Skill Level Definition:
Updated April 17, 2011
The following skill level set is intended to be used as a guide when either instructing a clinic, teaching friends to play or as a helpful mechanism in determining a player¡¦s level for entering Ladder play. It is not intended, for example, that all A Players have the skills listed, nor B, C or Novice. It is useful to know, however, what you should strive for at any given skill level. Each player¡¦s level of success will vary widely for each of the skills within each set. Some of the ¡§Open¡¨ players may be very successful at many of these skills while a lower level A player may have only limited success at many of these skills. The same holds true for the B, C and Novice player. The point is that you can use this list as a guide to improve your game.
C / 3.0 PLAYERS
„« Know some of the rules and how to score after losing track.
„« Will strive to get most of their serves in and to return more than half of backhands or overheads.
„« Should be working towards serving deep and be attempting to serve to the forehand and backhand of the receiver.
„« Will move to the non-volley zone line after the return of serve.
„« Is striving to develop consistent strokes.
„« Should not be hitting returns up in the air, but making flatter returns.
„« Should be trying to increase their skill in the lob, overhead smash and dinks as well as in hitting the ball lower and harder.
„« Should be developing a sustained ¡§dink¡¨ exchange at the net.
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