We use a self-rating system and won’t dictate which division you play in or go crazy trying to figure out what your rating is. Do your best to honestly place yourself in a group where matches are fun for both players.
You can also play in 2 different divisions if you feel your games are fun and competitive in both.
Here are some general guidelines to help you find a starting point. If you are unsure, start at a lower level and go from there. We can always move you around at your request.
- 2.5 – This player is learning to judge where the ball is going and how to hit it and might not feel confident enough to play a match. If you are a beginner, start here.
- 3.0 – This player is starting to get some consistency when hitting medium-paced shots but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Serves are inconsistent and double faults are common.
- 3.5 – This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits some net play and has improved court coverage. Serves are still inconsistent and lack pace and placement.
- 4.0 – This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
- 4.5+ – This player has excellent control of the game and is in the opponent troubleshooting and point building phase. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors from short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and has good depth and spin on most 2nd serves.