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Competition Tennis Rating (CTR) Description of Standards

The following is the CTR Description of Standards and gives a concise summary of the 10 CTR rating categories:

Elite

CTR 1: This player has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and senior levels and has extensive professional tournament experience. Holds or is capable of holding an ATP / WTA ranking and their major source of income is through tournament prize money.

High Performance

CTR 2: This player has power and / or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation. Is usually a nationally ranked player.

CTR 3: This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners and force errors off short balls. Can put away volleys and smashes and has a variety of serves to rely on.

Advanced

CTR 4: This player can use power and spins and has begun to handle pace. Has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and can vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and can impart spin on second serves.

CTR 5: This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both groundstrokes and on moderate shots. Has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success.

Intermediate

CTR 6: This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, improved shot control and is developing teamwork in doubles.

CTR 7: This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, but is not yet comfortable with all strokes. Lacks control over depth, direction and power.
Recreational

CTR 8: This player is able to judge / control where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally.

CTR 9: This player needs on court experience and strokes can be completed with some success.

Beginner

CTR 10: This player is starting to play competitively (can serve and return / rally) on a full court using a normal ITF approved ball.

  • CTR 10.1 This player is able to rally with movement and control.
  • CTR 10.2 This player has developed some simple tennis-specific skills in hitting an oncoming ball regularly, however rallying with movement and control is not yet achieved.
  • CTR 10.3 The player is in the early stages of tennis skills development and is primarily learning simple tennis co-ordination tasks / exercises.