you issue a proposal, it goes to all players on the ladder and the first one to accept the proposal on tennisrungs gets the game. If you get a proposal, please do not email or text the player directly to accept it. You have to accept it in the tennis rungs app or website. Otherwise, multiple players will be contacting the challenger for a game that may already be accepted. Once a proposal is accepted, it will no longer be available in the tennisrungs app or website to accept. So if you can't see a proposal that was previously made, it's probably already accepted by someone else.


    Ladder rankings will be points based as opposed to overall ladder position based and points will be allocated as follows:

    • Each match participant will receive 2.00 point(s).
    • The matchwinner will receive 5.00 points.
    • Each set won will earn each player 1.00 point.
    • Going three sets will earn each player 2.00 points.
    • Winning in straight sets will earn a player 1.00 points.
    • The players are then ranked from the highest point total down.
    • Players must issue all challenges using the TennisRungs.com website. However, as this is a new system for some players, it is also recommended that players send a text message notifying the other player of the challenge.
    • Match winners will be determined based on the best of 3 sets comprising of two shorts sets (first to 6) with no advantage and a tie-break in the case of a third set. i.e. first to 7 point tie-break and win by at least two points.

    Your ladder admin is Kilfeacle Community Tennis Club and can be emailed at ladders@kilfeacletennis.ie if you have any questions.

     

    What is the minimum age for players to enter the KCTC Summer Ladders?

    Junior Players must have attained the age of 13 years by 31st December 2021.
     

    What is required to issue or accept challenges on a ladder?

    If you have a smartphone, the easiest way to make or accept challenges is by using the Tennisrungs app. This is available on the Google Playstore for Android devices and the Apple Apps Store for IOS. Once the app is installed on your phone, just use your tennisrungs.com username and password to log in.

    If you don't have a smartphone, you can also use your email address to accept challenges and a Web-enabled PC, Table, or phone to enter results and also to issue challenges. While not required, it is recommended that challenges sent through the TennisRungs system should also be sent to the person challenged by text message. 

     

  • How to Login to the KCTC Summer Ladders

    Once you have signed up for the KCTC Summer Ladders and you have received an email to confirm that your tennisrungs.com account is created, you can then login to the KCTC Summers ladders on the Tennisrungs system using either a web browser or a mobile app.

  • Using Tennisrungs on the Web

    Login to Tennisrungs on the web

  • Using the Tennisrungs Mobile App

    KCTC members can also download the tennisrungs free mobile app to make challenging and reporting scores a whole easier. Download for free in the Google Play and Apple App Stores.