USTA Playing Levels
The following descriptions will help the student choose the correct class level:
1.5-2.0 (Intro/Re-Intro) This student has played some tennis, but needs instruction on basic techniques.
2.0-2.5 (Novice) This student is learning to keep the ball in play, but needs to improve court positioning and consistency.
2.5-3.0 (Novice/Int) This student can play singles and doubles, but needs to improve net play and basic tactics.
3.0-3.5 (Intermediate) This player has dependable strokes, but lacks depth and variety. This player lacks consistency when trying for power.
3.5-4.0 (Int/Adv) This player is developing the use of lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys, and is seldom out of position in singles or doubles.
4.0-4.5 (Adv/Int) This player has begun to hit with power, spin, depth and control. He/she can move into a net position with some success.
5.0 + (Advanced) This player can successfully execute all strokes and has good shot anticipation. This player has participated in competitive tennis programs and tournaments.