What is level

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 7 years ago

Preetish Patel

Preetish Patel Asked 8 years ago

I have seen many readers mentioning their table tennis level.

What is that and how can I know mine.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Preestish,

This is a difficult question because everyone has their own perception of levels.

Some countries like the U.S. have a reasonable rating system that will give you a rating once you play in appropriate tournaments.

If you start to play in a club or in tournaments you will gain a better feel for where you are.

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Eleanor Heaps

Eleanor Heaps Posted 7 years ago

When i researched it i could only find three levels, beginner, intermediate, and advanced, but even with the descriptions i can't tell if i'm beginner or intermediate. Is there a better level system, and how would you describe my level if i say i'm comfortable with spin but am not a master using it, i can keep a good rally going fast paced low over the net and can sometimes do a good smash, however my level of play is not always consistently good, and i play worse when i'm anxious, i find it hard to adjust to playing people with different styles to what i am used to, but can play with any sort of bat. what sort of level is that? I have never had coaching, but have been playing for four years at home now and then and can control the ball. what is the US reasonable rating system? 

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Elanor,

I wouldn't worry too much about what level you are. It's more important that you enjoy playing and that you are improving if that's a goal of yours. A great way to get an indication of your level is by visiting a table tennis club. If people haven't gone to a club before it can be a bit daunting and you'll be amazed by the different levels of players you find.

The US rating system is a system where you get rated based on your performances in competition against other players.

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