Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/14/12

1. Description -
Intermediate/advanced tennis for competitive play includes covering drills, advanced strategies, techniques and rules.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.

2. 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.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Tennis racquet, tennis balls, and tennis courts.

4. 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
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. 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.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Tennis: Teaching, Coaching and Directing Programs
Jim Brown

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

10. Lab Content -
  1. Tennis etiquette (Code of Conduct)
  2. Intermediate tennis motor skills
  3. Strategies
  4. Conditioning drills
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading/writing assignments as determined by the instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 20:32:55

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines