Skill Level Definition:
April 17, 2011
The following skill level set Is intended to be used as a guide when either instructing a clinic, teaching friends to play or as a helpful mechanism in determining a player’s level for entering Ladder play. It is not intended, for example, that all A Players have the skills listed, nor B, C or Novice. It is useful to know, however, what you should strive for at any given skill level. Each player¡¦s level of success will vary widely for each of the skills within each set. Some of the “Open” players may be very successful at many of these skills while a lower level A player may have only limited success at many of these skills. The same holds true for the B, C and Novice player. The point is that you can use this list as a guide to improve your game.
NEWBIES & BEGINNERS
To assist the new club member in determining their level of skill, please follow these guidelines:
„« is a person who may not be able to hit the ball across the net or return balls, doesn't know the rules of play, scoring, etc.
„« This person probably has not played another racquet sport such as tennis, racquetball, paddleball, etc.
„« This person should be encouraged to take the free introductory lesson prior to playing during drop-in. The term “newbie” is only used during clinic instruction and certain mixers.
„« should not join the Novice Ladder until their skills improve commensurate with the Novice Player Skill List above. Refer to the Ladder Management Rules on the "League/Ladder" menu link on the www.usapa.org website for further information.
„« Beginner either has had experience in other racquet sports, or has taken the free introductory lesson, or has been playing with others for a while who have taught the person the basic rules of play and scoring, etc.
„« Beginners should consider joining the Novice Ladder when their skills improve commensurate with the Novice Player Skill List above. Refer to the Ladder Management Rules on the "League/Ladder" menu link on the www.usapa.org website for further information.
Click on the Buttons to the right for Skill Level Information: