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Demska
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:02 PM
http://www.usta.com/?sc_itemid={A9EAE203-D273-4CB1-9038-5A293C5ED642}

Please be truthful.

I'd say I am about 4.25 :)

gumoll
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:09 PM
0 :)

slydevil6142
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:21 PM
I use to play 5.5 but rust and age (25) are catching up lol so its closer to a 5.0.

Europe rocks
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Tends to vary somewhere between 4.0 and 4.5

SvetaKuzzy
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:25 PM
surely this index system only really works for all-arounders. i am getting on for 30 and to this day have not hit a single backhand winner, but i get countless aces (couple of doubles too...), so obviously i'm not consistent but i do tend to win most of the matches I play against people who hit consistent groundstrokes...i don't like this system

Cakeisgood
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Yeah, the system is messed. There are plenty of drop shot/ volley failures playing pro. (Sharapova would be MAX a 4.5 haha)

I'm a 3.5. Dunno whether I'm being easy or hard on myself.

égalité
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:49 PM
3.5-ish

ViennaCalling
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Somewhere between 4.0 and 4.5 :p

Direwolf
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:56 PM
from
2.0-5.0

im a finessy Dementieva

Slutiana
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Haven't played properly for ages (well, like 2 months but thats a lot for me), probably 5.5.

frenchie
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:17 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_3502_original.PDF

here is the ITF ranking equivalents

I am 5.0

Demska
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Haven't played properly for ages (well, like 2 months but thats a lot for me), probably 5.5.

sure, i am the queen of sheba :weirdo:

Aaron.
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:24 PM
I hate when guy players try to copy girls strokes and court habits that's so lame.

Wiggly
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:25 PM
This is so messed up.
Half of the WTA Tour isn't even 5.0 with all the variety.
Forget about the 5.5, it says "hit dependable shots in a stress situation". :tape:

I'm a 5.0 player from the baseline and 0 for everything else. :lol:

Reckoner
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:31 PM
I'd say 3.5

Andy.
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:31 PM
I would say Im a 4.5

Keadz
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Somewhere between 4.5>5.0...but right now after not playing for like 2 months, like 1.5 :p

miffedmax
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:00 AM
I'm a 3.0. In my first iteration, I was a serve and volley player. Then I quit playing for a long time (work, kids, etc.). Started playing again about 5 years ago and I can't volley for crap these days, but my forehand is better.

Optima
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:12 AM
4.2? Maybe? Somewhere between 4.0 and 4.5 - although my serve is SHIT. I would gladly take Dementieva's worst serving day over my serve anytime - I think. I have an alright backhand (one handed) and a two handed forehand though (weird, I know.) I haven't played for a while though.

LeRoy.
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:44 AM
http://www.usta.com/?sc_itemid={A9EAE203-D273-4CB1-9038-5A293C5ED642}

Please be truthful.

I'd say I am about 4.25 :)

6. After my parents won the lottery last month i paid for crash tennis lessons and now i should be turning pro very soon. :)

RenaSlam.
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:47 AM
4.5/5

Dominic
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Probably 5.0. My game is like Dementieva's but more agressive.

serenus_2k8
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:15 AM
It depends. If I'm having a (very) bad day I would say my level would drop me to a 6.9, but I'm otherwise a 7.

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:33 AM
sure, i am the queen of sheba :weirdo:

your highness :)

AcesHigh
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Wow.. I'm really wondering how many people understand the system. If you are a 7 according to the USTA system, you're ready to be a professional if I remember correctly.

I'm a 3.5 right now b/c I rarely play and physically, I'm way below where I should be. By the summer, I should be back to 4.0-4.5

Slutiana
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:36 AM
sure, i am the queen of sheba :weirdo:
:tape:

Well I DID train to become a pro up until a year ago and am getting my coaching badge after my gcses. Jealousy is a bad thing. :hug:

Jem
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:37 AM
4.0

Hayato
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:02 AM
About 5.5-6.0 :p

Dominic
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:04 AM
I think I'm like 5.5 to 6 from the baseline and maybe 4 to 4.5 for the serve and volleys.

Demska
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:06 AM
:tape:

Well I DID train to become a pro up until a year ago and am getting my coaching badge after my gcses. Jealousy is a bad thing. :hug:
:haha: :haha:

Slutiana
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:59 AM
:unsure: U OK?

Matt.
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:53 AM
By those extremely vague and (quite frankly) incorrect USTA guidelines, I appear to be a 4.5. However, as a junior, I don't get a USTA ranking yet. Still, I am competitive in singles with 3.5 men.

Golovinjured.
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:58 AM
I'd say 5.25, honestly.

Tennisstar86
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:04 AM
Wow.. I'm really wondering how many people understand the system. If you are a 7 according to the USTA system, you're ready to be a professional if I remember correctly.

I'm a 3.5 right now b/c I rarely play and physically, I'm way below where I should be. By the summer, I should be back to 4.0-4.5

lol, thats exactly what i was thinking..... Ive run a tennis organization before and every year new people come in talkin about their "skill" level. we ask them to rate themselves and its really funny to see what they say......

I can hit every shot out there and i rate myself at a 4.0-4.5 when out of shape(like now) and a 4.5-5.0 when in shape.(hopefully in a month)

And my understanding of the ranking system is. 4-5 is a college club player. 5.5-6.0 is a college athlete. 6.0-up is a pro....

Tennisstar86
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:06 AM
By those extremely vague and (quite frankly) incorrect USTA guidelines, I appear to be a 4.5. However, as a junior, I don't get a USTA ranking yet. Still, I am competitive in singles with 3.5 men.

its a good rule to go down a level when you rank yourself on their system. plus of course and 4.5 women is not equal to a 4.5 male.

duhcity
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:13 AM
this is such an odd way to measure yourself

I can handle any type of pace but can't make any of it for myself. I erratically slice, I overhit, and I have an inconsistent serve. But I can control the ball, volley and hit a great 1H Backhand.

So im like a a 4, a 4.5 and a 5. But also a mix of 3.5.
Huh?

northern lad
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:48 AM
2.4852 :p

Amalgamate
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:45 AM
:secret: None of you will believe me because you are some serious pessimists, but I would say I am a 6.0. Playing competitive tennis since I was 8 with USTA rankings consistently in the top 25 nationally and playing top 25 college tennis next year.

drake3781
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:35 AM
I smell some serious BS in here. Have you people claiming these ratings actually played USTA at these levels? Or are you just self-rating yourselves based on the written criteria?

Amalgamate
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:34 AM
I smell some serious BS in here. Have you people claiming these ratings actually played USTA at these levels? Or are you just self-rating yourselves based on the written criteria?

Obviously people are just basing it off of the written criteria. You can't expect everyone here to be playing national tournaments...Also if your BS comment was directed at me, then it was not appreciated.

Renalicious
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Probably a 4.0 or 4.5

wales1994
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:38 PM
from that im between 4.5 to 5.0. I a 9.2 in the LTA but only sarted palyin matches a year and a bit ago so not bad still lack experience in maches but i can drop shpt smoothly and lob. My fitness is very good also my groundstrokes are powerful and get good angle but their also very inconsistant :( my 2nd serve is :help: and my volleys go in 25% of the time :lol:

Tennisstar86
Jan 13th, 2009, 07:12 AM
from that im between 4.5 to 5.0. I a 9.2 in the LTA but only sarted palyin matches a year and a bit ago so not bad still lack experience in maches but i can drop shpt smoothly and lob. My fitness is very good also my groundstrokes are powerful and get good angle but their also very inconsistant :( my 2nd serve is :help: and my volleys go in 25% of the time :lol:

You've been playing matches for a year and then you're a 5.0 :help: silly kids....

wales1994
Jan 13th, 2009, 07:40 PM
You've been playing matches for a year and then you're a 5.0 :help: silly kids....

No i meant matches :p only entered my 1st ourny 1 1/2 years ago but played 4 3, started to play at 7 then quit after 2 years then came back 2 years later

Tennisstar86
Jan 13th, 2009, 10:38 PM
No i meant matches :p only entered my 1st ourny 1 1/2 years ago but played 4 3, started to play at 7 then quit after 2 years then came back 2 years later

i repeat... you've been playing matches for 1.5 years and think you're a 5.0 lol silly kids...

darrinbaker00
Jan 18th, 2009, 07:15 AM
The USTA has me rated at 3.5 based on my results. My goal this year is to be bumped up to at least 4.0.

Renalicious
Jan 18th, 2009, 09:56 AM
i repeat... you've been playing matches for 1.5 years and think you're a 5.0 lol silly kids...

Be nice. From that quide, I think people will overrate themselves.

I know for sure that I'm not a 4.5, more probably like a 3.5. From that guide it;s easy to think you're better than what you really are.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 18th, 2009, 11:07 PM
from that im between 4.5 to 5.0. I a 9.2 in the LTA but only sarted palyin matches a year and a bit ago so not bad still lack experience in maches but i can drop shpt smoothly and lob. My fitness is very good also my groundstrokes are powerful and get good angle but their also very inconsistant :( my 2nd serve is :help: and my volleys go in 25% of the time :lol:

Same, I am a 9.2 :cool:

My serve is very inconsistant, and 2nd serve is very weak.

Groundstrokes are good, forehand is stronger. Mix it up on the forehand with flat and topspin strokes.

My movement keeps me is so many rallies, and grinds down the opponent. I seem to have lost fitness recently, and can nolonger sustain decent movement for as long now.

wales1994
Jan 23rd, 2009, 07:00 PM
Same, I am a 9.2 :cool:

My serve is very inconsistant, and 2nd serve is very weak.

Groundstrokes are good, forehand is stronger. Mix it up on the forehand with flat and topspin strokes.

My movement keeps me is so many rallies, and grinds down the opponent. I seem to have lost fitness recently, and can nolonger sustain decent movement for as long now.

:lol: how many matches have you won in the LTA?

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 10th, 2009, 09:55 PM
:lol: how many matches have you won in the LTA?

in 3 tournaments/events I have won 8 matches I think :help:

crazillo
Mar 17th, 2009, 06:39 PM
I think it is really hard to rate myself but I guess I am between 4.0 and 4.5!

hdfb
Mar 21st, 2009, 01:54 PM
I'd say 3.5-4

mojoo999
Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:45 AM
I'm about 4.0-5.0

mojoo999
Aug 23rd, 2009, 06:51 AM
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the jamierbelyea
Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:29 AM
I hit / practice / play a match once a year at the 5.0 level, but play the majority of my USTA tournaments at 4.0 / 4.5 (there are a lot more 4.0 tournies then 4.5)

GracefulVenus
Nov 11th, 2009, 05:04 AM
4.0

drake3781
Nov 11th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Obviously people are just basing it off of the written criteria. You can't expect everyone here to be playing national tournaments...Also if your BS comment was directed at me, then it was not appreciated.


No I am not directing it at you.

Your 6.0 must be an actual 6.0 USTA, right, as you say you are ranked.

You don't have to play national tournaments to get a ranking. You join USTA and play local leagues, and/or local tournaments. You start with a self rating by doing a little Q&A, then over time, USTA system puts you at the right level after you play others in your same ranking, and some who are above you and some below you. It is automatic. That applies to anybody in the US.

Mine is 3.0. That is a real USTA ranking. And it is good - I can win about half my matches at this level.

Almost everybody looking at the table will rank himself/herself much higher than the actual will be. So the thread is useless if we are just talking about choosing a ranking off the table. :wavey:

desariofan
Dec 4th, 2009, 10:56 AM
ROFL most of your ratings are some BS! GUYS? For real? No matter how talented you are, it takes at least 2-3 years to develop a consistent single stroke. SO, to rate yourself a 4.5 after ONE YEAR of match plays is ridiculous LOL.

Here's the REAL guidelines:

If you are a total beginner, you are a 2.0-3.0

If you can serve inside the box 15 out of 20 times, or can rally up to 5 strokes in a point, you are a 3.5

Here's where it gets tricky. The jump from 3.5 TO 4.0 requires tremendous effort and hard work. IF you can ace a couple times in a match (against SAME LEVEL PLAYERS), hit about 5 backhand winners and 5 forehand winners, have a KICK/SPIN in your second serve, or can last up to 15 strokes in a point, you are a 4.0

FOR 4.5 - You have either played a DIV II or III varsity college tennis (in some cases, lowly ranked DIV I colleges). At this level, if playing ONE point doesn't get you catch your breathe, running up and down, left and right of the court, or you are able to reach every single stroke from your opponent (SAME LEVEL), then you are NOT a 4.5 player.

4.5 is where the cut off usually is for club, league tennis players. I live in Atlanta, GA where it's hailed as the tennis CITY of the USA and there's only a handful of 4.5 teams competing against each other.

As for 5.0-5.5, you have played tons of challengers and have/had been a successful TOP DIV I college player. You may also be ranked on WTA or ATP at the 1000's. If you don't have a ranking on the WTA/ATP and you say you are 5.0, you are seriously MISTAKEN.

At 6.0, you are ranked around 600-800 on WTA or ATP tours and actually make a living out of playing tennis. You've been taught how to play tennis since you were 5. You are way too good to play or have played for college and you've never joined any leagues or clubs because you are above those. You may rarely get a wild card entry to play @ the Grand Slam levels only to be humiliated on the court. When you get to 6.5, you actually have a better chance at making the top 200-300.

7.0 - YOU ARE a PROFESSIONAL. You have played tennis since you were 4 yo and that's basically all you do every day of your life. Roger Federer is as good a 7.0 as whoever is ranked @ the 100's. Serena Williams is as good a 7.0 as the # 135 ranked girl on WTA.

I myself am a 4.5 and that's 10 years of playing tennis since I was 19. I progressed from losing all my matches @ the 3.5 level and worked myself up to one day winning the collegiate club nationals in 2003 for UF club tennis and also winning the GA States in 2007.

Re-rate yourselves peeps! And, come up with a reasonable rating instead of a delusional one! :)

Zerena

desariofan
Dec 4th, 2009, 11:06 AM
:secret: None of you will believe me because you are some serious pessimists, but I would say I am a 6.0. Playing competitive tennis since I was 8 with USTA rankings consistently in the top 25 nationally and playing top 25 college tennis next year.

Oh Honey you are a 5.0 at best.

Bahia
Dec 5th, 2009, 05:21 AM
4.0/4.5

The Witch-king
Dec 7th, 2009, 09:04 PM
ROFL most of your ratings are some BS! GUYS? For real? No matter how talented you are, it takes at least 2-3 years to develop a consistent single stroke. SO, to rate yourself a 4.5 after ONE YEAR of match plays is ridiculous LOL.

Here's the REAL guidelines:

If you are a total beginner, you are a 2.0-3.0

If you can serve inside the box 15 out of 20 times, or can rally up to 5 strokes in a point, you are a 3.5


See, this is the part I don't understand. If I can spin serves in 20 out of 20 times does that mean I'm a 3.5??? What if I have a good serve that, on some days I can serve 90% of the time in (incl. second serves), but on others I cant?
When does the criteria apply?

Also, that requirement of keeping up a rally- does the pace of the rally count? If I can maintain a slow rally of 50 strokes, but i'm really bad at fast paced rallies what happens to my rating?

This is why I don't really believe in these ratings. They are too arbitrary.

desariofan
Dec 10th, 2009, 05:28 AM
See, this is the part I don't understand. If I can spin serves in 20 out of 20 times does that mean I'm a 3.5??? What if I have a good serve that, on some days I can serve 90% of the time in (incl. second serves), but on others I cant?
When does the criteria apply?

Also, that requirement of keeping up a rally- does the pace of the rally count? If I can maintain a slow rally of 50 strokes, but i'm really bad at fast paced rallies what happens to my rating?

This is why I don't really believe in these ratings. They are too arbitrary.

If you are even asking these questions, then you are probably a beginner yourself. It's as simple as that.

The Witch-king
Dec 12th, 2009, 02:03 PM
If you are even asking these questions, then you are probably a beginner yourself. It's as simple as that.

:rolleyes:

:wavey:

Why don't you just answer the questions instead of coming across as presumptious and arrogant?

desariofan
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:14 AM
:rolleyes:

:wavey:

Why don't you just answer the questions instead of coming across as presumptious and arrogant?

presumptuous? no.
Arrogant? Maybe.
Stating the facts as I see them? Yes. :lol:

The Witch-king
Dec 13th, 2009, 06:11 PM
presumptuous? no.
Arrogant? Maybe.
Stating the facts as I see them? Yes. :lol:

:bounce::bounce::wavey::eek::worship:

You're more of an idiot than I thought. :lol:

DefyingGravity
Dec 25th, 2009, 08:58 PM
I've got a USTA rating of 5.0 actually, I got rated a couple of weeks ago.

Bahia
Dec 26th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Woah that's really good.

desariofan
Dec 26th, 2009, 11:47 AM
:bounce::bounce::wavey::eek::worship:

You're more of an idiot than I thought. :lol:

So here comes the personal verbal attack? hmmm...
I'll just leave it at that then.

desariofan
Dec 26th, 2009, 11:47 AM
I've got a USTA rating of 5.0 actually, I got rated a couple of weeks ago.

USTA rated 5.0 is very good. I'll probably won't be there any time soon. Or ever will LOL.

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 6th, 2010, 01:50 AM
I guess it depends of the countries. I'd say I'm a 5.5 (played College tennis in Canada) and was ranked over 5.0 for a Tennis Canada league here.

But now that I look at the post in this thread, I'm probably more of a 5.0. But then again, this rating system is kinda useless. The goal of it is for league organizers to get an idea of how you play, so they can find decent partners. Everytime I've been in the US, and said I was 5.0 or more, I've always played with players my strenght or lower.

Inger67
Jan 8th, 2010, 09:44 AM
I wish I was this good at tennis :sobbing: Maybe a 3.0 for me.

I bowl much better than I play tennis :lol: I kind of wish my skills would have been directed at this sport rather than others.

I go to a Big Ten college (University of Michigan) and the kids here are AMAZING.

Edit: Evan King (M) and Taylor Fournier (F) go here!

Dunlop1
Jan 11th, 2010, 03:52 AM
Most people are a rating point lower than they think they are.
You CANNOT determine your rating based on USTA guidelines. They are bunk.
Your rating is determined by your win-loss record against other ranked/rated players.

So if you play in a 4.0 USTA league and are competitive, then you are that rating.
I define 'competitive' as winning at least 40% of your matches against players rated at that level.

You cannot call yourself a 5.0 if you cannot beat 5.0 players.

I am a 4.0 player. I am in a 4.0 league and am competitive in my league.

To the 6.0 player, you do know there is no USTA ranked 6.0 player in the country? There is only one 5.5 player and he got bumped up late last year.

I am also suspicious of any 5.0 claims on this site. A true 5.0 player is a really good amateur player. Like REALLY REALLY good.
Such a player does not 'think' they are a 5.0 player. They KNOW they are a 5.0 player because they have played OPEN tournaments against other 5.0's and higher.

Dunlop1
Jan 11th, 2010, 03:53 AM
I've got a USTA rating of 5.0 actually, I got rated a couple of weeks ago.

What do you mean 'you got rated?'

AFAIK, going to USTA tennis centers to get a club pro to rate you, has long been out of practice.

Dunlop1
Jan 11th, 2010, 04:12 AM
See, this is the part I don't understand. If I can spin serves in 20 out of 20 times does that mean I'm a 3.5??? What if I have a good serve that, on some days I can serve 90% of the time in (incl. second serves), but on others I cant?
When does the criteria apply?

Also, that requirement of keeping up a rally- does the pace of the rally count? If I can maintain a slow rally of 50 strokes, but i'm really bad at fast paced rallies what happens to my rating?

This is why I don't really believe in these ratings. They are too arbitrary.

Your record against players who are rated at a certain level is not arbitrary. It is a very exact way of stating how well you can compete against players at a certain level.

As to how well you execute your strokes, that has little bearing on your rating. There are some 3.5 players with better service motions than me. There are a lot more 4.0s with better service motions than me. My service motion is the ugliest part of my game. And yet it is my strength. My first serve is hard and consistently accurate. I can place it exactly where I want it while hitting it almost at my hardest. Yet, it has a hitch and I don't fully engage my legs.
Dont' get my wrong, I would have an even better serve with better technique, but I can hang at the 4.0 level with a serve that when people see my practising slowly, think they can clean up on.

desariofan
Jan 12th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Most people are a rating point lower than they think they are.
You CANNOT determine your rating based on USTA guidelines. They are bunk.
Your rating is determined by your win-loss record against other ranked/rated players.

So if you play in a 4.0 USTA league and are competitive, then you are that rating.
I define 'competitive' as winning at least 40% of your matches against players rated at that level.

You cannot call yourself a 5.0 if you cannot beat 5.0 players.

I am a 4.0 player. I am in a 4.0 league and am competitive in my league.

To the 6.0 player, you do know there is no USTA ranked 6.0 player in the country? There is only one 5.5 player and he got bumped up late last year.

I am also suspicious of any 5.0 claims on this site. A true 5.0 player is a really good amateur player. Like REALLY REALLY good.
Such a player does not 'think' they are a 5.0 player. They KNOW they are a 5.0 player because they have played OPEN tournaments against other 5.0's and higher.

THANK YOU GOD! At least someone here knows what I am talking bout!!! AMEN!!

DefyingGravity
Jan 14th, 2010, 06:02 PM
What do you mean 'you got rated?'

AFAIK, going to USTA tennis centers to get a club pro to rate you, has long been out of practice.

My coach is 65 years old :shrug:

DefyingGravity
Jan 14th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Most people are a rating point lower than they think they are.
You CANNOT determine your rating based on USTA guidelines. They are bunk.
Your rating is determined by your win-loss record against other ranked/rated players.

So if you play in a 4.0 USTA league and are competitive, then you are that rating.
I define 'competitive' as winning at least 40% of your matches against players rated at that level.

You cannot call yourself a 5.0 if you cannot beat 5.0 players.

I am a 4.0 player. I am in a 4.0 league and am competitive in my league.

To the 6.0 player, you do know there is no USTA ranked 6.0 player in the country? There is only one 5.5 player and he got bumped up late last year.

I am also suspicious of any 5.0 claims on this site. A true 5.0 player is a really good amateur player. Like REALLY REALLY good.
Such a player does not 'think' they are a 5.0 player. They KNOW they are a 5.0 player because they have played OPEN tournaments against other 5.0's and higher.

I am a 5.0 player then by that definition. I play in Open men's tournaments.