Knows two-bounce rule and demonstrates it most times
Knows where to stand on the court during the serve, receipt of serve, and general play
Is mastering keeping score
Attempts to dink but not always effective at it
Working on their form for groundstrokes, accuracy is variable
Can keep the ball in play longer
Sometimes lobs with forehand with varying degrees of success.
3.0 Skill Level
Knows the fundamental rules and can keep score
Regularly gets serves “in” to mid-court or deeper
Dinks mostly in opp. Kitchen and is dinking lower over the net
Able to sustain dinking in the game
Using both forehand and backhand on returns and forehands on overhead returns
Working at keeping the serve deep and return to serve deep
Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone when the opportunity is there
Trying to make flatter returns (where appropriate)
Aware of a partner’s position on the court & moving as a team
Developing more power and/or softness in their shots
Somewhat a uni-dimensional player working at broadening their playing repertoire
3.5 Skill Level
Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the rules of the game
Gets a high majority of serves in deep & returns to serve deep
Often hits to the weak side of an opponent
Demonstrates strategies of playing during games
Actively works with partners in communicating, covering court, moving to the net
With varying consistency executes lobs, forehand/backhand groundstrokes, overheads, net volleys, and sustained dinking.
Some use of drop shots to get to the net
Specifically places shots rather than just hitting shots anywhere
Selective mixing up soft shots with power shots to create an advantage
Hits fewer balls out of bounds or in the net
Has a moderate # of unforced errors per game
Demonstrates the ability to intentionally play in offensive mode
Self-correcting after the play is over
Demonstrates extended periods of multi-dimensional play
4.0 Skill Level
Primarily plays in an offensive mode rather than reactively
Controls and places serve and return of serves to best advantage
Puts advanced playing strategy into the game, particularly in dinking
Consistently varies shots for competitive advantage, uses power shots selectively
Communicates and moves well with a partner—easily “switches” court positions
Very comfortable playing in the non-volley zone. Works with a partner to control the line, keeping opponents back and driving them off the line Can block hard volleys directed at them
Has good footwork and moves laterally, backward, and forward with ease
Hits overhead shots consistently, often as putaways
Ability to change a hard shot to a soft shot
Consistently executes effective drop shots that are not easily returned for the advantage
Can effectively poach
Hits a low # of unforced errors per game
Self-correcting during play
Consistently is a multi-dimensional player and/or is exceptionally dominant in a limited playing repertoire.
4.5 – 5.0 Skill Level
Can regularly convert a hard shot to a soft shot
Exhibits patience in play at a superior level
Shows noticeably increased skills, a higher level of strategy, quickness of hands and movement, judicious use of power, superior placemen of shots, superb anticipation of play, sustained volleying skills, superior put-aways-all with consistency
Makes very few unforced errors Differences between 4.5 and 5.0 are subjective – but, generally, each of the four points above is even more pronounced at the 5.0 level.
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