What LEVEL at TENNIS are YOU? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com


11-28-2006, 10:56 PM
Please be humble and if in doubt, pick the lower ntrp rating ;)

11-28-2006, 11:23 PM
I'd say good 2.5, bad 3.0.

So somewhere inbetween.

11-28-2006, 11:23 PM
I guess I'll go first. :angel:

I'm a 3.0-3.5 player.

My strengths are my movement, my backhand, and my return of serve.

My weaknesses are my inconsistent forehand and a weak but consistent kick serve.

I've played consistently for about two years.

11-28-2006, 11:54 PM
4.0 when I'm playing my game properly. Good forehand that can take advantage of short balls and good from almost any court position. Fast but inconsistant serve, inconsistant backhand.

Johnny Groove
11-29-2006, 12:00 AM
not sure about the numbers, but a description and maybe someone can help me out?

Serve: I just recently got my shit together and starting hitting great serves, high percentage, 2 df in 8 service games, last match

Forehand: devastating, but inconsistent. think, Gonzalez

Backhand: :rolleyes: VERY inconsistent, sometimes i hit with 2 hands, sometimes w/ 1 :tape:

movement/speed: awesome footwork, rare shanks, VERY fast

return of serve: somewhere between inconsistent and total joke :tape:

so, whats the score? :p

11-29-2006, 12:04 AM
The link will be your guide!


11-29-2006, 12:05 AM
5.5 at this stage

was better when I was younger and had the time to play and devote to my game

El Legenda
11-29-2006, 12:06 AM
I would say just above Roddick, but thats not saying much.

Johnny Groove
11-29-2006, 12:09 AM
4.75 then, thanks to hitch's FLAWLESS descriptions :yeah:

11-29-2006, 01:01 AM
I'd say I'm about 4.0

11-29-2006, 01:18 AM
I'm a 3.5, started taking lessons two and a half years ago.

11-29-2006, 01:35 AM

I would be higher but I started tennis only at 11. :sad:

11-29-2006, 01:42 AM
I'd say my game is closest to 5.0. ;)

11-29-2006, 01:47 AM
I don't think I can vote in this poll, because if I picked up a racket right now I would probably play like a 2.0 according to hitchhiker's scale. :lol:

11-29-2006, 03:47 AM
Right about now I'd say I'm a 4.0, maybe a 4.5. I used to be much better (around 5.5), but I've been concentrating on volleyball and healing some nagging injuries over the last year or two. If I practiced I think I could be a 5.5 again.

11-29-2006, 04:45 AM

11-29-2006, 04:52 AM
when i joined my new club a few months ago they put me at 4.1, but now they had me play a 4.7 two days ago and we split a pair of 6-4 sets and i felt like i was in control, so i put myself as 4.5 on the poll :) anyone in connecticut around a 4.5 want to play?

Osama B Hitler
11-29-2006, 04:53 AM
Was rated at 5.5 back in '97, but I'm a 5.0 at this point. Age catching up with me in the last couple of years.

11-29-2006, 04:56 AM
6.0, 6.25

I am around 3rd to 5th in Canada in the U16 division, but next year when the "older" players move up I will have a very realistiv chance of being 1st. I say "older" because in some cases a month might separate me and a player who has to play U18 next year. Ha ha ha, better for me though.

11-29-2006, 05:13 AM
i'm about 4.5-5.0

11-29-2006, 11:46 AM
i'm not really sure, u haven't really described the ratings(in my point of view) but my weakness is being at the net; volley and smashes aren't my thing. Plus slicing and lobs are another problem. any tips on slices and lobs?

11-29-2006, 06:32 PM
Well Im 15..started 4 years ago so Im a bit disadvantaged..uh...4.5 when I play to my ability..right now things are a disaster area, backhand is fecked up...used to be my best shot with the 2 hander but now a 2hander/one hander rsrsrs, forehand, serves and movement are my main advantages..

11-29-2006, 07:07 PM
about a 5.0, would be higher if i had started earlier. main strength is atheticism and speed-in a straight line i'm faster than any player on the atp tour and that is a proven fact

11-29-2006, 07:10 PM
I put 5.0 because im closer to that then 4.5, I am a bit inconsistent especially in games, but my groundstrokes are better than a 4.5, my serve on a good day is way better on a bad day its about a 4.5 serve, my volleying is around that range too.

11-29-2006, 07:11 PM
about a 5.0, would be higher if i had started earlier. main strength is atheticism and speed-in a straight line i'm faster than any player on the atp tour and that is a proven fact

I would beat you in a straight line race :cool: , at least I think so,lol...

11-29-2006, 07:56 PM
about a 5.0, would be higher if i had started earlier. main strength is atheticism and speed-in a straight line i'm faster than any player on the atp tour and that is a proven fact

How can you prove that? Have you took the thousands of players and raced against them all or done speed trials etc??

11-29-2006, 08:08 PM
5.0 on hitch's scale :worship:

11-30-2006, 12:52 AM
4.5 at my club.
5.0 when I travel.

Angle Queen
11-30-2006, 02:27 AM
3.5 according to USTA (and hitch ;) ). Just got moved up although I played 3.5 this spring (when 5+ months preggo).

Although I'm always looking for improvements (currently working on a slice serve and a one-handed bh), I am content with my place in life...and my USTA rating. :)

Blue Heart24
11-30-2006, 01:30 PM
4.5,but I'm planning to be at 7 or 8 :p

12-05-2006, 04:01 AM
I'm a solid 4.5 looking to move up, of course.

I used to stay back but recent attempts at adding a net game have proven effective. My biggest strength is my two-handed backhand crosscourt - i can hit some pretty nutty angles on that one. Think I can reach 6 or maybe even 7 in the next couple of years.

12-05-2006, 11:11 AM
Im between 4.0 and 4.5

12-05-2006, 08:26 PM
Probably 4.5-5.0
To win me a match you could probably have to take me out in wheel chair.

12-06-2006, 11:58 PM
im starting to get the topspin and twist serve meaning i can use it in matches for both 1st and 2nd serves and have at least one go in. problem is theres not much pace on the ball right now. nor do i have placement.

12-17-2006, 08:56 PM
I am a high 3.0, low 3.5

01-06-2007, 07:48 PM
I'd say I'm probably midway between 5.0-5.5 and determined to improve as much a possible! I play first singles for my college, but the coach unfortunately doesn't push our team very hard, especially when it comes to conditioning. Another girl on my team and I actually asked if she could push us harder, but she refused! How crazy is that? I have to usually workout myself or go with the mens team when I have time. I'm very athletic so footwork and groundstrokes are my advantages, but usually I'm playing people just as good at them so I have to improve on my confidence and come to the net to end points quicker. My serve could be more consistent too.

02-05-2007, 02:42 PM
I'm a definite 4, coming on towards 4.5! I used the less funny http://pong.telerama.com/~johnv/tennis/tennis17.htm link to determine mine originally. I might be 4.5 on the fun scale!

Haile Selassie
02-11-2007, 01:45 AM
Im trainnig/playing with player who are ranking in the atp circuit (1020 to 1400)

03-05-2007, 07:07 AM
I'd say I'm a 4.5. I'm definately not as good as I could be because I have been out of it so long, so if I played every day I would be better.

03-08-2007, 01:15 PM
hitchhiker's guide was fun to read:lol:

but in australia(n many other countries) use the ITN(international tennis number)
using the ITN conversion chart i'm closest to 3-3.5 in d NTRP: http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_3503_original.PDF

3 - off day
3.5 - good day

volleys/lobs r still closer to 2.5

03-08-2007, 09:11 PM
When young I was a 4.5 in singles. But now as a Senior I'd say a high 3.0 low 3.5. (I hate doubles!!!) :p

07-12-2007, 05:49 AM
id say im closest to a 3.5 using that if im playing well. my volleys need work though and im still not good with the slice serve and cant even hit a kick serve. i am alright with ground strokes and my topsin backhand is pretty powerfull now that i have learned how to hit it good. my forehand can be great but sometimes i hit it a bit short.

In the ITN thing i am a 6

the hitchhiker guide i think i would be a 4.0

07-12-2007, 07:15 AM
Yeah I can't really tell using hitchhiker's explanation but in Australia we use the ITN (like chewy stated) and I am about 5 and using the link chewy provided I am around level 4.5

07-13-2007, 02:12 AM
i'm either above 5.5 or below 2.5, off the charts in other words. tennis anyone?

07-16-2007, 11:15 PM
How does that system work? I guess its american, what would be the equivelents in the uk?

07-17-2007, 02:27 AM
was trying to play pro then had a car accident and didnt play for 6 months so went into coaching so put my self above 5.5 which i think is fair

07-23-2007, 03:32 AM
How does that system work? I guess its american, what would be the equivelents in the uk?

yeah, we yanks, have a thing for numbers and their significance. by the way we're number one.

07-23-2007, 07:13 AM
I'm somewhere between 4.0 and 4.5, maybe closer to 4.5.

07-29-2007, 11:45 AM
i dont really know what level, i started training tennis when i was 5, and quit practising every day when i was 18, but i still play it regularly and im a coach. so ive been playing for a loong time :)

07-29-2007, 12:21 PM
I'm 5.0 ....

07-30-2007, 10:01 AM
i'd say about 3.0, i have a hefty serve but am poor at the net, and smashes need work. ground strokes are getting there. does anybody have a comparison to the LTA rankings, because i know what i am on there.

08-15-2007, 02:09 AM
I am only a 3.0 at this point. Just getting back into it after 6 years off.

08-16-2007, 07:33 PM
4 :shrug:

09-15-2007, 05:04 AM
Oops I meant to vote 4.

09-15-2007, 05:07 AM
I think I'm in between 4 and 4.5 though.

09-17-2007, 10:30 AM
I would probably say I am a 4.5

I wasn't that flash until a couple of years ago when I started using my brain and got fitter. But I havent played competition/tournament singles for months now due to playing Aussie Rules, so that extra improvement I am getting is yet to show itself.

09-30-2007, 05:45 PM
I'd say I'm a 2.5. I've only been playing tennis seriously for a few months now and my shots and serves are developing fairly well, for the most part. I'm a sophomore in high school and my tennis season just ended. I payed varsity 2 doubles and JV 1 singles and 1 doubles. Not bad for starting out 2 days before the season started.

10-01-2007, 01:11 AM
I'm 18 and only started playing tennis this year (3 months give or take a week or 2), I'm pretty happy with the way things are going and want to become as good a player as I possibly can. I know that it's hard to judge seeing as none of you have seen me play but how good could I become, in your guys/galls opinions, seeing that I've started so late?
(babble talk coming up in olive green)
I'm happy with my strokes and serve, they're all pretty inconsistent but improving weekly, one-handed backhand feels natural but I force myself to hit two-handers as well. I hit 4 aces in the last set I played, 2 of which came in a tie-break (which I had points to win but then DF'd.... and then did it again:o ). Happy enough with movement so far and physical condition is improving, foot work is at times pretty good and at times terrible. I also like to practice left-handed every now and then, which is probably a waste of time but I kinda enjoy it. The thing that strikes me when I watch the good players playing is how hard they hit the ball.... there are a couple of 8 or 9 or 10 year old girls at the club who would probably bagel me (they're really good though, my coach seemed pretty impressed by them anyway).

So how high could I realistically go with a lot of dedication, would it be realistic to want to be able to challenge for a club championship in say 5 years time??? (be honest but kind - I'd really love to not suck at tennis :lol:, I've played plenty of sports but have never loved playing them like I do with tennis:o :cool: )

(I gave myself a 3;) ..Sorry for the long post)