Levels

Different assessment systems and levels
Level and classes are not about how many times/hours you have played, it is about how you handle the game.
In Nerja there are local categories 1-5 where 1 is elite and 5 are beginners, in other parts of Spain they have the same system but there are 5 elite and 1 beginner.


The system thus differs depending on where you play. In Nerja Padel, you are assigned your level by how you play.
About 100 players in Nerja Padel Club belong play at level 5, which is the "average" in this club, a lower average compared to the Spanish local club in Nerja.

Nerja Padel's differences in levels are explained below, it is a finger pointing, that can be used when you communicate and look for games in the WhatsApp group. I make an evaluation of the first lesson based on my knowledge and experience in the sport.
I'm also the only one who's seen you all play, and therefore I know the group's average.

Beginner (1-3 in the group, 5 in Nerja)

  • have never played padel
  • played a few times
  • I am unsure of the rules
  • Can hit the ball when it comes to you at a slow pace.
  • Play with no attacks and preferably forehand
  • Has difficulty with playing backhand
  • Has not started with attacks or volley
    *around 50 players in the group

Exerciser (4 in the group, 5 in Nerja)

  • usually serves with topspin
  • plays all basic shots as serve/volley/smash/lob
  • can keep the ball going 10 over the net
  • can hit a lob and "take" the net
  • rarely has time to run for a lob when it comes from the opponent
    *around  70 players in the group

Average player (5-6 in the group, 4 in Nerja)

  • serves with backspin
  • always attacks when served
  • plays bandeja, and knows when, where and why
  • jumping sideways backwards, no tripping
  • plays in parallel with your partner
  • often communicates with your partner
  • know the positions required to close the gaps
  • can run up a drop shot
  • can run up a lob and counter lob
  • can play ball against the back wall in case of emergency
    *around 200 players in the group

Skilled (7 in the group, 4 in Nerja)

  • can all above
  • always communicate with your partner
  • plays bajada, and knows when, where and why
  • can smash out the ball at 4 meters
  • can create drop shots off your volleys
  • can play against sidewalls
  • keeps the ball going when sparring against me *around 25 players in the group

Expert (8 in the group, 3 in Nerja)

  • can all above
  • plays vibora as well
  • smash the ball at 3 meters a lot
  • plays even/wins against Sebastian head-to-head
    *about 5 players in the group

    It is usually possible to book a match with me as a playing trainer and two other players at a similar level. The match is 2h and 40 min personal coaching per player.

    For more detailed information and personal schedule, contact me through Whatsapp or email.