At Wickwoods we use the ITF International Tennis Number (ITN) system to help players provide us with a self rating. This method of tennis self assessment establishes the player’s level of play and will ensure they gain maximum benefit from our courses.

Review the list below and then simply insert the ITN number that you feel is closest to your normal playing level on the booking form

ITN 1:

This player has had intensive training for national tournament competition at junior and senior levels and has extensive satellite tournament experience. Holds or is capable of holding an ATP / WTA ranking and major source of income is through tournament prize money.

ITN 2:

This player has developed power and / or consistency as a major weapon and is able to vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation.

ITN 3:

This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners and force errors off short balls. Can put away volleys and smashes and has a variety of serves to rely on.

ITN 4:

This player can use power and spin and has begun to handle pace. Has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and can vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and can impart spin on second serves.

ITN 5:

This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both ground strokes and on moderate shots.  Has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success.

ITN 6:

This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, improved shot control and is developing teamwork in doubles.

ITN 7:

This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots but is not yet comfortable with all strokes. Lacks control over depth, direction and power.

ITN 8:

This player is able to judge where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally of slow pace.

ITN 9:

This player needs on court experience and strokes can be completed with some success.

ITN 10:

This player is starting to play competitively (can serve and return / rally) on a full court using a normal ITF approved ball.

ITN 10.1:

This player is able to rally with movement and control.

ITN 10.2:

This player has developed some simple tennis-specific skills in hitting an oncoming ball regularly. However, rallying with movement and control is not yet achieved.

ITN 10.3:

This player is in the early stages of tennis skills development and is primarily learning simple tennis coordination tasks / exercises.

The ITN 10.1 to ITN 10.3 categories will usually involve playing in a modified environment using transition / soft balls on a reduced court and / or using adapted racquets as appropriate.