FAST TRACK – GREEN

An orange to green ball transition training squad catering for players showing an interest in pennants and competition (appropriate for those aged 7-10yrs).

TECHNICAL:

  • Ability to competently and repeatedly execute a forehand, backhand and volley with sound technique in the full orange court.

  • Ability to competently and repeatedly execute an overarm serve from the orange baseline and return the ball from an appropriate position.

TACTICAL:

  • Ability to feed and achieve a rally to 10 from the orange baseline.

  • Has an understanding of scoring (games and tie-break scoring).

PHYSICAL:

  • Has the required physical strength to hit to the boundaries of the orange court and rally from the orange baseline.

  • Ability to competently and repeatedly perform a split step, required adjustment to the ball, recovery and ready position when fed to.

FAST TRACK – ORANGE

An orange ball training squad (appropriate for those aged 7-10yrs).

TECHNICAL:

  • Ability to competently and repeatedly execute a forehand, backhand and volley with sound technique from the service line.

  • Ability to execute an overarm serve from the service line.

TACTICAL:

  • Ability to feed and rally to 5 within the service boxes.

  • An awareness of correct positions for serving, returning and rallying.

PHYSICAL:

  • Displays consistent ball tracking abilities.

  • Displays competent sending and receiving skills.

  • Displays basic hand-eye coordination skills.

  • Shows an understanding of the split step, ready position and recovery to the middle.

FAST TRACK – RED

A red ball training squad (appropriate for those aged 4-8yrs).

TECHNICAL:

  • Ability to competently and repeatedly execute a forehand and backhand with sound technique.

  • Ability to perform an overarm throw.

  • Shows an understanding of the ready position.

PHYSICAL:

  • Displays consistent ball tracking abilities.

  • Displays competent sending and receiving skills.

  • Displays basic hand-eye coordination skills.

All our three children have been part of Tennis Excellence at Blue Gum Park Tennis Club since 2010. The guidance and support provided by the coaches at Tennis Excellence has motivated the children in taking up tennis as their main sport.  The friendly yet firm approach taken by the coaches have helped the children not only in improving their tennis skills, but also important life long skills to make them better individuals.

-- Malar
Blue Gum
3 Feb 2019