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 Dan

"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".

Regards

Ray

-- Ray
Blue Gum
29 Mar 2019