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.

Hi guys! A very big thank you to Mitch for teaching our girls the sport of tennis our youngest Madison (6) has been doing tennis with Mitch for 2 years now and she is just loving it! Our other daughter Tayla (9) has started this year and is loving it as well. Mitch is just amazing and so professional in the way he conducts himself. The kids respond so well to him! He is an absolute asset. Keep up the great work guys. I can’t wait for next term. 

-- Bec
South Mandurah
17 Dec 2019