Ranking Ladder - 16 Player is a pickleball league in Kingsport, Tennessee.
A Ranking Ladder creates a ranking for all players participating and allows a variety of ability levels to be able to... compete in the same league. Players compete individually over the course of the season. Each player will play in 3 games, each with a different partner to 15 winning by 1. They will play with and against every other player in the league. At the end of the season the players will be ranked according to their total points earned in all their matches (maximum 45 points per match).
The ideal number of players for a ranking ladder is either 16 or 28 players, since those numbers ensure that each player plays with and against each other player once. The 16-player ladder is a 5-week season, the 28-player ladder is a 9-week season. Once the interest in the Ranking Ladder is determined a decision will be made on the number of ladders and the number of players in each.