Monday Night Intermediate Drills/Instruction/M­atchplay: USTA Level 3.0-3.5

  • July 29, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Class attendance: $15

Includes: 30 minutes of Warmup/drills

Warning: Addiction to this group is HIGHLY POSSIBLE!!!

Welcome to Tennis Mechanix Burbank group! Thank you for joining us! We hope that you find our group of tennis enthusiasts a pleasure to learn and play with. All players receive a 10% discount to our store on all the latest tennis gear and apparel.

***Class is limited to 12 players. Please bring water and towels for yourself and shoes must be non-marking soles.***

Tennis courts are located at:

Burbank High School rooftop courts

902 North 3rd Street

Burbank, CA 91502 text us at:[masked]

See you there!


National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) for determining levels of competition for USTA

1.5 - This player has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.

2.0 This player needs on-court experience. This player has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.

2.5 This player is learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.

3.0 This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shorts, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.

3.5 This player has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, and is developing teamwork in doubles.

4.0 This player 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. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.

4.5 This player has begun to master the use of power and spins and is beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. This player can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. This player tends to over hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.

5.0 - This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and has good depth and spin on most 2nd serves.

5.5 This player has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. This player can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hits dependable shots in a stress situation.

6.0 - 7.0 The 6.0 player typically has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and collegiate levels and has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking. The 7.0 is a world class player.


Winners for each set receives 1 Tennis Mechanix point. Points are equivalent to $1 and may be used at the Tennis Mechanix Pro-shop for purchases. Tennis Mechanix Points may not be sold, exchanged or transferred and must be used by only players earning those points. Points may be carried into other weeks and classes if not used.

Points will expire if a players is inactive from any Tennis Mechanix class for 30 days.

Violations of any rules of the Tennis Mechanix program and the Burbank Tennis Center will result in forfeiting all points and player will be asked to leave the facility.

Now let's get out and play some TENNIS!

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