|1. Description - |
|Competitive intercollegiate tennis emphasizing athletic skill, strategy development and performance through conference and post conference competition. This course is intended for participants on the intercollegiate men's tennis team.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- perform tennis skills related to each athlete's specialized team objectives.
- prepare to compete in a highly organized team sport at a maximum level of competition.
- apply and practice skills learned and show improvement.
- analyze effectively the opposing team's play and strategies.
- demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength, endurance, and health.
- identify official rules and their interpretations to enhance performance.
- display proper sportsmanship on and off the court.
- 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) - |
- Advanced development of fundamental skills of tennis
- court positions
- net play
- court positions
- net play
- Physical fitness development
- muscle strength
- muscle endurance
- aerobics and anaerobic conditioning
- Rules and regulations
- court and net
- change of ends
- service court errors
- Sportsmanship and etiquette
- mutual respect
- distracting an opponent
- joy of competition
- zeal of excellence
- rivalry and camaraderie
- Individual and team philosophy
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Subjective assessment of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation
- individual and team critiques
- video analysis
- student-athlete counseling: academic involvement, athletic department eligibility
- individual improvement, performance, and contribution to the total team effort
- Objective assessment of performance
- participation in athletic competitions
- 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 - |
|Drills for skills: |
Serving, returning, ground strokes,volleying, point building
|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 Requirement for Area VII, Lifelong Learning. |