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National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) General Characteristics

NTRP Rating

1.0.    This player is just starting to play tennis.

1.5.    This player has had limited experience with stroke development and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play. This player is not yet ready to               compete.

2.0.    This player needs on-court experience, with an emphasis on play. This player struggles to find an appropriate contact point, needs stroke 
          development/lessons and is not yet familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles.

2.5.    This player is learning to judge where the oncoming ball is going and how much swing is needed to return it consistently. Movement to the ball and 
          recovery are often not efficient. Can sustain a backcourt rally of slow pace with other players of similar ability and is beginning to develop strokes. This               player is becoming more familiar with the basic positions for singles and doubles, and is ready to play social matches, leagues and low-level              
          tournaments.  Potential limitations: grip weaknesses; limited swing and inconsistent toss on serve; limited transitions to the net.

3.0.    This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks accuracy when trying for directional 
          control, depth, pace or altering distance of shots. Most common doubles formation is one up, one back.    Potential limitations: inconsistency when 
          applying or handling pace; difficulty handling shots outside of their strike zone; can be uncomfortable at the net.

3.5.    This player has achieved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth, variety and the ability to alter distance of 
          shots. The effective use of lobs, Overheads, approach shots, and volleys is limited. This player is more comfortable at the net, has improved court 
          awareness, and is developing teamwork in doubles.  Potential strengths: Players can generally rally from the baseliner opposite a net player. Players at 
          this level may start to utilize mental skills related to concentration, tactics and strategy.

4.0.    This player has dependable strokes with directional control and the ability to alter depth of shots on both forehand and backhand sides during 
          moderately paced play. This player also has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with success. This player occasionally forces 
          errors when serving. Points may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.  Potential strengths: dependable second serve; recognizes 
          opportunities to finish points.

4.5.    This player can vary the use of pace and spins, has effective court coverage, can control depth of shots, and is able to develop game plans according to 
          strengths and weaknesses. This player can hit the first serve with power and accuracy and can place the second serve. This player tends to Overhit on 
          difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.  Potential strengths: points are frequently won off the serve or return of serve; able to offset 
          weaknesses; may have a weapon around which their game can be built.

5.0.   This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which his or her game can be structured. This player 
         can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and puts away volleys. He or she can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, 
         overheads, and has good depth and spin on most second serves.  Potential strengths: cOvers and disguises weaknesses well; can hit offensive volleys 
         and half-volleys from mid-court; can employ physical or mental fitness as a weapon.

5.5.   This player has developed pace and/or consistency as a major weapon. This player can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive situations and hit 
         dependable shots in stress situations.  Strengths: can hit offensively at any time; can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive situations; first and 
         second serves can be depended upon in stress situations.

6.0 - 7.0. The 6.0 player typically has had intensive training for national tournaments or top level collegiate competition, and has obtained a national ranking. 
               The 6.5 and 7.0 are world-class players.