How to create a Tennis Lesson Evaluation Form (with template)

Olivier Rousseau
2 June 2024 Tennis 2 min read

This article will guide you through creating online tennis lesson evaluation forms & skill tracking for tennis clubs and academies.

We’ll cover:

  1. A step-by-step guide to creating evaluation forms & skill tracking
  2. Use progress report to evaluate tennis players
  3. How to share skill evaluation with parents and players
  4. Include personalized certificates with progress reports
  5. Tennis Evaluation Form & Progress Report Template

Tennis Player Evaluation Form Template👇

A step-by-step guide to creating evaluation forms & skill tracking

Here’s how to do it:

1. Start with the basics:

Place your club’s logo or relevant image at the top of the form to keep your branding consistent.

2. Collect important information:

Include spaces for the tennis player’s first and last name, current coach and lesson, age group, and level of play.

3. Tennis evaluation criteria:

Outline criteria such as on-court behavior, attitude, and technical skills. Activity Messenger allows you to use a color-coded system (green, yellow, red) for easy understanding, complete with a legend that clarifies the meaning of each color.


A step-by-step guide to creating evaluation forms & skill tracking

4. Customize and Adapt:

Modify and expand each criteria to ensure the form is in line with your club’s specific evaluation protocols.

5. Additional fields:

Include spaces for comments, coach’s name, date of evaluation, and suggested level for the player’s next session.

Note: These steps are used when creating evaluation forms and skill tracking in Activity Messenger, but are the same if you are using another form builder such as JotForm, Google Forms, or Wufoo.

Use progress report to evaluate tennis players

Progress reports are crucial for evaluating and monitoring tennis players’ progress. Here’s how Activity Messenger can streamline feedback and help your players  improveme:

Give your coaches access to evaluation forms:

From their attendance records, each tennis coach can easily access online progress reports for their specific groups.

Integrate progress reports with attendance tracking:

Activity Messenger allows coaches to assess performance and track attendance in one place. This integration makes it easier to collect data in real time, eliminating the need for paper records or multiple tools. It also gives you a better 360-degree view of your players’ development and helps limit human error.

Coaches can fill out reports from their smartphone

Coaches concentrate on various aspects, including skill development, technique, on-court performance, and behavior. The objective is to deliver detailed, constructive feedback that helps tennis players understand their current level and identify areas for improvement.

📌 Pro Tip: Through my experience working with various tennis clubs, I’ve found that the younger generation of coaches appreciate the convenience of managing everything from an iPad or smartphone. At the same time, parents and players appreciate the ability to track and view progress online in real time.

How to share skill evaluation with parents and players

Send Progress Reports via Email/SMS:

With Activity Messenger, you can effortlessly send specific evaluation forms and progress reports to parents and players via SMS or email. Each message is customized with the player’s information.

How to share skill evaluation with parents and players

Parent Portal Access:

Parents can conveniently access these reports at any time by logging into Activity Messenger. They have the option to view, download, or print the progress reports so they can stay on top of their child’s progress on the court.

Easy Access for Coaches, Players, and Parents:

It is important that coaches, club managers, players and parents have easy access to these reports. This accessibility is critical to maintaining transparency to foster an environment focused on player growth and development.

Include personalized certificates with progress reports

Progress reports or mid-lesson evaluations can be a source of anxiety for tennis players and their parents. Finding the right balance between constructive feedback and positive reinforcement is critical. Personalized certificates can play a valuable role in this process especially for younger athletes.

Create a Tennis Certificate with Canva:

Use Canva to create personalized certificates for your tennis club right within Activity Messenger. Make sure to include space for mail merge tags to add a personalized touch.

Include personalized certificates with progress reports

Incorporate Details from Your Progress Report:

Automatically populate the certificate with the player’s name, class, and specific achievements or milestones using the mail merge feature.

Options for Emailing or Printing:

Once the certificates are created, you can choose to print them in bulk for in-person distribution or attach them to an email sent to parents along with their child’s tennis progress report.


📌 Pro Tip: Many tennis clubs I work with use the progress report email as an opportunity to prompt parents to complete a coach evaluation form or an end-of-session survey. This approach gathers valuable feedback on staff performance and overall client satisfaction.

Tennis Evaluation Form & Progress Report Template

Here is a Tennis  Progress Report Template that was created using Activity Messenger. Test it out and see if you like

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What is the purpose of tennis evaluations and report cards? Tennis assessments and report cards evaluate skill development, provide constructive feedback and set goals. They help players and parents track progress and identify areas for improvement on and off the court.

What key elements should be included in a tennis report card? Includes evaluations of technical skills, on-court performance, physical fitness, coach observations, specific achievements, and recommendations for future training and competition level.

How can tennis report cards be personalized for each player? Personalize by highlighting individual achievements, setting unique goals, and providing specific feedback that reflects each player’s journey and development.

How can technology be used in creating and managing tennis report cards? Use a digital platform like Activity Messenger to create, distribute, and store progress reports and evaluations, making them more accessible to parents, players, and coaches.

Written by Olivier Rousseau Olivier is a kids sports programs owner who has been operating for over a decade with locations in Montreal, Quebec city & Ottawa. He also helps Gymnastics Club, Swim Schools and Dance Studios streamline their operations. He is the co-founder of Activity Messenger an online registration platform for the sports & leisure industry.

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