(1.0) Just started to play tennis.
(1.5) Has limited experience and is still working on getting the ball into play.
(2.0) Needs on-court experience and has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
(2.5) Learning to judge where the ball is going, court coverage is weak. Sustain short and slow rally with others of the same level.
(3.0) Consistent when hitting medium-pace shots but not comfortable with all strokes. Lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and one-back.
(3.5) Achieved improve stroke dependability and directorial control on moderate shots. Still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play. Improving net coverage and developing teamwork in doubles.
(4.0) Dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on forehand and backhand shots plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
(4.5) Starting to master power and spins as well as beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, control depth of shots, and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place second serves. Tends to over hit under pressure. Aggressive net play.
(5.0) Good anticipation. Frequently plays outstanding shots. Can hit winners or force errors of short balls, put away volleys, overheads and execute lobs, drop shots, and half-volleys. Good first and second serve.
(5.5) Developed power and consistency as major weapon. Competes well, varies strategy and style, and hits dependable shots under stress.
(6.0) Player has obtained sectional or national ranking.
(6.5) Player has extensive satellite tournament experience.
(7.0) Player is a professional that makes his or her living from tournament prize money.