Good weather is coming :) are you ready to hit tennis balls :-) or ready for pickling :-)
will start organizing meetups soon
The FTP Friends of Tennis and Pickleball is for tennis and pickleball players :-)
Love the game, just starting to play? Recently moved here? Or been playing on USTA teams but want to meet fresh, new competitors? We offer events for all levels of players and we encourage our members to have fun and improve their games with Positive People.
(just a proxy, after a few meetups we will verify it, it is all about having fun and to avoid a big skills discrepancy :-) , it is not a fun to lose 0-6 0-6, sometimes it is a fun to win 6-0 6-0 :D )
1.0: This player is Just starting to play tennis/pickleball
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. You probably played on a high school tennis/pickleball team and have been working on your game seriously for 2 - 3 years.
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. You most likely have played on a high school varsity team and devoted 5 years to seriously developing your tennis/pickleball skills.
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. Most 4.5s have played serious college-level competitive tennis/pickleball.
5.0: Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured.