PERFORMANCE SQUAD CRITERIA
A training squad for players who are regularly competing in Australian ranked tournaments.
At least 5 Australian Ranked (AR) tournaments per year
Compete in Club Champs
Compete in pennants in Division 3 or above
Attend squad training 2 x per week (unless in conjunction with State squads).
Must demonstrate an ability to play all spins efficiently (topspin, slice, flat).
Ability to play in all directions of the court – down the line, cross-court and up the middle.
Must display an ability to be able to increase and decrease pace on the ball.
Must demonstrate an ability to play in all 3 game modes effectively and be able to transition between the game modes (attack, rally, defence).
Must demonstrate an ability to play in all 3 court zones effectively (behind baseline, in front of baseline, and at the net) and be able to transition between the court zones.
An understanding and ability to perform an appropriate 3 part physical warm up (and cool down).
Must display basic footwork patterns (split step, recovery footwork) and be able to to use all 3 stances appropriately.
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