A person with a 3.5 tennis rating still lacks depth and variety with shots but has improved on direction of shots as well as improved court coverage.
Moreover, what is the difference between a 3.5 and 4.0 tennis player?
The 3.5 is simply trying to keep the ball in play. The 3.5 player will win points and games by staying in rallies and letting the 4.0 make mistakes. Whereas the 4.0 will win games by forcing errors and hitting more winners.
Similarly one may ask, what is a 4.0 tennis player?
4.0. Intermediate-Advanced Player: Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. May be starting to master the use of power and spins (though tends to over-hit difficult shots).
Is Tennis 3 or 5 better?
In most tennis tournaments, men and women play the best of three sets, but in the Grand Slams of the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open, only the men are challenged to play best of five.
Level 3.0. You are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but are not comfortable with all strokes and lack execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power.
The typical NTRP 4.0 hits his fastest flat serve around 85 MPH, and his slice serve averages around 65 to 70 MPH. The speed differential between a flat and topspin serve is typically 20 to 25 MPH for all playing levels I’ve measured so far.
General Characteristics of Various Playing Levels
2.0: This player needs on-court experience. This player has obvious stroke weaknesses, but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play. 2.5: This player is learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak.
Guidelines to rate yourself:
Start reading from the top of the chart, beginning with Level 1.0. Find the level that best describes your general level of play. Ask your Instructor or Coach to validate your self-rating, if you think that will help. Remember that as you play more, and improve, your rating may improve.