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 Course Title:   Intermediate Tennis

 Title Abbreviation:   INTERMEDIATE TENNIS

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    145

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    310502

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

This course is designed for students who have taken PE 144 or can perform the ground strokes and serve well enough to enjoy a baseline game. Intermediate tennis will review the basic strokes and learn more advanced techniques. Advanced net play will be covered. Much time will be spent in actual situations covering all aspects of tennis.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform the following tennis strokes:
    • forehand drive (topspin)
    • slice serve - second serve
    • volley
    • lob
    • overhead
    • first serve
    • halfvolley
    • dropshot
  2. Play tennis match in singles and doubles using intermediate or advanced strategy and formation.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

Course Contents

  1. Values
  2. Tennis etiquette and sportsmanship
  3. Equipment and facilities
  4. Rules of lawn tennis
  5. Court markings
  6. Drills to help develop a stronger tennis game
  7. Advanced strategy of singles and doubles/incorporate cultural differences in advanced skill technique i.e. German, Swedish techniques
  8. Review of five basic strokes
    • forehand drive
    • bakchand drive
    • slice serve - second serve
    • volley
    • lob
  9. Performance (pracice) and analysis of these additional strokes
    • overhead
    • half volley
    • chop backhand (after student has developed a strong backhand drive)
    • ""big"" first serve a. flat or cannonball serve b. American or reverse twist serve
    • forehand chop
    • drop shot