Tennis Overhead Serve
5. Student applies effective skills with few, if any, observable errors in technique for the overhead serve. Student always sets up facing the net post, diagonal to the target, demonstrating toss that is racket height and slightly forward. Student’s racket is always behind the head with the elbow at shoulder level or higher. Contact with the ball is always high and forward. Student always continues the swing in an outward, across and downward motion. The ball is consistently hit under control and with accuracy.
4. Student applies effective skills with some errors in technique for the overhead serve. Student performs the overhead serve, however demonstrate inconsistent stance, toss, contact, and/or follow through while striking.
3. Student performs the overhead serve and shows some elements of correct technique. Application, however, is ineffective and inconsistent. Student is not accurate when striking the ball and has some form errors in stance, toss, contact, and/or follow through while serving.
2. Student attempts overhead serve but technique is not yet sufficient, resulting in consistently ineffective performance.
1. Student shows little or no effort to attempt the overhead serve, resulting in consistently ineffective performance.