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ERIC Number: ED362468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 15
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A Comprehensive Pickleball Skills Test.
Wasem, Jim
"Pickleball" is a new racquet sport which is one of the fastest growing educational activities in the Northwest. This paper describes the development of a test battery designed to measure students' pickleball skills for purposes of classification; to determine improvement of playing skills; and to aid in grading of individual performance. Skills such as serving, smash or kill shots, drive shots, drop or "dink" shots, long high clears or deep "lob" shots, as well as individual quickness and agility were deemed to be vital components of an accomplished pickleball player. The "Comprehensive Pickleball Skill Test" was constructed to meet the needs of Eastern Washington University teacher education students, the physical education department, and individual pickleball instructors. Scores were derived from tests administered to 44 physical education majors after 4 weeks of intensive fundamental training in the basic skills of pickleball; 1 week later, the test was again administered in an attempt to determine test reliability. The test was validated by correlating test scores of all subjects with the ratings of a group of four experienced pickleball instructors. A description of how each of seven test items was administered (including diagrams depicting score values) and recommendations for future research complete the document. (LL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Eastern Washington University; Pickleball; Preservice Teachers