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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 33A.
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 -
  • Ability to preform the advanced skills of table tennis.
  • Show and increased knowledge of the advanced skills of game play with increasing knowledge of offensive and defensive strategies at an advanced level.
Description -
Focus on the strategies of singles and double play Including serving with a variety of spins, forehand and backhand smashes, drop shots, angle play and doubles formations. Strong emphasis on fitness, flexibility and nutrition. How to design a point, set and match will also be a main focus of this course.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
A. identify the equipment, rules, and etiquette of table tennis.
B. serve using spins to set up their next shot.
C. recognize offensive and defensive strategy.
D. utilize proper footwork and grips.
E. demonstrate advanced forehand and backhand strokes.
F. increase levels of fitness and hand-eye coordination.
G. identify modified table positions.
H. analyze table awareness with shot selection and placement.
I. understand why fitness, flexibility, and nutrition are vital to playing table tennis at a high level
J. understand how to constructing points will lead to winning.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Table Tennis Tables, Nets, Racquets, Balls, and Proper Storage

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Terminology, equipment and rules of badminton
1. Racquets and types of balls
2. Dimensions- type of play
3. Etiquette and general play
  • Advanced skills
  • 1. Grips- forehand and backhand
    2. Arm and wrist positioning
    3. Forehand and backhand strokes, spins
    4. Footwork
  • Strategy
  • 1. Singles
    2. Doubles
    3. Offensive
    4. Defensive
    5. Conditioning drills
    6. Point construction
    7. Hydration and nutrition
    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Individual and tram participation
    2. Sportsmanship
    3. Critical thinking in competitive game play
    4. Demonstration of rules and etiquette of Table Tennis
    5. Participation and game play
    6. Video analysis
    7. Fitness 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
    5. Drop shots
    6. Angle play
    7. Double rotation
    8. Point construction
    9. Using flexibility as an advantage
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading