29. May 2020
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...
20. May 2020
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...
18. May 2020
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...
07. May 2020
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...
22. April 2020
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
22. April 2020
Many are probably wondering what will happen with the Delaware Tennis Ladder given the Covid-19 pandemic. I expect we will have the ladder running again, however the timeframe will be different from the past. I've decided to follow the recommendations of the USTA. My thinking is they know tennis, and they have access to experts in the field to make recommendations based on science and what is best for tennis players. Currently they have suspended all play until May 31st. This may change as we...
17. March 2020
Given the I wish to be careful not to harm anyone, I’ve decided to end this year’s winter season effective with this update. I believe this is a prudent decision given I see this as way to help reduce risk of spreading it. I thank you for your understanding/support as I exercise this abundance of caution.
27. November 2019
Congratulations to Eric Kanse, Troy Donato, Zhenia Babak and Amit Kumar for playing in the Men's Doubles Final. Eric and Troy emerged as our champions this year winning the final with a score of 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4). Thanks for your participation.
02. November 2019
The Winter ladder begins Sunday, November 3rd. Go and make challenges now. Here are the rates Delcastle Tennis Center, Elkton Indoor Tennis and Hockessin Indoor Tennis are charging for matches: A singles match will cost $40 for a court for up to 1.5 hours (That's $20 per person for 1.5 hours) A doubles match will cost $75 for a court for up to 1.5 hours (That's 18.75 per person for 1.5 hours). Go and make some challenges and enjoy the tennis!
02. November 2019
Congratulations to Troy Donato and John Mullarkey for playing in the Men's Flight A Singles final. Troy is our champion this year winning the final with a score of 6-2, 6-2.