SLPCC Skill Assessment Guidelines

2.0 Player Level

 

  • Minimal understanding of the basic rules of the game i.e. 2 bounce rule

  • Knows how to keep score

  • Demonstrates a forehand

  • Demonstrates a backhand

  • Demonstrates a volley

  • Accurately places serve into the correct square

  • Knows where to stand when serving and returning serve

 

2.5 Player Level

 

  • Knows the basic rules of the game including the 2-bounce rule

  • Able to hit a forehand with direction

  • Able to hit a backhand with direction

  • Accurately places serve into correct square focusing on direction

  • Able to sustain a dink rally with players of equal ability

  • Able to volley with some direction

  • Understands the fundamentals of the game

  • Understands proper court positioning

  • Able to accurately keep score throughout the game

 

3.0 Player Level

 

  • Able to hit a medium paced forehand with direction and consistency

  • Able to hit a medium paced backhand with direction and consistency

  • Able to hit a medium paced serve with depth, direction, and consistency

  • Able to consistently sustain a dink rally with control

  • Able to hit a medium paced 3rd shot with direction

  • Able to hit a medium paced volley with direction and consistency

  • Understands the fundamentals of the game

  • Understands proper court positioning

  • Understands rules and can keep score

 

3.5 Player Level

 

  • Able to use a forehand with moderate level of shot control

  • Able to use a backhand with moderate level of shot control

  • Consistently gets serve in

  • Consistently gets return of serve in

  • Able to place serves deep in the court

  • Able to place return of serves deep into the court

  • Able to dink and sustains medium length rallies

  • Able to control height/depth of dink shot

  • Understands variation of pace of dink shot

  • Able to hit a 3rd shot drop to gain advantage to the net

  • Able to volley with medium paced shots with control

  • Sustains a short volley session at the next with placement and control

  • Moves quickly to NVZ (non-volley zone) when opportunity is there

  • Understands proper court position

  • Understands difference b/w hard game and soft game and knows when to use it

  • Basic knowledge of stacking and knows when to use it

  • Able to sustain short rallies

 

 

4.0 Player Level

 

  • Consistently hits forehand with depth and control

  • Consistently hits backhand with depth and control

  • Consistently gets serve in with varying depth and speed

  • Consistently gets return of serve in with varying depth and speed

  • Consistent and dependable overheads (directional control, depth and placement)

  • Accurate in placing lobs

  • Able to sustain dink rally with control, height and depth of shot

  • Understands which balls are attackable and those that are not in a dink rally

  • Sustains a dink exchange with patience at the net to elicit a “put away” shot

  • Consistently executes 3rd shot drop from the baseline to approach the net

  • Able to change soft shots to power shots to create an advantage

  • Able to volley a variety of shots at varying speeds

  • Able to block and return fast, hard volleys

  • Able to control NVZ (non-volley zone) keeping their opponents back

  • Aware of partners position on the court and moves as a team

  • Solid understanding of stacking and when and how it can be used effectively

  • Demonstrates ability to change position in an offensive manner (switching

  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of the rules of the game

  • Has a moderate number of unforced errors per game

  • Can identify opponents’ weaknesses and formulate plan to attack weaknesses