SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2021 12:28:23 PMPHYED 80.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYED 80.1Title:  TENNIS - BEGINNING  
Full Title:  Beginning Tennis
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.003 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 37.1

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to provide instruction in the fundamental skills, basic strategies, and the rules of tennis.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to provide instruction in the fundamental skills, basic strategies, and the rules of tennis.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Perform the basic strokes of tennis including forehand, backhand,
volley, overhead serve, and return of serve.
2. Identify basic strategies of competitive tennis play including baseline
and serve volley strategies.
3. Demonstrate ideal body positioning and footwork for each shot.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic rules of tennis applicable to match
5. Apply the unwritten rules of tennis pertaining to etiquette and

Topics and Scope
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1. Groundstrokes
  a. Forehand - grip and swing
  b. Backhand - grip and swing
  c. Footwork and balance
2. Serves
  a. Grip
  b. Tossing technique
  c. Coordination of toss and arm swing to hit serve
3. Scoring and Rules
  a. Scoring
  b. Basic written rules
  c. Unwritten rules pertaining to conduct and etiquette
4. Volleys
  a. The volley grip
  b. Forehand volley
  c. Backhand volley
  d. Footwork
5. Playing Singles
  a. Court positioning for serving and receiving
  b. Footwork for court coverage during rallies
6. Playing Doubles
  a. Court positioning for serving and receiving
  b. Court positioning for playing out points
7. Practicing self-control while playing
  a. Relaxing, breathing and focusing techniques
  b. Practicing mental toughness

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Representative assignments:
1.  Reading class hand-outs
2.  Video tape analysis of tennis stroke techniques and footwork
3.  Practicing tennis in class and outside of class for one hour per week
   per unit
4.  A written exam on tennis rules and terminology
5.  Practical exams on technique and form

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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