TALENT DEVELOPMENT SQUAD CRITERIA
A training squad for players showing an interest and passion to compete and to introduce players into tournament play or for those already competing.
At least 5 tournaments (inclusive of AR events, Junior Development Series (JDS) series, and Club Champs) per year.
Competing in junior pennants.
Attend squad training 2 x per week (unless in conjunction with State squads).
Must show an understanding of all spins (topspin, slice, flat).
Ability to hit forehands and backhands in all directions of the court – down the line, cross-court and up the middle.
An understanding of correct grips for each shot, and able to serve and volley with a chopper grip.
Ability to repeatedly keep a consistent and effective rally ball in play (landing in the back third of the court and rising through the baseline).
Must show an understanding of all 3 game modes (attack, rally, defence).
Must show an understanding of all 3 court zones (behind baseline, in front of baseline, and at the net).
Ability to transition to the net with an approach shot and play from the net using volleys and smashes.
An understanding and ability to perform an appropriate 3 part physical warm up (and cool down).
"On behalf of my Team, I would like to thank you for your
advice and support throughout the home and away fixtures.
We had our last training session yesterday afternoon, which was upbeat after
a strong training session on Tuesday.
Colin felt sorer on Wednesday morning than after a usual Sunday match.
Again, thanks for your advice and support, it is much appreciated.
Let’s hope we can go one better on Sunday".