Thank you for signing up for our Challenger Series!
The current list of competitors in this year’s series can be found HERE. Registration for this series ends on May 21, 2019, so if you know other junior players interested, please let them know that they can still register by visiting this link.
The 2019 series kicks off Sunday, June 2, 2019. On this day, players/parents will receive the first text message from the league coordinator with info on their first week’s challenge.
The league coordinator is Shane Staley. His cell phone number for texts is 574-551-3194.
Important Links (All are located on the academy website—->under the Play Menu—->Challenger Series:
The Challenger Series promotes match play between academy players and mentors. Each week the coordinator will issue set challenge matches that should be completed by the following Sunday when new challenges are issued.
Every match you play you will earn points toward the trophy. The more matches you play, the more points you can receive.
After your 2nd weekly challenge is issued, you can issue additional weekly challenges to other players in your rung of the ladder. Once you climb to the top of your rung, you can challenge the bottom player of the next rung to move up into a higher rung.
To promote play against multiple competitors, you cannot challenge a player twice until you have issued challenges to every other player in your current rung.
Players who get challenged can accept or decline the challenges. But everyone must play their weekly match set up by the coordinator. When matches are created or challenges submitted, all players or their contacts will receive a group text notification which includes the league coordinator. Players can then post within this group text to find times to play so that the coordinator is aware and can update schedules.
You earn points several ways:
- Play a match, you automatically get 1 point.
- Each game you win, you get 1 point.
- Each set/match you win, you get 10 points.
- Bonus points can be set by challengers when issuing challenges. These will be awarded to winner of challenge match, after taken directly from both opponents.
Each “match” consists of an single 8-game pro set. Regular scoring with ads. Tiebreaks will occur at 7-all.
Both players are to report to the coordinator the time and day they schedule their matches. Matches should preferably be played at the academy and courts reserved through the NWCC court reservation system or by texting the coordinator for open court times. Balls will be provided if matches are played at the academy. However, matches can be played on other free public courts if both parties agree to the location.
When matches are complete, both players should text the final score to the league coordinator who will update the rungs and point totals. Please text final score, opponent and winner’s name.