Of all the descriptions of plaver levels -- from "A, B and C" to "beginner, intermediate, advanced" -- the best system was developed bv the U.S. Tennis Association in 1979. The USTA defines player levels on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0 in its National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). A condensed version appears below.
Intermediate level. You’ll already have an understanding of the basic techniques, movements and rules of the game. Ideally, you can hold a rally of around six, serve and start a point. You may still be new to the game, or perhaps you haven’t played for a while and you’re a bit rusty.
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INTERMEDIATE: These players have achieved dependable strokes with directional control on moderate paced shots yet still lack depth and variety. This player is starting to show team work in doubles. This ranking is considered intermediate level. 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 over-hit difficult shots).
Intermediate level. Intermediate is a broad group with players just able to rally in the full court and hit basic serves up to those who are not far off advanced level. Advanced level. Advanced players for me is a player with the ability to be able to rally on the backhand crosscourt to another advanced player in the full court.
Ultimate Tennis Skill Levels. 2.5 Beginner - low, less than one year of play. 3.0- Beginner - mid. 3.0 Beginner - high. 3.5- Intermediate - low. 3.5 Intermediate - mid. 4.0- Intermediate - high. 4.0 Advanced - low. 4.5- Advanced - mid.
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Strengths/Weaknesses – this is much more even at intermediate level. Most intermediate players will have a couple of strengths and a couple of weak points in their game. Footwork – improves as the intermediate player learns the importance of balance and recovery in allowing multiple attacks.