The National Rating Number (NRN) is a measuring tool indicating a standard of play. This ensures players can learn and participate in tournaments, competitions, social tennis and group classes with fellow participants of the same level. Below is a list numbered 10 through to 1 with a brief description of player tennis ability and experience associated with the NRN.
For international players who have a rating from their home country, please use our conversion chart.
At City Community Tennis classes, competitions and social tennis are categorised in the following way.
Beginner | Rating 10 to 10+
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 | Rating 9 to 8+
Player can rally with movement and control to some degree and is now starting to play competitively (serve, return and rally) on a full court. Strokes can be completed with some success. Player can also judge where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally of slow pace.
Intermediate | Rating 7 to 7+
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 | Rating 6 to 6+
Player exhibits more aggressive net play, improved court coverage and developing strategy for competitive play.
Advanced | Rating 5 to 5+
Player has very dependable topspin/slice ground strokes and serve. Overall consistent competitive player.
High Advanced | Rating 4 to 4+
Player has great footwork, powerful consistent ground strokes touch play and strong return game. Can adapt game during competitive play.
WTA and ATP Australian Money Tournament Level | Rating 3 to 3+
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 | Rating 2 to 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 | Rating 1
Holds or is capable of holding an ATP/WTA ranking and major source of income is through tournament prize money.