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).
Must be competing in junior pennants.
Understands and is able to score (both games and tie-break scoring) by themselves.
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.
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.
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.
"I just want to quickly thank you for your great coaching and manner with the kids. You get them to do things that they would have never done before. Elri LOVES it! All the parents that I talk to next to the court feel the same way. We are super impressed with your discipline skills too! They need it! Thank you Coach Mitch"