The Power Scale: A Template for Improving Ball-Striking
Knowing and understanding your ball–striking range (keeping the balance between under and over-hitting).
The Ball-striking Scale below is from 1-10
10 – Checking Out (hitting a ball in desperation and a bail-out on the point).
9 – Winner after a well-constructed point.
8 – A forcing shot that puts the opponent on defense.
7 – Comfortable rally tempo relative to one’s ability level.
6 – Good for defensive play and scrambling.
5 – Pushing and not releasing racket head.
1 to 4 – Ball-striking that is not good enough to compete.
(You must know what your #6, #7, and #8 level is for the situation and on that day to be effective)
Thirty two years of coaching and playing experience includes coaching at the Van Der Meer Academy, as a country’s National coach, coaching Davis Cup and Federation Cup teams, on the ATP, WTA, and ITF International Junior tours in over 60 countries. Coached two top twenty WTA players and as a National coach, coaching and captaining teams competing in World Youth Cup, World Junior Tennis, Asian Games, and the All China Games. Hobson’s players have won National titles, ITF titles and Professional tournaments and he has sent 100’s of player to play college tennis in the USA. Has conducted coach seminars in Japan, Hong Kong, China Singapore and USA. Conducted seminars for the JPTR and ITF. College educated as a lawyer completing BA and LLB degrees. Fluent in 3 languages. Competed in 5 Ironman triathlons. Associations include PTR, NSCA and completed the USTA High Performance Coaching Program.