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 -
Reviews strategy for intermediate doubles play. Includes introduction to volley, overhead, approach shots, service, return and poaching.
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 modified court positions
  2. Analyze court awareness with shot selection/placement
  3. Practice service and return and poaching
  4. Demonstrate fundamentals of volley, approach, and overhead shots
  5. Develop direction and placement of the volley shot
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Tennis court, tennis balls and tennis racket.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Instructor lecture and demonstration will teach:
  1. Identify court positions
    1. Defensive, 2 on the baseline
    2. Offensive, 2 at the net
  2. Court Awareness and shot selection
    1. Deep balls, keep cross court
    2. Short balls, approach and come in behind
    3. Offensive shot, hit down the line
  3. Service and return and poaching
    1. Close the net off diagonally
    2. Hit to the open court
    3. Have partner cover the when you poach
  4. Doubles specific shots
    1. Volley
    2. Overhead
    3. Approach Shot
  5. Volley direction and placement
    1. Low volley, hit back to where it came from or crosscourt
    2. High Volley, change direction, hit at feet of opponent
    3. Down the middle
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 execution of shot placement.
  3. Written final exam
7. Representative Text(s) -
Cayer, Louis. Doubles Tennis Tactics. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics, 2004.

8. Disciplines -
Physcial Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Demonstration
  2. Lecture
10. Lab Content -
Lab Content includes demonstrations of the following:
  1. Approach
  2. Volley
  3. Overhead
  4. Poach
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 writting 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 17:18:35

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines