LADDER

The Tennis Committee is sponsoring a co-ed singles ladder that will get underway in July 2023. It’s a terrific way to meet players. To participate, register with the front desk staff or email CTC.TennisCommittee@gmail.com. Registrants may join after July 4, but will be added to the bottom of the ladder and have to work their way up.

2023 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Member-Guest Tournament

May 21, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CTC Member Tournaments

August 15 deadline to register

Women’s Singles September 15–17

Women’s Doubles September 22–24

Sr Women’s Doubles (60+) September 29–October 1

Men’s Singles September 22–24

Men’s Doubles   September 15–17

Sr Men’s Doubles (60+)     September 29–October 1

Mixed Doubles October 13–15

Sr Mixed Doubles (60+) October 13–15

GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

  • Contact CTC’s Tennis Committee for answers to your tournament questions CTC.TennisCommittee@gmail.com

    We’ll also help you find a partner for any doubles tournament — just ask!

    Signup
    • Starting July 15, register with the Front Desk OR email them at cambridgetennisclubfrontdesk@gmail.com.
    • August 15 is the deadline to sign up for all tournaments. The Tennis Committee (TC) will add your name beyond this deadline, if the draw allows.

    Entry fee
    • $30 per individual, for singles and doubles
    • Fees will be charged to the member’s account after the August 15 signup deadline.
    • If you must withdraw, fees can be refunded up to 14 days before your tournament’s start date.

    Draw size
    • Singles must have at least 6 individuals signed up for the tournament to take place.
    • Doubles must have at least 4 teams.

    Format
    • Tournaments typically will be single elimination, with first-round losers moving to the back draw.
    • This format can be adjusted at the discretion of the Tennis Director, based on the size of the draw and court
    availability. Examples include pro sets, ad- or no-ad scoring, tiebreaker in lieu of a third set.
    • A 15-minute warmup period is allowed.

    Time
    • Play may begin as early as 4:00p on Fridays for large draws and will commence at 8:00 Saturday mornings.
    • Finals, and sometimes semi-finals, are played on Sundays.
    • Entrants commit to playing a minimum of two matches in a tournament, including both main draw & back draw.
    • In the event of inclement weather, the Tennis Director will determine the best plan for rescheduling.

    Eligibility
    • Entrants in Senior level tournaments must be at least 60 years of age.
    • Players at any skill level are eligible for all tournaments.

    Rules
    • The Tennis Director & TC will determine seeded players, primarily based on previous years’ results as well as
    official rankings.
    • Entrants will follow the USTA Friend at Court rules.
    • At a minimum, all entrants are expected to understand set tiebreaks, match tiebreaks, ad and no-ad scoring,
    continuous play — and the concept that opponents always get benefit of the doubt.
    • The Tennis Director and/or members of the TC will be available at every match in the unlikely event a dispute
    cannot be resolved by the players on court.

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Call Us: 617-354-0303

Mailing address: 40 Willard St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Note: The club was founded in 1954 and presumably has held some tournaments every year since. We know that there were years in which only a few tournaments took place. In 2005 the club held only one tournament. A complete record of club tournaments is nowhere to be found. We have been able to piece together an incomplete record and we are posting it here on the website to acknowledge tournament winners. We need help in filling in the record. If you can fill in any of the blanks, please contact Joe at the club or by email.