Harvard Tennis Ladder
The Harvard Tennis ladder has been set up at the CourtSide USA
website. This service will allow you to create your personal
profile at the CourtSide USA website to schedule
matches, keep track of the ladder progress, report your scores
The ladder is free for the first 100 participants!
To sign up for the ladder:
- Go to http://www.courtsideusa.com/
- Click Player Account.
- Click Sign Up.
- Complete the brief registration process, agree to the terms and
then click Sign Up once again.
- When prompted enter Harvard University as your
- Upon completion of the registration process go to
Homecourt link tab at the top right of the
page. The Homecourt is a place to keep
track of your personal tennis events and information.
- From your Homecourt you will have a tab at the
top right entitled Club. Clicking
Club will take you to the Harvard
University Club home page. This is where you will be able
to register for a tennis ladder.
Harvard Challenge/Sliding Ladders
Harvard Recreational Ladder, Singles 2.5 - 3.0
Harvard Competitive Ladder, Singles 3.5
Harvard Elite Ladder, Singles 4.5 and up
Harvard Tennis Ladder Rules:
You may challenge anyone above you. The challenger arranges the
match. If the challenger wins, he/she takes the loser's place and
everyone pushes down on the ladder. The cool-off period
(number of days after a match that a player must wait before
challenging the same player again) is 15 days.
All matches will be 2 sets of 4 games (each set begins
with 2 games all) with a 7-point tiebreaker.
Both players must bring an unopened can of extra duty balls to
the match. The winner keeps the new can of balls, and the loser of
the match keeps the game balls.
If a game reaches the score of 40-40, the first deuce is played
out. The second deuce is a game point and the receiver chooses the
side to receive on.
If the match is tied (1 set each), the match is decided with a
Service rotation continues.
First server serves one point from the deuce court.
The next server serves 2 points starting in the ad court.
Continue with each server serving 2 points, alternating serves,
until one player wins 7 points and is ahead by 2 points.
The winner reports the score on the CourtSide USA
We have reserved tennis courts for the ladder Saturdays
2:30-8:00PM. Other reserved times will be posted later.
For Elite Ladder only
Prior to signing up for the Elite ladder level, you must receive
mandatory approval from Michael Mercier, Harvard's Head Tennis
Professional, email@example.com or