Coaching Levels

LEVELS

1.0 – 1.5 Beginner
Has no or limited tennis experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.

2.0 Improver
Needs on court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.

2.5 Improver
Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.

3.0 Intermediate
Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Needs work on depth and variety.

3.5 Intermediate
Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play and has improved court coverage.

4.0 Intermediate – Advanced Player
Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. May be starting to master the use of power and spins (though tends to overheat difficult shots). Rallies may be lost due to impatience.

4.5 Advanced Player
Starting to master the use of power and spins; can handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary gameplay in according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. May have played college club tennis.

5.0 Advanced Player
Has good shot anticipation and frequently have an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys. Can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and have good depth and spin on most second serves.

5.5 Advanced Player
Has mastered power and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.

Please contact us if you are unsure of your level:
07341 841 831
coaching@nbtennis.co.uk