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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 33.
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 intermediate fundamentals of table tennis play.
  • Preform with an increased level of proficiency offensive and defensive skills of table tennis.
Description -
Focus on the strategies of singles and doubles play. Includes introduction to serving long and short, forehands smashes, drop shots, angle play, and doubles formations.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify the equipment, rules and etiquette of table tennis.
  2. improve basic fundamental skills.
  3. recognize offensive and defensive strategy.
  4. utilize proper footwork and racquet grips
  5. demonstrate basic forehand and backhand strokes.
  6. increase levels of fitness and hand-eye coordination.
  7. identify modified table positions.
  8. analyze table awareness with shot selection and placement.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Table Tennis Tables, Racquets, Nets, Balls and Proper Storage

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Terminology, equipment, and rules of Table Tennis
1. Racquets and types of balls
2. Dimensions- types of play
3. Etiquette and general play
  • Intermediate skills
  • 1. Grips- forehand and backhand
    2. Arm and wrist positioning
    3. Topspin and slice shots
    4. Footwork
    5. Serving with spins
  • Strategy
  • 1. Singles
    2. Doubles
    3. Offensive
    4. Defensive
    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Individual and team participation
    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
    6. Video analysis
    Representative Text(s) -
    Table Tennis: Steps to Success/ Richard McAfee 2009

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    1. Explanation
    2. Demonstration
    3. Video
    Lab Content -
    1. Forehand
    2. Backhand
    3. Serving long and short
    4. Smashes, forehand and backhand
    5. Drop shots
    6. Spins
    7. Doubles rotation
    8. Angle play
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading