Net Play

Net Play Observation Schedule (PAR analysis)


Using both the video and an initial match analysis sheet I have been able to identify net play 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 – _________________


Preparation phase

Starts from base.
Performer tracks path of shuttle and begins moving towards place shuttle will be played from.
Performer reaches with dominant hand and foot.
Racquet is held up in front of body.
Weight shifts slightly onto front foot.


Action Phase

Performer pivots with a wide stance and reaches in the direction of the shuttle.
Racquet is placed under dropping shuttle.
Racquet is dropped down and then lifted to contact shuttle as high as possible.
Performer lifts from shoulder to bump the shuttle over the net.


Recovery Phase

Racquet takes a short swing up with shuttle’s flight.
Push off with feet returning to balanced ‘ready’ position at ‘base’.



My main strength is ________________________________________________________________


My main weakness is in the ________________________________________ phase and the criteria


which needs to be improved is _______________________________________________________




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