Administrator. Mar 29, 2018. #3. Tennis Warehouse considers an Open level player someone with a NTRP rating of (approximately) 5.5 and above who have played on a division 1 college team or a top level division 2/3 team. Typically, these players play in Open level tournaments here in California. Open level tournaments are open to all levels but generally attract the top players from college level players to lower ranked pros.
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. Take a few moments to determine your likely playing level. 1.0 Just starting to play tennis 1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play. 2.0 Needs on-court experience.
2.0. Beginner Player: Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play. 2.5. Beginner Player: Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability. 3.0.
Find your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. This is the most accurate rating system available and was developed by the U.S. Tennis Association in 1979. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0. This player is Just starting to play tennis.
A common question for new players joining USTA League is "what level of play do I sign up for?" The USTA uses the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) for determining levels of competition for USTA league play. The goal of the program is to help all tennis players enjoy the game by providing a method of classifying skill levels for more compatible matches, group lessons,
Rankings or past rankings will speak for themselves. The 6.0 player typically has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior level and collegiate levels and has obtained a sectional or national ranking. The 6.5 player has a reasonable chance of succeeding at the 7.0 level and has extensive satellite tournament experience.
This player has dependable strokes with directional control and the ability to alter depth of shots on both forehand and backhand sides during moderately paced play. This player also has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with success. This player occasionally forces errors when serving.
They are plenty of players generally at the 2.5-4.5 level, but at 5.0 and above there generally aren't enough 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, etc. to have a division or "draw" just for that specific skill level. With an "open" division, anyone above, say the 4.5 level can enter and generally expect to draw an opponent that is of similar skill level. To answer the last part of your question - generally a tournament director doesn't know the rating level of a player in open divisions unless they have self ...