For Ladies and Men

The Vernon Tennis Association has a Singles Ladder again.  Rules and Player’s Ratings below.

The ladder will provide an opportunity for those (male and female) players interested in competing in singles matches to be ranked according to their results.  Register with our volunteer Ladder coordinator, Stephen Blaxland – sblaxland.physio@gmail.com   or  604-360-6915  for rules and regulations.  You must be a VTA Member to participate in the Ladder.   The VTA Singles Ladder runs all year round.  Play your matches on any courts you wish then report your scores to the coordinator.  The results will be posted on the VTA website as well as sent to the players who are on the Ladder.  Please refer to our Website for all the Rules, and format of play.  Add your name to the Ladder by contacting Stephen Blaxland at sman139@hotmail.com  or phone  604-360-6915.

Rankings as of August 23, 2022
Rank   Name                             Record
1          Emilio Gonzalez              3-0
2          Jerry Reinhardt               1-1
3          Mit Upadhyay                  4-2
4          Ben Johnson                     OFF
5          Kirbey Lockhart              2-2
6          Matt Hill                            1-0
7          Cliff Winter                      1-1
8          Akeem Olatunde             5-0
9          Stephen Blaxland           3-4
10        Brian vBolhuis               (off) 1-0
11        Graham Cooper
12        Dhruv Vaidya                  4-4
13        Paige Garbutt                  4-1
14        Brook DesHarnais          0-5
15        Derek Rajakumar
16        Ross Fedy                         1-0
17        Cheryl McCargar            0-2
18        Alex Sauve                       0-5
19        Avi Koren                         2-0
20        Heidi Roos                       0-2
21        Donna Hichok                1-2
22        Stan Vuckovic

Additional information from Steve:  

  1. Please be aware that if someone is labelled OFF they are either away or injured so please don’t challenge them until that is removed. In this case or in the case that someone doesn’t have a record yet you can skip over that player when challenging two above you. I think this is also valid if you’ve been trying to challenge someone above you and they are not responding or has been chronically unavailable (use your discretion and please notify me if this is an issue).
  2. For the bottom ranked 3 players you have permission to challenge others within 3 ranks above you in order to increase diversity of matches. Everyone else can challenge 2 ranks above and below.

PLEASE try to enter scores directly on the spreadsheet (if you make a mistake it can always be undone). Here is the link again:


Do let me know if there is any trouble accessing it. You will need the free google sheets app on a smartphone but you should be able to open it directly from the link on a computer.  Contact information is on the tab (bottom left of the spreadsheet).
A reminder to familiarize yourself with the ladder rules on the VTA website: https://vernontennis.com/vta-singles-tennis-ladder/


  1. PLAYERS ARRANGE THEIR OWN MATCHES. Ladder matches cannot be scheduled during VTA reserved times. Aim to play weekly, but it is understood that this may not always be possible. If convenient, some players may choose to play more than once per week.
  2. Play “Best of 3 sets” with a 10-point super-breaker (instead of a third full set) if the match is tied at one set each. This is a traditional tiebreaker but goes to 10 points (win by two) rather than 7.
  3. PLAYERS MAY CHALLENGE EITHER OF THE TWO PLAYERS ABOVE THEIR NAME.  If the lower-ranked player defeats the higher-ranked player, they would change spots. If the higher ranked player wins, both players are deemed to have successfully defended their current positions. If you would like to arrange a match with a lower-ranked player (one or two spots below), that is also acceptable. If the lower-ranked player wins, spots are traded. If the higher-ranked player wins, positions remain the same.
  4. MATCH RESULTS MUST BE EMAILED TO THE COORDINATOR, STEPHEN,  A.S.A.P. after your match to :  sblaxland.physio@gmail.com   or   604-360-6915.
  5. The updated ladder will be e-mailed to all participants every Wednesday night. Please have match results into the Coordinator by 10 p.m. on Wednesday to be included in the updated ladder for the following week of play – Thursday through Wednesday.

    Climb the ladder to your tennis success!