|1. Description - |
|Introduction to doubles tennis play. Includes basic court position, skill drills, and offensive and defensive strategies.|
|Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- identify the rules and etiquette for doubles tennis play.
- demonstrate increased knowledge in the tennis forehand, backhand, and serving skills.
- practice basic court positions.
- analyze different strategies for offensive and defensive play.
- demonstrate techniques for conditioning.
- recognize modified games for class and group play.
- value doubles tennis as a lifelong learning activity for physical fitness
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Tennis racquet, tennis balls, and tennis court. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
|Instructor lecture and demonstration will teach: |
- Doubles tennis rules
- court and net
- change of ends
- service rotation
- service court errors
- Doubles tennis skills
- Court positioning for doubles
- back court
- fore court
- Doubles strategy
- hit it front of your partner
- net man protects their alley
- close the opening
- serve and go up
- move toward the ball
- Conditioning drlls
- agility and coordination
- speed and endurance
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
- Evaluation of critical thinking in offensive and defensive play situations.
- Written final exam
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Cayer, Louis. Doubles Tennis Tactics. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics, 2004. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Physical Education |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Lab Content includes demonstrations of the following: |
|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 Requirement for area VII Lifelong Learning. |