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Welcome to our new Matchfinder Courtesy Board! This is a great way to find tennis partners or
substitutes for your existing group. Just click on the Men's or Women's links to find a match
for you or your group.
* Match Type refers to S-singles, D-doubles, MD-mixed doubles
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If you would like your information added to or removed from our Matchfinder Courtesy
Board, just call the front desk at (978)851-3133 or email us. Have
your availability and self rating ready. If you are not sure what your rating is, you may refer to the
National Tennis Rating scale located below.
General Characteristics of Various NTRP Playing Levels (source: USTA.com)
To place yourself:
A. Begin with 1.5. Read all categories carefully and then decide which one best describes your present
ability level. Be certain that you qualify on all points of all preceding levels as well as those in the level
B. When rating yourself, assume you are playing against a player of the same gender and the
You have limited experience and are working primarily on getting the ball in play.
You lack court experience and your strokes need developing. You are
familiar with the basic positions for singles and doubles play.
You are learning to judge where the ball is going, although your court coverage is
limited. You can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
You are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but are not comfortable
with all strokes and lack execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Your most common
doubles formation is one-up, one-back.
You have achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on
moderate shots, but need to develop depth and variety. You exhibit more aggressive net play, have improved
court coverage and are developing teamwork in doubles.
You have dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both
forehand and backhand sides on moderate-paced shots. You can use lobs, overheads, approach shots
and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to
impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
You have developed your use of power and spin and can handle pace. You have
sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and attempt to vary game plan according to your
opponents. You can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. You
tend to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
You have good shot anticipation and frequently have an outstanding shot or
attribute around which a game may be structured. You can regularly hit winners or force errors off
of short balls and can put away volleys. You can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys,
overhead smashes, and have good depth and spin on most second serves.
You have mastered power and/or consistency as a major weapon. You can vary
strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.
6.0 to 7.0
You have had intensive training for national tournament competition
at the junior and collegiate levels and have obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.
You are a world-class player.