What is my level of play?

We encourage all players to select a level that offers good competitive match play. 

If you do not have an IFP Rating please refer to the IFP Rating Descriptions below 

2.5
 

  • Makes longer-lasting slow-paced rallies.

  • makes most easy volleys and uses some backhands, but needs work on developing strokes.

  • Beginning to approach the non-volley zone to hit volleys.

  • Aware of the "soft game."

  • Knowledge of the rules has improved.

  • Court coverage is weak but improving.
     

3.0
 

  • More consistent on the serve and service return and when returning medium-paced balls

  • Demonstrated improved skills with all the basic shot strokes and shot placement but lacks control when trying for direction, depth, or power on their shots 

  • Beginning to attempt lobs and dinks with little success and doesn't fully understand when and why they should be used.

3.5

  • Demonstrates improved stroke dependability with directional control on most medium-paced balls and some faster-paced balls

  • Demonstrates improved control when trying for direction, depth, and power on their shots

  • Needs to develop variety with their shots.

  • Exhibits some aggressive net play

  • Beginning to anticipate opponent's shots.

  • Learning about the importance of strategy and teamwork in doubles.
     

4.0
 

  • Consistent and dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand shots.

  • Reliable serves, lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys and can use spin shots with some success.

  • Occasionally can force errors when serving.

  • Rallies may be lost due to impatience.

  • Uses the dink shot and drop shots to slow down or change the pace of the game.

  • Demonstrates 3rd shot strategies- drop shots, lobs, and fast-paced groundstrokes.

  • Aggressive net play and teamwork in doubles is evident.

  • Fully understands the rules of the game and can play by them.
     

4.5
 

  • Beginning to master the use of power and spin, can successfully execute all shots, can control the depth of their shots, and can handle pace.  

  • Beginning to master the dink shots and drop shots and their importance to the game.

  • Beginning to master 3rd shot choices.

  • Displays sound footwork and moves well enough to get to the non-volley zone whenever required.