National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP)
Level of Play
Strengths Apparent at this Level of Play
Player can sustain a rally of slow pace; basic shots.
Fairly consistent, moderate pace with some directional control.
Improved consistency with directional control, moderate shots; improved court coverage.
Game plan evident; dependable hits with depth directional control; good court coverage; has teamwork in doubles.
Varied game plan; aggressive hitting with more pace; beginning to handle pace.
Capable of all shots; has out-standing shot or attribute; plays percentage tennis.
Weakness Apparent at this Level of Play
Inconsistency; backhand is weak; weak court coverage, poor anticipation.
Lacks depth control; doubles is commonly one-up one-back.
Lacks consistency when trying for power off moderate shots.
May play low percentage tennis; doesn't vary tactics; often impatient.
Tends to overhit when trying for depth/pace, overhits under pressure; not capable of all shots.
Pressure play; inability to return all shots in an offensive manner.