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.

Thanks for that. It is nice to know you have our backs.

As a team we enjoy the tutoring, adds to the team spirit, which is sound.

Both you and Michelle are quality people.

We hope we can continue playing some good tennis,  will keep you 

informed on how we are going.

-- Ray
Blue Gum
25 Mar 2019