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You can assess servers simply by having them serve 50 balls and keeping record of how many they got in.
A second, more advanced assessment can be made by keeping stats for each serving area. Have them serve 10 to Area 1, 10 to Area 2, etc., and keep stats on their accuracy.
A third assessment tool is to play a game of "golf," keeping track of how many serves it takes to hit all six serving areas. A perfect score would be 6, of course, but that rarely happens. Have each player keep track of how many serves it took for each area, and tally up the result at the end. This will not only tell you which players are the most accurate, but also which areas even your best servers still need to work on.
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|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|