Just saw this, and had to make one
So here's my assessment of my game:
Forehand: 8- My forehand is my weapon. I have a semi-western grip so I can hit with a lot of spin and a lot of power. The only downside is sometimes it lands a bit to short because it's hard to hit it deep with a semi-western grip.
Backhand: 5- I have a 2-handed backhand, that I really can't do s**t with. No spin, no power, no nothing. The only thing I can say, is that it's consistent. My backhand never really breaks down like my other shots will. Sometimes when I'm playing badly, I'll even run around my forehand to hit a backhand push down the middle a la Pico Monaco
Serve: 6.5- My serve is so up and down, there's almost no use in evaluating it, but I will regardless. I hit a very flat serve. When it's on, it's my go to shot. The only problem is, it usually isn't on. My 2nd serve is mediocre, as it is really attackable. It's not a huge liability though, since I'm an awesome defender
Volley: (I have to separate them due to their huge differences!)
Forehand: 3- I can't do anything with my forehand volley. It's weak, and it's useless. It's so flimsy that every time I try and hit through a forehand volley, it winds up being a drop volley
Backhand: 8.5- I can hit a solid backhand volley, whether it's slice, drop, or drive. It's just awesome. My favorite play is a serve and then a backhand volley put-a-way. It's always a shot I can rely on.
Overhead: 6.5- It's solid, but prone to breaking down. Decent technique, but it really isn't a shot I like to hit too often
Speed: 10- I'm a fast little dude
I can be off on one side of the court and get to a ball on the opposite side. I like to play defensive due to my ability to just get every damn ball back!
Slice (backhand): My backhand slice is puzzling. I actually use a 2-handed slice that has tons of sidespin. It really confuses my opponents, as it can bounce in the middle of the court all the way to the other side. It's a classic shot of mine.
Jumping backhand swinging volley: Another one of my favorite shots. Confuses my opponents, and I rely on it when my overhead isn't working.
Mental game: 3- I'm a natural choker. Some examples:
I was at 4-0 with the other kid serving at *15-40. The next thing I know I'm down 4-5 *30-40... Luckily I still won the set (and the match)!
I've had countless times where I've lost sets after holding SPs. But luckily nothing too
major, which is why I get a 3.
Other notes: I'm kind of a natural at tennis. I don't take private lessons like most kids do. If I practiced a bit more I think I'd be pretty darn good. Also, I don't play many tournaments because I really don't like them. My parents make me do them though... I really just like playing tennis for fun.
Anyway, I play my first tournament since doubles in September this week. It's a huge tournament with a bunch of top kids, so I'm not expecting much.
Also, high school tryouts are coming up for me this summer. My high school team BLOWS! So even as a freshman I'm almost guaranteed singles.