Ranking Systems


Singles

We have six discrete scoring systems for singles. They can be toggled by the League Administrator. Each system merely interprets the data. You can change between systems at any time without altering your data, although you might have some explaining to do to your league members when their ranking has changed. Note: Some systems require certain types of scoring to be used.

  • The Quality System is great for closed leagues where a match schedule is organized by the League Administrator. It is also very accurate for challenge ladders but does require that at least 3 matches be played to establish an accurate ranking for an individual. This is a great system for USTA Team Tennis or high school conference tennis to assess talent. This is the most accurate system for ranking players against the field, across an entire season - based on margin of victory, opponent strength as well as win/loss records. Sort of a "Sagarin Predictor" system for tennis players, if you will. Any method and combination of scoring can be used (2 out of 3 set, pro-set, single set)
  • The 20-Point "Leap-Frog" System is great for encouraging league activity. This system works well when your league has a range of proficiency among it's members. Members gain points by winning matches but also gain points, in line with their effort, even when losing matches. Active players will earn good rankings, talented players may rise quickly, a player must remain active to maintain ranking. 2 out of 3 set scoring must be used with this system. A tiebreaker may be used in lieu of a third set at the discretion of the administrator.
  • The 9-Point "Leap-Frog" System is similar to the 20-point system above but uses a single 8-game pro-set instead of 2 out of 3 set scoring. It's great for when court time is limited. This system works well when your league has a range of proficiency among it's members. Members gain points by winning matches but also gain points, in line with their effort, even when losing matches. Active players will earn good rankings, talented players may rise quickly, a player must remain active to maintain ranking. A single 8-game pro-set must be used with this system. A tiebreaker must be used if tied at 8-8.
  • The 15-Point Accrual System is great for closed leagues where a match schedule is organized by the League Administrator. This system, while awarding points for participants for both wins and losses, produces an accurate depiction of member ranking based on win/loss record and margin of victory of each match. 2 out of 3 set scoring must be used with this system.
  • The 9-Point Accrual System is great for closed leagues where a match schedule is organized by the League Administrator. This system, while awarding points for participants for both wins and losses, produces an accurate depiction of member ranking based on win/loss record and margin of victory of each match. Intended for 8 game proset scoring. A tiebreaker must be used if tied at 8-8.
  • The Pyramid System is very similar in working concept to a traditional tennis ladder but instead of a linear ladder members will find themselves on tiers with other members who have had similar successes. Very accurate - based solely on wins and losses. Any method and combination of scoring can be used (2 out of 3 set, pro-set, single set).

Doubles

We have two systems for doubles. They can be changed midstream by the league administrator, the systems merely interpret the match data. Our doubles systems allow for all players to play with different partners during the course of a season.

If you're certain you want to hardcode the your doubles teams - and sacrifice the ability to change partners - for a "doubles-team-rank" as opposed to an "individual doubles rank", you might want to run your doubles league as a singles league. Simply enter the team Abe Lincoln/George Washington as first name "Lincoln", last name "Washington" (Lincoln Washinton) as a member name in a singles league.

  • The Quality System. Based on the singles Quality System above. Great for challenge match leagues. Margin of victory, opponent strength, and wins and losses are factored just as in singles - as well as the strength of your chosen partner. A win or close loss with a weak partner will help build a healthy strength rating. Any method and combination of scoring can be used (2 out of 3 set, pro-set, single set).

  • The 15-Point System. Best when used with an organized scheduled that matches all doubles teams against each other at least once through a season. 2 out of 3 set scoring must be used with this system




Ranking Systems

Quality System

20-Point "Leap-Frog" System

9-Point "Leap-Frog" System

15-Point Accrual System

9-Point Accrual System

Pyramid System