ClubLadder: The active ladder competition

Traditional ladder systems require you to invite other members to play a match. Inviting another member can be intimidating, especially if you are a new member. Unless members take initiative, no matches will be played and ladder activity stops.

What sets the ClubLadder apart is how we automatically match members every 2 weeks with players of a similar level. A smart algorithm determines the best matches based on availability and previous match results. Players can easily skip a round if they go on holiday, or play more often if they have spare time. This is how we get members to play fun matches, and clubs to connect and engage their new and existing members.

Starting is simple

  1. Sign up your club for a free trial season.
  2. We will prepare your ladder with your club logo.
  3. You receive an email with your own ClubLadder link and promotion instructions for email, website and social media.
  4. The first round starts when a minimum of 6 players signed up, or on your preferred date.
  5. Every round you receive a report by email and a PDF of fun match posters to hang at the club.

We take care of everything

We do it all for you, from assigning matches to answering player questions such as "Why am I ranked #34?" or "Why do I play with John this round?" We also remove users that repeatedly fail to play their matches, so that other players are not impacted. This is how we keep participants enthousiastic and your ClubLadder thriving!

We do need you for promotion

As a contact person of the club you need only to help us with promotion. To inform members about your ClubLadder, you send an email and place information on your website and social media. We provide instructions and sample text that you can change to best fit your needs. You can also reach us by telephone for requests such as pausing the ladder during club championships or sending a message to all participants.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, players can sign up during the entire season. New players will receive their first match within 2 weeks and their initial rank is based on their play level.

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We can adjust the rules for each club. For tennis and padel we typically use 'count all games'. There are also clubs that use 'best of 3' or other rules. For golf we typically use 'matchplay without handicap correction' and for squash we use 'best of 5'. Rules are communicated with the players in each match email and can be found on the app and the website.

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Let us know if your ClubLadder is only for members. ClubLadder can explicitly ask new users if they are a member of your club. If they are not, we send them to the website of the club. If they say they are a member, we send an email to our contact person for verification.

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No, that is not necessary. ClubLadder connects members to play a match every 2 weeks. If a member wants to play more often they can change their player settings.

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Players can postpone matches and skip rounds if they lack time. Participants that do not play their matches and do not respond to messages will receive a warning and will be removed from ClubLadder if they continue to not respond. They can always contact us to sign up again.

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We provide ClubLadder to hundreds of clubs and automated most of the operation. This is how we have been able to keep our prices the same for more than 8 years.

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