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Effective: Summer 2014
ATHL 45INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS I (WOMEN)3 Unit(s)

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
May be taken six times for credit.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
9 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency the offensive and defensive skills of intercollegiate tennis.
  • Understand and implement the technical/tactical skills of intercollegiate tennis.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate tennis emphasizing early season conditioning, development of skills and strategy, and team building through pre-conference and conference competition. Intended for participants on the women's tennis team.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. perform tennis skills related to each athlete's specialization and team objectives.
  2. prepare to compete in a highly organized team sport at a maximum level of competition.
  3. apply and practice skills learned and show improvement.
  4. analyze effectively the opposing team's play and strategies.
  5. demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength, endurance, and health.
  6. identify the official rules and their interpretations to enhance performance.
  7. display proper sportsmanship both on and off the court.
  8. explain the elements and actions involved in an athletic philosophy.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Collegiate tennis courts and tennis racquets.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Advanced development of fundamental skills of tennis
    1. backhand
    2. smashing
    3. volleying
    4. lobbying
    5. slashing
    6. serve
  2. Strategies
    1. offensive
      1. singles
      2. doubles
      3. court position
      4. net play
      5. approach
    2. defensive
      1. singles
      2. doubles
      3. court position
      4. net play
  3. Physical fitness development
    1. muscle strength
    2. muscle endurance
    3. aerobics and anaerobic conditioning
    4. flexibility
  4. Rules and regulations
    1. faults
    2. court and net
    3. scoring
    4. service
    5. change of ends
    6. service court errors
  5. Sportsmanship and etiquette
    1. mutual respect
    2. distracting an opponent
    3. joy of competition
    4. zeal of excellence
    5. rivalry and camaraderie
  6. Individual and team philosophy
    1. motivation
    2. philosophy
    3. pride
    4. excellence
    5. sacrifice
    6. success
    7. integrity
    8. perseverance
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Subjective assessment of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation
    1. individual and team verbal critiques
    2. video analysis
    3. student-athlete counseling: academic involvement, athletic department, eligibility
    4. individual improvement, performance, and contribution to the total team effort
  2. Objective assessment of performance
    1. participation in athletic competitions
    2. final evaluations
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook

Disciplines -
Physical Education or Coaching
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
Lab Content -
Groundstrokes, Serves, Returns, Drills, Footwork, Conditioning, Match play.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.