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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Cardio Fitness 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 -
  • Identify heart rate zones and proper warm up and cool down.
  • Demonstrate increased proficiency in endurance and aerobic tennis drills.
Description -
Combines tennis skills and drills with high energy fitness activity. Students will engage in tennis specific activities, drills, and movements, designed to keep the heart rate in the training zone.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Identify and analyze heart rates specific to training zones
  2. Develop cardiovascular endurance
  3. Practice high intensity drills specific to tennis
  4. Demonstrate increased knowledge in tennis strategy
  5. Develop increased endurance tennis drills and match endurance
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Tennis racket, tennis balls and tennis court.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Instructor lecture and demonstration will teach:
  1. Heart Rate Zones
    1. Light
    2. Moderate
    3. Hard/Maximum
  2. Cardiovascular Endurance
    1. Interval Training
    2. Footwork drills
    3. Staying above training zone
  3. High intensity tennis drills
    1. Warm-up
    2. Hurdles
    3. Ladders
    4. High knees
  4. Tennis Strategy
    1. Offensive plays and execution
    2. Defensive plays and execution
    3. Shot placement, shot selection
  5. Increased endurance in tennis drills and skills
    1. Point play
    2. Teamwork
    3. Communication (mine/yours)
    4. Baseline drills
    5. Net drills
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
  2. Evaluation of knowledge of tennis strategy as well as understanding of heart rate zones.
  3. Written final exam
Representative Text(s) -
Wright, Bill. Aerobic Tennis:Use Tennis for a Cardio Workout. Shelter Publications, 2010.

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
  1. Demonstration
  2. Lecture
Lab Content -
Lab Content includes demonstrations of the following:
  1. Forehand
  2. Backhand
  3. Serve
  4. Return
  5. Rally

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading.