I just completed a new feature that I know will help initiate more ladder matches. It is called "Looking to Play".
You will now see a new "Looking to Play" tab on the ladders. On this page, players can view and post listing of specific times they would like to play a match. For example, you could post a listing that you are looking to play a 4.0 player next Saturday morning at your local park.
The idea is, other players will see these listing, and initiate a match.
Send me your comments and suggestions. I would love to know what you think.
The iphone app - TennisLadder (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tennisladder/id410769010?mt=8) -- is live at the iphone app store.
This app can perform the following tasks:
1. Register with GTN;
2. View Statistics;
3. View the list of Friends;
4. Look at the list of all the Ladders that you are member of;
5. Ladder Standings;
6. Look at the list of user's teams in a Ladder;
7. Issue Challenge;
8. View/Accept/Decline Challenge;
9. Submit Score.
Please download from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tennisladder/id410769010?mt=8.
Many clubs around the world are using tennis ladders to manage their tennis leagues. A tennis ladders is simply a tool to keep track of match results and rank the players based on the matches they have played. The goal of a tennis ladder is to be at the top. Players can challenge one another to a match in order to climb the ladder. Different rankings systems can be used in order to compute a players position. The most common rankings system for a tennis ladder is the "Leap Frog" system. With this system, a players simply takes the position of the higher ranked player after winning a match against them.
A tennis ladder can also be a great tool for any school's tennis team tryouts. By setting your ladder to a round robin format, you can force all the players to play one another. After all the matches have completed, it will be easily apparent who the best and worse players are.
Global Tennis Network has made creating and managing a tennis ladder a breeze. You can determine the rules, ranking system, gender, playing levels, prizes and more. You can even accept an entry fee using PayPal and have your players added to the ladder automatically after a successful payment.
Managing a successful tennis ladder use to be a lot of work. Not anymore. The tennis ladders here at Global Tennis Network do all the work for you. Your players can sign up for your tennis ladder, challenge one another and submit their own scores. All you need to do is set up the tennis ladder and get people to sign up.
Getting people to sign up is easy. Just make some fliers and post them at your local tennis courts or clubs. You can also post some ads "Looking for Tennis Players" on craigslist.com. The ads are free to post and are very effective. Once you get people joining your tennis ladder and playing some matches, word of mouth will take over. You may want to consider allowing the first 5 people a free entry to get things rolling. To further entice people to join you tennis ladder, offer prizes to highest ranked player, and/or the player with the most matches played at the end of the ladder.
Accepting a payment for you ladders is easy. All you need is a PayPal account. Set your ladder up to require a entry fee and use PayPal to collect it for you. When a player tries to sign up for your tennis ladder, they will be taken to a payment page where they will pay the entry fee you specify. Once the payment has been completed, the player will automatically be entered into your ladder. It's that simple.