What's My Rating?
Find your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0.
- 1.0: This player is beginning to play tennis.
- 1.5: This player has had limited experience with stroke development and is still working 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 ball is going when receiving the ball. Movement and recovery are not in sync, however this player can sustain a rally of slow pace with other players and is beginning to develop strokes.
- 3.0: This player is consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, pace or altering distance of shots.
- 3.5: This player has achieved improved 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 due to a lack of confidence. This player is more comfortable at the net, has improved court awareness and is developing teamwork in doubles.
- 4.0: This player has dependable strokes, including directional control, depth and the ability to alter distance of shots on both forehand and backhand sides during moderately paced play, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with more success.
- 4.5: This player has begun to vary the use of pace and spins, has good movement, can control distance and depth of shots, and is beginning 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.
- 5.0: This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which their game can be structured. This player has the confidence to regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls. This player can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overheads, and has good depth and spin on most second serves.
- 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.
- 6.0: Generally do not need NTRP ratings. Rankings or past rankings will speak for themselves. The player has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.
- 6.5: The 6.5 player has extensive satellite tournament experience.
- 7.0: The 7.0 player makes his or her living from tournament prize money.