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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Demonstrate the basic fundamentals of table tennis play.
  • Preform with an increasing degree of proficiency the offensive and defensive skills of table tennis.
Description -
Strategy and competition for both singles and doubles table tennis play.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify the equipment, rules and etiquette of table tennis.
  2. practice basic fundamental skills.
  3. demonstrate foundations of basic rallying.
  4. demonstrate foundations of basic footwork and grips.
  5. demonstrate basic forehand and backhand strokes.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Table tennis tables, racquets, nets, and balls.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Terminology, equipment, and rules of table tennis.
1. Racquets and types of balls
2. Dimensions- type of play
3. Etiquette and general play
  • Basic Skills
  • 1. Grips
    2. Arm and wrist positioning
    3. Forehand and backhand strokes
    4. Footwork

    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Individual and team competitions
    2. Sportsmanship
    3. Critical thinking in competitive game play
    4. Demonstration of rules and etiquette of table tennis
    5. Participation and demonstration of game fundamentals
    Representative Text(s) -
    McAfee, Richard. Table Tennis: Steps to Success. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2009. Print.

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    1. Explanation
    2. Demonstration
    3. Video
    Lab Content -
    1. Forehand
    2. Backhand
    3. Serve
    4. Return
    5. Rally
    6. Spin shots

    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading