Advanced Player: Starting to master the use of power and spins; can handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. May have played varsity or college club tennis.
General Characteristics of NTRP Playing Levels. Level 1.5. You have limited experience and are working primarily on getting the ball in play. Level 2.0. Level 2.5. Level 3.0. Level 3.5.
Skill Level Guide – National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) TLSD offers 4 Divisions: 3.6 (3.5 below), 4.0, 4.5 & 5.0 All Divisions are co-ed and primarily adult. Advanced Junior players, aged 14 and over, may also compete in levels 4.0 and up. What Is Your Skill Level? 1.0 BEGINNER: This player is just starting to play tennis. 1.5 BEGINNER:
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Jump to the 4.5 level if you are able to confidently get points off of your first serve and place your second serve with accuracy, and if you also are hitting with power and spin, and able to dictate pace. Place your skills at the 5.0 to 5.5 level if your game includes a variety of strategies, power, precision and consistency.
Study the “Play Tennis” self-rating chart Start reading from the top of the chart, beginning with Level 1.0. Find the level that best describes your general level of play. Ask your Instructor or Coach to validate your self-rating, if you think that will help.
The USTA defines player levels on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0 in its National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). A condensed version appears below. Take a few moments to determine your likely playing level. 1.0 Just starting to play tennis 1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play. 2.0 Needs on-court experience.
Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves. 5.5. Has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon.