Hello all -
The Winter Ladder is winding down – we’ve had a great 12 weeks of wall smackin play, and are ready for round 2. With that, it is time to kick off the Spring’09 ladder. Please read the below details carefully as we are going to switch it up a bit. Also disregard the start date of this meetup. Slots will remain open until we have enough players, so start RSVPing asap. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact me directly. -- Thx, Paul
2009 SPRING LADDER DETAILS
1) Minimum of 10 players are needed to start this ladder. 12-15 players is optimal. I will wait until we have the desired size to start formally organizing the ladder.
2) Ladder players will play 4-5 matches over 2 months depending on ladder size. This includes 1-2 scrimmage games (to get the kinks out) and then the remaining match games for points. Each match is best 2 out of 3. Scores will be passed to the organizer with rankings & standings developing over time as you play in more ladders.
3) Cost for the ladder is appx $10 per game plus a small $2 fee to pay for the upkeep of this ladder hosted online. So 4 games = $42. 5 games = $52 etc. The location of the courts will be at the Baruch College Athletic Center in Manhattan @ 24th Street & Lexington Avenue.
The price is based on Baruch’s cost per day pass. Other players might opt for a monthly pass, which is more $$, but allows you daily access to the gym and all its facilities.
4) Skill level will be varied ranging from C +/- to B-
I will do my best to group like skill levels together. This means you have to do your best at describing to me your skill levels. Please include somewhere so I can figure that out, either in your profiles, your intros, or in your RSVP message.
For those that have not been rated, a typical C-Level player has played a lot at some given point in time (college, local gym, local ladder), might still play occasionally (few times a year), and is looking to get back into the swing of things. A typical B-level player has excellent control of all types of shot, and can kill the ball at will. I want to be strict about skill level for this ladder as this is the majority of players. If there is demand to open up the levels to beginner or high B, I will try and accommodate.
5) This ladder is self-organized and up to you.
I cannot stress this point enough. I will provide the email list, but you are responsible for purchasing your court passes, setting up all matches, reserving the courts, and organizing in a timely fashion. You will be playing 4-5 games in 2 months. That means approximately 1 game per week. If you cannot commit to that participation, DO NOT join this ladder. This ladder takes time – and if you’re the kind of person that is very busy, or gets distracted, DO NOT join. If you get injured mid-ladder, you must notify me so I can adjust the organization. It is critical to abide by this commitment else be removed from the ladder as it’s not fair to the other players.
6) You are responsible for your own equipment and proper attire. This means racquet, ball, protective eyewear and sneakers that do not mark the walls. If you choose not to bring eye-ware, you do so at your own risk.
And that’s about it for now. Let’s get this going. Please RSVP if you want to play, and contact me directly if you have any more questions. More info will be provided after the RSVP closing date. Game On