Fri

29

May

2020

Season Starts Monday, June 1st

The 2020 Summer season begins June 1st and ends September 6th.  After that, we'll have the tournaments.  More details on that will come in August.  The website is under construction and is being set up so we can begin Monday, June 1st.  All must sign the new disclaimer form (see previous blog entry) before playing on any of the ladders.  All those that have not signed it will be removed from the various ladders by Monday. The assumption at this point is all will sign the disclosure and the site includes all those registered to date.

 

Safety is imperative to all those that participate on the ladder.   Please select the Covid-19 links on the links page to educate yourself on playing tennis safely.  It is expected that all will honor the recommendations made in these links. Go here to see them.  Let's be safe and have fun.

Wed

20

May

2020

Required Disclaimer Statement

The disclaimer statement signed when someone joins the ladder has been modified. This form must be signed off before a player is added to the ladder. The language in the disclaimer has been modified as of May 20th, 2020. Anyone that signed up prior to that date will have to fill out the form located here before being added to the ladder. Anyone who fills out the new registration form (effective 5/20/20 will be covered given the new language is included as of that date in the Disclaimer statement. Doubles partners that did not sign up directly because their partner signed them up for the ladder will be required to complete the form before being added to any of the ladders.

 

Thanks for your understanding as this change is implemented.

Mon

18

May

2020

Time To Register for the 2020 Summer Season

It's time to register for the 2020 Summer Tennis Ladders.  At this point, the ladders will open June 1st. This is similar to the timing the USTA is using, so I'm following their lead as well as ideas provided by other experts.  I am thankful to those providing guidance/ideas to me.  The safety of all of you is important to me.  I will reference links in my initial email that will provide ideas on how to play safe tennis.  The links page references web pages which include this information.  I recommend checking them out now.  As we all return to the sport, I ask that common sense and the referenced guidelines be followed for the safety of all involved.  I thank you all for that support in advance.

 

Sign up immediately to retain your ranking from this past summer/winter.  To retain your ranking you must register by Wednesday, May 27th.  If you sign up after that date, you'll be added to the bottom of the ladder in the order I receive registrations.  I will be merging the rankings from last summer with this past winter's rankings to determine where you will start.

 

To register, go here

Thu

07

May

2020

Ladders Will Start June 1st (subject to change)

At this point, I will send an email out to all previous players on the ladder in the middle of this month to register for the summer ladder.  As indicated before, I am following the timing based on the USTA.  At this point, they have suspended play through May 31st.  I want to have the ladder ready to go June 1st.  This date may change if the guidance from the USTA changes.

 

I will also open up the forms on this website for everyone in the middle of May.

 

If you have any questions/concerns, please email me at tennis@delawaretennisladder.com.

 

Thanks

Wed

22

Apr

2020

Playing Tennis Safely

Here is a link to a site created by the USTA entitled: "Playing Tennis Safely: Player Tips and Recommendations".  I recommend everyone look this over before playing.  Let's be safe.

 

Here is the link:

https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html