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Junior Tennis Evaluation Criteria

>>1.5

1) Knows how to grip racquet

2) Knows how to do forehand steps-hits 5 consecutive balls

3) Knows how to do backhand steps-hits 4 consecutive balls

4) Knows how to keep score

5) Knows how to play a game

6) Knows how to hit an overhand serve – 1 out of 5

7) Knows court configuration and terminology

>>2.0

1) Knows principles of volleys – hits 2 consecutive FH/BH

2) Knows principles of Lob – hits 2 consecutive lobs FH/BH

3) Forehand-hit 7 consecutive balls

4) Backhand-hit 5 consecutive balls

5) Overhand serve-2 out of 5

>>2.5

1) Knows principles of smashes-hits 1 out of 5

2) Knows how to play a 12 point tie breaker

3) Able to hit cross courts

4) Forehand-hit 9 consecutive balls

5) Backhand-hit 6 consecutive balls

6) Serve-serve 4 of 10

7) Volley-hit 3 consecutive FH/BH

>>3.0

1) Knows strategy of keeping ball away from opponent

2) Begin to hit with power and consistency

3) Know all stroke steps: forehand, backhand, smash, volley

4) Down the line and cross court-3 consecutive balls

5) Able to hit cross courts-3 consecutive balls

6) Forehand-10 consecutive balls

7) Backhand-8 consecutive balls

8) Vollies-4 consecutive FH/BH

9) Smashes-6 of 10

10) Serve with Power, 6 of 10

>>3.5

1) Begin to hit more powerful strokes-has one dominant stroke

2) Know all stroke steps

3) Begins to use body weight in strokes

4) Down the line and cross court-4 consecutive balls

5) Forehand-13 consecutive balls

6) Backhand-13 consecutive balls

7) Vollies-6 consecutive FH/BH

8) Smashes-6 of 10

9) Serve with power-6 of 10

>>4.0

1) Aggressive play – attacks net

2) Half volleys-F/B 3/5

3) Aggressive service return-7/10

4) Slice-F/B-7 consecutive balls

5) Drop Shot-Baseline-3/5

6) Twist Serve with Power-8/10

7) Flat Serve with Power-8/10

8) Down the line/Cross court-7 consecutive balls

9) Forehand-20

10) Backhand-20

11) Volley-15

12) Smash-10/15

>>4.5

Increase the above by 15 %.

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