SKILLS CRITERIA

A green to yellow ball transition training squad catering for players competing in pennants and looking to start competing in tournaments (AR and JDS events).

COMPETITION:

  • Must be competing in junior pennants.

  • Understands and is able to score (both games and tie-break scoring) by themselves.

TECHNICAL:

  • Sound technique to competently and repeatedly execute a forehand, backhand (from the full baseline) and volley.

  • Ability to competently and repeatedly execute an overarm serve from the baseline.

  • 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 or working towards serving with a chopper grip.

  • Ability to hit topspin on the forehand and backhand side.

TACTICAL:

  • Ability to achieve a rally to 10 from the full baseline.

  • Has an understanding of all 3 game modes (attack, rally, defence) and how to appropriately play within those modes.

  • Ability to transition to the net with an approach shot and play from the net using volleys and smashes.

PHYSICAL:

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

  • Has an understanding of basic footwork patterns (split step, recovery step) and an awareness of all 3 stances (open, semi-open and closed).

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

Dan, 

I’d like to take the time to congratulate you and your staff on the very professional standard that we have had the privilege to be part of with Tennis Excellence.

Thank you so much for including Lachlan tonight on the Coaching, Staff session and also for the red ball Super Series competition that was held on Tuesday night. 

Lachlan got a lot out of it and aids him in understanding standards and expectation. He certainly enjoyed it!

It was very well run. 

Thank you once again, and we look forward to continuing with you and your staff as we watch Lachlan develop. 

Kind regards,

Paul 

-- Paul
Blue Gum
12 Apr 2018