Junior League Challenge Ladder General Information and Calendar (see below)

The ALTA Junior Challenge Ladder is a special tennis program to promote singles competition for the serious junior player. The Challenge Ladder runs for two seven-week sessions, from mid-September until the end of November and the beginning of January until mid-February. During this time frame the ALTA Junior Leagues are finished and there are few USTA junior tournaments.

To join the ladder, a player must be between the ages of 10 and 18 and must have completed at least two USTA sanctioned Jr. Tournaments either for ranked or unranked players.

For the first session, each ladder (boys and girls) is arranged according to ability, age, and previous commitment to the ladder. There are usually 100 boys and 100 girls on each ladder. Many of the players are ranked in the state as well as ranked in the Southern Section and nationally.

After placement on the ladder, a player is able to call a Ladder Manager to challenge a player above him/her to a match. The match play involves players traveling to another player's home court and therefore requires a commitment on the part of the parents as well.

The Ladder fee is $15 in addition to the $10 renewal of your Junior ALTA membership for the year of the 2nd session ($25 total); or $15 in addition to the $25 renewal of your Adult ALTA membership if you turn 19 the calendar year of the 2nd session ($40 total).  The ladder member is eligible to win t-shirts, sweatshirts, towels, and a bag tag.  Ladder members who compete in both sessions of the program and play a minimum number of matches are also eligible for ALTA's tournament assistance program.  We also host round robins for participants which count as match play.

 The ladder attracts the city's best players and ALTA is very proud of their commitment to the Junior Challenge Ladder program.

Please read the Rules and Procedures PDF carefully.  Special attention must be given to understanding the consequences for not completing matches as scheduled.  Each player and parent is responsible for reading and understanding the rules and procedures.  This can be found by going to Leagues and Tournaments>Jr. Challenge Ladder>Docs/Forms. 

     
Donna Gilli
Junior Challenge Ladder Vice President

JrChallengeVP@altatennis.org

Tel: (770) 399-5788 ext. 129
   
Sessions: Session 1 - September 22, 2013 to November 17, 2013
Session 2 - January 2, 2014 to February 23, 2014
Format:

Singles

Age:

10 to 18 years

 2013 CALENDAR FOR THE 2013/2014. CHALLENGE LADDER   
Mon., Aug. 12, 2013 Registration opens on line
Fri., Sept. 13, 2013 Registration closes on line

Sat., Sept 21
2013

Member orientation meeting and kick off party - 3:45 p.m. @ Blackburn TC

Sun.,Sept. 22,2013 1st session begins.  Calls or emails to ladder managers may be made from 7 - 9 p.m.
Fri.,Sept 27, 2013 Tournament Assistance Application Deadline for 2012/2013 Ladder participants.  All documentation must be submitted to ALTA office by deadline!  No tournament assistance funding will be awarded to delinquent applications.
Fri.,Oct.18, 2013 2nd session online registration opens for new players.  All 1st session participants will automatically be added to the 2nd session.  It is not necessary to reapply.
Sun.,Nov. 17, 2013 1st session ends at 6:00 p.m.  Any challenges not completed and reported are voided.
Fri.,Nov. 15, 2013 2nd session online registration closes for NEW members
Thurs.,Dec. 5,2013 2012/2013 Ladder tournament assistance checks are sent out.
2014                      
January 2, 2014 2nd session begins
February 26, 2014 2nd session ends.
TBA Top Ten Banquet and end of season party
March 2, 2014 2nd session 2013/2014 end of session ladder positions posted.
March 14, 2014 Tournament Assistance match count deadline for end of 2013-2014 season.
March 14, 2014 Tournament Assistance forms for 2013/2014 JCL available on line
Sept. 26, 2014 Tournament Assistance Application deadline for 2013/2014 Ladder
TBA Miscellaneous Ladder closing mailings
TBA End-of-season party

 

2014 Ladder Calendar

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