Once the ladders have been established, challenges can be initiated. Challenge matches will be played during practices. The challenging player or team will need to notify the coach which player or team they would like to play against. It will be the coach's responsibility to notify your opponents that a challenge match has been initiated and they will have 1 practice day to prepare. This will give both the challengers and opponents time to get ready for their upcoming match. The coach can also initiate challenge matches, if she feels that a player or team has improved their level of play and is ready to move up. So to everyone, remain focused, keep practicing and stay hungry!
- Players may challenge up to two positions above them. For example, if you are in position number 6, you can only challenge players in positions four or five.
- Players will play one set using regular scoring (w/Ads) with a 7-point tiebreaker if the score becomes tied at 6 games each. The winner of the tiebreaker must be the first player to win seven points with a margin of two. In the tiebreaker, if the score is tied at 6 points each, play continues until one player has a two-point lead.
- Players move up and down the ladder according to the results of their challenges. If a player challenges and wins, she takes over the challenged player's ladder position and everyone between the two players moves down one spot. For example, if player number four challenges and beats player number two, player number four takes over position two, player number two moves down to position three and player number three moves to position four.