New doubles ladder

Highgate’s new doubles tennis ladder (not a league) is for all standards of men’s doubles and women’s doubles in the same ladder (no mixed!). Juniors also welcome.  We hope to start the ladder in the next couple of weeks and it will run until the end of the year.

So, find a partner, sign-up your pair or invite offers from partners on the sign-up sheet in the club house or email William

Starting positions in the ladder will be based on club team and singles box league, where people are playing these, otherwise we will take advice if you are a very new member. Where pairs are from the same summer team, then % wins this summer in team matches will be used.

The aim is to have fun and build your doubles skills with the same partner. Arrange your matches just like you would for the singles ‘ladder’ (only that’s not really a ladder!).

Main Rules

  • You may only issue one challenge at a time
  • You can only be challenged by one player/team at any given time. This prevents outstanding challenges from accumulating against you
  • You may challenge up to 3 spots above you.
  • If the challenge is successful, you will take the spot of the person you challenge and your opponent will be bumped down 1 spot.
  • Matches will be two tie break sets starting at 2-2 each set. Then at one set all, a match tie break to 10 points will be the deciding third set.
  • The ladder will be run online, but to start please put the name of your pairing on the list at the club, or email me on
  • The ladder will start in the next 10 days, so sign up soon! Please ask if you have any questions