International Tennis Number (ITN)
The International Tennis Number has been adopted by Tennis Australia to help grade players for Competition, Social Tennis and Classes. Below is a list numbered 1 through to 10 with a brief description of a players tennis ability/experience associated with the ITN.
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CLICK HERE for the ITN Conversion chart (if you already have a ranking from your home country).
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What’s my Number?
Classes, Competitions and Social Tennis are categorised in the following way by using the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) International Tennis Number (ITN), this ensures that you can learn in a class with fellow students at the same level
- Beginner: ITN 10-9 This player is in the early stages of tennis skills development and is primarily learning simple tennis co-ordination tasks/exercises. Rallying with movement and control is not yet achieved.
- Low Intermediate: ITN 9-8 This player is able to rally with movement and control to some degree and is now starting to play competitively (can serve and return/rally) on a full court. Strokes can be completed with some success. This player can also judge where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally of slow pace.
- Intermediate: ITN 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.
- High Intermediate: ITN 6 This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, improved shot control and is developing teamwork in doubles.
- Advanced: ITN 5 This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both ground strokes and on moderate shots. Has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success.
- High Advanced: ITN 4 This player has begun to use power and spin 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.
- Australian Money Tournament Level: ITN 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 of short balls. Can put away volleys and smashes and has a variety of serves to rely on.
- Challenger Level: ITN 2 Plays or has played international ITF tournaments or Futures. This player has power and consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation.
- Touring Professional: ITN 1 Holds or is capable of holding an ATP/WTA ranking and major source of income is through tournament prize money.