NTRP Level 1.5:
This player has had limited experience with stroke development and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
NTRP Level 2:
This player is working on finding the appropriate contact point, just starting to develop their stroke, and becoming familiar with basic positioning for singles and doubles.
NTRP Level 2.5:
This player can sustain a slow paced rally but is still syncing movement and recovery. The player is familiar with basic positioning and is ready to play social matches or low-level tournaments.
NTRP Level 3:
This player can consistently return medium-paced shots but is not comfortable with all strokes or shots outside their “strike zone”. They are still developing directional control, depth, pace, and volleys.
NTRP Level 3.5:
This player has stroke dependability with directional control but is still working on depth control and shot variety. Lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys are used, but not with great confidence.
NTRP Level 4.0:
This player has dependable strokes with directional and depth control on both sides. They confidently use lobs, overheads, approach shots , and volleys but may still miss the second serve.
NTRP Level 4.5:
This player uses a variety of paces and spins, has good movement, and develops game plans around strengths and weaknesses. Their first serve is powerful and accurate, and their second serve can be placed consistently.
NTRP Level 5:
This player has good shot anticipation and the confidence to regularly hit winners or force errors with a wide variety of shots when given the opportunity. They excel at certain shots and plan their games around those shots.
NTRP Level 5.5:
This player’s pace and consistency are major weapons. The player can vary strategies and play styles effectively under pressure.
NTRP Level 6-7:
6.0 players have trained intensively for national or top level collegiate tournaments. 6.5 and 7.0 players are world-class players.