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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Perform with increased proficiency the skill sets and techniques of intermediate/advanced tennis. (rubric: checklist)
  • Demonstrate and explain the advanced strategies at the intermediate/advanced tennis level. (rubric -cognitive)
Description -
Intermediate/advanced tennis for competitive play includes covering drills, advanced strategies, techniques and rules.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify the rules and etiquette for competitive play.
  2. demonstrate increased knowledge in the tennis forehand, backhand, and serving/return skills.
  3. develop a marked increase in performance skills for smashing, volleying, lobbing and net play.
  4. analyze different strategies for singles and doubles play.
  5. practice drill techniques for conditioning.
  6. value tennis as a lifelong learning activity for physical fitness.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Tennis racquet, tennis balls, and tennis courts.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Tennis etiquette (Code of Conduct)
    1. Improper movement at serving point
    2. Badgering
    3. Player decisions
    4. Player courtesy
  2. Intermediate tennis motor skills
    1. Backhand
    2. smashing
    3. volleying
    4. lobbing
    5. net play
  3. Strategies
    1. offensive
    2. defensive
    3. doubles
    4. singles
  4. Conditioning drills
    1. strength
    2. flexibility
    3. agility and coordination
    4. speed and endurance
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
  2. Evaluation of critical thinking in offensive and defensive play situations.
  3. Written or oral final exam.
Representative Text(s) -
Tennis: Teaching, Coaching and Directing Programs
Jim Brown

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises and demonstration as directed by instructor.

Lab Content -
  1. Tennis etiquette (Code of Conduct)
  2. Intermediate tennis motor skills
  3. Strategies
  4. Conditioning drills
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading/writing assignments as determined by the instructor.