High Serve Observation Schedule (PAR analysis)
Using both the video and an initial match analysis sheet I have been able to identify the high serve as my main weakness.
I will compare my performance against a model performance using the focussed observation schedule below. From this, I should be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in my technique.
If I am successful at carrying out that part of the action, a tick will be placed opposite the criteria, if not a cross will be recorded.
Number of shots – _________________
|Stance is side-on to net.|
|Feet are about shoulder-width apart.|
|Feet are split with non-racquet foot forward close to the short service line.|
|Weight is on back foot.|
|Racquet is up and back.|
|Hand is cocked back at wrist.|
|Shuttle is held out in front of body.|
|Shuttle is dropped and racquet arm swings forward at speed to help generate power.|
|Shuttle is struck below waist height and the whole of the racquet head is below the hand at the moment of impact (rule).|
|Action is whip-like.|
|Weight is transferred forward from back foot to front foot.|
|Body weight shifts to front foot at the moment of impact.|
|Some part of both feet stays in contact with the floor until the shuttle is struck (rule).|
|Racquet swing finishes up with arm crossing in front of body to finish close to non-racquet shoulder.|
|‘Ready’ position and ‘base’ are recovered.|
|Path of shuttle results from angle of racquet at moment of impact and the early part of the follow-through.|
My main strength is ________________________________________________________________
My main weakness is in the ________________________________________ phase and the criteria
which needs to be improved is _______________________________________________________