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 Michelle, 

 

Hope you're well. Just wanted to take the opportunity to provide some positive feedback. Max has been participating in the Fast Track Red program this term and we have been really impressed with the level of coaching he has received so far. It's been a great balance of development, healthy competition and fun. Max does a range of sport and at times there isn't as much focus on the development and skills. The guys are doing a great job! 

 

Warm regards, 

Emily 

-- Emily
Blue Gum
14 Jun 2019