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 -
Strategy and competition for both singles and doubles table tennis 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 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.

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

4. 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

    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. 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
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    McAfee, Richard. Table Tennis: Steps to Success. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2009. Print.

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

    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 meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area V11, Lifelong Learning

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-04-03 17:22:01

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines