Match Analysis by Mike VanZutphen

Match Analysis by Mike VanZutphen

Name ______________________date________evaluator___________________

Please rate your skills or opponents from 1(low) to 7.0 (high). If you aren’t sure what to write, please put NS or estimate. Pre-match analysis/Self analysis

Serve (the A,B,C’S) A=angle B= body C= center total

Deuce court 1st serve ______ ______ _______ _____
2nd serve ______ ______ _______ _____

Ad court 1st serve _______ ______ _______ _____
2nd serve _______ ______ _______ _____

COMMENTS ON SERVE PERFORMANCE________________________________

Service Return Deuce court Ad court
Forehand crosscourt _________ __________
Forehand down line _________ __________
Forehand inside out _________ __________
Backhand crosscourt _________ __________
Backhand down line _________ __________
Backhand inside out _________ __________

Ground strokes: (indicate S=singles D= doubles)
Forehand Backhand
Crosscourt _______ _______
Down the line _______ _______
Inside out _______ _______
Running _______ _______
Short _______ _______
Slice _______ _______
Angle _______ _______
Spin/ power _______ _______

Volleys: (indicate S=singles D=doubles)
Forehand Backhand
Crosscourt _______ ________
Down the line _______ ________
Midcourt/approach _______ ________
Finish _______ ________
Low _______ ________
High _______ ________
Drop _______ ________
Dink _______ ________
Angle _______ ________
Approach shots
mid court balls
Forehand Backhand
Crosscourt _______ ________
Down the line _______ ________
Inside out _______ ________
Running _______ ________
Slice _______ ________
Angle _______ ________
Power levels/changes _______ ________
Depth _______ ________

Overhead Mobility

Depth _______ side to side________
Crosscourt _______ side to side FH_______
Down the line ______ side to side BH_______
Short _______ forward _______
Angle _______ backward ________

Mental

General toughness ________
When ahead ________
When behind _________
Starting a match ________
Finishing a match ________

Tactical

Do you have a game plan __________
Do you know your own game _________
Can you adjust your game _________
Can you assess opponent’s game_________

Predominate style of play: R=righ handed L= left handed

Aggressive baseliner ______ 1 handed backhand ________
Serve and volley ______ 2 handed backhand ________
Counterpuncher ______ if 2 handed can they hit 1 handed________
All court ______ 1 handed forehand Y or N
1 handed backhand Y or N

Serve

Tendencies: Deuce court AD court
(location/spin/direction)
1st serve _________ __________
2nd serve _________ __________

Does either side tend to break down________________
Is either side easier to attack ________________

Return of Serve

Stronger return : Deuce FH or BH AD FH or BH
Best place to serve against this person:
Deuce_______ AD_________

Worst place to serve against this person:
Deuce________ AD_________

Do they return well when: Reaching ----Y or N
Jammed -----Y or N

Forehand and Backhand
(Better at hitting circle) Forehand Backhand
Grip -----------------------____________ ____________
Tendencies-----------------____________ ____________
Crosscourt-----------------____________ ____________
Down the line-------------____________ _____________
High------------------------_____________ _____________
Low-------------------------_____________ _____________
Standing still--------------______________ _____________
Moving---------------------______________ _____________
Pace-------------------------______________ _____________
No pace---------------------______________ _____________
Inside out-------------------_______________ _____________
Slice-------------------------_______________ _____________
Return a slice--------------_______________ _____________

Approach shot / volley /overhead TENDENCIES:
Aproach shot FH______________BH_____________
Volley FH______________BH_____________
Better volley is FH______________BH_____________
How well does this person volley?______________________________
How well does this person hit overhead?_________________________
Mobility / positioning

Side to side forehand_____________
Side to side backhand____________
Forward to forehand side___________
Forward to backhand side___________
Backward------------------____________

Will this player back-up readily------Yes or NO
Move to ¾ court-------------------------Yes or NO
Will this player volley-------------------Yes or NO
Will this player attack the high ball----Yes or NO
Will this player attack behind FH or BH—Yes or NO

Tactical

I had my best success against this player by:_______________________

This player had their best success against me by:________________________

The best way to play this person is to:_________________________________

The worst way to play this person is to:___________________________________

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