Tennis Fan, Casual Player, Tournament or League Player, Teaching Pro or Coach
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Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
I love tennis, football (Liverpool fc) and going the gym. I try and play as much a possible. Technically im very good overall but im inconsistent thats my main problem, I think its lack of consertration and lazy feet.
Im interested in getting as good as i can be but need some guidance and tips to help me.
Im training to become a PE teach and a professional tennis coach.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 5.0, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
On the court, I am a:
rightie, singles player, one-hander, all courter, gracious winner
My favorite local courts:
Liverpool East Wavertree and Widnes Lawn Tennis Club
The good part is that you figured out what you need to work on to improve: consistency and footwork!
You didn't mention how late you started to play tennis and how old you are now...
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Good to see you here mark, below is a general NTRP list, Im a 4-4.5 you are in the 5+ region.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIOUS PLAYING LEVELS
This player has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
This player needs on-court experience. This player has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
This player is learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shorts, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.
This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing teamwork in doubles.
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. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. This player tends to over hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors off of 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.
This player has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. This player can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hits dependable shots in a stress situation.
6.0 to 7.0
The 6.0-player typically has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and collegiate levels and has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking. The 7.0-player is a world class player.