A league is a fun competition between players in a city or club. Playing in a Scala league is the best way to play friendly, competitive matches at times that fit your schedule and meet new people


How does a league work?

  • Players sign up for a round of competition (usually around 8 weeks)

  • Players are organized in a group with players of their level of play (usually 4 opponents)

  • Players play one match against every opponent from their group

  • Players arrange their matches themself at times that fit their schedule (via the chat in the app)

  • After each round, players move up or down a group based on their results  

  • Players can join or leave the league after each round

Advantages for clubs / facilities

  • It's free

  • Higher court utilization, more activity at the club and courts

  • Scala leagues are fully automated requiring zero organizational time from clubs

  • Automated match scheduling and reminders ensure high match completion rates

  • Members stay members longer as they expand their network and joy for the game

  • Scala provides all required promotional material (text, posters, etc) 

Match rules

  • Matches are self-umpired and should be conducted in the spirit of fair play

  • The format of play is up to the players (eg. Best of three sets, most games after 1 hour and so on)

  • The winner processes the scores in the Scala app

  • The winner gets 3 points, the loser of the match gets 1 point

  • The cost of the courts should be shared 

What if? Frequently asked questions

If you have questions that are not answered below, please mail us at service@scalasports.com

If a player wants to reschedule a match they must give their opponent a minimum of 3 days' notice. If a court cost is incurred the player who postponed the match is solely responsible for the cost of the unused court (subsequent court costs are split in the normal way). If less than 3 days' notice is given, the match may be recorded as a walkover in favour of the opponent, although it is still preferable to play the match if possible. (If you are claiming a walkover, send a polite message to your opponent setting out the reasons and copy us in. This gives your opponent the opportunity to respond in case there has been some kind of confusion.)

If a player does not turn up at the agreed time, or is more than half an hour late, the other player can claim a walkover or the match can be re-scheduled

If 2 players have different home clubs. Use the chat in the app to find a suitable location (usually the home club of one of the payers)


If a player retires injured, unwell or for any other reason that constitutes a retirement, he or she loses the match - it cannot be re-played. The player who could have continued is the winner. Retirements primarily refer to unavoidable circumstances that force a player to quit a match. Injury is the usual reason. Very occasionally another event forces a retirement (eg. a doctor on call who has to leave a match).  Matches abandoned because of a dispute can be referred to us for a ruling. Matches where players have explicitly set time conditions for the match, but where one player elects not to continue may also qualify as retirements but players are advised to ask for guidance. Ideally matches should be continued to a conclusion then or at another date


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Amsterdam, The Netherlands service@scalasports.com

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