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: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/13/12

1. 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.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Cardio Fitness family of activity courses.

2. 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
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Tennis racket, tennis balls and tennis court.

4. 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
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 knowledge of tennis strategy as well as understanding of heart rate zones.
  3. Written final exam
7. Representative Text(s) -
Wright, Bill. Aerobic Tennis:Use Tennis for a Cardio Workout. Shelter Publications, 2010.

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

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 writing exercises based on recommended reading.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-03 17:19:21

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines