PERFORMANCE SQUAD CRITERIA

 A training squad for players who are regularly competing in Australian ranked tournaments.

COMPETITION:

  • 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).

TECHNICAL:

  • 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.

TACTICAL:

  • 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.

PHYSICAL:

  • 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.

We love Junior Tennis. It's the highlight of our week during summer. All our friends from school love it too! 

-- Stephanie
Nedlands
27 Feb 2018