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

4. 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
    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. 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

    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
    5. Drop shots
    6. Angle play
    7. Double rotation
    8. Point construction
    9. Using flexibility as an advantage
    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 17:22:46

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines