DivisionExperience LevelKnowledge of the GameSuggested Goals in The Ladder
2.5 (Beginner)Just getting started.Understands how to keep score & play but has little experience.Wants to develop skills & experience match play with an emphasis on having fun.
3.0 (Advanced Beginner)Has some recreational match experience but very little if any training or tournament experience.Can maintain short rallies & execute basic shots but difficulty with either power or control.Wants to develop skills & experience match play with an emphasis on having fun.
3.5 (Intermediate)Plays regularly or has in the past including league/tournament matches.Has basic shot selection with development of strong shots/weapons.Wants to strengthen game by improving shot selection and gaining competitive match experience.
4.0 (Advanced Intermediate)Plays frequently & participates in weekly practices & matches.Has developed a well-rounded game and can implement strategy. Generally has difficulty with one stroke (Backhand, serve, volley, etc.).Wants to strengthen game by improving weaker shots and gaining competitive match experience.
4.5 (Advanced)Plays or has played competitively for multiple years and can change style of game dependent on opponent.Has had some formal training and generally relies on either consistency or a weapon to make a difference in a match.Wants to strengthen game by improving weapons and consistency through competitive match experience .
5.0 (Open)Extensive experience in competitive tennis; former or current collegiate level players or higher.Well-trained, strong all-around game that uses strategy to make the difference.Wants to challenge themselves against the highest level local players in a fun, flexible, and competitive atmosphere.