SRJC Course Outlines

6/10/2023 11:22:26 AMKINDV 4.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  KINDV 4.1Title:  TENNIS - BEGINNING  
Full Title:  Beginning Tennis
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.003 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PHYED 80.1

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:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Students will be able to play tennis at a beginning level, with the ability to perform the basic tennis strokes, demonstrate basic body positioning during each stroke and to understand and apply the written and unwritten rules of play.

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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
3. Demonstrate ideal body positioning and footwork for each shot.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic rules of tennis applicable to match play.
5. Apply the unwritten rules of tennis pertaining to etiquette and manners.

Topics and Scope
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I. Groundstrokes
    A. Forehand - grip and swing
    B. Backhand - grip and swing
    C. Footwork and balance
II. Serves
    A. Grip
    B. Tossing technique
    C. Coordination of toss and arm swing to hit serve
III. Scoring and Rules
    A. Scoring
    B. Basic written rules
    C. Unwritten rules pertaining to conduct and etiquette
IV. Volleys
   A. The volley grip
    B. Forehand volley
    C. Backhand volley
    D. Footwork
V. Playing Singles
    A. Court positioning for serving and receiving
    B. Footwork for court coverage during rallies
VI. Playing Doubles
    A. Court positioning for serving and receiving
    B. Court positioning for playing out points
VII. Practicing Self-Control While Playing
    A. Relaxing, breathing and focusing techniques
    B. Practicing mental toughness

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Students are expected to spend an additional one and one-half hours per week outside of class completing one or more of the following 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%
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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USTA Mental Skills and Drills Handbook. Lauer, Larry and Lubbers, Paul and Kovacs, Mark. Coaches Choice. 2010 (classic)

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