A Tennis ladder is a ranking of Tennis players in order of their performance. We evaluate players performance based on their match results submitted. A player can challenge other players on the same ladder who are within her/his permitted range.
Tennis ladder is the best way for a group of players who often hit with each other to keep track of their match results. It also make the game more fun and competitive.
Tennis tournament, like any other tournaments, is a group of players compete with each other to select the best player. Tennis tournament can be round robin, playoff or mixed.
Tennis club, network, world are kind of a ladder with some differences:
When signing up for OTW, you are given a certain points according to the skill level claimed. Your points will increase when you win a match and decrease when you loose.
How many points increase or decrease in each match depends on the adjustment factor "K" and the difference between your points and your opponent's. It doesn't depend on the margin of win or lose
Ex: We have 4 players A, B, C, D in our ladder
A has 500 points
B has 500 points
C has 900 points
D has 100 points
Suppose K factors for all of those players are the same: 220
If you are interested in the math behind it, you can start from here: Elo Rating System
Double has their separate points and they are calculated in a very similar way as single points, using the same Elo rating system.
When two players, say P1 & P2, play with each other as a double for the first time, the double (P1, P2)'s points is the average of those two players' single points.
After that, the double (P1, P2)'s point is updated based on the double's match results is the same way as single points are calculated.
Four players P1, P2, P3, P4 have 500, 600, 700, 800 single points respectively. If they play a double match for the first time where (P1, P2) upsets (P3, P4) then their single and double points will be calculated as below:
After match, according to Elo guideline:
We recommend to create a club instead of a ladder. You can create tournaments and child ladders inside your club if needed. If you already created a ladder, you can convert it to a club by hitting the button in tab "Info".
Fill in the form. You can leave most of them as default. There are some fields you might need to pay attention to:
When adding a video to a collection, it will be added to other related collections too:
You can change your bet at any time before the match starts. We update your bet result when the match score is submitted.
Betting credit is your current balance. You can not bet more than your balance.
You can get betting credit in many different ways:
Note: You got $10 credit for each video if it's approved by our team (in usually no more than a day). You might get penalties for adding non-related videos.
Betting points are equal to your betting reward minus your betting amount. It shows how much you are winning or losing.
There are several way you can communicate with others in Open Tennis World
This feature is comming soon. You can send private email to people in your friend list.
Once signed in, you can post on a player's Wall and that player will be notified of your post.
Your message will show in the match's page and an notification email will be sent to the participants.
Your message will show in the group's page and a notification email will be sent to all group's members. If you are admin, you can type in a subject to make it an article which will be showed on top of the page and in 'Article' section.
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