Not sure where your skills fit in the tennis class spectrum? Check out the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) below. We offer beginning level classes through more advanced workout classes. Bring your own racket to class. Click here to see the schedule and prices.
National Tennis Rating Program
1.0 This player is just starting to play tennis.
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 but is familiar with basic singles and doubles play.
2.5 This player is learning to judge where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally.
3.0 This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but lacks directional control, depth and power.
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
l 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 overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in
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 second serves.
TENNIS RAIN OUT PROCEDURES
To have or not to have; that is the question. Rainy weather can be a real bummer for tennis and to notify our tennis class members of a rainy-day cancellation can be difficult. So, read the procedues below and see if they help a bit.
1. If it is raining at the scheduled time of class, the class will be canceled.
2. If it rained earlier in the day look on your email or voicemail to see if class was canceled. We will try and squeegee prior to class time if the weather allows. If we can’t, due to sporadic showers, we will attempt to contact you by 4 p.m. for all mid-week 5:00/5:30 classes or you can contact us (858) 534-3772 by 4 p.m. The trickiest classes are the Saturday a.m. classes, where it rained Friday night. We won’t have time to call you or email, especially for the 8 a.m. class. If all classes need to be cancelled on Saturday we will email all classes as soon as we make the determination. We prefer emailing over calling because it can be done as a group and is much quicker and more efficient. If you have a question about the status of a Saturday class call (858) 534-3772.
3. For Sunday’s class please call your instructor and ask the status of the class. He will give you his cell phone # at class.
4. If possible, there will be make up classes scheduled at the end of the session for all rainouts. If make- ups are not possible there will be credits given for the missed classes at the end of the session.
5. This is an inexact science. Sometimes the weather looks extremely unstable and we cancel the class just as the weather miraculously changes. We try our best to be conservative about calling off tennis lessons and sometimes we make the wrong call. Please be patient.
TENNIS PRIVATE LESSONS
Interested in having some solo time with an instructor? Try our private lessons. The cost is $45 per hour for one person, $65 per hour for two and $80 per hour for three. To arrange for a private, call the Rec Class Office, (858)534-3772 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name and number, type of lessons and timeframe you are interested in. The instructor will contact you and set up a date that works. Prior to the private you must stop by RIMAC and pay for the lesson and bring that receipt to the instructor. We have a 24-hour cancellation policy.
UCSD has a flourishing racquetball program downstairs at RIMAC. It's there that you'll find instructor Shirley Hill, on Monday and Thursday evenings keeping the racquetball home fires burning. Beginning through more advanced workout levels are available. We have some cool new E-Force racquets for use for those who haven't yet purchased one. Click here to register.