Greville Smyth Tennis Club

GSTC grading system

1.0 or 1.5 would be the rating for a beginner just learning how to hit the ball.

If you are able to hit the ball over the net and engage in a short rally, but not necessarily control the direction of your shots and still have trouble getting to the ball in time, you would be ranked a 2.0 or 2.5.

Rank yourself at 3.0 if you are able to consistently participate in a rally, but your execution of points still needs work.

If you are starting to be able to set up points but lack depth and variety, you are most likely ranked at 3.5.

If you have confidence in your strokes, direction, control and depth of the ball, and if your repertoire of shots is starting to include lobs, overheads and net play, your level would be 4.0.

Jump to the 4.5 level if you are able to confidently get points off of your first serve and place your second serve with accuracy, and if you also are hitting with power and spin, and able to dictate pace.

Place your skills at the 5.0 to 5.5 level if your game includes a variety of strategies, power, precision and consistency..

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