1.5: Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
2.0: Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
2.5: Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0: Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power.
3.5: Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play.
4.0: 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.
4.5:Starting to master the use of power and spins and beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents.
5.0: Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured.
5.5: Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.
6.0: has obtained a sectional and /or national ranking.
6.5: has extensive satellite tournament experience.
7.0: makes his living from tournament prize money.