ITN International Tennis Number
The ITN represents a player’s general level of play.
ITN 10.3 This player is in the early stages of tennis skills development and is primarily learning simple tennis coordination tasks / exercises.
ITN 10.2 This player has developed some simple tennis-specific skills in hitting an oncoming ball regularly, how ever rallying with movement and control is not yet achieved.
ITN 10.1 This player is able to rally with movement and control.
ITN 10 This player is starting to play competitively (can serve and return/rally) on a full court using a normal ITF approved ball.
ITN 9 This player needs on court experience and strokes can be completed with some success.
ITN 8 This player is able to judge where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally of slow pace.
ITN 7 This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots but is not yet comfortable with all strokes. Lacks control over depth, direction and power.
ITN 6 This player exhibits more aggressive net play, has improved court cover age, improved shot control and is developing teamwork in doubles.
ITN 5 This player has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both groundstrokes and on moderate shots. Has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach
shots and volleys with some success.
ITN 4 This player can use power and spin 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 impart spin on second serves.
ITN 3 This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an out standing 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 2 This player has developed power and / or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation.
ITN 1 This player has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and senior levels and has extensive satellite tournament experience. Holds or is capable of holding an ATP / WTA ranking and major source of income is through tournament prize money.