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 -
Introduction to doubles tennis play. Includes basic court position, skill drills, and offensive and defensive strategies.
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 doubles tennis play.
  2. demonstrate increased knowledge in the tennis forehand, backhand, and serving skills.
  3. practice basic court positions.
  4. analyze different strategies for offensive and defensive play.
  5. demonstrate techniques for conditioning.
  6. recognize modified games for class and group play.
  7. 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:
  1. Doubles tennis rules
    1. court and net
    2. scoring
    3. change of ends
    4. service
    5. service rotation
    6. service court errors
    7. faults
  2. Doubles tennis skills
    1. serving
    2. forehand
    3. backhand
    4. volleying
    5. lobbing
  3. Court positioning for doubles
    1. receiving
    2. serving
    3. back court
    4. fore court
    5. net
    6. alley
  4. Doubles strategy
    1. hit it front of your partner
    2. net man protects their alley
    3. close the opening
    4. serve and go up
    5. move toward the ball
  5. Conditioning drlls
    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 final exam
7. Representative Text(s) -
Cayer, Louis. Doubles Tennis Tactics. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics, 2004.

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 -
  1. Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirement for area VII Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-03 17:18:12

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines