Rival Tennis Ladder

Play tennis any day, any time, at any court with local players on your level.

What's a Tennis Ladder?

A tennis ladder is a league where players of similar skill levels match up to play on a seasonal basis.
Ladder players coordinate matches on their own time and at locations of their choosing, with no obligation to play each week.
Players move up the ladder by participating in matches, while players who don’t participate move down the ladder.

How to Get Started


Pick a Ladder

Whether you’re a seasoned tennis player or a newcomer to competitive tennis, we offer multiple skill levels. Select one that aligns with your current ability, and don’t worry, you can always change ladders later.

Propose a Match

Proposals are the primary way to start matches in Rival Tennis Ladder. Propose a match at a time and place you want to play, and anyone on your ladder can accept.

Accept a Proposal

Alternatively, you can accept proposals from other players. See a proposal matching your availability? Accept it, and meet the player for the match on that date.

Report the Match

Play the match, and report the result. Gain points, move up the ladder, and qualify for the Final Tournament at the end of the season!


Created in North Carolina and available now in the following cities:


4 Seasons

Spring, Summer,
Fall, and Winter


Men and Women
Singles and Doubles


Propose matches for any court at any time


Top players compete in a final tournament

Modern Interface

Navigate through the sleek and responsive interface to view your stats and interact with other ladder players.

Cool Avatars

Express yourself by creating your own avatar that displays your personality and style through hairstyles, headbands, and more!

Player Statistics

From rivalries and matches to tournament performance, you can find all your personal stats on your profile.

Mobile Ready

Whether you use iPhone, Android, or another smartphone, Rival Tennis Ladder works smoothly on any platform.


Reach the Finals of your level's end-of-season tournament to win a gift card and trophy.

Match Statistics

Use the SwingVision app on your Apple Watch and upload the statistics to your ladder for everyone to see.


Collect badges and earn credit for winning matches, completing match-based challenges, reaching new stages of the tournament, and many more activities. There are over 100 badges for you to achieve!

What Our Players Say

Jason Scimeca
Raleigh, Men's 3.0
Love the site, very well designed and functionality is on point, nice job!
Brian Hill
Raleigh, Men's 4.5
Just when I thought the tennis ladder system was awesome, you kicked it up a notch. Excellent work you guys!
Clint Abbey
Raleigh, Men's 4.0
The upgrades to the website continues to enhance the usability and the enjoyment of simply checking out the latest results. The Ladder is a huge factor in my weekly enjoyment of activities.
Uday Parikh
Cary, Men's 4.0
I wanted to convey my personal thanks, gratitude and congratulations to you for the elegant organization of this ladder tournament. I enjoyed every bit of it, made so many new friends.
Geoff Knight
Raleigh, Men's 4.0
You have really set the standard for ladder software! Clean UI and super easy to use. It makes it easy to find new matches and get out on the court!
Brian Edlin
Raleigh, Men's 4.0
It's awesome! It's easy to use, intuitive, efficient, and organized. I especially love the avatars too – those are my favorite!
Karen Johnston
Cary, Women's 3.0
Have to say I am LOVING the addition of the weather to the app and especially the proposals.
Glen Setliff
Cary, Men's 3.5
This is the best resource available for singles players.

Light or Dark

Choose the color scheme that matches your preference.

Weather Forecast

Check the 10-day weather forecast for the most valuable metrics for tennis players.

Tennis Ladder Rating (TLR)

Use our proprietary Tennis Ladder Rating, or TLR, system to track your season-to-season progress on your local ladder.

Frequently Asked Questions

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