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: Certificate of Achievement,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/14/12

1. Description -
Introduction to beginning tennis play including basic strokes, drills, rules and etiquette.
Prerequisite: None
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
  1. demonstrate the basic tennis strokes including forehand, backhand, serve, lob and smash
  2. practice basic court positions
  3. identify the rules and basic etiquette for the game
  4. demonstrate basic drills
  5. analyze basic strategies for offensive and defensive play
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Tennis racquet, tennis courts and tennis balls .

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Basic tennis strokes
    1. forehand
    2. backhand
    3. grip
    4. serve
    5. lob
    6. smash
  2. Court positioning
    1. serving
    2. receiving
    3. backcourt
    4. forecourt
    5. net
    6. alley
  3. Rules and basic etiquette for the game
    1. court and net
    2. scoring
    3. service
    4. rotation
    5. service court errors
    6. faults
  4. Basic drills for improvement
    1. stroke practice with ball machines
    2. net practice
    3. service breakdowns
    4. lob games
  5. Strategies for offensive and defensive play
    1. volleying
    2. covering the angles
    3. move to the ball
    4. 'no man's land'
  6. Equipment selection
    1. Proper racket/string choice
    2. Review foot ware/clothing
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Skills and techniques will be evaluated by instructor observation
  2. Written or oral exam on rules and etiquette of the game
7. Representative Text(s) -
Tennis: Teaching, Coaching and Directing Programs
Jim Brown

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises and demonstration as directed by instructor
10. Lab Content -
  1. Basic tennis strokes
  2. Court positioning
  3. Rules and basic etiquette for the game
  4. Basic drills for improvement
  5. Strategies for offensive and defensive play
  6. Equipment selection
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/writing assignments as determined by the instructor
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 20:31:12

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines