MATCHi skill level system


The MATCHi skill level system helps users find and participate in activities, matches and tournaments that matches their individual playing skill. Below is a summary of all levels to help identify the skill level.

Tennis
1 Never held a racket.
2 Gets the ball over sometimes.
3 Knows the basics of the game but is uncomfortable with certain shots, such as the volley in tennis or the drop in badminton.
4 Have played a year, or a couple of years a long time ago. Know the basics well and can pick up the pace of the game but no consistency.
5 Has played a couple of years and, although no super talent, gets the ball over the net for the most part and with reasonable power. Serve/drop and more can still be inconsistent.
6 Like level 5 but with better serve and special shots. Also more consistent = more in control.
7 Has probably competed some or exercised for as long as he/she remembers. Very high consistency and probably has a winning shot in his/her arsenal.
8 Rock hard serves and/or base strokes with more winning hits. Masters all basics of the game plus more, but is missing something, possibly footwork, to match number 9.
9 Competed at the highest level in their country and played for most of their life. Excellent at both basic and special shots, and fears no competition.
10 Like Roger Federer, Björn Borg or someone similar in their heyday, only better.

Badminton
1 Skill level 1
2 Skill level 2
3 Skill level 3
4 Skill level 4
5 Skill level 5
6 Skill level 6
7 Skill level 7
8 Skill level 8
9 Skill level 9
10 Skill level 10

Squash
1 Skill level 1
2 Skill level 2
3 Skill level 3
4 Skill level 4
5 Skill level 5
6 Skill level 6
7 Skill level 7
8 Skill level 8
9 Skill level 9
10 Skill level 10

Table tennis
1 Skill level 1
2 Skill level 2
3 Skill level 3
4 Skill level 4
5 Skill level 5
6 Skill level 6
7 Skill level 7
8 Skill level 8
9 Skill level 9
10 Skill level 10

Padel
1 Never held a racket.
2 Beginner. Learning the basics of padel.
3 Beginner advanced. Knows the basics of the game but is uncomfortable with ground strokes and having trouble with bounces of the wall.
4 Recreational player. Played for a while and know the basics well and can pick up the pace of the game but no consistency.
5 Average. Has played a couple of years and, although no super talent, gets the ball over the net for the most part and with reasonable power. Serve/drop and more can still be inconsistent.
6 Average advanced. Like level 5 but with better smash and special shots. Also more consistent and more in control.
7 Experienced. Can defend and turn the game against the opponent. Can maintain pressure on the opponent with heavy volleys and build up and hit winners. In addition to matches you have probably started with specific padel exercises.
8 Skilled. You master all the technical and tactical parts of the game. Can read the game and use different tactical elements depending on resistance. You are probably among the best players in your club and exercises padel regularly probably with coach.
9 Expert. Belongs to the absolute best and masters the game at the highest level and could play national competitions with good results.
10 Like Fernando Belasteguín, Paquito Navarro or someone similar in their heyday but better.

Pickleball
1 Skill level 1
2 Skill level 2
3 Skill level 3
4 Skill level 4
5 Skill level 5
6 Skill level 6
7 Skill level 7
8 Skill level 8
9 Skill level 9
10 Skill level 10

Other
1 Skill level 1
2 Skill level 2
3 Skill level 3
4 Skill level 4
5 Skill level 5
6 Skill level 6
7 Skill level 7
8 Skill level 8
9 Skill level 9
10 Skill level 10