At SRQ Tennis, we place a strong emphasis on our roles as teachers first and coaches second, especially in our Junior Tennis Program. To better track and encourage each player's development, we will be implementing a consistent assessment schedule. Assessments will be conducted three times during the school year: at the beginning, midway, and end of the academic year. Additionally, we aim to include an end-of-summer assessment in the near future.
Our assessment process utilizes a straightforward three-tier grading system focusing on specific competencies for each grade level:
1. **Learning**: The player is in the introductory stage of the competency.
2. **Improving**: The player is actively progressing in the competency.
3. **Mastering**: The player has shown consistent proficiency in the competency.
It's important to note that the competencies targeted are foundational for each age group and are intended to serve as a minimum standard, not necessarily reflecting a player's full playing level.
As parents, you'll have access to these assessments through a dedicated Google Drive folder for your child. Included in this folder are additional resources to help you better understand the targeted competencies as well as the assessments themselves. I highly recommend reviewing this material with your child and encouraging them to self-assess using the report. It's an invaluable tool for fostering self-awareness and skill development in their tennis journey.