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 advanced doubles play. Advanced strategies and court positions of the Australian and I formations. Students will participate in competitive match play.
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 Australian and I formations
  2. Practice placement of serve
  3. Practice placement and type of return
  4. Develop communication between partners
  5. Demonstrate advanced strategy through competitive match play
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Tennis racket, tennis balls and tennis court.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Course Content-Instructor lecture and demonstration will teach:
  1. Identify court positions
    1. Australian formation
    2. I formation
  2. Return
    1. Placement (cross court, down the line, at the net player)
    2. Type of shot (drive, topsin, lob)
    3. Understanding when to hit which return
  3. Communication
    1. When serving (where to serve)
    2. When returning (where to return)
    3. During point (lob, where to cover)
  4. Strategy and match play
    1. Playing sets and matches
    2. Executing strategy and formations during play
    3. Communicating and calling shots
  5. Demonstrate advanced strategy through competitive match play
    1. Practice Australian formation
    2. Practice I formation
    3. When to incorporate in match play
    4. Incorporated into competitive match play
    5. Discuss the scripted points
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 doubles tennis strategies.
  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. Explanation
10. Lab Content -
Lab Content includes demonstrations of the following:
  1. Communication
  2. Serve
  3. Return
  4. Match Play
  5. Discuss Shot Selection
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 17:18:58

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines