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IFP/USAPA Rating Guidelines
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The IFP Rating System has been created to help describe differences in the various skill levels. YesNo
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Rating Knows some of the basic rules including the "two bounce rule" and scoring
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Demonstrates control on forehand groundstrokes
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Uses backhand groundstrokes
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Places serves in the correct service court
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Knows correct court positioning as the serve and return team
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Approaches the non-volley line to hit volleys
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Keeps the ball in play on short rallies
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D 2.5Uses the forehand lob
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Dinking at the net
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Attempting to hit a slower paced ball, 3rd shot drop
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Has good mobility, moving in a safe and balanced manner
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Has good quickness
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Has good hand-eye coordination
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*Should also possess most/all 2.5 skillsYESNO
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C 3.0Demonstrates control forehand groundstrokes
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Demonstrates control backhand groundstrokes
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Places serves deep into the court
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Demonstrates placement of serves
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Uses deeper and higher service returns to allow time to approach the net
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Approaches the non-volley zone line quickly rather than staying back
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Sustains a short volley session at the net
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Exhibits correct court positioning for doubles and how to "move as a team"
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Uses the forehand lob with some success
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Serve team attemps to approach the net with a slow paced ball 3rd shot drop
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Sustains a dink exchange at the net
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Adjusts to differing ball speeds
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Returns the ball lower over the net
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Has good mobility
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Has good quickness
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Has good hand-eye coordination
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*Should also possess most/all 3.0 skillsYESNO
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B 3.5Knows all the main rules including how to correct the score and correct server
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Demonstrates control/consistency on forehand groundstrokes
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Demonstrates control/consistency on backhand groundstrokes
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Places seerves deep into the court
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Uses deeper and high returns of serve to approach the net quicker/ getting to the NVZ
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Able to play with partners efectively using court strategies ie. partner communication
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Avoids hitting out balls
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Consistently returning lower balls over the net
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Demonstrates a wide variety of shots with some consistency
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Uses slower paced shots vs faster paced shots to their advantage
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Able to create coverage gaps and then hit to these gaps
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Sustains a short volley session at the net with some placement and control
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Initiates and maintains a sustained dink exchange at the net
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Utilizes a slow paced ball(soft shot) to approach the net (3rd shot)
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Able to adjust to differing ball speeds consistently
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Hits overheads with control
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Uses forehand and backhand lob when appropriate
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Developing patience during rallies
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Has good mobility
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Has good quickness
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Has good hand-eye coordination
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*should also possess most/all of the 3.5 skillsYESNO
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Controls and places serves and return of serves
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Consistent and dependable forehand and backhand groundstrokes
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Consistent and dependable volleys
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Consistent dependable overheads
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A 4.0Accuracy in placing lobs
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Consistency executes successful slow paced (3rd shot) from the baseline to approach net
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Initiates and maintains a sustained dink exchange at the net to elicit a "put away shot"
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Able to change a slow paced strategy to a fast paced strategy, vise versa
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Can block and return fast, hard volleys
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Can handle speed on shots without over-hitting or hitting out-of-bounds
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Moves effectively with partner, easily switching sides, and communicates when required
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Controls play at the NVZ, keeping opponents back
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Consistently creates coverage gaps and hits to these gaps
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Recognizes and exploits weakness in their opponent's game
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Poaches effectively
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Developing their use of spin on a variety of shots
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Maintains patience in rallies
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Has good mobility
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Has good quickness
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Has good hand-eye coordination
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Note:*We will recognize and utilize a USAPA tournament rating for any new or existing member
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