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Effective: Summer 2014

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

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Understand and implement the strategical/tactical skills of intercollegiate tennis
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency the offensive and defensive skills related to competitive tennis.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate tennis emphasizing preseason conditioning, development of skills and strategies and team building through pre conference and conference competition. Intended for participants of the men's tennis team.

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.
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 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
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
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook for tennis.

Disciplines -
Physical Education or coaching
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration.
Lab Content -
  1. Drills for skills:
    1. groundstrokes
    2. volleys
    3. overhead
    4. serving
    5. returning serve
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments as determined by instructor.