Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
ATHL 44INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS I (MEN)Summer 2014
9 hours laboratory.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 108 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 9 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: May be taken three times for credit.
 
Criteria:Active participation each quarter course is repeated will enhance student's cognitive and performance skills and emphasis will be put on increasing fitness levels.

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: PendingValidation: 11/15/13

1. Description -
Competitive intercollegiate tennis emphasizing preseason conditioning, development of skills and strategies and team building through pre conference and conference competition. This course is intended for participants on the intercollegiate men's tennis team.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. perform tennis skills related to each athlete's specialized 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 official rules and their interpretations to enhance performance.
  7. display proper sportsmanship on and off the court.
  8. explain the elements and actions involved in an athletic philosophy.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Collegiate tennis courts and tennis racquets.

4. 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 positions
      4. net play
      5. approach
    2. defensive
      1. singles
      2. doubles
      3. court positions
      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
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Subjective assessment of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation
    1. individual and team 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
7. Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook for tennis.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education or coaching
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Drills for skills:
    1. groundstrokes
    2. volleys
    3. overhead
    4. serving
    5. returning serve
 
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 reading and writing assignments as determined by instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies one of the two course requirements (minimum 4 units) for the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-11 13:13:59


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines