Round Robin Level Descriptions

Level 2.0 (Beginner)

  • Games to 11 points, only score when serving
  • Knows how to keep score
  • Serves diagonally beyond NVZ line
  • Service begins in the right court
  • Two bounce rule
  • Demonstrates correct serve and receive positioning
  • Returns serve over the net
  • Demonstrates basic serve, forehand, backhand, volley and overhead

Level 2.5 (Novice)

  • Consistently returns serves
  • Some control over forehand and backhand
  • Ability to perform a basic dink
  • Able to perform proper overhead
  • Consistent serve into correct area of the court
  • Keeps ball in play for short rallies
  • Good mobility and able to move to NVZ
  • Court coverage is weak
Level 3.0 (Novice Plus)
  • Able to place serve and return of serve and keep deep
  • Ability to perform a drop shot from transition area
  • Improved control over forehand and backhand
  • Attempts to engage in dinking and lobbing during game play
  • Able to punch volley to back half of the court
  • Moves forward with partner to NVZ
  • Does not back up unnecessarily from NVZ

Level 3.5 (Intermediate)

  • Improved stroke dependability and directional control on medium to fast paced balls
  • Improved control for direction, depth and power on their shots
  • Ability to change direction of dinking during play
  • Able to place and change pace of serves and returns
  • Performs drops with some consistency
  • Uses punch volley to keep opponent back
  • Directional control of overheads
  • Uses lobs effectively
  • Communicates effectively with partner
  • Exhibits some aggressive play at net
  • Sustains controlled rallies
Level 4.0 (Competitive)
  • Dinks with purpose to elicit put-aways
  • Serves and returns – deep, change speed, placement, and spin
  • Better consistency of drop shots from baseline
  • Performs block volleys and winning volleys
  • Consistent and dependable strokes
  • Aggressive net play and teamwork including poaching
  • Ability to change the pace of a rally
  • Beginning to anticipate shots
  • Moves effectively with partner including switching
  • Sustained rallies with directional control

Taken from the IPTPA website.  

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