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.
The 4 main tennis levels are the NTRP, UTR, ITF, and ATP. The NTRP is used to place players in appropriate leagues. The UTR system uses an algorithm to rate players based on recent results and is used by college coaches. The ITF and ATP rankings are based on tournament points and are for professionals.
What do A, B, and C levels mean? These letters designate different skill levels and are designed to help insure players compete with players of similar abilities. The skill level is based on the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) of the United States Tennis Association. A guide to the USTA skill rating program can be found on the NTRP web page.
A tennis rating of a 7.0 indicates the player plays professionally at tournament and makes a living from tournament prize money. While it may take time to move from one tennis rating to another it is important to make sure to use proper body mechanics to reduce the risk of injury setting a player back.
Tournament Levels Designed to allow each player to meet competition appropriate to his/her own ability level, Juniors begin at Level 3 with entry-level competition, move on to Level 2 with an opportunity for a regional ranking, and proceed to Level 1 where sectional ranking and endorsement to national championships are the goals.
Just learning tennis. First few lessons, beginner level. 1.5: A tennis player with very limited court experience. This player is working on basic strokes and serves, trying to keep a ball in play. 2.0: BEGINNER: This player knows how to hit all of the strokes, but lacks court experience.
0 Comments. Many people who play tennis, are unaware of the level they play at. Learn the differences in the playing levels with this simple chart. 1.0. This player is 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.
If you’re an advanced player then it’s likely that you play tennis regularly and probably at club or county level. In a match, you’ll have mastered playing a range of shots including topspin forehand and backhand. You’ll have confidence at the net when volleying and your serve will be accurate and consistent too.