Our club has a successful ladder, if you define lots of play as successful. Basically the club is just trying to fill open court time so they reward frequent play.
Play a match ... 1 point
Win the match .... 2 points
Top four in each division (3.5, 4.0, 4.5+) make the season ending tourney.
Usually the top two guys (or girls) have simply played (and often lost) a lot of matches. The 3rd and 4th seeds are guys that play many fewer matches but won most of them. Usually the 4th seed wins the whole thing.
"You should be playing linebacker, not singles."