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.
Level 4.0. You have dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate-paced shots. You can use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
Find your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. This is the most accurate rating system available and was developed by the U.S. Tennis Association in 1979. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0. This player is Just starting to play tennis.
The ATP and WTA Tour are the top level of professional tennis, with a significant increase in prize money. Players that manage to compete at this level are usually able to make a living out of the sport. The ATP Tour is split into Masters 1000, ATP 500 and ATP 250 tournaments.
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Above all, tennis should be fun. Players can get the most enjoyment from the sport by playing with others of a similar level for more compatible matches. Designed simply as a guide, the rating categories may be adjusted depending on your competitive ability or as your skills change. Ultimately, your rating is based on your match results.
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.
tournament competition at the junior level and collegiate levels and has obtained a provincial and/or national “open” ranking. The 6.5 player has extensive international “open” level tournament experience at the entry professional level (challenger or satellite experience). The 7.0 is a world class professional tennis player.