Junior Challenge Ladder

The ALTA Junior Challenge Ladder is a special tennis program to promote singles competition for the serious junior player. To qualify for the ladder, a player must be between the ages of 10 and 18 and must have completed at least two USTA-sanctioned junior tournaments for ranked or unranked players. Many participants are ranked in the state as well as regionally and nationally. The ladder attracts the city's best players, and ALTA is very proud of its commitment to the program. ALTA’s Junior Challenge Ladder is one continuous, 14-week session starting in August and ending in December. (Please see the important dates below for more detail.) Ladder members who compete for the entire session and play a minimum of 12 matches are also eligible for ALTA's tournament assistance program.

Junior Challenge Ladder

Each ladder (one for boys and one for girls) is arranged according to ability, age and previous commitment to the ladder. There is room for 100 boys and 100 girls on each ladder. After placement on the ladder, a player should contact the JCL vice president with contact information. When the season begins, a player can contact their ladder manager to challenge a player above him/her to a match. Match play involves travel to another player's home court and therefore requires a commitment on the part of the parents as well. The ladder also hosts round robins for participants, which count as match play.

There is a $15 ladder fee, which is in addition to the $15 annual Junior Leagues ALTA membership. Ladder members are eligible to win T-shirts, sweatshirts, towels and a bag tag, as well as other prizes.
Please read the rules and procedures PDF carefully. Special attention must be given to understanding the consequences for not completing matches as scheduled. Players and parents are responsible for reading and understanding the rules and procedures, which can be accessed by clicking the ALTA Documents button below the important dates.

Brenda Maddaleni
Brenda Maddaleni
Junior Challenge Ladder Vice President
(770) 399-5788 ext. 123

Important Dates


Assistance Application Available

Tournament Assistance Application forms for 2018 Autumn Ladder available on line.

03 Jan Thu

Registration Opens

Registration opens on line

29 Jul Mon

Registration Closes

Registration closes on line

23 Aug Fri

Orientation & Party

Member orientation meeting and kick off party--1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sandy Springs Tennis Center, 500 Abernathy Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30328

25 Aug Sun

Ladder Begins

Ladder is open for challenge as per the rules

26 Aug Mon

Assistance Application Deadline

Tournament Assistance Application deadline for 2018 Ladder Tournament assistance. Checks are sent out for 2018 qualified Ladder participants.

23 Sep Mon

Ladder Ends

2019 Ladder closes

06 Dec Fri

Matches Complete

All Challenge matches must be completed. Awards Banquet.

08 Dec Sun

Miscellaneous Closing Information

Miscellaneous closing information

13 Dec Fri

ALTA Documents

Need ALTA information? You're in the right place for rules, handbooks, guides and season packets that will answer questions and provide necessary instructions for playing ALTA tennis. Document availability is role-based. If you are a captain or other team leader, you will have access to more information than a regular member to help you do your job. ALTA follows the USTA Rules of Tennis found in Friend at Court. You should also consult ALTA's rules for specific guidelines concerning league play and other ALTA-sponsored events. Those rules provide information on ALTA-specific regulations, such as default, forfeiture, retirement, scheduled match, sandbagging, inclement weather, rules specific to each league, Senior Leagues, Junior Leagues and Junior Challenge Ladder.

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Junior Challenge Entry Sign-Up

All Challenge Ladder participants must be ALTA members first. If you (or the participant) have never been an ALTA member please sign up and choose membership for the year of the ladder that interests you.