Tennis Matchmaker Service
Are you looking for a new playing partner...or someone to challenge you to a game? The Tennis Division is building a database of players which will allow those who don't have a game to get one easily.
Simply fill out the form below, and your information will be given to our tennis pros, where they will attempt to match you up based on your tennis 'chemistry' (skill level and availability). You only need to register once and we will handle the rest.
NTRP Key (completely unofficial - but a general guideline)
You just figured out that tennis is a sport you might want to try.
You have limited experience and are working primarily on keeping the ball in between those evil white lines without tripping on anything.
You lack court experience and your strokes need developing, as the ball doesn't always go where you want it to, causing you to call for 'help' from other courts from time to time instead of chasing after it. You finally figured out where to stand for singles and doubles play.
Hey, look at you! You are aiming the ball better and are starting to figure out how the ball bounces, but you aren't so good at covering the whole court yet. You and your opponent are actually having an occassional rally above 3 strokes - albeit slowly.
Now you are getting there with medium-paced shots, but are not yet ready to tackle the tough shots and "control, depth and power" still elude you. You play doubles the old-fashioned way: one-up, one-back.
Now you are confident that you can aim it well on medium-paced shots, but still need to understand that not every shot should be a drop-shot or lob. You are getting courageous by coming to the net more, can get back quicker on those lobs, and understand that, in doubles, you can sometimes let your partner get it.
You got the goods, and can aim and control it with both your forehand and backhand on moderate-paced shots. You are starting to get fancy and develop an ego as you use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. You still get a little impatient and lose a few rallies because you just want to WIN THE POINT NOW! In doubles, you and your partner are starting to eat together and finish each other's sentences.
Now you are using power and spin to dupe even the faster-paced opponents, making them wonder what they got themselves into. You found your feet, have better depth perception on the court, and can tailor your game to your opponent's weaknesses. Your first serve is a killer, but you are still a little scared on the second. On tough shots, you put too much mustard on the hot dog. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
You want to be on tour now, because people see your play and are impressed. Your shot anticipation rattles opponents, and you have a very pronounced game trait that you rely on in clutch situations. You can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys. You have control of lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and your second serve has good spin and depth. Other players are starting to avoid you because they know they will get a workout.
Power and/or consistency is now one of your best assets. You are confident enough to change tactics in competitions and know your go-to shot is as dependable as death and taxes, even in stressful situations.
6.0 to 7.0
You have had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and collegiate levels and have obtained a sectional and/or national ranking. You dominate the court you play on and feel you can beat just about anyone - and this time, it is actually true.
You are already on the tour - you don't need to be seeking another opponent, as they are already out to get you.