- E-mail address you want to use for the ladder
- USTA Rank if you have one
- What Ladder you want to join
- If you are joining the mixed doubles league, all of the above information for your partner
- You can issue one challenge at a time and receive one challenge at a time (for a total of 2).
- You can challenge up to 3 spots above your current position in the ladder (and any number down).
- By accepting a challenge, you agree to play the match and log your scores within 14 days. If you don't, the challenge will expire and must be issued again.
- You can withdraw a challenge you've made at any time, but if you deny an opponent's challenge it counts as a loss. If you're just too busy to play that week, try emailing your opponent and asking them to withdraw their challenge instead. This allows your opponent to challenge someone else in the meantime.
- Once you issue a challenge, you'll be able to see that person's contact information and email them to agree on a time and location that works for both of you.
- Please make every effort to schedule matches which are mutually convenient to you and your opponent but if you live outside St. Mary’s County the starting point for scheduling matches should be the closest St. Mary’s County tennis court location, not where you live. If your opponent comes all the way to you, offer to repay the favor the next time you play.
- Once the match is over, the winner will report the scores on the site.
- Both teams shouldbring an unopened can of balls and choose one to use for the match. The winner keeps the unopened can, and the loser keeps the balls used for the match.
- Matches are best 2 out of 3 sets, ad-scoring, with tiebreakers if necessary. Players can choose to play a 10-point tiebreaker in lieu of a third set, but both players must agree.
All other standard USTA rules apply.
Match results, ladder rankings, and other information regarding the ladder will be available also on the St. Mary’s County Tennis Association website at: