Identifying your ITN


When filling out your profile and assessing for purposes of communicating your skill level, use the International Tennis Number (ITN) description below.

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ITN Description

ITN 1 (Touring Professional)
A player with ITN 1 is someone who has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and senior levels and has extensive professional tournament experience. Currently holds or is capable of holding an ATP / WTA ranking and their major source of income is through tournament prize money.
ITN 2 (Challenger level)
This player has power and / or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation. The player is usually a nationally-ranked player.
ITN 3 (Australian Money Tournament level)
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 (Advanced)
This player can use power and spins 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 utilise spin/pace/direction on second serves.
ITN 5 (Intermediate – Advanced)
This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both ground strokes and on moderate shots. The player has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success.
ITN 6 (High Intermediate)
This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage, improved shot control and is developing teamwork in doubles.
ITN 7 (Intermediate)
This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, but is not yet comfortable with all strokes. The player lacks control over depth, direction and power.
ITN 8 (Low Intermediate – Recreational)
This player is able to judge / control where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally.
ITN 9 (High Beginner – Recreational)
This player needs on court experience, while strokes can be completed with some success.
ITN 10 (Beginner)
This player is starting to play competitively (can serve rally and score) on a full court using a regular ITF approved Yellow ball.

ITN 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3

The creation of a sub-category for starter players (ITN 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3) ensures that any player, whatever their level, can have an ITN. The ITN 10.1 to 10.3 categories will usually involve playing in a modified environment e.g. using the slower Red, Orange and Green balls, on a smaller court and / or using adapted rackets as appropriate. This is for juniors ages under 10.

ITN 10.1
This player is able to rally with movement and control. Typically a player using the Green ball on a full size court i.e. Stage 1 Tennis10s.

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. Typically a player using the Orange ball on a 60-foot court i.e. Stage 2 Tennis10s.

ITN 10.3
The player is in the early stages of tennis skills development and is primarily learning simple tennis co-ordination tasks / exercises. Typically a player using the Red ball on a 36-foot court i.e. Stage 3 Tennis10s.