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Grade Ladder – Table Tennis
Level Forehand Backhand Serving
9

(20)

All core and advanced forehand strokes (offensive/defensive) performed to a high standard. Showing a variety. All core and advanced backhand strokes (offensive/defensive) performed to a high standard. Showing a variety. All core and advanced serving skills are utilised effectively with confidence. Accuracy, speed spin are evident.
8

(18-19)

All core and advanced forehand strokes (offensive/defensive) performed to a very good standard. Showing a variety. All core and advanced backhand strokes (offensive/defensive) performed to a very good standard. Showing a variety. Serves are at a very good standard which the opposing player finds hard to return. High toss serves are used more regularly.
7

(16-17)

All core and advanced forehand strokes (offensive/defensive) performed to a good standard. Showing a variety. All core and advanced backhand strokes (offensive/defensive) performed to a good standard. Showing a variety. Is consistently serving with speed and accuracy does use spin during the serves that the opposition has to work to return. Positioning and footwork is very good and does start to use high toss serve.
6

(14-15)

All core skills have consistency. Some advanced strokes have varying consistency. Footwork and positioning are consistent. Showing variety in their choice of shots. All core skills have consistency. Some advanced strokes have varying consistency. Footwork and positioning are consistent.  Showing variety in their choice of shots. Is consistently serving with speed and accuracy does use spin during the serves that the opposition has to work to return. Positioning and footwork is good.
5

(11-13)

All core forehand strokes are performed with consistency and some advanced skills are attempted. All core backhand strokes are performed with consistency and some advanced skills are attempted. Is consistently serving with speed and accuracy and some degree of spin during the serves that the opposition has to work to return.
4

(8-10)

All core forehand shots have moderate success with top spin being occasionally used in competitive situations. All core backhand shots have moderate success with back spin/chop being occasionally used in competitive situations. Is beginning to use backspin during serves with some degree of success.
3

(6-7)

Is using this shot in competitive situations more consistently and demonstrating the forehand smash shot with some accuracy. Is using this shot in competitive situations more consistently and demonstrating the backhand flick shot with some accuracy. Showing a lot more consistency as well as keeping the ball lower to the net . Can also return with some success.
2

(4-5)

Is using this shot in competitive situations with some degree of success. Is using this shot in competitive situations with some degree of success. Is using this shot in competitive situations with some degree of success.
1

(1-3)

Can perform a short rally with a partner using a forehand push shot with some consistency and adopting the correct body position and grip. Can perform a short rally with a partner using a backhand push shot with some consistency and adopting the correct body position and grip. Can perform a serve under the correct rules with more consistency.
W3 Can perform a short rally with a partner using a forehand push shot with some consistency. Can perform a short rally with a partner using a backhand push shot with some consistency. Can perform a serve under the correct rules with some consistency.
W2 Able to play a forehand push shot back to a partner self-feed. Some consistency. Able to play a backhand push shot back to a partner self-feed. Some consistency. Be able to serve with slow speed and bounce once on both sides more consistently.
W1 Able to play a forehand push shot back to a partner self-feed. Inconsistent results. Able to play a backhand push shot back to a partner self-feed. Inconsistent results. Occasionally be Able to serve with slow speed and bounce once on both sides.

Advanced skills

  • High toss serve
  • Loop (offensive stroke  forehand only)
  • Counter hit (offensive stroke  forehand only)
  • Block (Defensive strokes  forehand only)
  • Lob (Defensive  stroke  forehand only)
  • Sidespin
  • Corkspin
  • Footwork and positioning

Core Skills

  • Serving  & return of serve
  • Offensive strokes include (forehand &backhand)
  • Hit  (offensive)
  • Flick  (offensive)
  • Smash  (offensive)
  • Defensive strokes include (forehand & backhand)
  • Push /slice (defensive)
  • Chop (defensive)
  • Top spin
  • Backspin
  • Teamwork and communication with partner

Tactics

  • Selection of appropriate shot Principles of attack and defence . Eg roles and positioning.
  • Applying tactics in different competitive situations.
  • Applying different systems/ formations of play in different competitive situation (singles or doubles)
  • Applying other ploys/tactics to outwit opponent
  • Awareness of strengths/weakness and actions and ability of other players e.g fitness.
  • Awareness of the rules and regulations of the sport and their application.
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020