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 -
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.
Prerequisite: PHED 33.
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. 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.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Table Tennis Tables, Racquets, Nets, Balls and Proper Storage

4. 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
    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. 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
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Table Tennis: Steps to Success/ Richard McAfee 2009

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    1. Explanation
    2. Demonstration
    3. Video
    10. 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
    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 VII, Lifelong Learning.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-04-03 17:22:24

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines