Find suitable playing partners and enjoy playing tennis more.

  • Use the “Play Tennis” Self-Rating Guide which identifies and describes different levels of tennis ability.
  • (Download PDFof poster or see poster in clubhouse)



  • Find your own general level of tennis ability.
  • Find players of a similar level so that you can have competitive games.
  • Play an individual at a higher level using handicap scoring to make the game more competitive.
  • Participate in group lessons or league play with people of similar ability.

Guidelines to rate yourself:

  • Study the “Play Tennis” self-rating chart
  • Start reading from the top of the chart, beginning with Level 1.0.
  • Find the level that best describes your general level of play.
  • Ask your Instructor or Coach to validate your self-rating, if you think that will help.
  • Remember that as you play more, and improve, your rating may improve.
  • Update your rating periodically.
  • Results in social and competitive matches will validate whether your chosen level is reasonably accurate.

Rate Yourself - Level of Play - Tennis Canada

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