Tennis In The Sun Ltd

Playing Standard

At Tennis In The Sun it is important for us that you get the best possible results from your tennis coaching. Therefore we need to know your playing standard, so if you already have an LTA rating just let us know.

For those of you who don’t have an LTA rating, have a look at the table below and choose what you think best suits you!

Description ITN Competitive Level GBR Playing Ability
Elite 1 World ranked, national standard & top division county players 1.1
1.2
This player has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and senior levels and has extensive professional tournament experience. Holds or is capable of holding an ATP/WTA ranking and their major source of income is through tournament prize money.
Advanced 2 2.1
2.2
This player has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and senior levels and has extensive professional tournament experience. Holds or is capable of holding an ATP/WTA ranking and their major source of income is through tournament prize money.
3 3.1 This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners and force errors off short balls. Can put away volleys and smashes ans has a veriety of serves to rely on.
Top and middle division county players 3.2
4 4.1
4.2
This player can use power and spins and has begun to handle pace. Has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and can vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and can impart spin on second serves.
Intermediate 5 Lower division county & top club team 5.1
5.2
This player has dependable strokes, including directional controll and depth on both ground strokes and on moderate shots. Has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shot and volleys with some success.
6 Middle club team 6.1
6.2
This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improves court coverage, improved shot controll and is developing teamwork in doubles.
7 Lower club team 7.1
7.2
This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium pace shots, but is not yet comfortable with all strokes. Lacks controll over depth, direction and power.
Recreational 8 Competing regularly in singles & doubles 8.1
8.2
This player is able to judge / controll where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally.
9 9.1 This player needs on court experience and strokes can be completed with some success.
New to compoetitive tennis 9.2
10 10.1
10.2
This player is starting to play competitively (can serve and return / rally) on a full court using a normal ITF approved ball.
Starter 10.1 Beginner 11.1 The player is able to rally with movement and control.
10.2 11.2 The player has developed some simple tennis-specific skills in hitting an oncoming ball regularly, however rallying with movement and control is not yet achieved.
10.3 11.3 The Palyer is in the early stages of tennis skills development and is primarily learning simple tennis co-ordination tasks / exercises.